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A hot topic

A ban on imported chillies as a result of high levels of pesticides being detected and limited local supply is causing chilli prices to skyrocket in our markets.

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Need to get figures right

We never really could settle on right percentage of our land under forest cover. In the 1980s, we were told that Bhutan had 72.5 percent of its land under forest cover. Then the figure dropped to less than 65 percent, according to some forest experts.

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Changing face of our society

Bhutan is rapidly changing. The alacrity with which change is coming in is sometimes overwhelming. While it is inevitable that economic progress will bring transformation, we could also be losing the very elements that have defined our society.

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One in a million

With the lottery back in business, many have already purchased tickets and are eagerly awaiting the big day to see if they win Nu 1 million or at least Nu 500,000.

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Empowering the differently-abled

Differently-abled people in the country do not have a lot of choice. Some even do not have space in our education system. What they do get aplenty, though, is social stigma and our pity. It is not pity they deserve, but our compassion and support.

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