Keeping an eye on CCTVs

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The close circuit television (CCTV), a simple technology, has changed the way people do surveillance. It is one device that has now almost become a necessity, as it helps in preventing thefts, burglaries, vandalism and littering.

Another deadlock?

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Are we heading for another deadlock in the dzongkhag thromde quagmire? It seems so going by what is unfolding in Paro.

Regularising authorised absence

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"What is authorised absence?”  This was a question thrown at a journalist by a judge recently.  Stunned, the journalist could only throw back the question.  Both had no answers.

Back with a bang

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When the first HIV case was detected in the country in 1993, the public responded with alarm and panic. It was a cause of deep concern.

Saving cost and lives

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That chronic kidney disease is on the rise is not alarming. What is alarming is the rate at which it is being detected. By any standard, diagnosing a dozen people every month is disturbing, if not frightening.

Biting the bullet

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The verdict is out, at least from the government, on foreign minister Rinzin Dorje.

Representing Gasaps

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Gasa dzongkhag has a lot of things to boast about. It is home to the snow leopard, the red panda, some of the highest peaks, glacial lakes, has a popular hot spring and is entirely in a national park.

Reminding elected leaders

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In highlighting a perennial problem, residents of Samdrupjongkhar thromde, or a section of them, are reminding their elected leader of the pledges and promises he made four years ago.

A changing of the guard

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This week, Bhutan will see another important milestone passed in its journey as a democracy when three chairpersons of constitutional offices retire after completing their terms

For a collective decision

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Is it too late to consider the petitions of the people who are not happy with the changes to gewog boundaries?

Urbanising Paro

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The Election Commission of Bhutan has released the delimitation order of the 15 dzongkhag thromdes. As expected, there were changes and also resistance to the change.

To right a wronged system

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Ministries, departments, autonomous agencies and local governments were all notified on the independent review body, recently formed by the finance ministry, that will address grievances from suppliers.

Don’t tell the media

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The sight of nosy reporters hanging around offices and businesses is often not appreciated unless they were called or invited. And quite often, young reporters give into pressures. They come back empty handed thoroughly convinced that the issue is either sensitive or officials are not ready to talk.