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Defamation of The Bhutanese Newspaper by BBS

This is with regard to a grave and blatant defamation of The Bhutanese Newspaper by Producer and Anchor Chimi Dorji of the Bhutan Broadcasting Service (BBS) on 23rd June 2016 in an evening live show hosted by him. The live show had invited the three new parties, Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa …

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The misinformation age

There are two things which are rapidly evolving and combining into a major problem for Bhutan’s intellectual culture. One is the lack of a reading culture in Bhutan, even at the highest levels of our society and government which regrettably has always been there. This has now been combined with …

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Another shoot and scoot by the Opposition

In the middle of the 2013 elections two candidates from the DPT party made two strange and completely untrue statements. One was that The Bhutanese is owned by then Opposition leader and now Prime Minister’s brother and the other is that The Bhutanese is the same as the Bhutanomics website. …

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Regulating the unregulated regional tourists

The ever increasing number of regional tourists, was discussed in the National Assembly. Member of Parliament of Chhumig Ura, Tshewang Jurmi, asked the Economic Affairs Minister for an update on the number of regional tourist arrival in the country as of now, and also if regional tourism is governed by …

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BoB reassures customers after 16 mn email heist

Nu 16 million was recently remitted by the Bank of Bhutan (BoB) to the three different accounts in India, Malaysia and Thailand, upon a fake email from a Royal Audit Authority (RAA) employee whose account had been hacked. In this connection the BoB and RAA said that the case is …

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His Majesty’s Address at the RUB Convocation

Your parents, relatives, and friends would be very proud of what you have achieved. At your age, to have completed your studies is your personal accomplishment. Your knowledge and capabilities are a great asset for the nation. I congratulate you for your achievements. I am very happy to be among …

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Illegal immigration

The National Council’s report on ‘Foreign Workers and Illegal Immigration in the Country’ makes for some alarming reading. Though it was always known that Bhutan would need tens of thousands of foreign workers mainly in its hydro project sites, the NC report points out some of the pertinent issues surrounding …

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