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Three chortens vandalised in Pemagatshel

Three chortens were vandalised in Shali and Gamung villages of Shumer gewog under Pemagatshel last night. All the Nangtens of two, nine feet tall, chortens in Gamung and a 15 feet chorten in Shali, have been taken.

Korphu Gewog’s effort to revive cardamom

If you visit Korphu Gewog in Trongsa, you will right away notice cardamom plants growing around tiny houses. The plants indicate the villagers’ effort to revive cardamom, their prized cash crop they once lost to a disease called wilt and blight.

Samdrup Jongkhar benefits from fish farming

Towards afternoon, farmers of Langchenphug Gewog in Samdrup Jongkhar can be seen getting into pond with fishing net. They wait for the temperature to come down, which they say, is suitable for harvesting fish.

Teenager on the verge of giving up hope without medical care

An 18-year-old boy from Wamling village in Zhemgang, who is severely ill, is on the verge of giving up hope to live. Leki Dorji hasn’t been able to access medical care. He has been suffering from severe stomach ache and has been vomiting blood for last couple of months. “I don’t think I will survive,” he says.

Case to be filed against alleged molester in Bangalore

(Update): Two Bhutanese women, who were allegedly molested and man-handled in Bangalore, are going to lodge a formal complaint with the police at K.R Puram.

Accident kills a Bhutanese in Assam

A Bhutanese was killed on the spot and two others injured in an accident on the border of Assam and West Bengal in India.

Gakidling community fear for safety following abduction cases

A sense of fear has crept in among the people of Gakidling Gewog in the wake of the recent abduction cases in Sarpang. Every evening, as dusk creeps in, they start to move to other villages nearby to spend the night.  They return to Gakidling the next day to begin their daily work.

Custom officials confiscate liquor for which imports are prohibited

The Regional Revenue and Customs office in Phuentsholing confiscated over 1,300 bottles of beer, breezer, and energy drink, 44 beer cases, 75 beer cans and 21 other beer cartons.

Prompt action saves a house from being gutted

A government cottage below Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s office caught fire at around 9:30 am today. The residents were out of the house when the incident happened.

Bhutanese woman allegedly molested in Bangalore

A 23-year-old Bhutanese woman working in real estate as a junior executive was allegedly molested, and her older sister, a civil engineer in the same firm, man-handled, by a bus conductor and a driver in Bangalore, Wednesday morning.

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