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Rural areas hit by youth-related crimes

The good news shared by the Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) recently was that the overall crime rate in Bhutan showed a decrease, in every crime category. However, a disturbing trend in the police records show that the youth-related crime is on the rise. Much of crime committed by the youth …

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Bhutan moves up 3 places to rank 27th in Corruption Perception Index

According to the ranking on corruption released by the transparency international, Bhutan has scored a total point of 65 points and ranks as the 27th “cleanest” country among 168 countries. The Corruption Perceptions Index measures the perceived levels of public sector corruption worldwide as stated in the transparency international. Bhutan …

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RJ murderer was tracked through a stolen mobile

Thimphu police arrested an 18 year old student on 13 January 2016 in connection to a death of a Radio Jockey, which took place on 2 January after carrying out an intensive investigation. The accused is a class eight-pass student and has a record of being ex-convict who was involved …

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Bhutan’s National Disability Policy to be submitted to the Cabinet

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC) have jointly conducted a vulnerability assessment of people with disabilities, and recommend that legislation should be in place to ensure the wellbeing and dignity of the vulnerable group. A five-day training to formulate Bhutan’s National Disability Policy (NDP) was …

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Lone Thimphu Thrompon candidate shares his plans

During Thimphu Thrompon debate, former Thimphu Thrompon, Kinlay Dorjee shared with the crowd about his future plans and projects if he gets elected. He said, “First of all I will improve the public services, secondly tackle water challenges, thirdly manage waste disposal to keep the city clean, fourthly upgrade the …

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Not too hot for apples in Dagana

Dagana, a district in the sub tropical region in Bhutan, is known for its oranges and cardamoms, but now, for the first time in Dagana, around ten household in Goshi Gewog have started growing apples since early 2014. The move was inspired by a farmer who planted an apple seed …

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Market shed built on His Majesty’s command to benefit farmers

A farmer’s market shed, constructed upon the Royal Command of His Majesty The King, was inaugurated at Gangola in Mongar. The farmer’s market will immensely benefit the farmers of Chali, Tsakaling, and Mongar gewogs, who market their produce at the strategic location, situated at the junction of the Mongar-Bumthang and …

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