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Villagers of Toep gewog appeal to High Court

The 32 villagers from Toep gewog in Punakha who were sentenced to prison terms ranging between six months and a year appealed to the High Court on May 7. Punakha dzongkhag court sentenced 20 villagers for malicious mischief and they were held liable for misdemeanour. The court ordered them a …

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2,773km of electric fencing installed nationwide

In the last eight years, about 2,773kms of electric fencing was installed across the country to prevent wildlife from damaging crops, according to officials from National Plant Protection Centre (NPPC). Officials say that the electric fencing system (EFS) was installed in about 15,041 households between 2009 and 2017. Records with …

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Power supply resumes in Phuentsholing

BPC staff working on providing alternate power supply

All government, private offices and businesses that were affected due to a power outage in Phuentsholing resumed their work yesterday evening after the Bhutan Power Corporation (BPC) restored the power line. The power disruption that occurred around 9:50pm on May 7 affected almost all residents in Phuentsholing. While what caused …

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Work begins to beautify Bajo town

The proposed design for Bajo town, Wangdue (Photo: Bajo Municipal Office)

Work has begun to beautify Bajo town in Wangdue through the development of parks and valley of flowers in the 12th Plan. The thromde boundary is about two sqkm. The core area is about 15 hectares, which has 138 plots and 131 buildings. Wangdue dzongdag Sonam Jamtsho said that one …

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BoB appoints 80 sales representatives

Nima Dema is one of the 80 sales representatives

About 80 independent sales representatives (tshongdrel ngotshab) are today operational across the country to provide financial education and guidance to avail services provided by Bank of Bhutan (BoB). A tshongdrel ngotshab is an independent individual or an agency appointed by the bank as a sales and marketing representative. The sales …

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Police rules out Khekpa presence in the east

Villagers insist that they encountered the alleged headhunters Trashiyangtse police will forward the case involving the Brenglum tshogpa of Khamdang gewog to the dzongkhag court for allegedly spreading false alarm on the presence of headhunters in the gewog. Police officials said the tshogpa reported in a parent-teacher WeChat group that …

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KP Nayar, the teacher whose neighbours call him Bhutan

KP Nayar was at his home in Kerala, India surfing the Internet when he came across an invitation to visit Bhutan. The invitation was particularly for senior Indian teachers who worked in Bhutan. Fervently, he responded to some questions along with some pictures to confirm his stay in Bhutan. However, …

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Picture story

His Holiness the Je Khenpo on May 4 installed Sachu Bumter, a religious vessel for land stablity at several locations along the Gyalpoizhing-Nganglam highway between Mongar and Pemagatshel

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Defendant benefits from NDPSSA 2018 (amendment) Act

Court invokes ‘Rule of Lenity’ Thimphu dzongkhag court’s bench I sent a 21-year-old man for rehabilitation after Thimphu police caught him possessing 32.6gms of cannabis. Police, based on a tip-off, stopped a Maruti car near the Babesa entrance gate and raided it on the night of December 15 last year. …

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“WHO will continue to support Bhutan”

WHO Representative, Dr Rui Paulo De Jesus speaks to Kuensel’s reporter Dechen Tshomo on the role and priorities of WHO in the country. Excerpts What is the role of WHO country office in Bhutan? WHO’s goal is to build a better, healthier future for the people of Bhutan. WHO staff …

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P/ling court convicts three in fronting case

Phuentsholing drungkhag court convicted the former regional director of revenue and customs office in Phuentsholing for fronting on April 23. Choyzang Trashi was convicted of illegally leasing three trade licenses to non-Bhutanese and taking commission. The court ordered him to restitute a total of Nu 410,416 to the state within …

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Water shortage in T/phu throm due to drying sources

Shortage of water at homes has now become a daily routine for the residents of Thimphu. Most areas in Thimphu thromde experience fluctuating degrees of water shortage. While some homes receive water once a day, some are left without water for days. Tshewang Dema a shopkeeper and resident of Changzamtog …

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