DEMOCRACY IN ACTION

‘GNH in itself is not elitist’

President of the Center of Bhutan Studies and one of the key architects behind Gross National Happiness, Dasho Karma Ura answers some critical questions on GNH in an interview with The Bhutanese.  1. Dr David L. Luechauer in a series of three interview articles has raised some fundamental questions about …

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It’s Not About The Kings

While some may consider much of what I have written to be “critical” of Bhutan, rest assured that I have nothing but praise for the Bhutanese press / media.  You do your country, you do your people and you do your leaders a tremendous service.  I would rank the Bhutanese …

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ASSL 2011 reports low performance of Bhutanese students

Bhutan’s Annual Status of Student Learning (ASSL) 2011 showed low performance by students compared to ASSL 2008. Students from governments schools in Bhutan performed lower than the international average in all classes and subjects tested. The ASSL 2011 brought out by a collaboration of Royal Education Council (REC), Ministry of …

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PDP and DPT settle their liabilities

Yesterday, the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) reported on the financial status and accounts of the two registered parties, the Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). A happy Chief Election Commissioner (CEC), Dasho Kunzang Wangdi was pleased to announce that both parties had settled its liabilities …

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