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3 apprehended and 82 fined for drugs and tobacco

During a special drugs checking initiated by the Bhutan Narcotics Control Authority (BNCA), Customs and Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) in Damchu, Thimphu,  police arrested three Indian nationals on April 22. An Indian man, in his late 20s, driving a West Bengal vehicle was heading towards Thimphu with tourists from Sikkim. …

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2 men arrested with drugs on Pling-Thimphu highway

Gedu police arrested two men for carrying drugs on 18th April at around 12:00 am  from Jumja, Gedu during their highway checking. One man was from Bongo, Chukha is 24 years old while the other is a 27 year old from Jamkhar, Trashiyangtse. Two of them were travelling from Phuentsholing …

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JWPTI to churn out skilled manpower for hydropower sector

Jigme Wangchuck Power Training Institute (JWPTI) was consecrated in Dekiling, Sarpang by Labour and Human Resources Minister, Nyeema Sangay Tshempo, accompanied by President of the Republic of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, during his state visit to Bhutan, in November 2014. JWPTI was initially planned as one of the technical training …

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New and superior Banana variety in Bhutan

According a Ministry of Agriculture and Forests report the National Seed Centre (NSC) has introduced tissue cultured Grand Naine (G-9) banana variety in 2015 June and July by importing it from India which was initially introduced from Israel. After importing, the NSC started culturing the variety in laboratory and multiplied …

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His Majesty Graces Gomkora Tsechu

The thousands of devotees attending the sacred Gomkora Tsechu were doubly blessed when His Majesty The King graced the historic festival. The people offered Ku Sung Thugten Mendrel and Tshogchang to welcome their King. His Majesty spent the evening meeting with the people. The tsechu was initiated by the 3rd Druk …

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