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An interesting change

A Significant development has occurred in the financial market.

For the first time, customers in the country have the option of variable interest rate loans versus fixed interest rate loans.

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Making Dzongkha learning effective

Learning Dzongkha has been challenging for many. That’s perhaps why it couldn’t be a popular medium of instruction in schools. But learning of the language could be made easier and more effective.

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Civil service reform hiccups

The recent civil service reform is making headlines after a group of in-service civil servants shared their dissatisfaction and even approached the Prime Minister with their grievances. The Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) justified the reform to build a professional, apolitical and meritocratic civil service.

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Changing Bhutan

There weren’t so many buildings and roads. We had more land under cultivation that would turn lush green in summer and vastly aureate in winter. And our streets were safe and by much quieter. That was a long time ago.

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Encouraging a research culture

In another welcome move, the education ministry has introduced the Sherig Endowment Fund with the objective of providing equitable access to quality education to children across the country.

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Celebrating literature

Mountain Echoes is home again. It is the 7th edition of the festival that celebrates the rich cultures and traditions of the region. Great minds and brilliant heads have come to share their experiences. What is so beautiful about this festival is that we can tell and listen to stories myriad.

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Why no funds for LG candidates?

As we prepare for the local government elections, we are reminded yet again of the unfair treatment in the system that could have a serious impact on the nation in the long term. Perhaps this is the right time, if there are ears ready to listen, to make necessary changes so that the whole of our governance system doesn’t go haywire.

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Gyentag is a significant achievement for women

The conferment of Gyentag by His Majesty The King is a significant achievement for the Bhutanese women. It’s a masterstroke that will go down in the history marking the important roles played by women and recognition of gender equality in our society.

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One resignation too many

An MP has resigned after his application for extended leave to study abroad was not accepted.

Apparently there are no legal provisions upon which an MP can be granted a lengthy study leave.

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