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Ban not the best solution

Sreet vendors have appealed to the Prime Minister after authorities banned them from selling food at night on the streets. The police have attributed rising crime with the availability of late night street food. They argue that street food is encouraging people to stay out longer and providing the fuel for people to commit crime.

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All is not well

It was a matter of all is well that ends well at the joint sitting yesterday. The Parliament unanimously endorsed Betekha as Paro’s yenlag thromde, Denchi and Nganglam as the Pemagathsel dzongkhag and yenlag thromde.

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Thinking beyond party lines

What is happening with our parliamentarians? This is a resounding question on the lips of many watching the joint sitting session yesterday as they once again confused themselves over the thromde issue.

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A successful programme

Some 14 years ago, teachers, education officials and students were attending a two-day seminar in Thimphu to discuss a new project. It was targeted at enhancing nutrition in school meals, earn some income for school development fund and encourage the dignity of labour.

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Parents need to be more responsible

This is the time of the year when our streets will become violent by the day. There will be fights and troubles galore. Our young people will not sleep. They will howl around all night, high on things they ought not to indulge in.

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The Thrompon elections

With the year slowly drawing to an end, we have a lot of things to look forward to in the New Year. High on the list is the local government elections, which could begin as early as January.

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Lest we make a mistake

Opening up tourism or freeing the tariff is as complex as the functioning of the lucrative business. Both will have long-term implications and a good debate, the sort happening at the National Council, is what we need before we come to a decision.

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Making our roads less hazardous

Our roads are becoming increasingly unsafe. Navigating the city roads is a challenge that is growing by the day because of numerous ruts and holes on our roads. This poses serious threat to both drivers and pedestrians.

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