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Bhutanese woman raped in Jaigaon

A 22-year-old Bhutanese woman residing across the border in Jaigaon was allegedly raped by a non- Bhutanese man in front of her sister around 5am on April 25. The suspect is at large. The women lodged a complaint at Jaigaon Police Station the same day and Jaigaon police are on …

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The Rotary Club of Thimphu with support from Disaster Aid Australia has installed SkyHydrant Water Filtration Units in 11 schools, an institution and two hospitals across the country. The filtration unit installed at the Bhutan Amateur Athletics Federation (BAAF) ground at Lungtenzampa, Thimphu was handed over to BAAF on April …

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Mongar’s lone woman garners support to win NC seat

Sonam Pelzom with her husband and son

Being the only woman contestant among the 13 contestants helped Sonam Pelzom from Dramangling village in Tsamang gewog book a seat in the National Council during the recent elections. Of the 17 gewogs in the dzongkhag, Mongar fielded 13 candidates. Tsakaling gewog NC candidate, Jamyang Loday said she enjoyed the …

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Three gewogs supported Choining Dorji to win NC seat

Securing the highest votes from three gewogs of Dechenling, Norbugang and Choekhorling in Nganglam drungkhag helped Choining Dorji win the National Council seat from Pemagatshel. Choining Dorji secured 2,127 EVM from the polling stations in Nganglam, 131 votes from the polling stations in Khar-Yurung and 82 votes from the polling …

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Ultrasound machine defunct in Tsirang for four months

The ultrasound room at Tsirang hospital

It has been more than four months since the ultrasound machine in Tsirang hospital broke down. This has affected patients and left them frustrated over the erratic medical service. Expecting mothers are most affected. Sonam Choki, who is four months pregnant, was referred to Gelephu Central Regional Referral Hospital for …

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Mandarin export slumps in 2017-18

Export of mandarin in the last season (2017-2018) dropped drastically compared to the previous year. Bhutanese exporters were able to export 6396.38MT of oranges worth more than USD 2.5 million (M) to Bangladesh, figures with Bhutan Exporters Association (BEA) show. This is one of the lowest mandarin export figures for …

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Ambassador presents credentials to President of Brazil

Bhutan’s first Ambassador to the Federative Republic of Brazil, Doma Tshering, presented her letter of Credence to President Michel Temer on April 25 at the Palacio do Planalto, Presidential Palace, in Brasilia. The presentation of credentials marks the official assumption of duties as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Bhutan to …

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Nganglam CS committee violates admission ethics, finds investigation

The Cabinet secretariat has asked the education ministry to take necessary action against the Nganglam Central School admission committee for not taking their responsibility with due diligence while admitting students for class pre-primary (PP) for the academic year 2018. Cabinet secretary Kinzang Wangdi said that the officials from Public Services & …

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Thousands of devotees offer prayers and receive blessings from the Zhabdrung Thongdrel that was unfurled at Simtokha dzong to mark Zhabdrung Kuchoe yesterday (Photo: Passang Norbu)

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Accident kills four, injures four others

Three men aged between 50 and 60 died on impact when the two Toyota Land Cruiser Prado they were travelling in veered off the road in Ganglakha, 12 kilometres from Gedu towards Phuentsholing yesterday. The accident happened around 1:30pm. According to sources, the vehicles fell about 75 metres below the …

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NA calls 11th session

National Assembly (NA) secretariat has confirmed that there would be 11th session of the Parliament to fulfill the need to have two sessions of Parliament in a year. The secretariat on April 24 notified that the 11th session would commence from June 15 and asked constitutional bodies and local bodies …

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25 capsules of SP+ land three men in prison

Chukha court sentenced three men to a prison term ranging from three years to five years for illicit trafficking of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances and for aiding and abetting the crime. Tshering Wangchuk, 27, from Khoma in Lhuentse was sentenced to five years in prison for illicit trafficking of …

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