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The jobless issue

The government is making good strides on the unemployment front. At least that is what we can say so going by the recent Bhutan Living Standards Survey (BLSS) Report 2017 that was launched last week. The national unemployment rate in 2017 is estimated at 2% compared to 2.7% in 2012, according

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HIV: Act responsible

In the last six months, 22 new HIV cases were detected in the country. While authorities try to advocate on the importance of having safe sex, the fact that the highest percentage of these cases (36% each) comprised housewives and farmers reveal that the illiterate are most vulnerable and much remains

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Elderly care must be priority

  According to a National Statistics Bureau projection, ageing population in Bhutan comprising people 60 years and above tend to increase every year. In 2016, ageing population was 56,827 out of a total population of 768,577 and this increased to 58,804 in 2017 out of a total population of 779,666. With

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Quality matters!

There was this popular aphorism a few years ago that if you spit out of the window of your building along the capital’s main street, it might certainly land on top of a graduate’s head. It was basically used over casual conversation, albeit in a mocking way, to depict how

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Encourage entrepreneurs

The recent startup weekend at the College of Science and Technology might just be the beginning of a culture that encourages much-needed entrepreneurship while building skills and a conducive environment for youth who are planning to pursue a career charted out for innovation and out-of-the-box ideas. It is a well-known fact

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Making accommodation accessible

“Buildings, buildings everywhere; not one apartment to stay!” could well become the anthem of Thimphu folks. Construction is booming: an increasing number of buildings are cropping up but ask anyone in the capital and he or she will say that the scarcest resource in town is accommodation. And house owners are

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Suicide: prepare youth for life

Recently, a student from the Royal Thimphu College committed suicide. Informal records reveal that about five students from the college have committed suicide so far. According to the National Suicide Registry of the health ministry, Bhutan saw 92 suicides last year, an increase from an average of 73 cases annually recorded

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