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Monsoon menace to cost millions

Roads: Monsoon this year could give rise to financial burden for Department of Roads (DoR) in Phuentsholing region. Construction cost of gewog connectivity (GC) roads is likely to shoot up.

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Air force camp makes way for airport expansion

Aviation: In what should solve space constraints being faced at the Paro international airport, the Air Force Element (AFE) camp of the Indian Military Training Team (IMTRAT) in Bhutan, will relocate to another area within the airport premises.

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Democracy is on the right path

Q&A: You have been at the helm of the election process for the last nine years. Where do you see democracy today? Everything is picking up. Bhutan has already learnt a great deal. We are on the right path. Ten years in a nation's history is too short, yet considerable progress has been made within this short time.

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The momentum can’t be slowed down

Q&A: Your thoughts as your term as the chairperson come to an end? Happy. ACC has been the best institution and the best experience for me. I have grown and learnt the most. I have also transformed the most in ACC. Nine and half years has just been too colourful.

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The accountability process is complete

Q&A: Your last thoughts as your tenure come to an end?

I am leaving behind an institution evolved in to supporting the constitutional democracy.  When we look back, His Majesty The Fourth Druk Gyalpo was very clear in his command in December 2005,

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Lagthram issuance likely to take longer

Distribution will resume after the third round of cadastral resurvey completes

NLC: Until the on-going third round of cadastral resurvey is complete, it is uncertain how long it would take to distribute the new lagthrams (land ownership certificate) to the remaining seven dzongkhags.

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Police disperse stranded truckers

Law & Order: Trongsa police dispersed over 20 truckers who had again blocked the approach road to the Mangdechu hydropower project dam site after Jaiprakash associates (Jaypee) refused to unload anymore trucks.

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Court may decide compensation amount

As the govt and the mining company refuses to reach a consensus 

Mining: Economic affairs minister Norbu Wangchuk said the government is ready for a face off after the disgruntled owners of a mining company threatened to take the government to court for under compensating them for cancelling their quarry license.

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City bus system to get facelift

An intelligent transport system proposal will also be completed by this month’s end to improve public transport 

Transport: With vehicle imports showing no signs of slowing down, the government is stepping up its efforts to improve public transport on an urgent basis.

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