Tag Archives: government

Intolerance speaks

 Gross National un-Happiness It has been four years since 2012 and there is now a growing concern about the path that Bhutanese democracy is taking. This is especially so as constitutional bodies and the media is coming under increasing pressure from an increasingly sensitive government. The latest example is statements …

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Third Druk Gyalpo honored by Bangladesh

The late Druk Gyalpo, Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, was bestowed the Bangladesh Liberation War Honour on March 27, 2012, 40 years after his untimely demise, by the government of Bangladesh for his contribution during Bangladesh’s independence in 1971. The people of Bangladesh struggled a brutal occupation by Pakistan right after the …

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Bhutanese media should chart its own path

  Bhutan’s young media is currently at crossroads, with many signs pointing to different roads that should be taken. Each signboard has compelling reasons to take a certain road, but other signboards have equally compelling reasons to take their paths. Similarly, at one level the Bhutanese media seems to know …

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What is in the Bill?

 The RTI Bill being introduced by the NC MP, Sangay Khandu, is based mainly on the High Court version of 2007. As per the bill a Bhutanese citizen can go to any government agency and ask for official information, which the agency has to provide within a certain time period …

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Facility to patent your invention in Bhutan

But inventors will need to wait two years for a patent to be registered  The intellectual property division (IPD) of the ministry of economic affairs (MoEA) has finally established a registry for patents as mandated by the Industrial Property Act of the kingdom of Bhutan, 2001. This means inventors are …

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