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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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Timber demand exerts pressure on forests

With increasing number of constructions across the country, records with the forestry department show a rising demand for timber over the years exerting more pressure on the state forests. In the 11th Plan, an average of 10.89 million cubic feet (Cft) of timber were supplied every year. Of that, 7.88 million Cft were from the state reserve forest, 2.29 from the forest management units, 0.17 from wildlife sanctuaries, 0.11 from community forests, 0.03 from private forests, and another 0.42 from registered private forests.

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