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Lessons from History

Throughout history nations big and small, powerful and weak have fallen far more often due to their own internal contradictions than the strength of an aggressive foreign power. There are also examples of small but united and determined people and countries standing up to and succeeding against tremendous odds and …

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Complacency Will Be Tested in 2018

NEW HAVEN – After years of post-crisis despair, the broad consensus of forecasters is now quite upbeat about prospects for the global economy in 2018. World GDP growth is viewed as increasingly strong, synchronous, and inflation-free. Exuberant financial markets could hardly ask for more. While I have great respect for …

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A National achievement

The credible Bhutan Living and Standards Survey (BLSS) 2017 confirms what we as Bhutanese already know and feel, the increasing prosperity of our nation and the well being of our people. Two important figures stand out with the reduction of poverty from 12 percent in 2012 to 8.2 percent in …

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Bloggers are not journalists

To say bloggers are not journalists is to say oranges are not carrots. Bloggers are not journalists. That’s true. But can bloggers become journalists? Maybe. Can journalists be bloggers? Yes. In fact, it would be only proper and appropriate for journalists to blog their opinions as opposed to being ‘politically’ …

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A Revolution

The Priority Sector Lending (PSL) policy at first glance may seem like a Central Bank initiative to boost lending to Cottage and Small Industries and the agricultural sector, which by itself is commendable, but close up it is so much more. The PLS in engaging and working together with the …

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Media Council and Film Commission at heart of new ICM bill

On 5th December the National Assembly (NA) passed the Information, Communications and Media (ICM) Bill of Bhutan 2017 with 44 votes in favor of the bill. They passed the bill to create and promote a Bhutanese information society and the right environment for the vibrant growth of ICT and media …

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Dumb Charade

Walk into any of the private diagnostic centers in Thimphu and you will end up paying a substantial amount for even a basic check that is already free at the JDWNRH. This is just one of the many pulls and factors on our medical system which is not able to …

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So What is the Secret ?

Cost of living in Thimphu is extremely high. No doubt about that. How do we ascertain it? When mid-level office-goers find it difficult to survive. But then it makes me wonder how those people who live on the daily national minimum wage of Nu 215 a day make their ends …

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