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An air lift could have saved the baby says Lyonchhen

Medical air lifting services are used in emergencies to evacuate patients who are far away from hospitals and in need of immediate medical attention. Such air lifts are also used during disasters, such as fire incidences. However, the air lifting services could not be provided to the one month and 14 …

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MoU signed between ACC and BTI to prevent corruption

A Second Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Anti-Corruption commission (ACC) and Bhutan Transparency Initiative (BTI) to further strengthen and promote cooperation to prevent corruption in the country. Recognizing the importance of alliance and cooperation, the first MoU was signed in April 2015. The MoU was signed also to …

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Nu 60,020 tobacco fines collected in seven hours in Thimphu

Within a six-hour time frame, the Entertainment Licensing Committee (ELC) comprising of BNCA, RBP, Trade, Custom, Thromde and Care Bhutan collected a fine of Nu 60,020 during an inspection carried out on 7 September. Two teams, one at Olakha while the other deployed in main town area, began their inspections …

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11 families left homeless after Thimphu fire

Eleven families lost their homes to a fire at Changgedaphu, popularly known as Kalabazar, in Thimphu. The incident took place on 5 September at around 5:30 am. A total of 6 huts were lost to the fire. In addition, parts of a building, an attic with three tenants, just next …

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Dengue cases in the country climbs to 2,640 from 1,989

Phuentsholing hospital contributed the highest (77 percent) and people residing in Pasakha contributed the second highest case load As of 5 September, dengue positive cases reported from 19 dzongkhags (except Lhuentse) in the country has reached to 2,640. Four deaths were reported so far due to dengue complication. As per …

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Gedu police arrested two for drug trafficking

Gedu police apprehended two men, aged 27 and 26, on 30th August at around 9 am, in connection to illegal trafficking of controlled substances. The arrests were made based on a tip-off, the police claimed. The two suspects were travelling in a public transport bus from Phuentsholing towards Thimphu. Police …

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