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Setting standards for entertainment places

Bhutan InfoComm and Media Authority’s (BICMA) initiative to streamline the standards of entertainment places in Thimphu is welcome.

The invisible

Mental health is a public health concern for Bhutan. Since the eighth Plan, a policy was framed to develop community mental health services and make it a component of primary health care services.

Of national dreams and aspirations

In a welfare society like ours, services like health, education, and agriculture, all provided free by the state, need to be understood in a more sensible term.

Poverty: Looking beyond reports

That Bhutan has been able to bring down national poverty rate from 12 percent to 8.2 percent in the period of five years is good news. As a nation that has always put happiness of the citizens at the centre of development initiatives, such a leap is both comforting and encouraging. For all the progress that we have achieved over the years, we have only to thank ourselves.

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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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