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Bringing national priority into focus

 

Political stunt or no, some interesting developments are continuing to surprise the Bhutanese people.  The latest in the line of remarkable events is the leave that Labour Minister Ngeema Sangay Tshempo sought, which the prime minister granted, to allow Anti-Corruption Commission to investigate some aspects of the initiatives that the ministry took in the period of a little more than four years.

Please enlighten us

Sherig conference came and then it was over, just as it arrived, quietly. Media had no space at the conference. We are now told that the conference rolled out some significant plans for the education sector. It is wonderful why subject as important as education should be kept out of public glare. The conference in Sonamthang Central School, Zhemgang surely must have been very significant.

Are we employing the right way?

Fifteen students from Laya are in Thimphu for education tour. They are among the best students in the school. The main idea behind the tour is to encourage them to stay in the school system.

Reform public service delivery

Reforms in public service delivery have received considerable attention over the past years. With technology as a key enabler, the government past and the incumbent has made attempts to improve public service delivery.

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Air pollution battle in India needs a sense of urgency

If India takes the top place in GDP growth globally, why we have such lower targets in meeting air quality over five years, particularly considering the fact that it is the 65 percent of India’s young population would be the main victims of the worsening air quality, writes Rajendra Shende for South Asia Monitor . 

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Bangladesh, ADB sign deal for rural road network

 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Bangladeshi government have signed an agreement for $200 million in loans to improve the rural road network in Bangladesh.

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