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Man caught for stealing batteries to sell to taxi driver

Phuentsholing police apprehended a 25 year old man from Dorokha, Samtse after he was caught red handed while stealing a vehicle battery from one of the stores in Phuntsholing on 12 September during day time. A 28 year old man is a manager of the said store. He caught the …

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ITEC Day Celebration

The Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation program was instituted by the government of India on 15 September 1964 in a bid to build and strengthen relationship with other countries on the basis of partnership and cooperation for mutual benefit. Under the program, Bhutanese students, civil servants, corporate employees and others …

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Who’s knocking ?

Some residents of Thimphu say that unknown people pretending to be cable TV repairmen are knocking on doors with less than honorable intentions. Pema, 28, who lives near the farmers’ market, said she   experienced this kind of suspicious activity when she stayed home the whole day due to illness. “I …

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Two arrested for stealing and attempting to strangle a goat

Gelephu police apprehended two cousin brothers, aged 17 and 18 years, from Lekithang, Sarpang, on the morning of 28 August both of whom were suspected of stealing a goat. The livestock owner, a 58-year-old man, filed a police complaint at around 9:30 am of 27 August alleging that the cousins …

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Every year around 21 women die of cervical cancer in Bhutan

This is the leading female cancer in Bhutan is preventable with early detection Cervical cancer is the leading female cancer in Bhutan. It is caused by a virus called human papillomavirus (HPV), which can be contracted through sexual contact. However, there are many types of the HPV virus and not …

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Trading investment banking for Buddhism in Bhutan

Emma Slade who traded a high-flying international banking career to become a Buddhist nun, spoke about how she broke out of the labyrinth that is a banker’s world to embark on a journey of spirituality during one yesterday’ session of the Mountain Echoes Lit Fest in Thimphu. Emma Slade also …

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Gedu police apprehended two for drugs

Gedu police arrested two men separately at Jumja, Gedu, during routine highway checking on August 24 for possession of controlled substances. The first man was arrested at around 4 pm with 7,104 capsules of SP+. The 38 year old from Wangdue was travelling alone in his black alto car. This …

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Life sentence for rape and murder

Samtse court on 15th August  gave its final verdict in a rape and murder case committed by 23 year old man, Suk Man Gurung from Phuntshopelri, Samtse on. The suspect was given a life sentence in prison in connection to murdering a 19 year old woman after raping her. Gomtu …

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One arrested for attempting to rob Dungtsho Sherab Jorden

Thimphu police arrested a 40-year-old man for attempted burglarly on the evening of August 5 based on a complaint received at around 3:15 am the same morning. The complaint lodged with the police stated that a suspect had entered the one-storied house of the well known 81-year-old Dungtsho Sherab Jorden …

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