Cordyceps face a threat of extinction


The increased number of the Cordyceps collectors every year poses a threat to the sustainability of the resource. A survey conducted by the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment found that the collectors were ignorant about the threat and also seemed least bothered by it. An official from the …

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Internal Party Democracy

One of the key aspects of a strong democracy is the need for a strong internal party democracy among the political parties, and especially so in the ruling party. One of the key reasons as to why DPT did not do well in the 2013 Polls was the lack of …

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No more Ped-Day

The ongoing Pedestrian Day, a policy decision of the previous government which invited much carp and fuss from various sections of the public has finally been lifted. The decision came after the first sitting of the Cabinet yesterday. “The Cabinet, however, applauded the initiative taken by the former government and …

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Some views from the Social Media on the 2013 results

Dear friends, On behalf of Druk Phuensum Tshogpa and its members, I wish to thank all the people who placed their trust and confidence in us and have supported us during the last two elections. We will now be in opposition and it is a new opportunity that our party …

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The people have spoken

Visiting foreign dignitaries and even scholars have, time and again, commented on the simplicity of the Bhutanese people, and also their deep wisdom. This wisdom is not only seeks to bring balance in the natural and spiritual aspects of our lives, but also in the political aspect. The same political …

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Chief Advisor meets Asian Development Bank Officials


Chief Advisor to the Interim Government, Lyonpo Sonam Tobgye, met with Ms. Irum Ahsan, Legal Counsel and Ms. Rita Marie L. Mesina, Legal Research Consultant of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) at the Gyalyong Tshogkhang yesterday. Lyonpo Sonam Tobgye and Ms. Ahsan talked about the South Asian Conference on Environmental …

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Both DPT & PDP must make realistic goals.

DPT and PDP can both address the issue of employment in a more realistic way by exploring the opportunities abroad & within the country. They can look for ways to enhance new ideas and scope of skills training that can be in demand even aboard. These are some of the …

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Time to make the final call

After more than two months of hectic campaigning, promises, debates, politicking and even some mudslinging by some of the political party candidates, finally, it comes down to the voters to make the call on July 13, 2013 with the press of an electronic button. The race at this time and …

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