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A pedestrian street

In a move resembling pedestrian day, the first Sunday of every month from June onwards will see Thimphu city’s main street, Norzin Lam, closed to vehicular traffic.

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Need to expand homeownership

Where praise is due, we must give. Civil servants, corporate employees and armed forces personnel can now avail of a subsidised home loan scheme from the National Pension and Provident Fund (NPPF).

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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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Finding results

More than 400 paan shop owners pledged their support towards achieving a drug-free society at a meeting with authorities this week.

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Taking care of public property

Our people lack civic sense. Our people are careless, and heartless, too. Our people are irresponsible. We do not know how to take ownership of our shared wealth and spaces. And we are a lot pitifully ungrateful, venal and vastly vainglorious.

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Preparing for the big one

Bhutan, located in the young Himalayan mountains, sits on one of most seismically active zones in the world. As the Indian subcontinent collides against the Eurasian plate, the Himalayas are being pushed upwards at the rate of about a centimetre every year.

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Putting safety first

Our homes are increasingly becoming unsafe. What makes it worse is that there is no regulating body to ensure that the owners of the buildings and tenants maintain certain safety measures.

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