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Honest Girl who found Nu 100,000 in cash hands it over to RBP

Staff Reporter/Thimphu In a sign of extraordinary honesty, Tashi Wangmo, a first year student of Jigme Namgyel Engineering College, from Nagorpang,Silimbi Mongar Dzongkhag returned Nu. 100,000 in cash that that she found in town to Phuentsholing Police. The RBP commended Tashi Wangmo for her honesty and exemplary action and urges …

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The Fourth Estate

Some of the worst crimes in history have been committed with the best of intentions. The government, as part of its periodic austerity measures, wants to save costs and so one of the measures is e-procurement bypassing advertising in the media. In the larger scheme of things, the advertisement budget …

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Global Health Versus Online Trolls

BOSTON – The most frustrating part of my job as a public health scientist is the spread of false information – usually online – that overrides years of empirical research. It is difficult enough for doctors to counter medical falsehoods in face-to-face conversations with patients. It becomes even harder to …

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Austerity again

The trend with every new elected government is to go for an austerity drive at the beginning of its term, until it ends its term with an even more bloated current expenditure. The third democratic government seems set to implement new austerity measures, but unless it learns from what did …

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Raising the minimum daily wage rate-a double-edged sword

As pledged in the manifesto to raise the minimum daily wage rate to Nu 450 from the existing Nu 125, the Prime Minister (Dr) Lotay Tshering announced recently in the parliament that the newly instituted fourth pay commission is currently working to come up with a decent minimum daily wage …

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Quality jobs

The unemployment debate in Bhutan, for a long time, has been focused on the number of jobs to be provided, but the debate must now switch to the quality of jobs. The rush to provide youth jobs for the sake of providing jobs or filling up employment numbers will not …

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The World Needs Europe

BRUSSELS – As we usher in a new year, the future direction of the European Union has never been more important, both for Europe and for the rest of the world. In these increasingly tumultuous times, the EU can provide the stability and hope that the world so desperately needs. …

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Understanding Bhutan

Bhutan is at an important juncture as we stand ready to graduate from our least developed country status in 2023 and become a middle income country, albeit at the lower end of the scale. This graduation will mean that we have achieved or are close to achieving our main and …

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