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Man detained for rape he claims was consensual

The Zhemgang police detained 33-year old man after he was accused of raping a 19-year old girl in her house on the afternoon of 16 April. The incident took place in Zhemgang and the complaint was filed by the victim’s father who during the time of incident was out for …

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DCT brings three more, is now 36 strong

The Druk Chirwang Tshogpa has introduced three more candidates and will announce the remaining candidates in the coming days. Kinga Dorji – Bardo-Trong, Zhemgang has a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology. He has been running his cable network business in Zhemgang for over four years now. “I am going to be …

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To innovate farming and make it attractive

Although geographically-dictated to remain an agrarian nation, farming still is considered to be more of drudgery than a source of livelihood. And the observation receives support through the visible lack of innovation for the occupation. Farmers of generations have stuck to the conventional and orthodox way of farming as if …

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The remote border town is geared for a makeover

The dzongkhag municipality has set many new town-planning measures to advance the town area. As per the Thrompon and engineers of the Dzongkhag they have looked on the maintenance and the renovations of the specific places, roads and the undergoing constructions. Some of the activities included under this grand scheme …

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Living with a hope to rise once before death

Living in a one room bamboo makeshift house, Dhan Kumari, a 61-year old from Homa village under Lhamoizingkha dungkhag, Dagana Dzongkhag, has been living there for more than seven months. Ever since she fell from a one storied house about 10 feet tall, back in her village, her legs got …

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Mother returns to claim abandoned baby

The alcoholic mother who abandoned her two years and a month-old son finally turned up to take him back. Sadly, her socially-unfriendly living conditions which will prove hazardous to the child may keep the baby away from her. The child Pema Gyamtsho’s mother Karma Lhamo, 25 is a divorcee and …

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Leopard killed under wheels

An adult Leopard cat (Felis Bengalensis) was killed on the spot when a speeding motorist crushed it on the Wangkha highway in Chukha this week on 9 April. The dead felid having sustained major injury on its body and the lower abdominal area succumbed to the injury. It was first …

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PM meets Thailand’s deputy PM

The deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives of Thailand, Yukol Limlamthong, reaffirmed his commitment to strengthen support to Bhutan in the areas of agriculture and cooperatives when he called on Prime Minister Lyonchhen Jigmi Y. Thinley at the Gyalyong Tshogkhang yesterday. Deputy Prime Minister Yukol Limlamthong who …

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