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Call 1098 to report violence against women and children

The helpline will remain open 24/7

In the last four months, the National Commission for Women and Children (NCWC) received 242 calls related to women and children after the pilot-testing and operation of the helpline toll-free number 1098 in July this year. NCWC director, Kunzang Lhamu, said 57 calls were received through the helpline during office hours …

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Bumthang takes PB booths to the highlanders

Election officials facilitate the mobile booth service to the voters of Tsampa, Gomthang and Lamthrang, who did not vote in the past elections. (Photo: Ugyen, Bumthang)

With 65 postal ballot facilitation booths and 18 mobile booths operational since yesterday, nine polling officials, six security personnel and six porters have taken the postal ballot service to the highlanders in Bumthang yesterday. Bumthang dzongkhag election officer, Ugyen, said the officials have walked for days to reach the highlanders of Tsampa, …

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Seized cash probably related to gold smuggling

Police in Gedu intercepted three men in possession of Nu 5.25 million (M) and Indian rupee INR 195,000 hidden in a black bag under a carpet of the vehicle (Prado) they were travelling in on October 5. Police posted the report on their Facebook page, highlighting the arrest yesterday morning.

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Eight youth claim of being conned in Siliguri 

About eight youth have returned home from Siliguri, India after they realised that the jobs offered to them were a scam. Sonam (name changed), who has completed her class 10 thought her life would change for better after an unknown person she met on Facebook promised her a job in …

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Earn and learn programme under review

The 26-year-old female student undergoing medication in Japan has improved according to an official from Bhutan Employment Overseas (BEO). After she was admitted for Meningitis Tuberculosis at Fukuoka City’s East Medical Centre, BEO’s Managing Director (MD) Jurmey Tshewang along with the patient’s younger brother visited her. “After staying with the …

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