English | Dzongkha Monday, December 18, 2017

Ban on import of vehicles lifted

The temporary ban on the import of private light vehicles has been lifted. The ban was imposed pending the Supreme Court’s verdict on the first Constitutional case concerning the government’s tax revision on the import of vehicles.

18 drug abusers caught

The Phuentsholing police have arrested 18 people including two girls in a span of four days for drug possession. They were caught between March 10 and March 13.

No two ways about it

If you are driving through Paro town, be careful which way you are driving. The traffic rules have been changed. The one way rule has been changed to a two way system. The town has grown and so has the traffic, requiring the change in traffic rules. With the one way rule, motorists enter the town one way and exit another way. Now, they can enter and exit the same way. The old one way rule confounded motorists, especially those travelling from faraway places.

His Majesty sends condolence for Japan

His Majesty the King offered his condolence to the Government and the people of Japan following the disastrous earthquake.

Drug dealers apprehended

Thimphu City police have apprehended a 17-year-old boy and two men for substance abuse. The 17-year-old boy was apprehended from the vegetable market area. He was found intoxicated and carrying several tablets.

Man killed in hit and run

A 40-year-old man has been killed in an accident at Khasadrapchu in Thimphu. The accident took place around 10 p.m. last night. The deceased who was driving a Maruti Alto was hit by a speeding Mahindra from the opposite direction.

Rapist jailed

The Phuentsholing Dungkhag Court has sentenced a 30-year-old man to three years and one month in prison for raping a 61-year-old woman.

Labourer camp razed

A fire broke out around 4:45 this afternoon at one of the labourer camps inside the police campus. Police said the fire started from an electrical short circuit in the storeroom. There were no casualties but the fire damaged electrical and construction material worth Nu.2.5 million and 500 bags of cement.

Two women caught selling tobacco

The Thimphu city police have apprehended two women for selling tobacco products. Both of them run pan shops. They were caught on Monday during a raid which was carried out after police received a complaint.

Fierce winds wreak havoc

Strong winds yesterday blew away the roofs of more than 80 houses, monasteries, schools and offices in Paro and Haa.

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