Daily Archives: 05/28/2013

DCT wraps up campaign in Haa

After covering 17 of the 20 dzongkhags in the country with the exception of Wangdue, Zhemgang and Gasa in the last three weeks, Druk Chirwang Tshogpa (DCT) concluded its campaign for the primary round in Haa yesterday. DCT president Lily Wangchhuk said although the three-week long campaigning was hectic and …

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Tariff hike to hit ordinary consumers hard

As you may be aware, Bhutan Power Corporation has submitted a proposal to revise the domestic power tariff rates from July 2013 to July 2016. This is laudable in principle, as the Bhutan Power Corporation is seeking to both increase Government revenue and curtail the wastage of power. However, what …

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The enigmatic Bhutanese voter

An everyday Bhutanese is for the most part simple, and does not require codified language or tact to be demystified or clearly understood. That’s generally speaking, about a person’s daily routines, his or her likings and to a certain extent whether the person is a true Manchester fan or a …

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letters to editor

Response to, “National Statistical Bureau shows higher employment rate at 2.7% than Labour Ministry’s rate of 2.1%” Bhutan is different from rest of the developed countries. The statistical methods that are used in USA cannot be used in our country because farmers in USA are not like our farmers who …

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Right and responsibility to vote

  After all the talk and complaints at dinner tables, social gatherings and among friends, your ability or inability to cast your vote on the poll day will decide if you have an impact or not. A democracy, no matter how decentralized or free, with all its checks and balances, …

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