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Looking for the unemployed

The Bhutan Living Standard Survey (BLSS) in 2017 revealed that the unemployment in Bhutan had reached a historic low of 2 percent in 2017 (March to April) compared to 2.7 percent in 2012. For most business owners in the private sector this would not be news given the increasing difficulty …

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Why Is Bangladesh Booming?

NEW YORK – Bangladesh has become one of Asia’s most remarkable and unexpected success stories in recent years. Once one of the poorest regions of Pakistan, Bangladesh remained an economic basket case – wracked by poverty and famine – for many years after independence in 1971. In fact, by 2006, …

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Sustainability is the main media challenge

As Bhutanese journalists marked yet another World Press Freedom day, it is important for us to recognize the number one challenge facing the press in Bhutan. It is not self censorship, it is not lack of access to information, it is not a small society syndrome nor is it about …

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How Press Freedom Is Won

ACCRA – Every year on May 3 – World Press Freedom Day – news producers and consumers pause to reflect on the state of global media. This year, as journalists and government officials gather in Ghana for the event’s 25th observance, attention will turn to the myriad pressures and challenges confronting the profession …

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4 May 2018, Tashichhodzong, Thimphu: The outgoing members of the National Council led by Chairperson Dasho (Dr.) Sonam Kinga, offered Mendrel Ku-Sung Thug to His Majesty The King. The current National Council members will complete their term on 9 May and the third National Council members will assume office on …

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Five-year plans Vs elections quandary

Bhutan has had two general elections and is scheduled to go into a third one. However, even before this election starts, the government and the opposition are faced with the quandary of what to do with the annual budget for 2018-19 financial year. This is because on one hand the …

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Take a bow ECB

The biggest winner of the 2018 NC elections is Bhutanese democracy with a turnout of 54.28 percent. This is higher than the 2013 polls and also the 2008 polls. This was made possible in large part by the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) through its postal ballot facilitation booth facility …

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