Gyalsey Ugyen Wangchuck

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With the erratic waves of nerves caused by the Covid-19 crisis in people around the globe, it is comforting to sense a calming response in the Buddhist world.

Less bark more bite?

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The second phase of the national dog population management and rabies control programme has come to an end. According to the official assessment, the effort has paid off.

Clarifying the confusion

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In clarifying and reaffirming who is responsible for implementing judgments the courts dispense, the Supreme Court has sent out a strong message.

For a green cremation

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odern incinerator was introduced at the Thimphu crematorium in 1998, Aum Pem, then talking to Kuensel, wished her death to coincide when the monastic body was still at their winter residence in Punakha.

A small, yet laudable effort

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Hoteliers in Bumthang, 67 of them, have decided not to serve meat for two months in a year, during the auspicious months.

A hot potato appeal

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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.

Being health conscious

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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.

Below the rim

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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.

On disaster preparedness again

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An earthquake and a lake outburst flood on the same day could be a rare coincidence. But it did happen on Sunday, June 28. And Bhutanese are worried.

A good lesson

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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.

Getting set for the monsoon

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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.

The Karpo verdict

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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.

Facilitating FDI

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