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Don’t begrudge the LG hike

Sections of the social media saw some civil servants and anonymous accounts questioning the local government pay hike and asking the same for civil servants. The local government pay hike is applicable to only 1,499 members of whom the real issue seems to be with the 205 Gups. The pay …

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What do I do when I do visit Sherubtse

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I am envy of my friends. When I tell them, “Hey, I am going to Sherubtse College”, or “I am at Kanglung,” they just can’t believe me. They simply wish to be at the “Peak of Learning”. The truth is that Kanglung has become engraved in our hearts. And we …

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Free Press

A look at Bhutan’s ranking in the press freedom index over the years makes for some interesting analysis. It was at its lowest in 2002 at 157th position and gradually made its way upwards as private media and parliamentary democracy was introduced, along with a Constitution that guaranteed freedom of …

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Fear and Loathing in Zomlingthang

Almost every year, my wife and I ditch civilization for the therapy of the wilderness, that is to say we go camping, away from the hustle and bustle of the Thimphu City. But things didn’t quite go our way this year. If it was just us, it would have. But …

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BBIN is a symptom

Bhutan and India came together this week using creative legal interpretations to save BBIN, which as a result, allows the other three countries to go ahead as Bhutan take’s its time sorting out the many concerns and issues. This cooperation is not surprising, given the close and friendly ties between …

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Spasmo Proxyvon Plus, Justice and Rule of Law

The whole Bhutanese Criminal justice system rest’s on the Article 7(16) “a person charged with penal offence has right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty in accordance with the provisions of the law”. This means, any person charged for penal offence can only be convicted if found guilty as …

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Supreme Court Judge Honoured

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The Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi conferred the most distinguished Alumni Award 2017 on Supreme Court Justice Rinzin Penjor coinciding  with the 90th Annual Function Day. It was conferred by India’s Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Prakash Javdekar.

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Seeing and experiencing Real Bhutan

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Yes, we have deep respect for those tourists, who visit the places and observe the real festivals with the natives and enjoy them to the fullest. Such foreigners will get more out of Bhutan and their visits. In my opinion, most tourists would like to see something like that and …

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A 10,000 MW blunder ?

Before the 2008 elections and the coming in of Bhutan’s first democratic government, His Majesty The Fourth King and subsequently His Majesty The King had set a realistic target of 5,000 MW by 2020 with India. These were to all be bilateral projects fully owned by Bhutan and financed on …

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With numbers stacked against it govt withdraws BBIN

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In an extraordinary move the government has decided to withdraw its BBIN (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal) motor vehicles agreement from the Parliament. The government’s decision was communicated to a plenary session of the National Assembly where it received support from the Opposition members as well. It was felt that it …

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