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Bhutan Observes Earth Hour

Bhutan will join the rest of the world today in observing the Earth Hour from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm. The day is observed on the last Saturday of March every year because it is about the same time of the spring and fall equinoxes in the northern and southern …

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Bhutan signs Grant contract with Japan

The Ambassador of Bhutan to Japan, V. Namgyel, signed the Grant Contracts on ‘The Project for Construction of Hostels for Students at Dungna Lower Secondary School in Chukha Dzongkhag’ and ‘The Project for Supply of Fire Trucks in Lhuentse and Pemagatshel’ under the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects …

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Death from drug overdose

24-year-old man died of a suspected drug overdose, on 18 March in Phuentsholing. This is the first such death this year according to the Phuentsholing drug officer in-charge. The victim was taken to Phuentsholing General Hospital in an unconscious state by two of his friends from Jaigaon. Doctors confirmed that …

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Bhutan establishes diplomatic ties with Oman

A press release from the Foreign Ministry said that the Kingdom of Bhutan and the Sultanate of Oman, wishing to strengthen and develop mutually beneficial relations between their countries and peoples, have established diplomatic relations with effect from 15 March 2013. The Joint Communiqué on the establishment of diplomatic relations …

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Forest fires, all BPC’s fault, DoF

The Forest Department (DoF) under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF) have conclusively attributed the reason for Forest fires, human and wildlife electrocution reported in various parts of the country till now, to the negligence of Bhutan Power Cooperation (BPC) and its failure for timely maintenance of the transmission …

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Man arrested with contraband

During a routine checking, Police at the Tanalum check point arrested a man on March 7, after he was found with contrabands. Police had recovered 1,425 capsules of Spasmoproxyvon (SP), two bottles of cough syrup, 199 tablets of Nitrosun 10, and eight packets of cigarettes (Flake) which were concealed in …

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