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Japan donates patrol cars for community police centres

IMG_1531The new Honda City cars were handed over to RBP yesterday

GGP: Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Project (GGP) donated six patrol cars for the six community police centres in Thimphu.

The Japanese embassy in New Delhi’s minister and deputy chief of mission, Yasuhisa Kawamura, handed over the vehicles to the additional chief of police, colonel Chimi Dorji at the Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) headquarters yesterday.

Inspired by the Japanese system of community policing, the RBP had also adopted the system and established six community police [... Read More]

Man held for alleged rape of minor

Crime: Police detained a 21-year-old man from Barshong gewog, Tsirang on October 29 for allegedly raping a 15-year-old student.

The girl’s father reported the case to the school administration, after which the school filed a police complaint.

The school principal said that he received a call from the girl’s father, inquiring whether his daughter was attending school regularly.  It was found that she has been absent since October 27.

“We thought she was sick and unable [... Read More]

Poacher slapped with heavy penalty

unnamed-65Illegal: He was arrested with seven musk pods, bear bile and bear meat

Wildlife: Gelephu police apprehended a man for poaching and handed him over to forest officials on October 17. He was arrested with seven musk pods, a bear bile and 1.5kg of bear meat.

The  47-year-old poacher is a resident of Chuzagang in Sarpang. Police said that they found the man behaving suspiciously when they went on a routine patrol and halted at a makeshift house below the vegetable market in Gelephu.

“When we approached him, [... Read More]

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A team from Bhutan Tennis Federation is participating in the first Tenzing Norgay Memorial open tennis championship held in Darjeeling from October 31 to November 2. National champion Thinley Norbu will compete in the under-16 category while Jambay Dorji and Kinlay Wangchuk will compete in the veteran category. Jachung Security Services Pvt. Ltd sponsored their trip to Darjeeling, India.


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Jigme Losel Primary School handed over 14,910 soaps worth Nu 106,000 to be distributed to remote dratshangs, shedras and lobdras in the country. The soaps were purchased with the money its students collected as donation during the Global Hand Washing Day.


Driving local economy, hydropower’s primacy

E3: Developing hydropower projects exclusively to export electricity is not a priority for the country, but to drive the local economy, it’s a must.

This, the secretary of economic affairs ministry, Dasho Sonam Tshering highlighted during the three-day energy, economy and environment (E3) conference that began in the capital, yesterday.

“We must be able to provide adequate, affordable and reliable power for the Bhutanese and drive industrial growth and export the surplus,” he said. “Future [... Read More]

DHI assumes full ownership of IT Park

Takeover: The foreign direct investment joint venture of the IT park, Thimphu Tech Park pvt ltd (TTPL), has ended with full ownership being assumed by the government’s commercial arm, Druk Holding and Investments (DHI).

DHI acquired the 70 percent stake held by Assetz Property Group (APG) of Singapore, after a share purchase agreement was signed, yesterday.

DHI has purchased the 70 percent stake of TTPL, equivalent to 460,054 shares, for Nu 33.1M.

This amounts to a [... Read More]

Six-month sentence for gold smuggler

Contraband: Paro district court yesterday sentenced an Indian national to six months in prison for attempting to smuggle gold into the country through Paro international airport in early May this year.

The defendant, Ebrahim Layakath Ali, was found guilty of bringing in 994.3g of gold dust made into ingot worth Nu 0.608M (Singapore dollar 12,500), without declaring it to customs at Paro airport on May 12.

Paro airport customs, acting on a tip-off, arrested Ebrahim [... Read More]

Free walk-in check up on World Stroke Day

JDWNRH conducted an awareness campaign on the occasion to combat this growing menace

Health: Two people died of stroke every month this year at the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck national referral hospital.

Over 155 patients were diagnosed this year with either of the two types of stroke: bleeding in the brain or blocking of blood supply to the brain.  More than 90 were male and more than 60 were female.  Of the total, 23 died.

In 2013, [... Read More]

Nothing proved beyond reasonable doubt: Defense rebuttal

The attorney for the accused stated that OAG failed to furnish clinching evidence of guilt

Land scam: The charges framed against former royal advisory councillor Chang Ugyen should be dismissed, if the prosecutor cannot prove them beyond reasonable doubt, defense lawyer Ugyen Dorji submitted to the court yesterday during the rebuttal.

Ugyen Dorji submitted that it hadn’t been specified how Chang Ugyen had tampered or forged the documents, and that there were many discrepancies in [... Read More]

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