DEMOCRACY IN ACTION

No arrest made despite case being reported to police

Two Indian teachers in Trongsa teamed-up to batter a 19 year old student of Sherubling Higher Secondary School (HSS) whose offence was entering a classroom to study. In a follow-up move that was very Bollywood-like (Indian film), the school authorities attempted to buy-out the silence of the victim’s mother with …

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DoIM media workshop trains local talents

The Department of information and media (DOIM) conducted a 12 day workshop on “Film making” which ended yesterday with the awarding of certificates to the participants. There were 40 participants in total and most of the participants were from the Motion Pictures Association of Bhutan (MPAB) who are well known …

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Polling stations for ‘convenience’

Druk Phuensum Tshogpa will suggest six new polling stations in urban centers for the ‘convenience’ of civil servants for 2013 elections. Critics says this is to prevent civil servants from influencing rural voters. The government of the day has plans to suggest to the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) to …

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Criticism, necessary ingredient in a democracy

All the mudslinging, the laser-focused nitpicking of acts or remarks against one another and the mission for defamation which easily does not figure into the list of democratic pleasantries, all these aside, aspiring and serving politicians, political observers and media experts harmoniously agree that there is always room for good …

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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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