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CCTV helps capture murder suspects

By Tshering The Close Circuit Television (CCTV) police installed in the city had come handy in solving an alleged murder case of a 33-year-old man. In the early hours of July 22, police received a call about a man lying unconscious near the works and human settlement ministry’s gate. A police team reached the site and found the man still …

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Managing waste- loosing focus?

Far away from the madding crowd of the capital, at Memelakha, there is much more than the dumped waste that is rotting. The stench is an indication that after decades of planning, we are still grappling with the same problem. Call it a policy failure or implementation, solid waste management, although recognized long ago, is still haunting us. It be …

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Zimdra conducts free service check up camp

Zimdra Automobiles workshop is conducting two days free service check up camp for Maruti Suzuki taxis at RSTA premises in Phuentsholing. The camp is conducted, according to officials, as taxis are always busy and do not have time to visit workshops. Through the camp, taxis can have periodic checkup on suspension, brakes, lubricants and wiper system. “As it is monsoon …

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Man arrested for alleged rape of minor

By Tshering Thimphu police arrested a 33-year-old man on July 22 for allegedly raping a minor. As per police, the incident happened on July 21 around 6.30 pm, while the victim was returning home from her usual work. It was raining and the suspect requested to share her umbrella. During the walk in the rain, he promised her to buy …

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Dorokha BHU and Denchukha Bridge inaugurated

By Tshering Hundreds of people gathered for the inaugurated of a Basic Health Unit (BHU) in Dorokha on Thursday. The ceremony was graced by the Information and Communication Minister D N Dhungyel who inaugurated Dorokha BHU Grade-I along with the officials from dzongkhag and dungkhag. The BHU will benefit three gewogs (Dophuchen, Doongtoe and Denchukha). Later in the afternoon, the …

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High-resolution picture of tiger captured at 11,733 feet

By Tshering In what is a feather in the cap of Bhutan’s environment conservation effort, a high-resolution picture of a Bengal Tiger was captured at an altitude of 11,733 feet in Bhutan Bhutan’s national tiger survey in 2014-2015 confirmed the presence of tigers in several areas of Bhutan for the first time – and found that tigers were using wildlife …

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Cost of doma eats into the pocket

Low production in the plains is raising the cost of the nut By Kinley Yonten If chewing doma (areca nut) is a dirty habit, it is now an expensive habit too. Price of doma is shooting through the roof with Nu 10 fetching only tow khamtos (two ready-made doma). That is the money that fetched a backload of doma from …

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BEAR to the rescue

Dial 112 for emergencies By Kinley Yonten The three digits, 112, could save lives, says Dr Charles Haviland Mize, a resuscitation specialist at the Thimphu national referral hospital. Dr Charles heads the Bhutan Emergency Aero Retrieval (BEAR) and says that not many are aware of the toll free number. Dr Charles team has teamed up with the Royal Bhutan Helicopter …

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A trap at Changbandu

By Tshering Motorist using the expressway, be careful! There is a trap waiting for you near the Changbandu flyover. The trap is a huge pothole, about two meters in diameter and 20 centimeter in depth. It can easily damage a car coming at full speed or cause an accident anytime soon. It is a distraction, traffic slower and an accident …

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Going electronic

The last few weeks had been about going electronic. We launched the Point of Sale and the government is piloting the e-procurement systems in four agencies. The developments are a sign of Bhutan moving forward. If we can, why not, we should. But there are problems and we see that it is not going to be a smooth sailing. The …

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