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Dubai calling

The rescue of Bhutanese girls from Gulf countries brings to light several cross cutting issues in Bhutan. The current government has carried out a series of mass employment programs from schemes like the GEP of the labour ministry to opening new State Owned Enterprises to sending youth abroad. A consequence …

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Qatar’s isolation only makes sense in Trump’s world

In the last 24 hours, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, Maldives and Yemen have all cut ties with Qatar. It has been expelled from the Saudi-led coalition fighting the Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen. In addition, Emirates, Etihad and FlyDubai have announced the imminent cancellation of flights to Doha. While …

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Democracy or ‘Particracy’

As Bhutan is in its ninth year of democracy heading into the 2018 polls there is a real danger of Bhutan turning into a ‘Particracy.’ Particracy is a modern political term that defines a  form of government where one or more political parties dominate the political process, rather than citizens. In 2008, strong party differences that …

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Fiscal Incentives

An interesting development in the Parliament is on the controversy surrounding fiscal incentives. The Finance Minister, in line with the Fiscal Incentives (FI) of 2010 and 2013, had recently presented the 2016 fiscal incentives in the Parliament as a report for information along with the Budget, which was separately treated …

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The Permanent Government

The social media furor triggered by the recent pay hike for Local Government functionaries establishes, once again, that Bhutan’s social media is still largely an echo chamber dominated by civil servants. This has been the same case with past online forums. The combination of education and knowledge of the system …

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How to keep your computer safe from hackers and viruses

With the WannaCry ransomware attack hitting computers across the world and online security becoming an important issue here a few simple yet important tips to stay safe from hackers and viruses online. 1) Set up two-step verification Two-step verification is a security measure that makes it tougher for hackers to access …

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