A collective responsibility

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The Royal Bhutan Police nabbed yet another person involved in drug trafficking. The image of the young man with a stash of banned substances and wads of cash, police shared, went viral prompting people to ask many questions.

Look inward, the time has come!

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There were warnings—Covid-19 would come to our doors.  When the whole nation, led by His Majesty The King is fighting the pandemic, we need to think beyond the borders.

Keeping up with change

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This week, the government of India approved a new education policy that paves way for radical reforms in the education sector. The policy, in a nutshell, lays the foundation for transforming the education system to suit the needs of the 21st century. From emphasising on learning outcomes and making education relevant, the policy is received well.

A bold and practical decision

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The government has risked getting bashed from all corners in taking a decision to allow the sale of tobacco in the country even with a law that says sale and distribution of tobacco is not allowed.

A solution to the labour shortage

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The construction industry has almost come to a standstill. It is not because of lack of raw materials or the weather. It is the shortage of workers.  The more we delay the on-going construction, government or private, the costlier it is going to become.

Invest in skills development

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Technical and Vocational Education and Training, otherwise called TVET, has the real potential to solve a lot of problems facing the country today—lack of skilled manpower in the many sectors and the rising youth unemployment in particular. 

Dropping out of school

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Had it not been for the glasses he wears, Kesang, 19, would have discontinued his studies. The 19-year-old student wanted to join the armed forces. He applied and was disqualified. Aware of his poor eyesight, Kesang didn’t apply for his school-leaving certificate unlike his friends.

Our rescue operations must go beyond numbers

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Monsoon brings many problems to the rugged Himalayan terrain. When communication lines are disturbed, consequences are far-reaching. Disaster preparedness, however, remains a major problem for the country.

The Yartsa Goenbub business

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Is the romance with the Yartsa Goenbub (Cordyceps Sinensis) over?…

The solution is in the problem

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The capital city’s problem of the ever-increasing number of vehicles could provide the perfect solution to the thromde who had failed to implement its rules on parking.

Emerging needs

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Bhutan is still dealing with a complex reality: the limited job market. The notion that the government should create jobs for all has not helped. There are no desk jobs, an image of government job, for everyone. The government cannot absorb all the job seekers.

In times of disasters

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Four dedicated servicemen lost their lives trying to save the lives of five people.  Sadness gripped the nation as the news reached people. But with the news of the tragic event sinking in, the spirits and thoughts of the Bhutanese are with the four soldiers who lost their lives in the line of duty.

What after the audit report?

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Nearly two decades ago, when the Royal Audit Authority first published its annual reports through the media, there was almost a protest. Audited organisations objected to the findings and head of agencies made accountable scolded reporters who reported on the findings.