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19-year-old arrested for statutory rape

Thimphu police apprehended a 19-year-old man on 26 October in connection to a rape of a child above 12 years of age. The initial complaint was lodged at Paro police by the parents of the girl since she went missing. The 16-year-old alleged victim went missing fromthe Haa Mela this …

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Pledges for better roads

Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) pledged to bring in better road connectivity in the country in order to reduce poverty, enhance socio-economic development, business activities, create jobs, and to bring in more of developmental activities so it can narrow the gap between the rich and poor. DNT has pledged to base …

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Two men arrested for false report

On 16 October, Thimphu police apprehended a man in connection to a false report stating that a group of boys had beaten him up and robbed him of his mobile phone. Upon investigation, it was learnt that the man was neither beaten nor robbed of his mobile phone. In addition, …

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Two stabbing cases over wives in Paro

Paro police apprehended a 43-year-old man on 16 October for stabbing a 38-year-old taxi driver to death. The incident took place the same day at around 12:30 AM in the morning. The suspect is from Orong, Samdrupjongkhar and is a petty contractor. The deceased man was from Drametse, Mongar. The …

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Suspect at large for burglary

Gelephu police is still for a look out for a suspect who fled the crime scene after burglary on 8 October between 7:30 AM and 7:00 PM. The complainant reported to police at around 7:30 PM the same day. The unknown miscreant has stolen 1 pair of gold bangles worth …

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Driver stabs man for sleeping with his wife

Paro police detained a 38-year-old taxi driver on 8 October at around 12:40 AM for stabbing a 22-year-old man at Geptay. At around 12:20 AM, 8 October the victim’s 46-year-old manager reported to police stating that his staff was stabbed by some unknown man. Initially, the incident took place on …

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Heavy rainfall cause frequent roadblocks at Pasakha

A massive landslide triggered by heavy rainfall closed down the road just before reaching Bhalujhora Bridge at the tri junction that connects Pasakha, Phuentsholing and the bypass road. A small crack was detected between two top tracks (roads) at the starting point of Balujhora bridge.  An assessment of the bridge …

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DNT and PDP in Chukha

Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) performed well in the two constituencies in Chukha. In Phuentsholing constituency, DNT secured the highest votes at 2,685 votes (2,167 EVM + 578 PB), People’s Democratic Party (PDP) came second with 2,364 votes (2,012 EVM + 352 PB) Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) secured 938 votes (832 …

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