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Talking about promoting our culture

As the custodians of our culture, it is incumbent on us to make every effort to protect and preserve the Bhutanese culture in their many forms. As foreign cultures come stomping about, we risk losing the tangible and intangible elements that inform our culture and shape our identity.

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The power of corruption

The deliberations on the Anti-Corruption Report at the Parliament were thorough and important. It has to be, given that abuse of functions tops Anti-Corruption Commission’s list of complaints. To our policymakers and the society, this should be worrying because it indicates the power of power to corrupt those in positions of authority.

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Agriculture: Going beyond figures

Agriculture is coming back on the focus of our national life. And this is good news. Although agriculture does not feature prominently in the report, the national budget for the financial year 2017-18, has allocated 9 percent to the sector, a slight increase from the last fiscal year.

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