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A higher calling called RIGSS

The Royal Institute for Governance and Strategic Studies (RIGSS) has trained more than 800 participants from various establishments over the last five years, and it is reassuring that the numbers will only swell hereafter. My enrollment with RIGSS has been a dream come true in every sense of the word. …

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Insidious Social Media

There is a global conversation going on among governments, civil society, academia, media, and ordinary people on the increasingly dark and insidious nature of social media, and its impact on real lives and real society. The conversation is both about acknowledging we all have a growing social media problem on …

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Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen turned 28

In keeping with the wishes of Their Majesties, people from all walks of life have been welcomed at the Lingkana Palace over the years, for an opportunity to offer their wishes to Their Majesties on important occasions. As Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen turned 28, representatives from the Taxi Tshogpa, Centenary …

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Bhutan should stand its ground on SAARC CCI

The SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SAARC CCI) secretariat based in Pakistan and Pakistan’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) are clearly working in cahoots to deny Bhutan’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) its rightful chance be the next SAARC CCI President. The SAARC CCI Presidency works on …

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Some thoughts on the upcoming 2018 polls

Keep it real As the 2018 polls come around the corner, I can understand that politicians will want to give it their all. However, they should avoid setting impossibly high standards of piety or overnight development, and in the process raise unrealistic expectations. Democracy is not a silver bullet to …

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Mangdechu tariff

The importance of the Mangdechu tariff negotiations cannot be understated for Bhutan in setting a precedent for Punatsangchu I and II and also deciding the income for Bhutan’s most important source of domestic revenue. All that Bhutan is asking for is a fair tariff rate, based on the cost of …

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