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Thursday, March 26, 2015
A suspect surnamed Chang has recently been questioned by prosecutors over her alleged involvement in an apartment rental scam, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) said.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday announced the establishment of the Taipei City Joint Center for Project Contract Outing and Purchasing, a department that will handle all city government construction dealings openly, so as to eradicate corrupt practices.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday responded to a same-sex couple who asked the mayor to act as a witness during their marriage ceremony should Taipei's City Government authorize their application.
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Taiwan -- Taichung to replace BRT with dedicated bus lanes
Taichung Mayor Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) announced Monday that the city's existing bus rapid transit (BRT) system will be replaced by "optimized dedicated bus lanes" that will start operation July 8.
A luxury hotel was fined NT$300,000 (US$9,563) by Taipei City's government on Sunday for an incident when a pedestrian was injured by tiles falling from the facade of its building.
The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) said Monday that it remains positive about the future of Taichung's controversial bus rapid transit (BRT) system following a decision by the local government earlier in the day to convert the BRT lanes into dedicated bus lanes that can also be used by normal city buses.
A major wine importer based in New Taipei was busted for selling counterfeit French red wine that netted the company a profit estimated at NT$100 million (US$3.19 million) over the past five years, the Investigation Bureau (調查局) said Monday.
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Police arrested one suspect and seized over 2.4 kilograms of semi-processed illicit drugs during a raid in Chiayi City on Thursday, March 19, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) has announced.
Monday, March 23, 2015
A cyclist from Poland broke his own Guinness world record on Sunday by climbing 3,139 steps up the Taipei 101 skyscraper on a bicycle.
The Tainan government conducted on Saturday an unannounced operation removing statues of late President Chiang Kai-shek from the city's schools.
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Kenyan runners dominated the 2015 New Taipei City Wan Jin Shi Marathon held on Sunday in Wanli District, with Eluid Kiplagat Barngetany and Gladys Kipsoi winning the men's and women's races and the other two podium spots in the men's race also going to Kenyans.
Sunday, March 22, 2015
A mounting logging scandal in Neihu District (內湖區) signals that Taipei's administrative system is on the brink of collapse, Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said.
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Taiwan -- Ko backtracks from firing Neihu Precinct chief
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday backpedalled hours after he verbally fired the Neihu Precinct police chief over an illegal logging case. Ko told Taipei City Police Commissioner Chiu Feng-kuang (邱豐光) to "pluck" Neihu Precinct chief Chang Meng-lin (張夢麟) at an intense meething early yesterday when the commissioner and Chang briefed Ko about cases of illegal logging in Neihu.
Yeh Shih-wen (葉世文), a former Taoyuan deputy county magistrate before the county was upgraded to a special municipality late last year, was convicted of bribe taking and sentenced to 19 years in prison at Taipei District Court on Friday.
  
  
  
  
  
  
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