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Abortion cases on the rise

Health officials attribute this to improved diagnostic services 
Health: Despite improved antenatal care facilities, the number of abortion cases in the country has been on the rise over the years.

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Khenpo Karpo Rinpoche remains in Thugdam in Thailand

Obituary: Khenpo Karpo Rinpoche, the founder of the Druk Odiyana Foundation and head of Ugyen Dongag Yoeseling Chholing monastery at Takila, Lhuentse remains in Thugdam in Bangkok where he passed away in the early hours of January 19, 2017.

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Four years on, trash bag in taxis initiative is no more

However, concerned authorities say regular inspections and awareness raising is being carried out
Waste: Almost four years after taxis and city buses were given free disposable bags to prevent littering by passengers and commuters, no taxi carries one today.

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Authorities warn of icy roads

Icy road conditions are expected to last until March

Urge travellers to be alert and cautious 
Safety: The Road Safety and Transport Authority (RSTA) and traffic police are cautioning all travellers to be alert of ice forming on roads and to be extra vigilant and cautious at this time of the year.

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Indian trucks operating in Bhutan: Truckers

Transport: Even when the government is looking to push through Parliament an ambitious road connectivity plan involving Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) that truckers fear will open up competition from foreign vehicles, Indian trucks are already competing with Bhutanese trucks to carry goods between points in Bhutan.

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Hema Hema producers challenge BICMA ruling

National broadcaster BBS does not pay penalty to BICMA for airing news on Hema Hema by January 19 deadline  Film: Following the ban on Hema Hema: Sing Me a Song While I Wait, its production house, Tshong Tshong Ma Productions, submitted a letter on January 19 to the Bhutan InfoComm and Media Authority (BICMA) stating that the agency has not provided a valid reason for barring the film.

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Martshala’s stray dogs raid maize fields

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Farmers here are losing maize to both dogs and wildlife Dogs: The villagers of Sarjung in Martshala gewog are not only struggling with wildlife but for the past one year have been grappling with an increasing stray dog population.

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