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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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Fire leaves man homeless

By Tshering Gyeltshen, 65, is a lost man. A bucket, a LPG cylinder and a shovel were all he could save from the fire that razed his hut to the ground at Changzamtog on Thursday. The lhakhang caretaker was at Kuenselphodrang School when he heard the news. Gyeltshen is physically impaired and stays alone with no means of earning either. …

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43 people arrested in three weeks

16-year-old detained for alleged murder By Tshering Thimphu police arrested an 11-year-old boy and other 43 people in last three weeks for alleged substance abuse, illegal sale of insolvents and illicit trafficking of controlled substances. Out of the 43 arrested, 32 were detained for substance abuse, two for illegal sale of insolvents, and six for illicit trafficking, two for tobacco …

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Dechencholing Nazheon and Sarpang Strikers in Woman’s T20 final

By Tshering It was a tense moment for Dechencholing Nazheon and Ugyen Academy to qualify for the first ever Women’s T20 Club Championship final to be played tomorrow at Pelkhil School ground. The second runner up was to be decided between Dechencholing Nazheon and Ugyen Academy in the last “do or die” game. As the table showed Ugyen Academy was …

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