Political fanaticism undoing anti-corruption efforts

In Japan or South Korea, whenever an official or politician is caught in a corruption case, no matter how senior they are, they accept the consequences and whither away from public sight. In Bhutan, there is the exact opposite reaction especially when big fishes in the form of senior politicians …

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The Baby Steps to a Potential Global Revolution

Chief of School Health and Nutrition Division, Ministry of Education, AumJamyangChoeden with David at Dochu-La Pass, on their way to visit the beneficiary schools in Punakha and Tsirang

David Langworthy, CEO and Founder of Disaster Aid Australia (DAA) calls himself a mad man. And he is proud to be one – he believes that only mad men dare tread on paths others would not. To understand more about Disaster Aid Australia, please visit the website I hadn’t quite realized what we were …

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Reporting on the GoI


Commentary by Tenzing Lamsang A few days after I joined Kuensel in March 2008, a senior editor took me aside for ‘a talk’ on the sensitive areas of my work that were to be covered, if at all, with kid gloves.  Key among them was the Government of India, its …

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Picture story: 5 March 2018: His Majesty The King granted an Audience to a group of youth participating in the ‘Earn and Learn’ programme. The 359 participants who have completed a basic Japanese language course in Thimphu, will go to Japan as soon as they secure funding from financial institutions, …

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Unite against Racism

It is a fact of life that racism exists in varying degrees in every country and society, but at the same time that does not make it acceptable. Many Bhutanese have experienced racism in some form or the other, and the same goes for Bhutanese travelling and working abroad. However, …

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6 March 2018: His Majesty The King granted an Audience to Air Marshal Anil Khosla, PVSM, AVSM, VM, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Air Command of India, who is on a 3-day visit to Bhutan.

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Bhutan’s TI score

Bhutan’s Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) has said that Bhutan’s 26th spot ranking in the Transparency International ranking, an improvement from 2016 and 2015, is the best ever performance of Bhutan since it featured on the list in 2006, around 12 years ago. Going by the ACC, this result is not …

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Bhutan should push savings to fund future investment

Did you know gross investment as a percentage of GDP was the highest in Bhutan, in a sample of 40 prominent developing countries. This includes rapid industrializing countries like China, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Ethiopia, etc. Part of this is explained by the high share of imports in Bhutan. It is …

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