New Dzongkhag Tshogdu hall for Bumthang

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Infrastructure: Construction of a new Dzongkhag Tshogdu (DT) hall will soon begin in Bumthang.

Japan will provide more power tillers to Bhutan: Ambassador Hiramatsu

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Japan’s Ambassador to Bhutan Kenji Hiramatsu, who was in the country to host a reception to conclude the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Bhutan, spoke with Kuensel’s Tshering Palden.  Excerpts of the interview.

Three of five escaped detainees arrested

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Update: Of the five detainees that escaped from Thimphu city police station’s detention centre on December 20, police arrested three from a flat in Taba on December 22.

P’ling introduces zebra crossings

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Some are appreciative, others annoyed 

Road: Numerous additional zebra crossing were recently introduced in Phuentsholing.

However, while pedestrians are appreciative, complaints by drivers that the crossings are adding to traffic congestion are increasing.

Gamung’s long wait for water

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Water: In a small village called Gamung in upper Shali in Shumar…

Hema Hema not barred, being reviewed: BICMA

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Film: The Bhutan InfoComm and Media Authority (BICMA) issued a clarification yesterday that Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche’s fourth feature film Hema Hema; Sing Me a Song While I Wait is not barred from screening but is being reviewed.

Man detained for alleged stabbing

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Crime: Sarpang police arrested a 24-year-old man from Wangdue for stabbing a 33-year-old man on the evening of December 22 at Jigmeling in Sarpang.

Their Majesties return to Thimphu

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On the way back to Thimphu, the business community, and the dzongkhag…

Man attacks patient and attendants at JDWNRH

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Security: Thimphu police detained a 37-year-old man for attacking a patient and his two attendants in the cabin of the national referral hospital in Thimphu yesterday.

RUB plans to introduce programme on social policy

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Policy: Parliamentarians, civil servants, leaders of non-government and civil society organisations are attending a ten-day certificate course on social policy that started on December 21 at the College of Natural Resources in Lobesa, Punakha.

Manhunt for five escaped detainees

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Crime: Police are looking for five detainees who escaped from the city police station’s detention centre in Thimphu on the evening of December 20.

Gamung farmers doing well with winter vegetables

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Agriculture: The villagers of Gamung in Pemagatshel are enjoying good production of winter vegetables, especially cabbage. There is high demand for the vegetable.

First National Gyalsey Nachung camp in Punakha

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Scouts: The National Council chairman Dasho (Dr) Sonam Kinga inaugurated the first ever Gyalyong Gyalsey Nachung camp at Punakha Central School, yesterday.