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Stepfather accused of raping a minor

A 15-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her stepfather, a Peljab with the Royal Bhutan Police, in Thimphu. According to sources, the last sexual assault occurred on July 10 around 9pm after the girl’s mother left for work.  The girl, a student in one of the schools in Thimphu shared …

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Two men caught with 35kgs of cannabis

Samdrupcholing out-post police in Samdrupjongkhar detained the two suspects involved in cannabis smuggling in Assam, India after they were handed over along with the seized items by the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) yesterday.  The SSB at the border out-post in Samrang in Samdrupjongkhar along the Indo-Bhutan border in Udalguri in …

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Bears continue to ravage crops in Lhayul chiwog

The team of forestry officials and a veterinary doctor, who visited Lhyaul chiwog in Chudzom, Sarpang, on August 18 to rescue the Himalayan black bear and her cubs, found that the bear and the two cubs were not trapped inside the electric fencing as farmers had claimed. The team confirmed …

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  An electronic sign of the royal decree calling the National Assembly elections runs on the Democracy House, the Election Commission of Bhutan’s headquarters in Kawajangsa, Thimphu 

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Graduates quiz GNHC on plans, jobs and GNH

In response to a graduate’s query on whether the Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC) had a say in the political parties’ plans on August 18 during the graduates’ orientation, GNHC’s secretary Thinley Namgyel said the commission would be working on it as there was a danger that the development focus …

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Samdrupjongkhar to have a cinema hall

Residents say they do not enjoy watching movies in multipurpose halls of schools

Samdrupjongkhar was one of the first dzongkhags in the country to get a cinema hall in 1950s, where people mainly watched Bollywood movies. But when the Bhutanese film industry is growing today, the town does not have a cinema hall, as the then-popular cinema hall is turned into a warehouse. …

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Primary Election campaign to begin on August 22

As the nation goes to the poll for the third time, the political parties will hit the campaign trail officially on August 22. The campaigning ends on September 13, two days before the voters cast their votes at the 865 polling stations to choose the two parties for the general …

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Business idea programme transforms students

Buying a pair of decent shoe is an expensive affair for Tashi Tshewang’s family, a class 12 student of Desi High School in Thimphu. He was shattered when he could not qualify for a government school two years ago. Working hard to secure a scholarship for further studies and acquiring …

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Man gored by a yak stable

A 65-year-old herder from Sakten, Trashigang who was gored by a yak, was airlifted to Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) around 1pm yesterday. The man was operated at 4pm and is in stable condition, according to sources. Sources said that although the yak had gouged about 5cm deep …

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