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Why Putin doesn’t respect us

Just as we’ve turned the coverage of politics into sports, we’re doing the same with geopolitics. There is much nonsense being written about how Vladimir Putin showed how he is “tougher” than Barack Obama and how Obama now needs to demonstrate his manhood. This is how great powers get drawn …

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Teaching Profession to be more attractive with policy launch

The Education Ministry launched three education policy initiatives coinciding with His Majesty, Druk Gyalpo Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck’s 34th birth anniversary at Motithang Higher Secondary School yesterday. The three policies are aimed at creating a more attractive teaching profession, empowering schools to set their own strategic directions and to meet …

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His Majesty urges Sherubtse students to work hard

His Majesty in Sherubtse College, Kanglung

His Majesty The King granted an audience to the students of Sherubtse College in Kanglung on 12th February just as they began their new academic session. His Majesty spoke to the students about the importance of knowing our history to better understand where we stand today, so that we get …

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Constable stabbed and robbed

A non-commissioned officer of the Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) was stabbed and robbed early morning on February 13 in the Indian town, Jaigaon, near Phuentsholing. The police constable was on his way back to Nanglam in Pema Gatshel where he is stationed. As hotel accommodation was not available in Phuentsholing …

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Australian visa problem due non-fulfillment of documents

Australia is fast becoming the preferred destination for many Bhutanese students to pursue their higher education, but getting the Australian visa is becoming harder, this was a concern raised by the Lamgong-Wangchang MP during the question hour session of the National Assembly. He asked what government is doing to support …

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Her Majesty graces ECB salang tendrel

Her Majesty Gyaltsuen Jetsun Pema graced the salang tendrel for the Democracy house, Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) head office building in Kawa Jangsa on Janauary 22. His Holiness Gyalse Trulku Rinpoche presided over the prayer ceremony. The plans on the project were delayed since 2011 due to budget constraint …

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The Status of Children below Three in Bhutan- Part 1

“Children are more than the object of their parents’ attention and love; they are also a biological and social necessity. The human species perpetuates itself through children; cultural, religious and national groups transmit their values and traditions through children; families maintain their lineage through children; and individuals pass on their …

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