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The Permanent Government

The social media furor triggered by the recent pay hike for Local Government functionaries establishes, once again, that Bhutan’s social media is still largely an echo chamber dominated by civil servants. This has been the same case with past online forums. The combination of education and knowledge of the system …

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How to keep your computer safe from hackers and viruses

With the WannaCry ransomware attack hitting computers across the world and online security becoming an important issue here a few simple yet important tips to stay safe from hackers and viruses online. 1) Set up two-step verification Two-step verification is a security measure that makes it tougher for hackers to access …

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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

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

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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