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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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Beauty of empowering young minds

Pelkhil School in Thimphu turned into a miniature marketplace of great ideas yesterday as 60 promising students from five high schools displayed their splendid creativity and admirable thirst for learning.

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All for one

To mark 30 years of diplomatic relations between Bhutan and Japan, Japanese tourists will be exempted from the minimum daily tariff of USD 200 a person during the lean season months of June, July, and August, this year. Japanese tourists will also be provided 50 percent discounts on airfare and …

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Reading is not about stats

The National Reading Year may have ended but the seeds of establishing a reading culture have been planted. A report has shown that our students read hundreds and thousands of books last year. This is a wonderful achievement for a society without much of a reading culture. Undoubtedly, many would have discovered that they enjoy reading and the paths of many gifted and skilled writers may have begun.

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