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Yes Minister

There is a saying that the true nature of a person is revealed once he or she is given power. The next five years for the Prime Minister elect and his cabinet will be a test, both of their professional and personal qualities. In 2008 after DPT’s victory, apart from …

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Leveraging Cultural Diversity

Dasho Karma Ura’s transcribed keynote address at recent Helvetas Conference at RTC I wish to briefly broach a few things on the following issues in Bhutan: Culture and Economy Culture and Historical Consciousness Culture and Education, Culture and Politics, Culture and Happiness. I would rather discuss on in a separate …

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Crossing the Red Line

19 July 2013 will go down as one of the saddest days in Bhutanese history as over excited DPT supporters and members, high on rhetoric and rumors and low on facts and evidence, leveled a series of untrue allegations directly or indirectly against the Palace during a party meeting held …

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Pakistan says it’s ready to repair ties with India

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharifannounced this week that backdoor diplomacy is back on track with India, signaling the new government’s commitment to forge a relationship with its neighbor and historic rival after recent bumpy months. Prime Minister Sharif shared recent steps Pakistanwas taking to build relations with India – including …

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Roommate murdered under influence of alcohol

A39-year-old year old man was found murdered on July 18 in Bay chhu, which is about 30 kilometer away from the Wangdue town, Wangdue Phodrang. The victim, a non-national, was working for a private company based in Wangdue Phodrang as a driver. The roommate of the victim, the main suspect …

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Response to ‘Why PDP Won’

Many who voted for DNT, went on to vote for PDP. DNT voters did not like DPT or PDP, but when the primary results came out, DNT supporters realised only 17% of them were intelligent. We felt sad, and had to take a wise step next. . DPT failed us! …

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Accepting the people’s will gracefully

The Bhutanese politicians, like most of their South Asian counterparts, are not good losers. Such was the reaction in 2008 and now in 2013. During the 2008 General Elections, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) was considered to be the front runner – poised to form the government by a huge …

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Some views from the Social Media on the 2013 results

Dear friends, On behalf of Druk Phuensum Tshogpa and its members, I wish to thank all the people who placed their trust and confidence in us and have supported us during the last two elections. We will now be in opposition and it is a new opportunity that our party …

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