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Borderline business

Phuentsholing needs Jaigaon as much as Jaigaon needs Phuentsholing.  As the busiest commercial hub, any disturbance across the Phuentsholing gate can cause immense loss to both Bhutan and the rapidly growing business community in Jaigaon.

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Let things private remain private

There is nothing more personal and private than sex. Yet today our society is waking up to a very disturbing reality. One’s private life is no longer private. We are talking sex clips that are being shared on mobile text and voice messaging app WeChat.

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Drowning in alcohol?

Alcohol is a problem in Bhutan. This has long been recognised and everybody agrees. What we have not recognised or consented to is the need for stringent regulations or legislation to curb both production and consumption.

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Benefits of sharing resources

It’s commendable that the country’s media watchdog, the Bhutan InfoComm and Media Authority (BICMA) will require from next month, the sharing of certain infrastructure like telecom towers and poles.

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To tax or not to tax

Laws are good; laws are bad. And when too many heads blabber and fight their way through to give their own interpretation to the clauses of the numerous laws, legislations tend to lose all their meaning and purpose.

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Improving urban public transport

An electric beep alerts the waiting passengers seated on steel benches at a bus stop- “Your next bus is arriving in two minutes.” The passengers ready their smartcard. The bus arrives on time.

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