Editorial

Bonding during a crisis

  The rupee crisis has not only hit Bhutan’s economy but it has also stung our national pride and confidence. This is not just an economic crisis for the nation but also a painful and uncertain time for every Bhutanese from humble farmers to business tycoons. However, it is only …

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The value of land

One of the early foundational pillars of modern Bhutan was the emancipation of serfs in 1959 by His Majesty the third king. This meant the abolishment of feudalism and redistribution of land to the landless and vulnerable sections of society. In Bhutan, unlike in the west, land has much more …

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A sad day

  If there are those who still doubt the Prime Ministers oratory skills then his 22 minute response on the ‘land scam’ would have erased any doubts. By the end of his reply he had managed to create a hero out of a former Gup (now DPT Vice President) who …

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A fledgling grows wings

Changes are coming – in big and small ways.   The fact that Bhutanese contractors did not have a share in the hydropower pie was an issue much wrangled about by Bhutanese entrepreneurs who aimed to make it big in the area. But the government had closed the doors of …

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The land of scams

The DPT Vice President’s involvement in a 10-acre land grab in Thimphu reveals once again how a powerful few can bend laws to amass assets worth millions overnight. This is corruption pure and simple. Questions now must be asked of the entire land administration system in the country. The fact …

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What we stand for

Welcome to Bhutan’s first broadsheet paper. We hope that this paper will not only stand out in size from its other competitors but also in content. The Bhutanese must first clarify that though the paper intended to start as a daily paper, an unexpected and a dramatic increase in printing …

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