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New school timing and the real challenge

Yet again, school opening and vacation timings have changed. Academic session this year will begin from the first day of February, more or less.  Teachers will report to schools on  February 1 and students on February 3.

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The language of the courts

The defamation case between DPT and Dasho Paljor J Dorji, popularly known as Dasho Benji, set a landmark precedent. The judgment raised an important legal issue on the language of the courts.

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Need to regulate regional tourism

Even though we are a small and landlocked country hidden in the folds of the mighty Himalayas, Bhutan is today counted among the top high-end tourist destinations in the world. We have earned this space thanks largely to our sensible tourism and conservation policies. It took dedication and earnest efforts.

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Fixing our potholed roads

For those of us in Thimphu city, especially vehicle owners and drivers, hope is on the way. The thromde will soon get funds from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to fix the potholes that pockmark most of the capital city’s roads. It is also presumed that the ADB support will also cover broken and missing slabs that cover drains along and across roads.

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It’s not black and white

While we hoped for a verdict on the libel or defamation case filed by Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) against Dasho Paljor J Dorji, who is more popularly known as Dasho Benji, the Thimphu dzongkhag court accepted the political party’s request to withdraw the case.

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Waste not, want not

The goal was ambitious: making Bhutan one of the cleanest countries in the world. We’ve had a good start. But it is easier to get people to pick up garbage on a single day. It is easier because you see the results immediately. You get a sense of accomplishment within an hour or two, and therefore the motivation to complete the job is strong.

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Get involved in the education reform!

The education ministry is considering a longer summer vacation but a shorter winter break from next year. The matter will be discussed during the National Education Conference, scheduled to be held from January 9-12.

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We welcome more stakeholder intervention

In a significant development concerning Department of Local Governance’s (DLG) September 12 notification and local government leaders’ entitlement issues that it gave birth to, Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) and the National Council (NC) have walked in to clarify that members of local governments are declared elected from the day the election results are declared, not from the day they are administered oath or affirmation of office.

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Why another fire?

For the fourth time in six years, another major fire broke out in Chamkhar town in Bumthang. This time, four buildings housing 22 shops and homes were razed.

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