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Students recognised for returning lost cash 

Two students from two different schools in Phuentsholing, who returned Nu 49,000 they found in the street received recognition from their respective schools yesterday. Pema Choki, 18, of Phuentsholing Higher Secondary School (PHSS) and Tandin Wangchuk, 19, of Norbu Academy, both Class XII (commerce) students had found a plastic bag …

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Renovation works at the 385-year-old Trashigang dzong is expected to complete next month. The division for conservation of heritage site is carrying out the renovation works worth Nu 260.9 million since February 2014.

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12 people charged in BDBL embezzlement and fraud case

After reviewing the embezzlement and fraud case of the Bhutan Development Bank Limited (BDBL) for 11 months, the Office of the Attorney General (OAG), charged 12 people to Thimphu dzongkhag court yesterday. The case, involving a BDBL official and 55 clients, amounts to Nu 576.469 million (M), where the BDBL …

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Court gives non-Bhutanese seven years for misuse of ATM cards

Phuentsholing court sentenced a non-Bhutanese man to seven years in prison for misusing Bhutanese ATM cards and withdrawing INR 106.32 million (M) between 2012 and 2015 when Bhutan suffered severe INR shortage. On August 20, 2015, ACC detained Sanjeev Kumar Gupta, 35, from Jaigaon for possessing 286 Bhutanese ATM cards. …

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Khebisa residents are more vigilant after Khegpa rumours

People in Khebisa gewog in Dagana have intensified patrolling routine following the rumours of headhunters in the gewog. The gewog, even before the rumours of headhunters started doing the rounds, have been patrolling every night to protect relics in lhakhangs and choetens in the gewog. Usually two men would patrol …

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CBP for better assistance to victims of domestic violence

CBP is a response mechanism to help those who have experienced domestic violence

To help clients access both formal and informal justice systems, a workshop on Consensus Building Programme (CBP), which is a response mechanism, required in helping clients who have experienced domestic violence began in Thimphu, yesterday. CBP is a process of alternative-dispute resolution designed to suit the needs of people who …

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National education policy drafted

The draft has been submitted to the GNHC  To provide directions for building and nurturing an education system, the Ministry of Education has formulated National Education Policy 2018, which would make education more relevant for changing needs and expectations. According to the draft policy, it will inform and guide all …

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His Holiness the Je Khenpo, Trulku Jigme Choedra, conferred Toetsejim or orange scarf to Baeyul Trulku, Dorji Gyeltshen, appointing him as the principal of Dongag  Shedrub Phendeyling Dratshang in Khen Buli, Zhemgang at the Tashichhodzong yesterday. Baeyul Trulku, 28, is from Chumey, Bumthang.

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OAG charges three for prostitution in Phuentsholing

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has charged three people, a man and two women, to Phuentsholing drungkhag court for their alleged involvement in prostitution. A 34-year-old man from Bindu in Samtse was charged for patronising a prostitute, after police in Phuentsholing, based on a tip-off, arrested him and …

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LGBT community in Bhutan observes IDAHOT

LGBT community with guests and supporters on May 17

Penjor, the 44-year-old transgender has been selling thukpa (rice porridge) on the streets of Thimphu to support her family. She faces discrimination of kinds and kinds every day. She doesn’t care. Members of Rainbow Bhutan, an LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) community in Bhutan, had their own unique and touching …

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