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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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Number of home stays increasing

The operation of home stays has witnessed an increasing trend over the years and a majority of home stay operators are female, representing the contribution of women in household decision-making and their role in entertaining guests. According to an evaluation on eco-tourism by the Gross National Happiness Commission in April …

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Taxi driver hands over bag with money to police

Tshering found the bag in his taxi on October 6 (Photo: RBP Facebook page)

A taxi driver yesterday handed over a bag containing Bhutanese and Chinese currency to police in Thimphu that a passenger had left behind in his taxi. A 49-year old taxi driver Tshering from Shengana, Punakha told Kuensel that a bag was found inside his car by one of the passengers …

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Know your candidate: Trashigang

Bartsham-Shongphu DNT Tenzin Lekphell Age: 53 Experience: Founder, Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa, Founder and Chief Executive Officer Institute of Management Studies, Civil service (17 years), Armed forces (five years).  Education: MSc in Agriculture development, BSc. Describe yourself in three words. Risk-taker, managerial, and organisational. Your priority for the constituency.  Improve cash …

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Dancers perform a cultural show at the Bangladesh Development Fair, which was held at the Convention Hall, Royal University of Bhutan in Thimphu on October 6. The fair was held to showcase development initiatives taken by the government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. 

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Rice leaf folder caterpillars infest organic farms in  Phuntshothang

About 5.7 acres of paddy fields have been affected

A pest known as ‘rice leaf folder caterpillars’ has diseased about 5.7 acres of paddy fields grown organically belonging to 59 households of Phuntshongthang gewog in Samdrupjongkhar. Farmers of Dungkarling chiwog said they usually produce enough rice for self-consumption and even sell it but they are now worried whether they …

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Know your candidate: Trashiyangtse

 Bumdeling-Jamkhar DNT Sangay Dorji Age: 56 Experience: Former RCSC Commissioner. Education: Masters in Public Administration. Describe yourself in three words. I come from a humble family and I am honest. Your priority for the constituency.  Upgrade BHU in all gewogs and dzongkhag hospital  Blacktop and base course all farm and …

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Harvest time: Farmers thresh paddy in Radhi, the rice bowl of the east. Radhi gewog in Trashigang produced 2,909 metric tons of rice in 2016.  Of the total 1,258.91 acres of wetland in the gewog, 1,238.16 acres are under paddy cultivation. 

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