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Biogas: Answer to energy sufficiency?

As our dependence on fossil fuel consumption increases, it may be wise to explore the benefits of alternatives like biogas, which will contribute greatly towards achieving the national aim of reducing poverty levels, particularly in the rural parts of the country, by increasing livestock development and agriculture.

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Youth encouragement paramount

There is much hope, quality and maturity in our young people today. It is a resounding assurance of a brighter future for Bhutan. The priority and attention given to the education sector is bearing fruits after all.

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Improving fire safety

The Royal Audit Authority’s fire safety report paints a very unflattering picture of our security and safety initiatives, particularly in the dzongs and public offices. The report is, in its candid way and, quite rightly, damning. And it does not surprise us.

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Monsoon glory yet again

Every monsoon we are reminded of how poor our sewerage systems are. A few minutes’ rain wreaks havoc in the streets and city corners far and near. Our roads literally flood because clogged city drains are not able to handle the amount of water when it comes. These are times when we get rain day in, day out, almost. The picture then is one of mayhem.

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This is no spelling bee

The country requires standard spellings for the names of dzongkhags, gewogs and chiwogs. Standardised spellings are important today as incorrect spellings can have legal implications.

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