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Sometime last year, a 12-year-old girl student reported contemplating suicide. She alleged her alcoholic father of touching her inappropriately and made her watch porn on his cell phone.

 

It’s heartening to see about 28 volunteers and recovering addicts come together to create awareness on substance abuse.

 

Department of Roads (DoR) has said lack of “in-depth study” of the soil conditions before the construction of roads, widening activities, and heavy rainfall were among the causes leading to numerous roadblocks in the country.

 

The announcement by the Royal Civil Service Commission on the performance of university graduates in the civil service examination is an important revelation.

 

Sad it is that corporatising Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) has become a fight between the government and media. At the core of the issue is the nation’s effort to provide a platform to address the pressing issue of specialist retention and to improve the overall quality of health services.

 

Resource waste is the problem. As a small country that depends highly on international aid, resource use should be at the heart of our development programmes. Sadly it is not.

 

To many of us, discussing culture, its significance and its relevance has become a culture in itself. We identify with varying cultural expressions, both tangible and intangible ,and some as even extraordinary because it gives the society its identity.

 

The bomb is going off. And we are talking about reforms. Reforms are good. What is bad about reforms in any system is that they take time.

 

The Royal Civil Service Commission supporting the national effort to deter substance abuse by instituting mandatory tests for pre-service and in-service civil servants is a commendable move.

 

What is the cost of clerical mistakes? We are talking about civil service exams. The very image of civil service exams is based on performance. Ought we even to entertain such slipups?

 


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