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Set high targets

On an average, at least one child below the age of five died each month over the last five years, according to records with the health ministry.

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All about numbers?

Registration has not yet opened and the number is likely to change. But the number of candidates aspiring to contest in the upcoming National Council elections indicates an encouraging start to the election season, at least in terms of choice.

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Culture and rights

Preservation and promotion of culture is becoming increasingly difficult in rural Bhutan. While we continue to give special importance to the cardinal pillars of Gross National Happiness, the changing society is grappling with new challenges.

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Health first

The health of its people reflects a society’s wellbeing. Health is one of the main domains of Gross National Happiness and free access to basic healthcare is mandated by the Constitution.

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Dangerous side of national game

Our national sport is entertaining, dangerously so. Every now and then we hear about injury that the sport causes. Sometimes it is about a hit on the leg. At other times the arrow strikes the skull.

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Uncivil servants

The productivity of any organisation hinges on the performance of its human resource. Valuing the role they play in providing public service, the civil service places high emphasis on the conduct of civil servants.

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JDWNRH corporatisation: What’s the debate?

About the corporatisation of Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH), we called for an in-depth study from the beginning. This is at long last happening with reconstitution of a committee to assess the possibility of corporatising the hospital.

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