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Housing crisis

After corruption, Phuentsholing, the country’s commercial hub is now becoming a hub for crime. A Bhutanese woman was allegedly raped in the Indian border town of Phuentsholing last week. The suspect is reported to be still at large and the brouhaha that ensued online was not enough for authorities to …

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Farmer gets five years in prison for trafficking controlled substances

Chukha dzongkhag court last week sentenced a 29-year-old farmer from Domkhar in Chumey, Bumthang, to five years in prison for illicit trafficking of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances. The April 18 judgment stated that Karma Tshering was found guilty of violating section 139 (2) of the Narcotic Drugs Psychotropic Substances …

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Taxi app Oie to bridge passengers and drivers

DrukSmart expects to expand the reach of Oie in the next three months

Oie, an online taxi booking and dispatching mobile app, which is expected to cut short waiting time for both drivers and passengers was launched in Thimphu, on April 27. The app would also enable travel at odd times and to relatively inaccessible locations. Partner and director of DrukSmart Pema Tshering, …

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In Tsirang 53 percent of the population depend on spring water

A survey found that about 25 percent of the people in Tsirang have water only during summer. Four percent did not have access to water in the dzongkhag. NEC’s environment officer, Tshewang Lhamo, said that in Tsirang 53 percent of the population depend on spring water, 39 percent on streams. …

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Decade hence water demand in Mongar could rise significantly

Water resource survey shows that there will be maximum increase of water demand in Mongar gewog in about 10 years from today. Under National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) II project, four dzongkhags – Mongar, Tsirang, Samtse, and Pemagatshel were studied to develop a community level water resource inventory. With …

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Information centre for homestay facilitation

The centre is expected to function in about two months

An information centre was constructed this month in Haa to facilitate community-based tourism, especially homestays in the dzongkhag. Haa Dzongdag Kinzang Dorji said that the centre is first of its kind in the country. “If it goes well in Haa. It could be replicated in other dzongkhags. The idea is …

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Preparing for Tokyo Olympics

Running along the best national runners and sprinters from across the country, Chime Wangmo was surprised to finish 400-metre track event ahead of four other finalists at BAAF- YORII Athletics championship on April 28 in Thimphu. “I am excited. I could hardly believe that I finished the run first. I …

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Picture story

The nine-day Namcha Pudre Drupchen presided over by Lam Namdrel Zangpo concluded with Nyedrup Langwa and Tshokay Thukthee Thromwang at Kadam goenpa in Mongar yesterday.

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Chancellor’s Cup underway in Kanglung

Youngsters FC thrashed the monks (white) from Barshong Shedra 8-1 in the second game of the ongoing Chancellor’s Cup in Kanglung​

Youngster FC, a football team from Mongar thrashed the monks from Barshong Shedra 8-1 on Saturday at the on-going Chancellor’s Cup that began on April 28 at Sherubtse College in Kanglung. The team from Mongar had their priority set with the first touch of the match going directly into the …

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