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The Hotel sign

One would imagine that with so many new buildings and ongoing constructions in Thimphu there should not be a shortage of apartments, but apparently demand still outstrips supply. The problem is that a lot of the upcoming structures are not apartments- but hotels. Surprisingly, people still want to build more …

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India’s Democratic Dictatorship

NEW DELHI – Amid much fanfare, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has completed a hundred days of its second term. Despite his government’s poor record, Modi remains immensely popular personally. This does not bode well for Indian democracy. The Modi government’s supporters tout a slew of new repressive legislation …

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Keeping an eye on the economy

Bhutan has enjoyed a booming economy in the last few years evidenced in the huge construction boom in urban areas, rising land prices, record apartment prices, more car purchases -among other visible signs. Some would say that Bhutan’s economy is still at an early stage so there is still a …

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Tackling crimes against children

With reports of heinous crimes against children every alternate day, it is clear that we have a national and social problem on our hands. The problem has to be tackled at two levels: One is the successful prosecution of the crime and second more important bit is prevention. On the …

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Beyond outrage

There is much outrage on a series of sexual assaults and crimes against young children and rightly so. No civilized and decent society should tolerate such crimes and we should do everything in our collective power to not only catch and punish any such culprits but also put in place …

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The Coming Crisis of China’s One-Party Regime

CLAREMONT – On October 1, to mark the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic, Chinese President Xi Jinping will deliver a speech that unreservedly celebrates the Communist Party of China’s record since 1949. But, despite Xi’s apparent confidence and optimism, the CPC’s rank and file are increasingly concerned about the …

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Inclusive health and education

The death of a baby girl in Dagana and the lack of adequate budget, facilities and teachers for special need students in Changangkha school bring to the fore the issues in our health and education system. The Prime Minister initially argued that there was no way an ambulance could save …

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Which job is the right job for me?

From studying technical biological sciences, working as a reporter and a teacher to not finding a job to use what I have learnt. Here goes the story of my educational and professional path that is filled with dis-satisfaction and a never- ending confusion. Looking at the labour market in Bhutan …

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