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When a nation sees its future

Yesterday, the nation celebrated the naming ceremony of HRH The Gyalsey at Punakha Dzong. Outside the magnificent 17th century fortress, the Thangzona was teeming with people. For the Bhutanese young and old, the day had special significance.

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Treating the cause, not the symptom

There is no sector more important than education. We are talking about building our society with capable and responsible citizens. Commerce and relations are important, all right. But they do not help raise our young minds, who in their time, will have to steer the course of this nation’s future.

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Taking basketball to the next level

It wasn’t as celebrated as the football wins over Sri Lanka but an equally significant sporting event took place recently. Bhutan got its first international win in basketball. The Bhutanese women’s team defeated Bangladesh at the SABA games held in Nepal.

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A critical reform

The science curriculum is being reformed and could likely be introduced in 2017.

This is an important event not only for the education sector but the country.

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A very exciting time, indeed!

This time round, we are experiencing an exciting time; it is almost wildly thrilling, to say the least. But then, excitements besides, we have a greater responsibility to think beyond matters mundane. We can do a lot better, together.

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History repeats

It was a brief downpour but it wrecked havoc in Thimphu city.

The road below the referral hospital resembled a torrential river. Long lines of vehicles had to form as each carefully navigated through the water. At least one vehicle stalled after water entered its engine.

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