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Accountability in the Judiciary

There can be no arguments that the image of the judiciary has taken a battering in the last few months, but what made the recent events worse for the judiciary was the collective baggage of the past. In this context the Supreme Court’s draft Judicial Accountability Guidelines which sets up …

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The Judicial Code of Conduct

From the Judicial Service Act The Supreme Court has come up with the Judicial Accountability Guidelines (see main story on pg 1) where Drangpons at all levels can be censured, suspended and even removed for violating the Judicial Code of Conduct. This educational article lists out the Judicial Code of …

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No connection

Last week, on Friday evening, Tashi Cell internet users across the country were left without internet for close to five hours. A malware is the supposed cause, though one worries about a national internet service that can be shut down by a malware attack. Bhutan Telecom is no better and …

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Rural Japan depopulation: A lesson for Bhutan

Conventionally, factors such as lack of basic amenities, poor road connection, increasing human-wildlife conflict, limited job scope and market accessibility are some of the common reasons for rural depopulation. These factors can also be rightfully cited for Bhutan’s increasing rural and urban migration. However, this is not the same case …

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Doma causes cancer

Eating Doma is habit passed down from centuries and still honored as part of our tradition and honored custom in every important ceremony in the country. Doma Pani, therefore, is a well heard and shared phrase among Bhutanese. Offering Doma is part of the traditional offering during the auspicious Zhugdrel …

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Doma causes cancer

Eating Doma is habit passed down from centuries and still honored as part of our tradition and honored custom in every important ceremony in the country. Doma Pani, therefore, is a well heard and shared phrase among Bhutanese. Offering Doma is part of the traditional offering during the auspicious Zhugdrel …

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‘My Truth – I relapsed’

I hope all my recovering friends will agree the cornerstones of recovery are honesty, accountability and responsibility. I have had 10 years of recovery based on those very fundamental recovery keystones. And today my conscious won’t be clear if I still keep on mitigating my lapses and say nothing about …

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Hydro delays

The old proverb – ‘A stitch in time saves nine,’ is what Bhutan’s hydropower sector has ignored for a while, especially in the construction of the vital Punatsangchu I and II projects. In the early days of P I when the PHPA proposed a change in the dam location for …

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My King, My Country, My people

I have never really left my country. And I never will. I still try my best to promote tourism, His Majesty’s vision and uphold the constitution. It’s sad, how the widely read international mainstream newspapers and televised posts of highly reputed and intelligent public figures are causing a dent in …

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