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‘Discrimination kills us:’ HIV positive patient

Social discrimination is a big challenge that HIV patients face every day. “While interacting with the patients, some shared how difficult their life is to live with such a disease. Some said they are being discriminated in schools, public areas and family,” said Finance officer of  Lhaksam, Ugyen Dorji. He …

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30 Bhutanese students stranded in Chennai flood

The heavy flood in Chennai, India over a last few weeks has destroyed road and rail links, shut down airports and rendered thousands of people homeless. Over 250 deaths have been caused by the flood so far. There are more than 30 Bhutanese students studying in SRM University located at …

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A campaign to clean public toilets across Bhutan gathers steam

A concept to bring together all concerned individuals who care about public health and sanitation has become a reality with the Bhutan Toilet Organization (BTO). Headed by a group of enthusiastic volunteers BTO is on a tenacious spree of cleaning public toilets in almost all the Dzongkhags. Since the Ministry …

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Man arrested for cheque fraud

A 34 years old man from Jabcho under Chukha Dzongkhag was arrested from Phuentsholing on 31st October, 2015 for cheque fraud. He is from Tshimasham. Police official said that, “He was arrested by Phuentsholing police in relation to deceiving shopkeepers”, adding that he issued eight cheques amounting to more than …

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Two men caught stealing flowers from highway

While the nation was busy preparing for celebrating the 60th birth anniversary, a few chose to take a detour by stealing the flowers planted by the National Biodiversity Center under the Ministry of Agriculture. The culprits, a hotelier and one of his staffs aged 56 and 29 years respectively were …

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Three youths arrested for attacking bus passengers

Taba Community Police Center (CPC) arrested three youths for battery on November 5 before noon. The three are 17, 15 and 18 years old and two of them are school going while one is a school dropout. On November 4, at around 6 pm, Mr. Phub Dorji, the driver and …

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RBP book commemorates 6oth Anniversary

“Royal Bhutan Police: Journey Thus Far (1965-2015)”, a golden jubilee publication of RBP to celebrate its 50th anniversary was launched on November 7 at the RBP Headquarters by the Home Minister, Dawa Gyeltshen. The publication is dedicated to the 60th Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo Jigme …

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His Majesty concludes Royal Tour to Chhukha

His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen concluded the Royal Tour of villages across Chhukha Dzongkhag with a visit to the Dokhachoe Gonpa in Chapcha on Thursday. His Majesty offered prayers for the continued wellbeing of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, and for eternal peace and prosperity …

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