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No time for Consultation

Last year, there was much controversy over the Ada Rachu decision of the Home Ministry, which for a while attempted to enforce a dress code in the colour and type of Rachu that can be worn. The decision, it seems, came as a recommendation from the ranks of cultural officers …

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A few driving tips that might save lives

Being a driver comes with great responsibility. The one who is behind the wheel is responsible for the safety of so many people including the passengers in the car and pedestrians on the road. It is for this reason that driving is not something that should be taken lightly. It …

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Court language

Apart from its main decision on the Dasho Benji case, the Bench five of the Thimphu District Court in its court findings section, has challenged the contention that Dzongkha is the language of the court. It says that the inability of litigants to understand the language used in the court …

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A Vibrant Village

What is a vibrant village? What does it take to create one? Can a village vibrancy prevent and curb rural-urban migration? A village is vibrant when it has happy and content people. A village is vibrant where content people help each other. A vibrant village is where everyone is involved …

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Stranded in Samdrupjongkhar

The tall notice (order) came. And the gate of Samdrupjongkhar was closed, sturdily. Not a single Bhutanese vehicle was allowed to go outside the gate. Not a single Bhutanese soul was allowed to walk out. The notice stated the highway of Assam would be affected, as there would be a …

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A year of celebrations

As Bhutan was just finishing celebrating the 60th Birth Anniversary year of The Great Fourth in 2015 the beginning of 2016 had more celebrations in store with the Birth of His Royal Highness the Gyalsey on 5th February 2016. The birth was an auspicious one coinciding with the birth year …

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His Majesty’s 109th National Day Address

Each year, we come together to celebrate  the 17th of December as our National Day– an occasion of great significance and importance. The commemoration of this day serves to remind us of the profound sacrifices of our forefathers, who worked tirelessly for the wellbeing of our country and people; it …

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Where the RCSC selected graduates will go

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Tshering Delma/ Thimphu A total of 489 graduates of the 2,487 who appeared the civil service common examination, the results of which were recently declared, will be absorbed into various government agencies. The education ministry will absorb the highest number with 398 graduates (119 PGDE and 279 B.Ed), followed by …

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We killed our Golden Goose

One of our most significant events this year is that of Bhutan’s exporting of eggs to India. A few years ago, we were importing them – in truckloads. This goes to show that we have the potential to grow and progress as a country, provided we put in a little …

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