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The BBIN debate

Arguments about the merit and demerits of the Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, and Nepal (BBIN) motor vehicle agreement are flying back and forth.

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Supporting art and artists

It is good news that the government has instituted the endowment fund for arts. The fund will immensely benefit artists and filmmakers because the fund will support artistic excellence, innovation and creativity, among others.

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World Press Freedom day

Some journalists were recognised and rewarded for their achievements on press freedom day, May 3. For a profession that requires working longer hours than average on almost a daily basis, and with perhaps a little more stress, any credit would be welcomed and appreciated, no doubt.

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Honouring our lopens

On May 2, schools and educational institutes throughout the country celebrated Teachers’ Day by paying special tribute to teachers for their contributions in building the nation. Our Teachers’ Day has a special significance because we also celebrate the contributions of His Majesty the Third Druk Gyalpo, the father of modern Bhutan, who gave special priority to modern education in the country.

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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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