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ACC freezes land transactions of eight individuals


The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) froze the land transactions of eight individuals under Thimphu. The move is apparently in connection with the detention of Chang Gup Naku, Chief Executive Officer of Bhutan Telecom Tshewang Gyeltshen, and the National Land Commission’s Legal Head, Karma Jamtsho.

Man of Indian origin sentenced for attempting to smuggle gold


Paro Disctrict Court sentenced an Indian man to six months imprisonment for attempting to smuggle gold, yesterday. He was arrested in May, this year, by customs officials at Paro Airport.

Man sentenced for raping daughter


The Gelegphu Dungkhag Court sentenced a man to 10 years in prison for raping his daughter. The 16-year-old girl was repeatedly raped by her 39-year-old father since December, last year.

Man detained for allegedly raping a minor

The Monggar police have detained a 40-year-old man for allegedly raping 11-year-old girl in Chagsakhar in Monggar. The minor is physically and mentally challenged.

Third arrest in Chang Gup Naku’s land scam


National Land Commission’s Legal Head, Karma Jamtsho is the latest person to be arrested in connection with the alleged land scam involving former Chang Gup Naku, which is being investigated by the ACC. Karma Jamtsho was arrested on Wednesday midnight.

Phuentshogling BAFRA seizes frozen items


The Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA) officials in Phuentshogling seized and disposed frozen chicken items, prawns and expired noodles worth over Nu.150,000.

Six sentenced to life imprisonment for chorten vandalism

PunakhaCourt-chorten vandalism

Punakha District Court sentenced six men to life imprisonment for chorten vandalism, today. The men, between the ages of 21 to 31, were pronounced guilty of vandalising four chortens in Punakha in 2013-14.

Police officer sentenced for accepting bribe


The Phuentshogling Dungkhag Court sentenced the traffic police officer, Karma, for three years imprisonment for accepting bribe and misusing Traffic Infringement Notice.

Murder suspect found dead

Murder suspect found dead-Tsirang

(Update): The Tsirang police say the 25-year-old murder suspect, who went missing since August 29 from Tongsingnang, could have died by suicide.

Man detained for alleged rape of a minor

The Lhuentse police have apprehended a 26-year-old man from Maedtsho Gewog for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl student.



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