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Beyond GDP Growth in China

China owes its economic-growth miracle largely to local governments. But, as the country attempts to build a more modern and sustainable economy, in a context of lower overall growth, local governments need to adapt. What will happen when they do? Despite the occasional inappropriate intervention, local governments have been very …

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Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ launched

Samsung Electronics, the country’s biggest consumer electronics brand, today introduced the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ in Bhutan on 18th March. Made for an age in which consumers increasingly communicate and express themselves more with images, videos and emojis, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ drives innovation with Samsung’s advanced camera. …

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Incumbent vs two new comers in NC Trongsa race

1. Tharchen The incumbent National Council member, Tharchen, 38 from Langthel gewog holds Masters in Educational Management and Administration. He has served as a principal in Trongsa for 10 years and NC member for 5 years. He was also a chairman of Public Accounts Committee, member of Special Education Committee, …

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The importance of the NC race

The National Council election race in 2018 is turning out to be an important barometer for the state of Bhutanese democracy- and from all the indications so far, the signs are encouraging. The first positive sign is the record number of candidates who came forward, of which 127 are in …

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Is it all worth it ?

Dear future young aspiring Bhutanese journalists and the youth of Bhutan, do note what is happening these days on the social media as an important part of your lesson and experience. As a young journalist your job profile will entail uncovering corruption and abuses of power, and in doing so, …

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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

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 www.disasteraidinternational.com. 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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