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Survivors

While a lot of public anger has been directed at the Sherubtse management and the President for being insensitive and not taking strong enough action against the assistant lecturer, the real problem is much deeper. When the 10 female college students in Sherubtse came forward at great personal risk to …

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What Developing Countries Need to Reach Net Zero

DUBAI – The recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns that the planet will warm by 1.5º Celsius by 2040 unless urgent measures are taken to eliminate greenhouse-gas emissions. After the report’s release, UN Secretary-General António Guterres aptly called it “a code red for humanity.” Global warming is becoming an increasingly urgent …

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Safety of our girls

In Punakha, a minor girl student who was highly traumatized ran away from her step father accusing him of rape, after the death of her mother, and sought shelter in her school. The school has given her shelter as a boarder and has reported the case to the police. While …

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Sovereign Bhutan

The newly minted Minister of State for Minority Affairs in India and Alipurduar MP, John Barla, in an interview to a facebook based media outlet in Jaigaon made some unfortunate remarks. The minister in all probability misled by the admin said that what The Bhutanese reported on the extortion syndicate …

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China’s Risky Business Crackdown

CHICAGO – Is there a larger purpose to the Chinese government’s recent actions against the country’s largest corporations, and does its cleanup of the financial sector fit into its economic strategy? China has sought for at least 15 years to rebalance its growth from exports and fixed-asset investment to greater …

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Delta Alert

Israel was the first country in the world to vaccinate the majority of its population, and then it opened up for business as life went back to ‘normal.’ Now Israel is seeing a record number of new cases with two in every 150 Israelis testing positive for the virus. This …

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Can Xi End China’s Gilded Age?

ANN ARBOR – Within the span of a generation, a new super-rich class emerges from a society in which millions of rural migrants toiled away in factories for a pittance. Bribery becomes the most common mode of influence in politics. Opportunists speculate recklessly in land and real estate. Financial risks …

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Trade and Relations

There can be no doubt that one of the strongest diplomatic ties in the world are between Bhutan and India. The relationship has both evolved and grown over a period of time to the point that even our authors exchange notes during the Mountain Echoes festival. Within this larger framework …

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