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An organic farmers’ group of Khatoed gewog in Gasa, Rangshin Sonam Detshen, is distributing its first garlic and carrot produce.

 

A woman in Phanas, Ngatsang, who is mentally sick, is now getting some new help. This is good. Health secretary, Dr Ugen Dophu, has instructed health officials of Mongar Regional Referral Hospital (MRRH) to look into the matter.

 

The decision to let the Department of Roads (DoR), instead of Project DANTAK, to construct the controversial 56 kilometres Shingkhar – Gorgan road, is progressive.

 

As we develop, well, as our society changes, we are faced with difficult challenges.

 

The past week saw heated discussions on the Fiscal Incentives 2016 in the on-going session of the Parliament.

 

Every year we celebrate the worth and passion of our young people because they are our future. We received from our elders this nation, small as it is, a trailblazer in its own right.

 

At least one youth gets arrested everyday in the capital for involving in controlled substances.

 

 

There is a need to fix our procurement system. The government spends over 60 percent of the budget on the procurement of works, goods and services. This is a huge amount. If we do not correct the pitfalls, resource waste could be immense.

 

How wonderful that we even have a day marked to clean our bedrooms! We call it our ‘environment day.’

 

The third visit by a member of the Imperial Family, Her Imperial Highness Princess Mako of Akishino of Japan’s visit to Bhutan signifies the long history of close bilateral relations between Japan and Bhutan.

 


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Interview with Hudson Institute’s Aparna Pande, whose book From Chanakya to Modi: Evolution of India’s Foreign Policy, was released on June 17.

 
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