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Reach the unreached

The government has made much progress in bringing public services closer to its citizens in recent years through the establishment of community centres.

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For greater equality

We join the international community in observing the International Women’s Day today calling for equity once again. Every year the Day gets the attention of the world in raising concerns of discrimination, injustice or inequality against women.

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A good tendrel

It was indeed a happy get-together. Bhutanese came by the thousands. Not only in Thimphu, but also in all the 20 dzongkhags, to take part in planting trees in dedication to His Royal Highness The Gyalsey.

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No joking matter

A public debate has emerged on freedom of expression when it comes to humor, and on whether religion or religious institutions cannot be the subject of jokes.

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Ensure privacy of mobile users

The amount of third-party SMS ads we receive from our telecom companies may not be as large as in other countries or as annoying but some mobile phone users are concerned and rightly so.

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Give us so that all can have

It is deeply mysterious and vastly troubling that midterm reviews of the nation’s progress should remain the preserve of a few. Planners, policymakers and politicians are holding back what needs to come out in public for the benefit of the people.

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Beefing up forensics

In a much needed development, the Prime Minister has asked the police to submit a proposal for a forensics laboratory to the Cabinet immediately.

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Catching and keeping up

The IT park has achieved its contractual obligation of employing more than 700 Bhutanese by 2016. The majority are engaged in photo editing for an FDI company while a small number are software developers working for various companies, both FDI and local.

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