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Tsirang’s NHDCL houses in dire need of maintenance

With leaking sewerage and poor drainage, the National Housing Development Corporation (NHDCL) buildings in Damphu town are in dire need of maintenance. Its dilapidated condition, the buildings’ nearby tenants say, cause problems for them. A building owner in Damphu town, Bala Ram Acharya, said that the NHDCL houses do not …

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The Bhutan Aquatics Federation is organising a 10-day basic coach’s clinic in Thimphu. An Olympic coach from FINA (International Swimming Federation) is conducting the clinic, which is designed to educate and train the participants. There are eight participants taking part in the clinic from which few will be selected for …

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With about 5,000 free roaming dogs in Thimphu, the national referral hospital sees about a dozen dog bite cases everyday. Free roaming dogs such as those pictured here at the Norzin Lam in Thimphu include owned dogs that remain unsupervised and unconfined, and stray dogs that depend on humans for …

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A fruitful visit to India: PM

Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay and his delegation concluded the three-day official visit to India and returned on July 7. Lyonchhen said that the visit was ‘very fruitful’ and the talks with Indian leaders on a wide range of issues were positive. “I’m fully satisfied with the outcome of the visit,” Lyonchhen …

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Elephants rampage nursery farm and maize field in Bhur

The damaged nursery farm

A herd of seven elephants rampaged maize and saplings in a nursery farm in Bhur, Gelephu on the night of July 5. A maruti car was also damaged. The owner of the Green Bhutan Nursery, Birkha Bahadur Gurung, said the elephants entered his farm around 1.30am and destroyed five green …

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One dead, two injured in bus accident in Assam, India

The accident occurred when the bus hit an Indian bus from the rear

A 25-year-old man, who was the conductor of Samdrupjongkhar-Phuentsholing bus, died and two passengers were injured when a public transport bus met with an accident near Rangia in Assam, India, on July 7. According to sources, the accident occurred around 2:30pm after the bus hit an Indian public transport bus …

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First credit and saving cooperative opens for eastern region in Mongar

Mongar dzongdag Ugen Sonam and the Regional Agriculture Marketing and Cooperatives Office’s chief, Dorji Rinchen, inaugurate the office

Coinciding with the international day of cooperatives, the Mongar Kuendrel Nyamley Tshogdhey (MKNT) office was inaugurated on July 7 in the dzongkhag. Mongar dzongdag Ugen Sonam and the Regional Agriculture Marketing and Cooperatives Office (RAMCO) chief, Dorji Rinchen, inaugurated the office. The cooperative comprise of members of eight vegetable farmers’ …

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White button mushroom trial a success in Chukha

Inside the farm: Chukha dzongdag inspects the mushroom

The Chukha dzongkhag initiative to try white button mushroom farming has been a success, according to agriculture officials. Four areas were identified in Darla (Tala), Chasilakha, and Tsimalakha in April this year for the trial programme. Four staff from the dzongkhag agriculture sector were also sent to Punjab Agriculture University, …

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Convict gets an additional sentence for possessing illegal arms

Chukha dzongkhag court sentenced a 47-year old inmate to another three years and six months for illegal possession of unauthorised weapon and magazines on July 3. The inmate, Karma, 47, from Talo in Punakha, was serving a 15-year imprisonment sentence for ‘Ku Sung Thukten’ case. His sentencing was supposed to …

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All 47 candidates confirmed: PDP general secretary

People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has submitted a tentative list of all 47 candidates to the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) although the name of the candidate from Dogar-Shaba constituency of Paro has not been revealed yet. ECB has asked for a list of tentative candidates of all four parties. “We …

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4,942 youth arrested in the last five years 

With crimes reported to police increased from 2,926 in 2013 to 4,081 in 2017, the country has seen about 40 percent increase in crime, according to the Royal Bhutan Police’s (RBP) crime statistics 2017. The crime rate increased by 94 percent to 2017 from 2016, taking the number of reported crime to 4,081 …

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