English | Dzongkha Saturday, April 25, 2015

Two men from Samdrup Jongkhar are in police custody in Jalpaiguri in India. They were arrested when the forestry officials found them carrying leopard skin and bones. Police in Phuentshogling said the men were probably arrested the day before.

Bangladesh thrashed Bhutan by 16 goals to nil in the Asian Football Confederation Under-14 Girls’ Regional Championship in Nepal. In the first match, Bhutan lost to India by 12 goals to nil. Bhutan along with Bangladesh and India are in Group B. A total of seven teams from Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Iran, the Maldives and Sri Lanka are taking in the championship. The final will be played on Saturday.

(Update): The man who was murdered yesterday was identified as a 50-year-old taxi driver from Samtse. His taxi was found left near Hotel River View. The body was handed over to his relatives today. The man was found murdered on the way to Royal Thimphu College with cuts on throats, chest and neck. As of now police refused to comment on the suspects as investigations are still going on.

An elderly man was found brutally murdered with his throat cut, multiple stabs on the neck, chest and back. The body was found on the way to the Royal Thimphu College this morning. As per the forensic test the murder is suspected to have happened at around midnight yesterday or early hours today. Police in Thimphu is yet to identify the deceased. The body is currently at the mortuary.

India thrashed Bhutan by 12 goals to nil in the AFC Under-14 Girls’ Regional Championship in Nepal, yesterday. Bhutan along with Bangladesh and India are in Group B. A total of seven teams from Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Iran, The Maldives and Sri Lanka are taking part in the championship. Bhutan will play the next match against Bangladesh on Wednesday.

Over 40 participants took part in a two-day open badminton tournament in Trashigang. Participants were from Wangdue Phodrang, Monggar, Samdrup Jongkhar and Trashigang. Winners were awarded cash prize of Nu.20, 000 and runners up Nu.15, 000. It was organized by Trashigang Dzongkhag Sports Association.

A grade one Basic Health Unit was inaugurated in Logchina Gewog in Chhukha by the Chhukha Dzongdag, Pemba Wangchuk, yesterday. The BHU will benefit five villages in Logchina and other nearby gewogs. The construction of the BHU started in 2011. It was constructed at a cost of about Nu 33 M.

The SAARC Cultural Festival on Folk Dance was held in the capital yesterday. The four-day festival, which began yesterday, organized by the SAARC Cultural Centre, Sir Lanka in collaboration with the Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs. It is to strengthen relation between the SAARC countries and promote the diverse cultures.

Two Bhutanese men residing in Gelegphu were arrested on Sunday by the Indian police in Datgari for possessing controlled substance. The Indian police found nearly 500 tablets hidden in the gear box of the vehicle they were travelling in. Sources say they are in Bongaigaon police station and the case will be forwarded to the court in Bongaigaon, soon.

An Adolescent Friendly Health Service Unit was established in Gelegphu Hospital yesterday coinciding with the World Health Day. The unit will provide health services for youth aged between 10-24 years in the evening from 3:30-5:30 pm.

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