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Failure of Bhutan’s GNH Economy

Gross National Happiness (GNH) is Bhutan’s main umbrella developmental philosophy that governs all government policies and programs. First coined in 1972 by the former King Jigme Singye Wangchuk, GNH comprises of four main pillars which are Sustainable and Equitable Socio-Economic Development, Preservation and Promotion of Culture, Conservation and Sustainable Environment …

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A new NA begins


The house also elected its Speaker and Deputy Speaker during the first sitting yesterday The first sitting of the National Assembly (NA) house was held yesterday, officially embarking the five year tenure of its members. Election of the NA Speaker and Deputy Speaker through secret ballot was the highlight of …

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No more Ped-Day

The ongoing Pedestrian Day, a policy decision of the previous government which invited much carp and fuss from various sections of the public has finally been lifted. The decision came after the first sitting of the Cabinet yesterday. “The Cabinet, however, applauded the initiative taken by the former government and …

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PDP wins 32 seats to form the government

The Druk Phuensum Tshogpa won 15 seats In what many are calling a ‘major upset,’ the world’s smallest Opposition party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) won 32 of the 47 seats in the National Assembly to form the government for the next five years. Any party with 24 seats can …

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Why PDP won

For a party that had earlier been dismissed for being as good as dead by a private newspaper prior to the primary rounds, several factors have worked in the advantage of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to spring it back to life and eventually win the 2013 election race. Firstly, from …

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