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Keeping the Rupee ship afloat

The cash crunch (INR), post demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes is gradually showing signs of recovery. The doubling of ATM withdrawal limits in India, increasing the monthly quota from the Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) and in days the counter value of surrendered notes will be deposited in respective bank accounts.

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PPP needs to penetrate into gewogs and villages

We ought to commend the Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) for the initiatives it has made over the years to address law and order issues both in urban and rural pockets of the country. Police-Public Partnership is one example of successful initiative. There are many more.

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Where does our priority lie?

We are a small and developing society; agriculture is our mainstay still. A good 70 percent of our people is engaged in this vitally important sector. We are, however, not producing enough to feed ourselves. This is one of the great paradoxes of our time.

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Waste not, want not

Public views were widely divided. Even so, at the meeting of the local government leaders at Phuentsholing on January 15, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay handed over 205 Bolero pickup trucks to the gewog leaders.

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Improving our English

While much effort is currently being invested in making the national language, Dzongkha, easier to teach and learn, we mustn’t forget the English language as well.

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Reducing burden will increase teacher performance

Education ministry is bringing in much-needed changes in the school system. Although its decision to shorten winter vacation by two weeks and to lengthen summer break to a month has not been popular with many teachers and parents, the decision to recruit over 200 wardens and matrons is being received well.

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