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Calling voters and candidates to the polls

More than 3,000 aspirants have passed functional literacy test (FLT) for the upcoming local government elections. Election commission’s efforts to take the message of adult franchise to the farthest pockets of the country seem to have paid off. It deserves our commendations.

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Need to iron things out

As local government elections approach, local leaders are faced with a dilemma, a quandary that needs to be solved as quickly as we can. Blaming each other will not do anyone any good. What is vitally necessary is that the offices that are involved should have the courage to iron out creases in the Laws.

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Entrepreneur role models

Several young entrepreneurs were recognised for their business ideas at a competition this week.

The ideas ranged from using glass to make bricks, to using paper to make pencils.

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Journey: Fun on the Bhutanese roads

Let us take a ride, just for fun. Well, we could have a little more along the journey. Why not, spectacular vistas besides? Ah, let us look at the roadside cautions and signs that stare straight back at us.

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Questions to ask

The shooting that occurred over the weekend has shocked us. A bank’s security guard, using a high powered rifle, shot another employee of the bank in the shoulder. The bullet exited and went through a window. Police are yet to find where the bullet eventually ended up.

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Watching how we watch?

Thimphu is getting a new face, so to speak.  Its city lines and corners are getting a makeover of a sort. Holes are being dug and CCTV cameras are being fixed on the electric poles.

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