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Give us so that all can have

It is deeply mysterious and vastly troubling that midterm reviews of the nation’s progress should remain the preserve of a few. Planners, policymakers and politicians are holding back what needs to come out in public for the benefit of the people.

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Beefing up forensics

In a much needed development, the Prime Minister has asked the police to submit a proposal for a forensics laboratory to the Cabinet immediately.

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Catching and keeping up

The IT park has achieved its contractual obligation of employing more than 700 Bhutanese by 2016. The majority are engaged in photo editing for an FDI company while a small number are software developers working for various companies, both FDI and local.

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Storm after the calm

We are poor farmers. Why are we attacked? This is a question victims of kidnapping often ask as villagers along the borders in Gelephu and Sarpang live in insecurity.

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For indeed, central schools must succeed

Ideas grand and novel have a way to not work and give some really severe heartaches. But then, if every idea that pulsated with some semblance of life in the head of thinking men found a fecund home, there would scarcely be any problem in the world.

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Fire hazards

In the end, nature always triumphs.

After much media buzz and public adoration in its first few days of firefighting in front of a large audience, the government’s helicopter remained on the ground as the Chuzom fire burned thousands of acres of forest.

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LG elections need state support

It looks like local government (LG) elections could become a sad affair in our much-exalted system of governance. In a democracy, every little part has their role to play. No institution is too big or too small. Are we reducing LG to a trifling that will not matter whether or not it exists?

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Preventing forest fires

With seven forest fire incidents in the last five days since Losar, it has been a busy start to the New Year for forestry officials and others who are engaged in battling the flames. This is the fire season and we can expect many more.

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