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Hazards on the road

Four cars collided and three people suffered from collateral damage in less than an hour on the busy Thimphu-Paro highway yesterday. The numbers could have been more had the police not intervened as soon as they received information.

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Educating women to enhance participation

Discussions surrounding women’s participation in politics is back again. Fortunately this time around, the discourse is not about reserving seats for them or providing quotas. The focus is on systematic education to change the mind-set.

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Need to build strong civil service

His Majesty the King’s National Day address on December 17 in Paro delved deep into the life of the nation and set the tone for its future successes. It was one of the most important Royal Addresses that defined the shape and soul of this forward-looking nation. The making of ...

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A timely recognition

We come together on December 17 every year. We celebrate the National Day. We celebrate nationhood. The Druk Gyalpo addresses the nation, offers his appreciation to the people and shares his wisdom leaving the people inspired and comforted.

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What about the others?

After much speculation, the cabinet has endorsed the six-month paid maternity leave along with another six months of flexi time. The leave for civil servants could come into effect from January 1.

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Public service del(ay)very

What the Chapcha gup couldn’t get it done after a year of running, the Prime Minister got it done in minutes. The gup had been running from pillar to post to get the gewog centre relocated.

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Changing mindsets on public transport

The country’s roads, especially in urban centres like Thimphu city or Phuentsholing, are getting crowded. With increasing imports of vehicles, increasing regional tourists visiting in their own vehicles, and a regional transport agreement that could see more foreign traffic on our soil, the existing road infrastructure is set to be overwhelmed in a few years, or sooner.

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What should we understand by autonomy?

Autonomy is freedom. There is no need for qualification or quantification beyond the word itself, plain as it is. But how do we understand, or rather sadly misunderstand, this precious little word that keeps echoing itself ever so loudly?

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