Tuesday , June 28 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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Entertainment businesses urged to close on time


Meeting: At a meeting with owners of more than 100 bars, discotheques, drayangs and karaokes yesterday, Chief of Police Brigadier Kipchu Namgyel urged the owners of entertainment businesses to abide by Bhutan InfoComm and Media Authority’s (BICMA) regulations.

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Need for regional tourism to be managed more efficiently

… this was the consensus among both Bhutanese and Indian participants at a tourism seminar that concluded yesterday

Tourism: There is huge potential in connecting Bhutan and North East India as a high-end tourist destination given the commonalities and proximity.

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Villager group grows medicinal plant


Income: Thirty villagers of Deptsang in Lauri, Samdrupjongkhar have planted a local herb called thoksam. If the plant grows well, the people of Deptsang will be able to make some income.

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Fighting diabetes

A monk of Rinpung rabdey briefed on NCDs at the health screening yesterday (Photo courtesy : health promotion division)

 From 12,133 cases in 2013, it increased to 19,034 in 2015 Health: As Bhutan joined the international community to observe the World Health Day yesterday, it was another moment to reflect upon the rising burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

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Only four gewog centre roads blacktopped so far

The govt. has 2.5 years to meet its target of blacktopping 110 more gewog centre roads  Connectivity: Only four gewog centre roads have been blacktopped so far despite the government targeting to blacktop roads to 201 gewogs by the end of 11th Plan.

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Man robbed off USD 8,000

Crime: Thimphu police detained a 26 year-old man from Lhuentse for larceny and deception after he robbed a person of USD 8,000 on April 1.

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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