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Manitar-Lhamoizingkha highway to cut travel time

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New road to ensure safety of travellers between P’ling and Lhamoizingkha

Road: The much-awaited 53km Manitar-Lhamoizingkha highway is finally open to traffic giving Lhamoizingkha an internal road connection and reducing travel distance to Phuentsholing, Thimphu, and Samdrupjongkhar.

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Drug related cases drop in 2015

Police and BNCA determined to continue their fight against drugs

Crime: The Royal Bhutan Police is determined to fight against drugs with the nationwide drug crackdown that began on December 2, 2013 to continue.

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South Thimphu roads set for major fix

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ADB’s grant to come to the city’s rescue

Infrastructure: The critically damaged roads and drainage system in and around Olakha, Changbandu, Semtokha and Babesa would get a facelift within months, Thimphu thromde officials said.

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Bumthang step up GLOF mitigation works

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Tsamba trail to be repaired soon

Flood: In a few days, villagers from Chokhortoe in Bumthang would hike to higher mountains in Petsho to repair the Tsamba trail after floods upstream of Chamkharchhu flooded the valley in 2004.

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Pemagatshel could miss thromde election

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LG: The second phase of local government election is scheduled to take place in June, but election commission officials are not sure if they can call thromde election for Pemagatshel thromde.

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Strictly no meat please!

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Agriculture minister urges all to stop serving meat at official gatherings

Ban: The first month of the Bhutanese calendar, Choetrul dawa, starting February 8 and ending on March 9, could become a strictly no-meat month.

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Crime drops by 13 percent in 2015

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Motor vehicle accident cases drop by 10 percent 

Report: Thimphu continues to be the crime capital of the country despite a drop in the overall crime rate by 13 percent in 2015.

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First youth summit in Punakha

Youth: More than 90 youth from across the country are attending the four-day long youth summit that is on going at Ugyen Academy Higher Secondary School in Punakha.

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My Country, My Town

  • Innovative thinking: A novel cycle stand that addresses the handlebars rather than the front wheel Photo by Dorji Phuntsho
    Innovative thinking: A novel cycle stand that addresses the handlebars rather than the front wheel Photo by Dorji Phuntsho
  • A plethora of pigeons: With no predators around their number will abound Photo by Birkha B. Singer, Thimphu
    A plethora of pigeons: With no predators around their number will abound Photo by Birkha B. Singer, Thimphu
  • Goenpa guard dogs: Feed this trio some tidbits before setting foot on these sacred premises. Photo by Ten Dorji, Barshong PS, Trashigang
  • Catch in the act: Costly high-tech gadgets make sure crime doesn’t pay. Photo by Mon Bahadur Rai
    Catch in the act: Costly high-tech gadgets make sure crime doesn’t pay. Photo by Mon Bahadur Rai