Who’s knocking ?


Some residents of Thimphu say that unknown people pretending to be cable TV repairmen are knocking on doors with less than honorable intentions. Pema, 28, who lives near the farmers’ market, said she   experienced this kind of suspicious activity when she stayed home the whole day due to illness. “I …

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Two arrested for stealing and attempting to strangle a goat

Gelephu police apprehended two cousin brothers, aged 17 and 18 years, from Lekithang, Sarpang, on the morning of 28 August both of whom were suspected of stealing a goat. The livestock owner, a 58-year-old man, filed a police complaint at around 9:30 am of 27 August alleging that the cousins …

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Every year around 21 women die of cervical cancer in Bhutan

This is the leading female cancer in Bhutan is preventable with early detection Cervical cancer is the leading female cancer in Bhutan. It is caused by a virus called human papillomavirus (HPV), which can be contracted through sexual contact. However, there are many types of the HPV virus and not …

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Trading investment banking for Buddhism in Bhutan

Emma Slade in conversation with Michael Rutland

Emma Slade who traded a high-flying international banking career to become a Buddhist nun, spoke about how she broke out of the labyrinth that is a banker’s world to embark on a journey of spirituality during one yesterday’ session of the Mountain Echoes Lit Fest in Thimphu. Emma Slade also …

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Gedu police apprehended two for drugs

Gedu police arrested two men separately at Jumja, Gedu, during routine highway checking on August 24 for possession of controlled substances. The first man was arrested at around 4 pm with 7,104 capsules of SP+. The 38 year old from Wangdue was travelling alone in his black alto car. This …

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Life sentence for rape and murder

Samtse court on 15th August  gave its final verdict in a rape and murder case committed by 23 year old man, Suk Man Gurung from Phuntshopelri, Samtse on. The suspect was given a life sentence in prison in connection to murdering a 19 year old woman after raping her. Gomtu …

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One arrested for attempting to rob Dungtsho Sherab Jorden

Thimphu police arrested a 40-year-old man for attempted burglarly on the evening of August 5 based on a complaint received at around 3:15 am the same morning. The complaint lodged with the police stated that a suspect had entered the one-storied house of the well known 81-year-old Dungtsho Sherab Jorden …

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A mobile gaming addiction taking Thimphu by storm


The room, though small, is light and airy. A writing table overlooks a square of lawn with flower borders. On the left side of the table, sharpened pencils have been placed on a past examination paper and other books are open. It is 5 am, everyone is sound asleep but …

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The strength of One Ngultrum


With 215 registered members and more than 500 volunteers, the One Ngultrum Initiative has collected more than 125,000 one ngultrum notes to be donated to the Bhutan Kidney Foundation (BKF). “It is quite an impressive amount,” said the initiative’s founder, 23-year-old Jigme Namgay, who began the movement to create awareness …

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Seven arrested for gambling in a day

On the evening of July 23, Thimphu police apprehended seven people who were gambling in Changangkha. Police were acting on a tip off that a group of people was gambling in a residence in Changangkha Norling building. Of the seven, two are male and the rest are women aged between …

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