OPINION

Synergy within government agencies, when will it happen?

It’s not a new thing to hear of communication gap between government Ministries, Departments and Agencies. Often information and data equally useful to one government organization but gathered by another is retained for reasons unknown. On the contrary, sharing of such information and data can help save huge expenses on …

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RTI in Bhutan: not the end but the beginning

Sangay Khandu An intent to introduce the RTI Bill along with a draft was submitted to Honorable Thrizin on March 16, 2012 for debate in the 9th session of Parliament and subsequently distributed to all other Honorable Members of the National Council. The Honorable Chairperson then forwarded the draft to the Legislative Committee for comments. …

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Pseudo Gomchens begging at set-rates

Begging ‘in The Name’… is common place everywhere, I suppose. Elsewhere they do it neatly dressed all prim and proper, in properly designated locations, some do it under huge and well established banners, the flagship of which you submit-to graciously, and you are compelled to give till it hurts. Back …

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Youth voilence: Multi-party approach to addressing the issue – Part 2

(2) Mass participation in educational programs for wholesome development   Educational programs such as scouting, dancing, sports, culture, cleaning campaign, community policing, so on are organized for wholesome development of students at all levels. One of the objectives for organizing these activities is to engage students so that they keep …

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A lesson from Maldives

We do not pay much attention to events happening in countries like Maldives. It is so far away and we really do not have much to do with it! However, I find an instructive lesson to be learnt from recent political crisis that has engulfed this small island nation with …

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