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For a sustainable job creation

One of the biggest challenges facing the country today is the rising youth unemployment. We have a population of about 141,000 in the age bracket of 15 to 24. As more and more young people graduate and enter job market, unemployment issue will only grow.

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Where are our values?

The education minister’s statement on Bhutanese cleaning lavatories in Australia offended many, both at home and abroad. As the recording of his speech to teachers somewhere in Wangdue went viral, netizens decried the minister’s statement calling their work the lowest end of jobs that require no skills.

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So that we may grow and eat our own

Among the many themes that the Prime Minister touched upon breezily in his state of the nation address in the Parliament yesterday, some development that this country saw in the agriculture sector in the last few years, was encouraging.

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Precedent matters

Two issues were the talk of the town over the weekend. The K-pop concert and the Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) threatening to take the government to court for alleged violation of the Constitution. If there is anything similar between the two events, it is the hype surrounding them.

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Of hopes and lessons

A woman in Phanas, Ngatsang, who is mentally sick, is now getting some new help. This is good. Health secretary, Dr Ugen Dophu, has instructed health officials of Mongar Regional Referral Hospital (MRRH) to look into the matter.

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