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Making good use of media apps

A mid concerns that our people are increasingly losing their privacy in this age of smartphones and improved communications technologies, we have noticed how responsible use of messaging and networking apps can actually help stop sad unravelling of social fibre in our communities.

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Securing the country from e-waste

It is comforting to know that the government will soon identify an e-waste management entity, and that our e-waste will hopefully be disposed off in an environmentally friendly way within a year or two.

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Not a good trend to set

Earlier this week we saw the worst voter turn out in any of the elections we have had so far. In fact, in one of the seven constituencies we had no zomdu (meeting) to nominate a candidate. Election officials outnumbered voters at the polling stations.

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Judges call for vital amendment

We all live under the rule of law. The purpose simply is that our rights are protected and other’s respected. Sometimes the best law vetted through a rigid process of legislation could leave room for improvement when it is implemented on the ground.

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Need to create a system that is fair to all

There is something utterly wrong with the way we plan job creation in this country. Even as we are already grappling with the challenge of excess supply of jobseekers, our methods to address the problems are further complicating the already grave employment situation in the country.

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Looking for leaders

There is some urgency in the upcoming thromde elections. The election of thrompons and his team is scheduled for January 25. There are only six days for interested candidates to file their nominations before they start campaigning for a month.

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The real journey begins now

Around 125,000 Bhutanese were directly trained during the 5-year Chiphen Rigpel IT project that ended this week. It is estimated that at least 200,000 Bhutanese were impacted by the project.

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