Verdict: Reversing the Haa dzongkhag court’s ruling, the High Court’s Bench II on October 27 convicted former project manager of Lhakhang Karpo conservation project to a year imprisonment for waiving off woola (labour contribution) for his relatives and neighbours.
Tourism: In an effort to decongest the space outside the Memorial Choeten in Thimphu, the Royal Bhutan Police has designated the parking space as a pick and drop zone.
Youth: Dechen Wangmo a final year student of Sherubtse College is getting cold feet. The 21-year-old coordinator of a Y-Peer is about to present a synopsis on youth issues in Bhutan, particularly on drug and alcohol abuse.
Arrival: Hoteliers in Trashigang are crying for urgent interventions from the government to boost tourism in eastern Bhutan.
Fuel: The increasing number of vehicles imported may have fueled the fuel imports, but nearly 20 percent of petrol and 6.5 percent of diesel on average were re-exported in the last five years.
Land: Eighty-year-old farmer Pema cannot remember when the Wangdue-Trongsa highway was built, but he sure remembers how the road cut through his paddy field.