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Opposition encourages Gelephu to vote against BBIN

Politics: Among the many issues the Opposition Leader (Dr) Pema Gyamtsho highlighted during his meeting with the people of Gelephu yesterday, the negative impact of signing the Bhutan, Bangladesh, India and Nepal (BBIN) transportation agreement tops the list.

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The ada rachu debate

A public debate has ensued on the ada rachu rule. The home ministry now requires that all women use only the ada rachu and not patterned rachus.

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A school for eight students

The ECR is likely to close down from the next academic session

Education: Despite having to walk for more than an hour to reach his school, nine-year-old Kinley Wangchuk’s parents are not willing to send him to a central school.

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Treating the expatriate workforce better

One of Bhutan’s spectacular attempts to popularise an alternative development paradigm that puts happiness at the centre of our development philosophy and our unprecedented efforts to conserve our pristine natural environment has drawn numerous accolades in the international arena.

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Training to represent the country

Table Tennis: The national table tennis hall in Thimphu looks totally abandoned. It is Friday, 5:30pm. Two boys are playing football outside. On the stairs of the hall are two table tennis rackets. The boys are waiting for their friends.

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