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The ugly side of the beautiful game

Bhutan’s dramatic but incomplete comeback against the Maldives on Thursday was celebrated like a big win.  But the premature departure of the head coach of the national team, Norio Tsukitate, cast a shadow over the memorable feat, albeit a defeat.

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Making a rod for our own back

Returning home after a disappointing experience in New Delhi, a civil servant who tried to obtain a student visa to the United States said, “he just tried his luck”. Rejected for a visa on his second attempt, he said he did not really have to go to the US. He …

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Contributing to a cause

The health ministry will, next week, launch the ‘Financing of Essential Drugs and Medicines’ initiative to raise money to the health trust fund. About 5,000 people across the country will take part in the initiative, which includes also a ‘Move for health” walk. The event is a part of the …

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Letting entrepreneurs grow

We may not have solutions to high-tech garbage, but finally it seems like we have found one to our solid waste disposal problem, especially plastic, that is increasing with improving purchasing power. The initiative of using plastic waste to black top roads, which was tried out on Monday is a …

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A feather in the conservation cap

Asserting naturally that the eastern Himalayas, including the whole of Bhutan, is a biological hotspot, the World Wide  Fund for nature’s Living Himalayas Initiative yesterday revealed that 211 new species were discovered between 2009 and 2014. It is a feather in the conservation cap for the region even as we …

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An important visit

There is a lot of, what Indians call charchey (talk), over the visit of West Bengal’s Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee today. This is the first time the Chief Minister is visiting Bhutan that shares a long border with her state. The Chief Minister is leading a 19-member delegation that will …

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A good lesson

The long drawn controversy surrounding the second-hand electric cars that are being driven as taxis is heading to an end, albeit one cabbie that is taking the dealer to court. While we wait for the court to look into the case, the four others have finally got what they want. …

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When regulations come into conflict

Drukair refusing to fly an ailing Bhutanese passenger to Bangkok for treatment has been a subject of heated debate this entire week. The question that begs to be answered still is why did the captain take the decision he did that day.

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Well begun is half done

Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay and his delegation who are attending the United Nations General Assembly can walk around New York with their heads held high. The United Nations have adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the new development goals that will guide nations for the next decade and beyond. The …

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