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Protecting the national workforce

Much to the relief of thousands of people who work as daily wage earners, the labour ministry has revised the daily wage by about 30 to 35 percent. The percentage when translated to actual cash will not be much given their already low wage, but they will still welcome the raise.

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Keeping board members happy

In the corporate business setting, the board of directors is the most powerful and the highest decision making body. The directors are respected people, experts in the field and highly knowledgeable in directing the company or a project in achieving its missions and visions.

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Bringing youth in focus

It was not a week for the youth or the children, but from the frenzy of activities related to youth and children this week, we could as well call it one.

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A modern spectre?

Here is the story of change we bring to you today, a very worrying story of change indeed. It would do us good if we listened to this story this day and prepared ourselves for the coming days. Future is going to be difficult, all the more.

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On tobacco again

Butanese representing the country at the World Health Organisation’s regional meeting that called for stringent action against tobacco should be gleaming with pride. A declaration was adopted to impose equal taxes on all tobacco products, enforcing the ban on tobacco advertisements, pictorial warnings on cigarette packs, and implementing a 100 ...

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The pressure is building

Two young women were talking yesterday evening at the bus station. After the last day of the national graduate’s orientation programme, they were heading back to their places. One is a Dzongkha honours graduate, the other completed bachelors in English and Political science from India. Besides the expensive kiras they ...

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Losing values?

Today we look back on the journey we have made beginning some four and fifty years ago, remarkable milestones we have covered along the way, and astounding successes we have achieved together as a country.

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Shaking up the civil service

Monks of the Zhung dratsang are known for their wit. A common one, not very popular with senior monks, is when they are asked to make room when sitting for prayers at the Kunrey (congregation hall).

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In the interest of education

One year ago this week, the Education Minister allayed fears that the Royal Education Council will be dissolved. The minister relayed the information, as speculations were rife that the Council would be dissolved or merged with the education ministry’s department of curriculum and research development (DCRD).

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