DEMOCRACY IN ACTION

Job Fair dry of jobs for jobseekers

Much in contradiction to its theme of ‘Giving Youth Opportunity to realize their Dream’ the 10th National Job Fair left young jobseekers confounded with a picturesque less than encouraging future. If for nothing the fresh graduates found the job fair very informative but information could take them only so far …

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ECB will empower the disabled voters

Many people in different worlds have voiced that disabled people forms the world’s biggest minority’ and it is also said that democracy is about ‘minorities’. On the same lines the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) has plans to address the disabled people’s right to vote. The Constitution in Article 9, …

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BKP and DCT await a positive nod from ECB

With the registration process added to their checklists the aspiring political parties are excitedly geared-up for 2013 elections. Presently they wait with anticipation for the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB)’s green signal to contest the elections. “Application for registration of two parties, Druk Chirwang Tshogpa (DCT) and Bhutan Kuengyam Party …

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An Engineer to design ‘cottage industries’

Gleaning over 20 years of experience as an engineer in various sectors of government and private firms, 50 year old Rup Narayan Adhikari will particularly try to accomplish ‘cottage industries’ in the country running on Bhutan Kuengyam Party (BKP) ticket from Kikhorthang gewog, a clash with the Deputy speaker. “I …

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Lobbying for a cause might not be necessary

Aspiring politicians, politicians and interest groups claim that lobby groups are essential in the making of a democracy while they also equally asserted that it is ‘unnecessary’ and may add to the impetus of already ‘fragmenting societal bondages’ referring to past 2008 elections. ‘Lobbying for a cause is good but …

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New committee to make accounts public

Few months back Debsi community under Chang gewog, Thimphu alleged foul play and tampering in the accounts of the Debsi bridge construction. The gewog residents back then strongly demanded for transparency in the accounts and accountability measures to be exercised for those involved and guilty in the whole case. The …

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