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Let not waste bury us

We are talking waste again because the problem of waste management has become critically important. With population growth in the near future, waste will continue to be a mounting challenge. The only answer lies in how we succeed in managing them from source down to the dumpsites.

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Stop the rumour

We take easily to words on the street because they are more exciting than truth. We do not question their veracity. Rumours can be devastatingly effective.

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Let’s read

A young schoolgirl is ambling about the only bookstall outside Vice Chancellor’s office at Royal University of Bhutan in Motithang, Thimphu. She hasn’t found a book that she could read. Shy and nervous, she looks around for a while, and then, she is gone.

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Let’s read

A young schoolgirl is ambling about the only bookstall outside Vice Chancellor’s office at Royal University of Bhutan in Motithang, Thimphu. She hasn’t found a book that she could read. Shy and nervous, she looks around for a while, and then, she is gone.

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Letting art thrive

It is not yet the festival season, but the capital city has come alive in a festive mood with the sixth edition of the Mountain Echoes festival kicking off yesterday. For the next two days, Thimphu will be talking about a new horizon of imagination and creativity.

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On dealing with media

The Road Safety and Transport Authority (RSTA) had streamlined issuing driving license. Aspiring drivers have to go through a series of tests before they are licensed to drive. This is to ensure safety of the driver and, thereby, others as well.

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Borderline business

Phuentsholing needs Jaigaon as much as Jaigaon needs Phuentsholing.  As the busiest commercial hub, any disturbance across the Phuentsholing gate can cause immense loss to both Bhutan and the rapidly growing business community in Jaigaon.

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Let things private remain private

There is nothing more personal and private than sex. Yet today our society is waking up to a very disturbing reality. One’s private life is no longer private. We are talking sex clips that are being shared on mobile text and voice messaging app WeChat.

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Drowning in alcohol?

Alcohol is a problem in Bhutan. This has long been recognised and everybody agrees. What we have not recognised or consented to is the need for stringent regulations or legislation to curb both production and consumption.

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