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A new dilemma

If there is one revered profession in Bhutan, it is teaching.  That’s why many parents advise their children, especially girls, to become teachers – a noble profession. That was when jobs were aplenty and teaching was the last option for graduates.  In recent times, if there is one thing making ...

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Missing the big picture

Apart from the famous mathra and yathra, Bumthang is known for frequent power blackouts.  Just recently, the dzongkhag was left without power for almost 20 hours. The spiritual heartland of the country, and one of the most visited places by tourists, Bumthang is a popular dzongkhag with its vast flatlands ...

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Balancing revenue and expenditure

We are living beyond our means.  Our current expenditure is increasing every year, while our domestic revenue doesn’t seem to grow apace. The country’s domestic revenue is projected to increase by 12.5 percent from 3.6 percent in the last fiscal year.  At the same time, current expenditure is estimated to ...

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Murder most foul

It is not often that we hear of cold-blooded murders in the country.  But the once in a while a case is enough to give us the shivers. The now apparent murder of a young man at the Central Plaza shopping complex in Lungtenphu, earlier this week, came as a ...

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BCSEA must regain public trust

Bhutan Council for School Examination and Assessment (BCSEA) will not reconduct BHSEC-XII English II examination. That is one of the greatest shockers the nation got in recent memory as BCSEA issued a communiqué to the media houses yesterday. The board has decided to evaluate English II paper and award the ...

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Lack of toilet etiquette

If the level of a society is measured by how public facilities are maintained, we are not very far from being barbaric.  This is particularly true when it comes to public toilets. And there is no denying that when it comes to the toilets at the two football stadiums.  The ...

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PM stays true to type

Lyonchhoen Tshering Tobgay is not known as an eloquent speaker.  But he did steal the hearts of those attending the Vibrant Gujarat Summit, among who were influential world leaders and India’s top-drawer businesspeople. The short address was punctuated with loud applause as lyonchhoen mixed his speech with chaste Hindi to ...

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Look beyond civil service

There was a time when you did not have to worry about getting a job. You only had to finish school or graduate with a degree. There were always jobs available. We are living in a very different time today. Jobs in the government sectors are becoming scarce year after ...

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Speed breaking the vehicle number

If the number of cars is any yardstick for development, we are speeding. From about 12,000 vehicles in the country two decades ago, there are almost 68,700 vehicles in the country. This is a huge number. We have one vehicle for every 11 people or 90 vehicles for every 1,000 ...

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The corporate salary revision

The suspense continues.  It has been six months since the civil servants’ salary was revised with the 20 percent housing allowance they enjoyed getting clubbed to the raise. The trend in the past was that an automatic raise followed for the thousands working in companies under the Druk Holding and ...

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