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Drowning in alcohol?

Alcohol is a problem in Bhutan. This has long been recognised and everybody agrees. What we have not recognised or consented to is the need for stringent regulations or legislation to curb both production and consumption.

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Benefits of sharing resources

It’s commendable that the country’s media watchdog, the Bhutan InfoComm and Media Authority (BICMA) will require from next month, the sharing of certain infrastructure like telecom towers and poles.

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To tax or not to tax

Laws are good; laws are bad. And when too many heads blabber and fight their way through to give their own interpretation to the clauses of the numerous laws, legislations tend to lose all their meaning and purpose.

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Improving urban public transport

An electric beep alerts the waiting passengers seated on steel benches at a bus stop- “Your next bus is arriving in two minutes.” The passengers ready their smartcard. The bus arrives on time.

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A cold blooded reminder

Residents of Kingarabten in Trongsa are disturbed after the gruesome murder of a woman and her grandson. We come across such crimes only in the movies. But it has happened, here at home, in a small rural community.

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Combating white collar crime

When the Royal Insurance Corporation Ltd announced a Nu 1 million bounty on an employee, who absconded after embezzling Nu 91.6 million, everybody was talking about the reward.

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Giving and receiving

The gift rule is back in focus again. This time it is from the dzongkhags. Bumthang is the first to initiate a gift registration system. The dzongdag’s personal assistant will be a little busier.

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