Ministry’s indecision expansive and detrimental

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As days draw nearer to reopening the schools after a very long shutdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Education looks the more confused and ill-prepared.

Rumours are more deadly than Covid-19

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In these difficult times we have been acutely aware of at least one thing: that there can be another lockdown. But as things roll on, we are getting to know that we cared little to prepare for the worse we could face. As the nation experiences the second lockdown, irresponsible and flagrant circulation of rumours is threatening to be the biggest challenge.

For transparency

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Not long ago, when a civil servant, especially at the executive level, is asked to report to the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC), there is only one reason. It means she or he had not been doing well. The call to report is a serious threat.

Fighting fake news

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Covid-19 is spreading across the country, so is misinformation.  The mainstream media and health ministry’s official social media handles are bombarded with queries from confused individuals. 

Saving ourselves

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Thimphu residents had never been scared of Covid-19 as they are today. With close to 20 testing positive in the core city as of yesterday, and more contacts being traced and tested, the fear is of a full-blown local transmission.

Get yourself tested and take care

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The second lockdown is a serious lesson. We have not been good learners. In the times of a pandemic, lockdown can happen anytime.

Reforming Government

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The Pungthang Dewachan Phodrang - Punakha Dzong – was where the Bhutanese polity was crafted by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal.

Looking to the future

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The National Day celebration at Punakha Dzong this year was a…

Celebrating National Day amid pandemic

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Thousands of Bhutanese will not wake up early fighting the December cold to gather today to celebrate the National Day. Many will also not gather in schools, dzongkhags and community to celebrate the day like in the past. 

A moment to reflect

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The majestic Pungthang Dewachenpoi Phodrang will come alive tomorrow as it welcomes the lineage of the Wangchuck Dynasty that the Palace of Bliss, 113 years ago, stood witness to the installation of this great dynasty.

A good start

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The trade department is going around discussing a good idea with…

Self-sufficiency must receive renewed push

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The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has been so monumental that…

All bark no bite?

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Parliamentarians, while discussing the Public Accounts Committee’s…