DEMOCRACY IN ACTION

Tobacco seized at Phuentsholing gate

A 29-year old man is in the custody of Phuentsholing Police for attempting to smuggle in a sizeable quantity of tobacco products in the trunk of car. The man, from Jomotshangkha, Samdrupjongkhar, was apprehended on the evening of October 30 at the Phuentsholing main gate. Police seized 2,352 packets of …

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Father-in-Law arrested for battery

Trashiyangtse police have arrested a 63-year old farmer from Khamdang who allegedly hit his son-in-law with a knife around five in the morning on October 28. Police arrested the suspect after receiving information from doctor Namsa Dorji of Khamdang Basic Health Unit (BHU) who stated that a 22-year old man …

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Local and national issues in North Thimphu debate

The public debate at the Zulikha Lower Secondary School yesterday saw candidates wooing voters by voicing pledges and highlighting party achievements. Kezang Wangmo, 26,of DPT said that having worked for three years in a management post she knew the real challenges people faced. Kesang Wangmo said she joined DPT because …

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Arrests made in US visa racket

Gelephu police have arrested a man and a woman who were collecting money from prospective Bhutanese ‘clients’ with the promise of getting them visas to the United States. At the time of their arrest the man had collected Nu 950,000 and the woman Nu 148,500 from 19 prospective clients. The …

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Two drivers apprehended for tobacco smuggling

Phuentsholing police have detained a taxi driver and truck driver for smuggling tobacco products into the country. Acting on a tip off police apprehended the taxi driver, 46, on the evening on 28 September in Phuentsholing with two bags of tobacco. The taxi driver, from Gairigaun, Tsirang, had already loaded …

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Bhutan pulls out of SAARC meet

An official press release by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said that Bhutan will be pulling out of the SAARC summit in Pakistan. This would make Bhutan the fourth country after India, Afghanistan and Bangladesh to pull out of the summit over increased tensions in the region especially after …

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