The real challenge!

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Naysayers there always will be. But there is hope, and towards that hope of greatness we all must head. We made it, but there we do not rest. As dutiful and responsible citizens of the Earth, we have a bigger responsibility to shoulder. We make our own future.

Appreciating our health system

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With more patients visiting the hospital annually, the workload for doctors and staff at the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) has been increasing.

Our bodies make us proud

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Bhutanese athletes made history at the 50th Asian Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championship by winning seven medals. We must cherish such achievements by fellow Bhutanese with pride and appreciation.

Real town planning

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The news of the development of Sarpang’s new town comes as a breath of fresh air. It gives us the hope of a uniquely Bhutanese town.

The bard’s back!

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A special performing arts event was held yesterday to mark the re-introduction of Shakespeare into the syllabus.

Righting a wrong

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A wrong has been righted with more than a hundred villagers of Weeling being refunded for erroneously being taxed.

Making a nation with the best health

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently recognised the efforts of our health system to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus. We have been hugely successful in these areas of health issues. It is good news that the countries in South-East Asia have made remarkable progress in the area of maternal and child health in the recent years.

Deepening democracy at our own pace

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It has been only eight years since democracy was introduced. Since then, we have made significant progress with this new form of government gifted to us by our Druk Gyalpos.

Recognising conservationists

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Of the fifteen conservationists from around the world who were recognised as ‘Hotspot Heroes’ during the 6th World Conservation Congress of International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) at the Bishop Museum in Hawaii, the USA, one was our own.

Connecting more of our schools

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In a welcome move, an e-library has been established with the support of the Indian government.

LG elections: Some healthy developments

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As we prepare for the local government elections, we are hearing some encouraging news. Local governments have to be strong and efficient if development must reach the rural pockets of the country. Otherwise, the whole purpose of decentralisation of power will be defeated.

A second try means getting things right

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Work to construct a second expressway linking Thimphu  City to Debsi will begin this year.

Self-sufficiency: Looking through our shoes

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When things are going good with education, let there be compliments, for education defines the soul of the nation. And rightly has the sector shown us the way.