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Making our roads less hazardous

Our roads are becoming increasingly unsafe. Navigating the city roads is a challenge that is growing by the day because of numerous ruts and holes on our roads. This poses serious threat to both drivers and pedestrians.

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Regulations for drones needed

A drone was recently seized from a tourist in Paro. The tourist was using it to take photographs of Kichu lhakhang. The activity may seem harmless but there is a need for drone use to be strictly restricted or banned until regulations are in place.

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Finding a middle path

As expected, there is good debate on the six-moth paid maternity leave proposal that is still waiting for the Cabinet’s endorsement. The National Assembly wants it to be implemented at the earliest.

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Shopping without cash

The latest facility Bank of Bhutan started in at least two shops in Thimphu is one service that most people have expected from our banks a long time ago. The bank’s merchant payment service allows shoppers to shop without cash and merchants to concentrate on their business.

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Making our roads safer

Bhutan’s roads are becoming increasingly dangerous. The number of vehicles has drastically risen over the years, choking our narrow roads and, there has been corresponding growth in the number of population, especially in towns and cities. The consequence is that it is becoming more and more unsafe for both pedestrians and drivers to negotiate through the streets.

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After the celebrations

It was a week of anticipation and festivity. We came together as a nation, celebrated the 60th birth anniversary of His Majesty The Fourth Druk Gyalpo. We paid our tribute, offered our prayers and thanked a King for his selfless service to the country and the people.

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Welcoming a new beginning

The nation yesterday got the most happy news. The celebration of the life of the most extraordinary monarch could not give the people news more delightful than the announcement of Prince who will continue the legacy of the Wangchuck Dynasty.

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Thanking the King most noble

Our nation and our people have a special reason to celebrate the moment this day. Our roads and our gullies are clean. Our traffic system is most efficient. Our schools and institutes have never looked so beautiful. Year 2015 is special for the Bhutanese. All is as it should be.

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The perfect gift

We are in a festive mood as we do our last minute preparations for the big occasion on Wednesday. The streets have been swept clean, the roads are smooth, flags are flying high, and flowers have magically sprouted in November.

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