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Winning students receive scholarships, gadgets, at end of IT competition

The competition was organized as part of the Chiphen Rigpel project 

ICT: Biren Sharma and Yogesh Sharma, both students of Peljorling Higher Secondary School (HSS) in Samtse, were declared the winners of the Chiphen Rigpel Digital Champ competition and as a result won full scholarships to pursue their graduate education at the NIIT University in India, yesterday.

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Bhutan Lottery to start next year

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Support of World Lottery Association sought for future expansion

SOE: The government would provide a seed money of about Nu 100 million as paid up capital to the Royal Bhutan Lottery Limited to enable it to start the lottery business from the first quarter of 2016.

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Curtain falls on Paro thromde issue

NC will not take up the issue after NA declined it recently

Thromde: The Paro thromde issue is now closed as the National Council (NC) will not take up the issue as the House cannot deliberate on it separately.

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Newborn found abandoned

Crime: Thimphu police are looking for the parents of a newborn who was found abandoned in a park below Voluntary Artists’ Studio in Thimphu (VAST) on October 11.

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Man detained for locking up wife and mother-in-law

While another man has been locked up for smuggling in tobacco products

Crime: Samdrupjongkhar police on October 26 arrested a 78-year-old man from Dewathang after his 75-year-old wife complained about him harassing her and her mother under the influence of alcohol and for locking them inside the house every day.

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Former Royal Advisory Councillor sentenced

Breaking News: The former Royal Advisory Councillor, Chang Ugyen, was sentenced to three years of non-compoundable prison term this morning by the High Court in connection with illegal land transfer case. He was handed over to police after the High Court passed its verdict about an hour ago.

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