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So it has been still?

Department of Roads (DoR) has said lack of “in-depth study” of the soil conditions before the construction of roads, widening activities, and heavy rainfall were among the causes leading to numerous roadblocks in the country.

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Performance matters

The announcement by the Royal Civil Service Commission on the performance of university graduates in the civil service examination is an important revelation.

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Healthy debate is necessary

Sad it is that corporatising Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) has become a fight between the government and media. At the core of the issue is the nation’s effort to provide a platform to address the pressing issue of specialist retention and to improve the overall quality of health services.

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Cultured identity?

Culture. We hear, see and live it everyday. To many of us, discussing culture, its significance and its relevance has become a culture in itself. We identify with varying cultural expressions, both tangible and intangible ,and some as even extraordinary because it gives the society its identity.

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Time to change health focus

The bomb is going off. And we are talking about reforms. Reforms are good. What is bad about reforms in any system is that they take time. So we talk about bureaucratic inefficiency. The civil servants automatically become sad because they are at the heart of the system. Particularly this day, we are talking about the health of the nation.

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Taking the lead

The Royal Civil Service Commission supporting the national effort to deter substance abuse by instituting mandatory tests for pre-service and in-service civil servants is a commendable move.

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This is the question

What is the cost of clerical mistakes? We are talking about civil service exams. The very image of civil service exams is based on performance. Ought we even to entertain such slipups?

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Tshogpa’s voice necessary

Trashigang’s Dzongkhag Tshogdu (DT) has arrived at a decision to forward to the Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs a case involving two men who have been for significant while now posturing themselves as reincarnate religious figures.

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Trade must receive priority

Given the close relation between the two countries and India being Bhutan’s biggest trade partner, the Bhutanese economy is beginning to feel the impacts of the recent tax reform in India.

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