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Goodbye 2017, welcome new year

The year 2017 was another eventful journey for Bhutan and its people From the Doklam issue to the Goods and Services Tax (GST) implementation by the Government of India, Bhutan felt the repercussions of a political crisis and that of a major economic reform by its closest neighbor and ally, India. Bhutan

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Secure our youth

Three teams from the Royal Thimphu College (RTC) are gearing up for the famous Mekong Business Challenge 2017-18, which is scheduled on March 17 next year in Thimphu. The challenge will involve teams from the Mekong region and others like Bhutan, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and Yunnan Province, China. The

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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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