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Taking banking to our doorsteps

While banking services of one bank is already available at all community centres, a step further has been taken. The Central Bank recently approved agent banking which allows financial institutions to offer their services outside the traditional bank premises.

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LG leadership. Beginning anew

We elected our local government leaders. Our second local government elections were a success, give or take a few glitches here and there. And now the LGs in the 20 dzongkhags are taking real shape with election of chairman among others.

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Sustaining an age-old activity

When the song Yak Legpai Lhadar Gawo was first sung in the old days, people wept at its melody and tragedy.

The song tells the story of a parting between a yak herder and his yak who is to be slaughtered.

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The final frontier

If all goes according to plan, 2018 will be another year of immense pride for Bhutan.

We’re set to launch our first satellite into space. It will be small but the event will be momentous. It will signify our entry into the final frontier: space.

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Dealing with alcohol

Bhutanese have a complicated relationship with alcohol. It is so deeply rooted in our culture that even as we know that alcohol is behind most of the social vices we are grappling with today, we cannot pull ourselves to keep it at a distance.

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Protecting our young

Our children are being exposed to more digital pornography.

More than 20 percent of children in a recent study conducted by the National Commission for Women and Children reported exposure to digital pornography.

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Where government’s focus should be

The automobile workshop area in Olakha has been growing into a kind of community over the years. It is not the safest of places in Thimphu today, especially for children. The community has become home to gang fighters, looters and dangerous night-time hooligans.

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Setting an example

One moment, our Prime Minister is rubbing shoulders with leaders of the world calling for regional collaboration, the next, he is on a hill picking up our trash.

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