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Bringing dishonest MPs to light

So our honourable Members of Parliament (MP) have been doing a lot of table tours. When the National Assembly brings out its annual report next month, the report in general and the MPs’ fake tour in particular, will make for an interesting reading.

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Teacher shortage must be addressed

We have always had shortage of teachers. The situation may be improving going by the numbers but the improvement is nowhere near satisfactory. Shortage of 400 teachers is a lot still. We need to do more.

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(Mis)handling the SMU issue

For a large number of Bhutanese who graduated from Sikkim Manipal University (SMU) these past few months have been living in the roil and torment of the time. The small hope that the prime minister offered them four months ago, that their degree would be recognised, has hit the wall straight and come to naught. The government’s stand now is: there is nothing that can be done about it. They, the graduates, feel vastly cheated and lied to because that’s the only feeling they can have in such a situation.

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Driving towards a gridlock?

The central bank’s decision to tighten vehicle loans is a good move. A decision such as this should have come sooner given the situation we are in. Records with the Road Safety and Transport Authority show that we bought about 24 cars everyday in 2016.

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Mend the road

Road widening project on the East-West highway is making travel increasingly difficult. Last week, a dozen public transport operators submitted a petition to the Road Safety and Transport Authority (RSTA) that said they would be compelled to suspend the services until the highway becomes pliable.

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