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Honour the people and laws

It took alleged grievances and frustrations to dissolve the House Committee of the National Assembly. It took a letter from the Speaker citing the act as a violation of laws to reinstate the House Committee.

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The spectacle called drayangs

The concept of drayangs tends to conjure varying notions. To some, the mere existence of drayangs threatens our culture and tradition while others argue that drayangs play a role in the promotion and preservation of these values. Somehow, in this conversation that dwells from cultural to moral policing to image crisis, we appear to overlook the concerns of the women who work in these places.

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E.Coli in our rivers should shake us to action

Water quality tests along the Wanhchhu and Pachhu have found traces of E.Coli, a bacterium that lives in the digestive tracts of humans and animals. Although many of the types are considered generally harmless, some strains can cause bloody diarrhoea, urinary tract infection, severe anaemia, or kidney failure that can lead to death.

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Take nutrition advice to parents

Although Bhutan has done well compared with the countries in the region in terms of childcare and development, the issue of child growth, diet and food security, and care during pregnancy remains a public health challenge.

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When lawmakers break laws

Our parliament members, at least some of them, appear to be in a recalcitrant mood lately. The recent decision of the House Committee members to dissolve the committee on alleged grievances against the National Assembly Speaker and the Secretary General is amateurish and condemnable.

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BEAR leads the way

A three-member Bhutan Emergency Aeromedical Retrieval Team (BEAR) has achieved remarkable feat by saving many lives that would otherwise have been impossible given the long journey to the nearest health facilities and difficult terrain that separate our many villages.

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