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Poor country with rich people

Poverty rate has dropped to 8.2 percent from 12 and unemployment to 2 from 2.5 percent. Almost all households were found to have access to improved water sources and sanitation facilities. Literacy rate has risen to 66 percent and the consumption power of Bhutanese has increased by 82 percent.

Bring women onboard

Parliamentary elections are nearing. Political parties have started to announce their candidates. People’s Democratic Party, Druk Phuensum Tshogpa, and BKP have declared 20 candidates to date.

On our roads

Commuters in Thimphu, especially those boarding city buses from Chang​j​iji​, will now have updated information ​about arrival and departure​ timing.

Give NFE instructors what they deserve

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.

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Indian government appoints new Chief Economic Advisor

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