Monday , June 27 2016
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    No significant rise in drug arrests since 2010: Health minister

    However the minister said the Govt. cannot afford to be complacent  

    Event: Since 2010, there has not been a significant rise in arrests related to drug use and its illicit trafficking, health minister Tandin Wangchuk said during an event to observe International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, yesterday.

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Opposition says govt. is indecisive

Governance: After calling it a “Committee Government” during the last session of Parliament, the Opposition has now branded the government indecisive, inconsistent, and incoherent.

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People accept plan for yenlag thromde

Development: Majority of people accepted the draft structural plan for Nganglam Yenlag Thromde yesterday. The draft development plan for the 1,000-acres town from Tshengkari bazaar to Rinchenthang was presented to the people of Nganglam chaired by Lyonpo Dorji Choden.

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Youth review Act for youth

Law: Considering the social, psychological and educational aspects, any child arrested and detained, with or without warrant, should not be taken to court. There is a need to avoid societal stigmatisation.

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Economy in shambles: Opposition

Economy: The government has painted a rosy picture of the country’s economy and pushed its people towards greater dependence, derailing it from the national goal of achieving self-reliance, the Opposition has claimed.

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Paan shop owners pledge drug-free society


But some question why alcohol is not banned
Sensitisation: Authorities were questioned about regulations related to tobacco products at a meeting between paan shop owners and the Bhutan Narcotics Control Agency (BNCA) and the Royal Bhutan Police (RBP), yesterday.

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Investigation team rules out foul play in custodial death case

The team reported that it was a clear case of suicide
Crime: The custodial death of a 35-year-old man at the Dorokha police station, Samtse, on April 20 is a clear case of suicide, a report by an independent investigation team comprising four police officers and health officials stated.

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My Country, My Town

  • Powerful wishes: Did these footballs hung from a tree have anything to do with the Leicester City victory? Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS
    Powerful wishes: Did these footballs hung from a tree have anything to do with the Leicester City victory? Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS
  • Dancing goat: Sometimes one just gets the urge to get up and shake a leg Photo by Kelzang Wangchuk, Kuensel, Thimphu
  • Tempting the foots: While recycling is all very well, these might revive long dormant soccer skills Photo by Ugyen Kencho
  • About to be pole-axed: With the ground beneath about to give away, it may not have long to stand Photo by Phuntsho Tenzin
  • From head to bed: A helmet finds an afterlife as a pot for a flowering plant. Photo by Sonam Wangdi, GAO, Dewathang