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Our Gyalsey is born

Bhutan woke up early today as the news of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen becoming parents ushered the dawn. The day long awaited came; a more happy day there couldn’t be to begin the day.

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Saving on electricity

ELectricity is our biggest export, the main source of revenue. Therefore, there is a heavy reliance on it.

What we are not realizing is that the export could be hampered if internal consumption keeps increasing as it has.

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Cleaning house

Our image may be in for a beating if the findings of the circulation audit is true.

An auditor has alleged that some of us have been inflating figures of our sales, creating fictitious receipts, and falsifying income, among others.

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The black elephant

In a turn of events, the IT park is shedding its image as a white elephant.

By the end of this year, there could be a thousand Bhutanese, the majority youth, employed at the park. It may not have met initial expectations of bringing in a large IT company like Infosys or Genpact but it seems to be headed in the right direction in terms of employment and local skills development.

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Saving the government coffer

Finally there is a solution to the simple problem that the government or the public corporations could never find so far. In the meantime, they have lost millions of Ngultrums, if we go back to the days when we introduced pool vehicle.

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Looking beyond pass percentage

After what seemed like an awfully lingering wait for many, particularly for students who sat school leaving examinations last year, Bhutan Council for School Examinations and Assessment declared the results of Bhutan Higher Secondary Education Certificate (BHSEC-Class XII) and Language and Culture Studies Certificate Examination (LCSCE - XII) yesterday.

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