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Bhutan today is going through a catharsis of sorts. The whole of our education system is undergoing a significant revolution. Perhaps time has now arrived for us to think about education in the broader sense of the term.

 

The tourism industry, which the government identified as one of the jewels to strengthen the economy has come under much scrutiny.

 

In what could be a blow to the labour ministry, the joint sitting of the Parliament has now tasked the National Statistics Bureau to conduct the labour force surveys.

 

Roads in Bhutan are a harbinger of development. It is the country’s lifeline and impacts of being connected with a road are visible in communities.

 

Thimphu thromde’s inefficient management of drinking water supply system has put the health of the city’s residents at risk.

 

The criticisms from the Opposition and the National Council did not stop the National Assembly from passing the tourism levy exemption bill. With this, tourists travelling to the six eastern dzongkhags will not have to pay the daily royalty of USD 65 a tourist until 2020.

 

With the National Assembly snubbing the move to corporatise JDWNRH, the government has said that it would explore new ways to incentivise specialists.

 

Bhutanese people have no reason to commit suicide the Prime Minister said at the National Assembly last week. This observation from the head of the government about one of the most serious and rising issues facing modern Bhutan is not received well.

 

At least five people are detected positive for HIV every month in the country. Yet, the prevalence of the infection is considered low compared ?with countries in the region.

 

While Bhutan has seen immense growth along with impressive reductions in poverty, it remains a predominantly agriculture-based society, with the majority of the population relying on agriculture for their livelihoods.

 


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