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Hoarding resources

Rumours were rife about a possible hike in price of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in the capital.

We need more and good roadside amenities

Lack of roadside amenities is a challenge we have been facing a long time. For Bhutanese travellers and tourists alike, it is a difficult and unpleasant travel experience. So we commend Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) for stepping up to construct additional roadside amenities, especially restrooms along the major highways.

Education is public interest

We live in changing times. The significance of socioeconomic and political changes that Bhutan is going through must be documented, because this narrative tells the story of a changing Bhutan.

Constructed poverty

Reports after reports reiterate this rhetoric as people are told of varying initiatives taken to lift the poor out of poverty. Yet this phenomenon persists, if not in the same dzongkhag​, ​ then in another.

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Air pollution battle in India needs a sense of urgency

If India takes the top place in GDP growth globally, why we have such lower targets in meeting air quality over five years, particularly considering the fact that it is the 65 percent of India’s young population would be the main victims of the worsening air quality, writes Rajendra Shende for South Asia Monitor . 

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Bangladesh, ADB sign deal for rural road network

 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Bangladeshi government have signed an agreement for $200 million in loans to improve the rural road network in Bangladesh.

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