The Midas Touch


Prayer! On the peaceful completion of the Glorious Ten Years of His Majesty’s Extraordinary Reign on the Palden Druki Serthri I take the honour to offer my gratitude to The Unprecedented one and Salute: “Hail to The Beloved Majesty! Long Live The King. Palden Drukpa be Forever Glorious!!! Bhutan marched …

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RIGSS: Pursuing Excellence in Governance and Leadership


“What we need is not a Leader to lead the masses- we need Leadership of the Self” -Excerpt from His Majesty The King’s address at the Calcutta University Convocation, 5th October 2010. His Majesty, in most of his addresses to the people, attempts to hit the chord of leadership either …

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Land kidu and its significant impact on farming communities

A beautiful farm road twists into idyllic Khenadang village, where people from the most far flung corners of Pemagatshel have been resettled under His Majesty's People's Project

His Majesty’s compassion and kidu has brought comfort and happiness to the destitute and underprivileged through improved quality of health, welfare and education. Land kidu granted through the ongoing land reforms initiated by His Majesty in 2007 is helping to bridge economic disparity in rural Bhutan and create an equal …

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Frequent use of chopper by Ministers, Prime Minister, questioned

Govt outlines its use in medical emergencies and servicing remote areas While acknowledging the helicopter services has helped people the Panbang MP, Dorji Wangdi, quesioned its frequent use by cabinet ministers in the name of emergency visits by paying huge sums of money. Naming cabinet ministers who used the chopper …

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Education Minister and OL clash over the economy

The question was on employment but the Education Minister and the Opposition Leader clashed over the economy during the discussion The Education Minister Lyonpo Norbu Wangchuk during question and answer session in the National Assembly said that, the Opposition in one way or the other way is criticizing the current …

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MoLHR Minister: Employment for Education grads not an issue

Drujeygang Tseza MP Karma Dorji, a former teacher, questioned the Minister of MoLHR on the employment prospects for the increasing education graduates particularly from the colleges of Samtse and Paro and what plans the government had to ensure that these trainees find jobs upon graduation. “There are currently 839 teacher …

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Three arrested for possession of controlled substances

Thimphu Police detained on the same day, in separate incidents, two taxi drivers and a high school student for possession of controlled prescription drugs. The taxi drivers aged 38 and 32 who were on their way to Kuenselphodrang were apprehended from Changzamtog at around 1 pm. Police seized from them …

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Defamation case starts evidence hearing

The defamation suit filed by Sonam Phuntsho (Ap SP) against former BBS anchor Namgay Zam and Dr. Shacha Wangmo entered the evidential phase yesterday. Ap SP submitted that since the defendants had claimed he does not have a good relation with anybody including his relatives, they should prove the truth …

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