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A good beginning?

That the Ministry of Education will establish a Teacher Professional Support Division (TPSD) to ensure that every teacher in the country receives need-based professional development is good news. It is a most relevant re-organisation that should have come a long time ago.

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Shedding the LDC status

One issue to ponder when all of us come back from the long tshechu break (in the capital) refreshed and rejuvenated, could be the country’s preparation to transit from a least developed country to a middle income country. The finance minister is seeing it as a positive change and calls …

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Visiting Bhutan

The festival season in Bhutan is incomplete without curious tourists, some in ghos and kiras, becoming very much a part of the crowd. They time their visit to the country with the tshechus, as the rich culture and colourful crowd provides them a different experience.

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Working together

Thimphu motorists were taken by surprise yesterday morning when uniformed men stopped their cars, peeped inside and waved them through their check points. They knew the cops were looking for something but didn’t know what.

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A festive week

With the festive mood already on beginning with the lhamoi drubchoe on Saturday the capital city will be full of colours this week. Young and old dressed in their best will parade the Thimphu tshechu at the Tendrel thang (ground) to witness the mask dances and get blessed.

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The Chamkharchu debate

Since the impact of development on the natural environment was recognised decades ago, mankind has been debating the impact of dams. It is always conflicting as we talk about reducing human misery and destroying rivers and its ecosystem. This is quite apparent in developing countries.

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A good dilemma?

Reflective of the priorities of a developing country, engineers - electric, mechanical or civil is of great demand. The many roads and bridges, the towns and the mega projects we build every year demand a huge pool of engineers.

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