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Time to delve into our souls

Our small and happy society is no longer at peace with itself. And this is no exaggeration. Kinds and kinds of crimes are growing in the city corners. That’s why the police two years ago came up with an idea to frisk people after 10pm. Going by the records, crime rates may have gone down by numbers appreciable, but intensity has grown by much more.

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We must do more

We have run a number of articles on arrests and convictions of drug dealers and abusers. The articles are straightforward. A man or woman was arrested for illegally possessing so and so drug and is likely to face so many years of imprisonment. Sometimes we provide a detail or two on how they may have been attempting to smuggle the drugs, and comment or two from a police official. Occasionally, we run a photograph of the seized drugs. That’s about it.

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Public view must be sought for standard signage rule

The signboard standardisation rule is upon us again. Thimphu Thromde is expected to implement the rule very soon, which means signboards in the city will have to be designed as per the guidelines and should be approved by the authorities. In the event of noncompliance, person or business responsible will be fined according to the number of days of violation.

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The media

The Constitution guarantees the right to all Bhutanese citizens to ask questions. It also guarantees the right of a citizen to not answer a question and journalists are aware that this right goes both ways.

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What this rise to glory means

In what was yet another historic moment in the life of this nation, His Majesty The King on Sunday installed Sertog on the Utse of the Drukgyal Dzong, coinciding with the first birth anniversary of our beloved Gyalsey.

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Our Gyalsey is Special

The Nation’s Son His Royal Highness Gyalsey Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck is one year old  tomorrow. On this same day last year, the Kingdom experienced enormous joy and happiness with the birth of The Gyalsey.

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Need for better precautions

The Bhutanese man who went missing in Bangkok for 10 days has finally been found. We are thankful to those people who may have helped him get through his 10-day ordeal, which undoubtedly must have been a dreadfully frightening experience.

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