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Alcohol, top cause for domestic violence

Every month, at least 22 domestic violence cases are reported to the forensic medicine department with the national referral hospital in Thimphu. The department registered 271 domestic violence cases in 2016. A forensic staff nurse Chencho Dorji, said that of the reported cases, 158 women who experienced domestic violence are ...

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Man sentenced for illicit trafficking of 13 SP+ capsules

Thimphu dzongkhag court’s criminal bench II sentenced a 25-year-old man to three years and six months in prison for illicit trafficking of 13 capsules of SP+ and illegal possession of 4gms of cannabis. Tashi Tobgay from Tali in Nangkhor, Zhemgang, was given a concurrent sentencing for the two offences. He ...

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DPT nominates RTC graduate for Khamed-Lunana

A recent graduate from Royal Thimphu College, Dhendup, will contest for Druk Pheunsum Tshogpa (DPT) from Gasa’s Khamed – Lunana constituency. The 26-year-old from Lunana gewog said his desire to serve the people of his constituency motivated him to join politics. Dhendup from Thanza village has a Bachelors degree in ...

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The story of Tsitog goenpa’s restoration

The temple was built more than 500 years ago

Perched atop a hill that is believed to resemble a Vajrakilaya (phurba), Tsitog goenpa in Paro offers a picturesque panoramic view of the valley. It faces the Taktshang monastery while the majestic Jomolhari towers in the north. The geonpa is associated with mystical anecdotes of antiquity. Tsitog Lam, Doley said ...

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Road improvement works underway in Thimphu

 Since the Thimphu roads improvement project (TRIP) began in May last year, the thromde has improved about 12.5kms of road, constructed about 6.62kms of drains and 2.08km of footpath to date, records with the thromde show. Work on Lot II of the project for roads around Samtenling, Dechencholing, Jungshina, Chubachu, ...

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Foreign ministry to be relocated in 12th Plan

The MPs are currently functioning from a private building

MPs are expected to move into the NA building after the relocation Since he took office, Speaker Jigme Zangpo has said that the foreign ministry and the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) should be relocated so that Members of Parliament can move into the National Assembly (NA) building. The ...

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ACC to auction confiscated goods

18 importers and two truck drivers were convicted and imposed a fine of Nu 0.968M The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) on December 28 wrote to Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to auction confiscated goods worth Nu 1.571 million in connection with the sales tax evaded by 18 importers. The letter ...

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400KV GIS substation to boost local industries in Jigmeling

Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay inaugurated the 400KV Gas Insulated Substation in Jigmeling, Gelephu on December 30.

In what could boost the local industries by retaining power before exporting to India, the 400 KV Gas Insulated Substation (GIS) in Jigmeling, Gelephu was inaugurated on December 30. The GIS substation is first of its kind in the country. One of the main functions will be to connect power ...

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Three sentenced for trafficking of 64 SP+

Chukha dzongkhag court sentenced a 31-year-old man to five years in prison for illicit trafficking of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances earlier this month. Kinga Sithar from Dangdung in Langthel, Trongsa, was found guilty of violating section 139.2 of the Narcotic Drugs Psychotropic Substances and Substance Abuse (NDPSSA) Act of ...

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Curbing substance use problem from the source

Major Dr Sonam Tobgay sensitises family members of armed force personnel on substance use disorder

Bhutan Narcotic Control Authority (BNCA) launched the first family support group with the armed families in Lungtenphug, Thimphu on Thursday to empower and enable the community to collaborate and develop strategic intervention programs to prevent substance use issues from the source. The initiative is aimed at promoting the drug-free society. ...

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Former teacher to contest for NC

Sonam Pelzom

With former teacher Sonam Pelzom registering with Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB), Mongar has the dzongkhag’s first woman candidate for National Council. Sonam Pelzom, 31, is from Drangmaling, Tsamang. “I have to strengthen visibility and voice of women. I do not feel any less than my male counterpart,” said Sonam ...

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Putting waste to use

About 92 waste plastic packets go into making a bag

Every Thursday, Dechen Choden and her colleagues collect plastics from Clean Bhutan’s donation boxes in Thimphu. They have been collecting plastics for about eight months now. After gathering sturdier plastic packagings like everyday milk powder, amulya, crematop, pedigree, atta, and nupur, the 44-year-old Dechen Choden washes them with detergent. Using ...

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