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Fighting choeten vandalism

From the reports of choetens being vandalised and robbed off their nangtens (inner relics), it seems like the miscreants are on a choeten-robbing spree. In one week, 10 choetens were robbed in Mongar. That is a big number to comprehend.

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Yes, we can!

The international theme for observing this year’s World AIDS Day is “getting to zero”. It is an ambitious one- achieving zero new infection, zero death from HIV/AIDS and zero discrimination will be an uphill task. But the message is clear. We have to strive for that as a member of the global community.

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For a better world

Leaders from about 150 countries have gathered in Paris with a hope to create a new international climate agreement by the end of the Conference of the Parties (COP21).

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Ban not the best solution

Sreet vendors have appealed to the Prime Minister after authorities banned them from selling food at night on the streets. The police have attributed rising crime with the availability of late night street food. They argue that street food is encouraging people to stay out longer and providing the fuel for people to commit crime.

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All is not well

It was a matter of all is well that ends well at the joint sitting yesterday. The Parliament unanimously endorsed Betekha as Paro’s yenlag thromde, Denchi and Nganglam as the Pemagathsel dzongkhag and yenlag thromde.

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Thinking beyond party lines

What is happening with our parliamentarians? This is a resounding question on the lips of many watching the joint sitting session yesterday as they once again confused themselves over the thromde issue.

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A successful programme

Some 14 years ago, teachers, education officials and students were attending a two-day seminar in Thimphu to discuss a new project. It was targeted at enhancing nutrition in school meals, earn some income for school development fund and encourage the dignity of labour.

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