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Even technology can betray you

On 31st March 2018, a man in Paro was deceived by the same technology that was put in place to reduce human errors in the delivery of banking services to the clients. He had withdrawn Nu.20,000 from an ATM machine but since there was a long queue of people behind …

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SkyHydrant Water Filters For Every School

In traditional Bhutan, every mother of a newborn used to be fed water to re-condition her body from the ravages of childbirth. Every newborn began life on this earth by being cleansed by water – a ritual known as Lhabtsang Thruesey. But in modern Bhutan, our challenge is that our waters …

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His Majesty The King graced the Paro Tshechu, and offered prayers before the Guru Thongdrol on 31 March 2018. Thousands of people gathered to receive blessings and view the Thongdrol, which is displayed on the final day of the Tshechu.

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Violence on social media

Before social media or the media ever reached Bhutan, it had a rich oral culture of not only passing down traditional stories, religious tales and local folklore but it was also an unofficial means of transmitting news and views. The media came to Bhutan along with modernization and soon professional …

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Beyond GDP Growth in China

China owes its economic-growth miracle largely to local governments. But, as the country attempts to build a more modern and sustainable economy, in a context of lower overall growth, local governments need to adapt. What will happen when they do? Despite the occasional inappropriate intervention, local governments have been very …

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Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ launched

Samsung Electronics, the country’s biggest consumer electronics brand, today introduced the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ in Bhutan on 18th March. Made for an age in which consumers increasingly communicate and express themselves more with images, videos and emojis, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ drives innovation with Samsung’s advanced camera. …

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Incumbent vs two new comers in NC Trongsa race

1. Tharchen The incumbent National Council member, Tharchen, 38 from Langthel gewog holds Masters in Educational Management and Administration. He has served as a principal in Trongsa for 10 years and NC member for 5 years. He was also a chairman of Public Accounts Committee, member of Special Education Committee, …

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The importance of the NC race

The National Council election race in 2018 is turning out to be an important barometer for the state of Bhutanese democracy- and from all the indications so far, the signs are encouraging. The first positive sign is the record number of candidates who came forward, of which 127 are in …

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Is it all worth it ?

Dear future young aspiring Bhutanese journalists and the youth of Bhutan, do note what is happening these days on the social media as an important part of your lesson and experience. As a young journalist your job profile will entail uncovering corruption and abuses of power, and in doing so, …

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Political fanaticism undoing anti-corruption efforts

In Japan or South Korea, whenever an official or politician is caught in a corruption case, no matter how senior they are, they accept the consequences and whither away from public sight. In Bhutan, there is the exact opposite reaction especially when big fishes in the form of senior politicians …

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