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Of taxis, buses and trucks

Recently the NRDCL carried out reforms to counter the growing trend of truckers acting as middlemen and inflating sand prices. In protest, the truckers tried to organize a virtual strike by trying to stop fellow truckers from going for sand collection. Taxi drivers outside the arrival terminal of the Paro …

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The Point of Sharp Power

WASHINGTON, DC – In recent years, Russia and China have poured considerable resources into arenas typically associated with “soft power,” a term coined by the American political scientist Joseph S. Nye and understood as the “ability to affect others by attraction and persuasion.” Either directly or through compliant surrogates, these two countries …

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His Majesty offered a Shiva statue at the Samtse Tashichhoeling Shiva Mandir on the 30th of January 2018. The three-and half-decade-old Mandir is considered to be one of the oldest Shiva Mandirs in the country. After granting Land Kidu to the people of the dzongkhag on the 29th of January …

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Mindset change towards the private sector

It is no big secret that the private sector in Bhutan still has a long way to go, but even at its current state it is the largest employer after agriculture and a sector that still absorbs the bulk of the educated youth that do not get government jobs. It …

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Grounding our youth in reality

Charles Darwin is often accredited with the quote ‘survival of the fittest,’ but Darwin himself attributed the original  quote to another author. This quote used by Darwin has been misunderstood to mean that only the strongest and fiercest animals survived. However, a central theme of Darwin’s ‘Theory of Evolution,’ actually …

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China’s Great City Rivalries

SHANGHAI – China’s traditional industries are suffering. In the last five years, the country’s northeastern region – once a hub of basic industries like oil and steel – has been facing accelerating decline, as have the rich mineral resource centers in places like Hebei and Inner Mongolia. Over the last …

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