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6 March 2018: His Majesty The King granted an Audience to Air Marshal Anil Khosla, PVSM, AVSM, VM, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Air Command of India, who is on a 3-day visit to Bhutan.

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Bhutan’s TI score

Bhutan’s Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) has said that Bhutan’s 26th spot ranking in the Transparency International ranking, an improvement from 2016 and 2015, is the best ever performance of Bhutan since it featured on the list in 2006, around 12 years ago. Going by the ACC, this result is not …

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Bhutan should push savings to fund future investment

Did you know gross investment as a percentage of GDP was the highest in Bhutan, in a sample of 40 prominent developing countries. This includes rapid industrializing countries like China, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Ethiopia, etc. Part of this is explained by the high share of imports in Bhutan. It is …

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Fire fighting PM

The Prime Minister Lyonchhen Dasho Tshering Tobgay, joined the armed forces, police personnel, Punatsangchhu  project staff, Desuups, locals and WangduePhodrang Dzongkhag officials in battling the forest fire in Nahi on 11th February.

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Real harmony

With the ruling and opposition party trading allegations in the public domain, there have been calls from many for not doing so and preserving our societal ‘harmony’. Both sides are accused of ‘politicization’ and even asked to handle issues quietly like writing secret letters to the ACC or RAA and …

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Free Speech in the Filter Age

OXFORD – Germany’s Network Enforcement Act – according to which social-media platforms like Facebook and YouTube could be fined €50 million ($63 million) for every “obviously illegal” post within 24 hours of receiving a notification – has been controversial from the start. After it entered fully into effect in January, there was …

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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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