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National Intellectual Property Policy launched

The Minister of Economic Affairs (MoEA) Lyonpo Lekey Dorji launched the National Intellectual Property Policy (NIPP) 2018 in the Ministry on March 23. Lyonpo said that some may wonder why they are launching a new policy when the government has only afour months in office. “The officials of the Department …

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Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ launched

Samsung Electronics, the country’s biggest consumer electronics brand, today introduced the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ in Bhutan on 18th March. Made for an age in which consumers increasingly communicate and express themselves more with images, videos and emojis, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ drives innovation with Samsung’s advanced camera. …

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Bhutanese journal of agriculture launched

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forests launched the first volume of the Bhutanese Journal of Agriculture on March 8th. It is dedicated to the 38th Birth Anniversary of His Majesty The King. The journal provides a platform for researchers to share their findings to wider audience. It is expected to …

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Truck on fire near Kharbandhi BoD

On 20 February at around 11 AM, an Indian truck which was parked near the BoD in Kharbandhi caught on fire. The truck was on start mode. The truck was loaded with 21 tons of coal and was travelling all the way from Orissa in India towards Pasakha, Phuentsholing. A …

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Man arrested for multiple vehicle theft crimes

Thimphu police have apprehended a 26-year-old man who is suspected to have been involved in auto theft and auto stripping. On 22 January 2018, police received a complaint that an Alto car parked near JDWNRH Hospital was missing. Police received another complaint, the same day, on auto stripping. The window …

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Meat van driver arrested with 7,019 capsules of SP+

Thimphu police apprehended a 21-year-old meat van driver on 1st February with 7019 capsules of SP+, a restricted prescription drug. The suspect was driving from Phuentsholing to Thimphu when he was arrested. Meanwhile Thimphu police have seized 11,239 capsules of SP+, 90 N 10 tablets, 296 grams of Hashish, 2.18 …

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