We cannot take Covid-19 lightly

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Our greatest worry was that there would be fatigue and complacency. We cannot be complacent or be overtaken by weariness. These are extraordinary times we are living in.

The cost of unregulated charges

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The Covid-19 pandemic has created a huge shortage of labourers. It has also created opportunities for Bhutanese, especially youth and those laid off or lost their jobs because of the pandemic. Bhutanese have taken up the odd manual jobs that expatriate from across the borders did until now.

Cost-cutting measures should be bolder

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A salient feature of the national budget for the fiscal year…

Youth tobacco survey: we need to learn more, and act

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Statistics are pliable. This is Mark Twain. The man wasn’t…

Time to change gears

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The number of tourists visiting Bhutan - in itself - may not…

Re-opening the schools is dangerous

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Health Minister Dechen Wangmo has said that she is not comfortable with the idea of reopening the schools. This is a serious message because Covid-19 is a major threat still.

More than dietary and nutritional needs

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The government's decision to provide rations to more than 10,000 vulnerable students has come as a timely intervention in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Agriculture and opportunity

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When stats say little, there is only one thing we can do. Forget…

Stigmatisation will not help anyone

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Whenever a plane lands at the Paro airport originating from the Middle East, the most common remark is that a coronavirus plane has landed. It may be a casual remark, but it is rude.

Thromde services need improvement

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It’s about time the Thimphu Thromde dispensed with its could-care-less attitude. Altogether.

Not locked down, but cut off

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This week, Bhutan suffered a partial shutdown, which was potentially more debilitating than the Covid-19 lockdown that we have been fearing.

As the world looks to Bhutan

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The world beyond is increasingly noticing how Bhutan is handling…

Preparing for Amphan

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Few hours after cyclone Amphan made landfall in West Bengal, images of the scale of destruction are appearing with streets blocked from uprooted trees, falling electricity and telecommunications poles and thousands of people evacuated.