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Wake up civil servants!

Our government agencies and civil servants have a lot to work on. Apart from the fact that the authorities have many development activities to their credit and made service delivery easier and more accessible through  modern, online facilities like the G2C, many glitches still exist in customer service delivery. If you have

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Rural-Urban migration

Go back to the roots About 62% of the country’s population lives in the rural areas. However, there is a cancer-like ailment growing in the rural backwaters, which is threatening the well being of the people. According to the Population and Housing Census of Bhutan 2017, 21.7% of people have migrated

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Continue fight against HIV/AIDS

The numbers may not be alarming, but the worrying thing is records, while negligible, show a consistent increase in HIV/AIDS cases in the country in recent years. The health ministry declared having detected another 27 new HIV/AIDS cases last week. This recent announcement comes after 22 new HIV/AIDs cases were declared

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Political year begins

Like it or not, the political jostling for 2018 is well underway. Political parties are setting out their priorities and positions, while also simultaneously declaring and announcing new party candidates as they gear up for the third parliamentary elections this year. The Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party (BKP), for instance, is actively using

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Not in a day!

It must go without saying that women’s representation in politics is important. To have proportional women representation in the parliament is important. This is considering the fact that an increased women’s representation in parliament or local governments for that matter will ensure that women’s voices are heard equally when it

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And so comes another raise!

It’s heartening for civil servants that there will be another salary raise in the 12th Plan, according to the draft plan drafted by GNH Commission. Of the Nu 73bn provision for pay and allowance in the 12th Plan, Nu 20bn would reportedly cover the salary raise. The upcoming salary raise is

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Art of healing

Currently, Bhutan is no doubt seeing an upsurge in the arts. Many alternative filmmakers, animators and contemporary artists are creating critically-acclaimed works. Institutes like VAST have made art and creativity in and happening. They have produced a young crowd with incredible zeal, talent and positive energy. Most recently, theatre has also been making

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Give youth a chance

We often have the habit of talking about the “good, old days.” What exactly does that mean? Generally, it would mean we are experiencing a wistfulness for the past when life was slower, less consumerism and materialism existed, you didn’t have to keep up with the Joneses, ladies were ladies and

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