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A hot potato appeal

It was already a high profile affair, the Lhakhang Karpo construction case. An elected minister was retrospectively accused of misuse of authority, taken to court and then acquitted.

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Being health conscious

The red rice, suja and shakam breakfast is fast disappearing from the Bhutanese table. Not so much because of affordability, but for health reasons. Bhutanese are fast realising that sitting in front of the computer, all day, cannot digest their favourite breakfast.

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Below the rim

After all the support and attention football received for their success in the World Cup qualifying games, we shouldn’t expect other tournaments or sports to take the backstage.

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A good lesson

The Monday evening “lake outburst flood” fortunately didn’t cause any damage to life or property along the Punakha–Wangdue valley although it did wash away some bridges high up in Gasa and Laya.

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Getting set for the monsoon

If the week that just went by was wet, we had better be prepared for worse.  Monsoon has just begun and we will see more rain in the coming days, going by the weather forecast.

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The Karpo verdict

The much-awaited verdict on the Lhakhang Karpo case is out, bringing the case to an end, at least for now.

The dzongkhag court acquitted foreign minister Rinzin Dorje of all charges the Anti Corruption Commission had compiled after almost two years of investigation.  He will have to pay only Nu 4,166 as restitution to the government within 10 days.  The penalty was imposed after the minister was not able to produce receipts for using a government vehicle to transport timber to his construction site in Thimphu from Haa.

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Facilitating FDI

The need for foreign direct investment was long recognised, given the lack of capital and expertise, the need to create employment and generate income.

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Know the danger of MERS

This deadly disease called MERS has come closer home. MERS is Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), a viral respiratory disease caused by a coronavirus (MERS-CoV) that was first identified in Saudi Arabia in 2012.

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An e-car can of worms

Six years ago, when the first electric car was launched, coinciding with World Environment Day on June 5, it was greeted with a lot of enthusiasm. Everybody agreed that there were fewer reasons not to drive around an electric car that was then said to be 12 times more economical ...

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