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A snapshot of ‘youth unemployment’

An incident that occurred in the premises of The Bhutanese newspaper helped give us some insight into one aspect of ‘youth unemployment’ in the country The Bhutanese recently floated a vacancy for a Finance/Accounts officer for The Bhutanese Newspaper. The company was willing to offer Nu 12,500 per month as …

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The Zhemgang story

For the past few months the nation has been in the grip of an intense debate on Zhemgang Dzongkhag Tshogdu’s resolution on the ‘Gho and Kira,’ adamantly pushed by its Thrizin who is also the Goshing Gup. Coincidentally the Anti Corruption Commission in early May 2017 detained and questioned the …

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Why Is Japan Populist-Free?

TOKYO – Even as a wave of right-wing populism is sweeping Europe, the United States, India, and parts of Southeast Asia, Japan has so far appeared to be immune. There are no Japanese demagogues, like Geert Wilders, Marine Le Pen, Donald Trump, Narendra Modi, or Rodrigo Duterte, who have exploited …

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Accountability

The government has requested the ACC to investigate certain alleged malpractices in the Ministry of Labour and Human Resources’ training programs for youth sent to India and Japan. The main needle of suspicion is on the private agents but malpractices within the Labour ministry cannot be ruled out yet. The …

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As high as Cristiano Ronaldo

The finals of the 2013 King’s Cup kicked off at Changlimithang stadium between Manang Marshyangdi (MMC) of Nepal and Yeedzin FC of Bhutan. The pressure was on from the start with both the teams unrelenting in their attack and tracking back of the ball. The home crowd fiercely supported the …

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We ring in the New Year with this photograph of Their Majesties and HRH Gyalsey on the January calendar, taken during the National Day Celebrations of 2017 in Haa. Courtesy: yellow.bt

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LPG subsidy

The recent hoarding of subsidized LPG cylinders based on unverified rumors points to the less than desirable aspects of our society. The hoarding has led to a shortage for genuine customers or ‘non-hoarders.’ It shows how psychologically weak or vulnerable we can be when it comes to rumors. It also …

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A Trump Christmas Carol

NEW YORK – This Christmas, America’s gift to the world was a $285 million cut in the United Nations’ regular budget. Technically, the UN regular budget reflects a consensus decision of the body’s 193 member states, but the United States was clearly the prime mover in pushing for the cut. …

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