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Keeping schools safe

The news of a Vice Principal molesting school children has sent shockwaves throughout the country. This is not only because of the nature of the crime, but because the victims were young children and the perpetrator was a teacher. Parents send their children to school with a lot of trust …

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Facebook and the Future of Online Privacy

NEW YORK – Chris Hughes, a co-founder of Facebook, recently noted that the public scrutiny of Facebook is “very much overdue,” declaring that “it’s shocking to me that they didn’t have to answer more of these questions earlier on.” Leaders in the information technology sector, especially in Europe, have been warning of …

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The Mediocrity trap

If there is one national trait that we can do without, then it is mediocrity, and it is high time we start asking tough questions of ourselves and our society on the issue. If one looks at the professional work culture, be it in the government, corporate or private sectors …

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Even technology can betray you

On 31st March 2018, a man in Paro was deceived by the same technology that was put in place to reduce human errors in the delivery of banking services to the clients. He had withdrawn Nu.20,000 from an ATM machine but since there was a long queue of people behind …

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SkyHydrant Water Filters For Every School

In traditional Bhutan, every mother of a newborn used to be fed water to re-condition her body from the ravages of childbirth. Every newborn began life on this earth by being cleansed by water – a ritual known as Lhabtsang Thruesey. But in modern Bhutan, our challenge is that our waters …

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His Majesty The King graced the Paro Tshechu, and offered prayers before the Guru Thongdrol on 31 March 2018. Thousands of people gathered to receive blessings and view the Thongdrol, which is displayed on the final day of the Tshechu.

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Violence on social media

Before social media or the media ever reached Bhutan, it had a rich oral culture of not only passing down traditional stories, religious tales and local folklore but it was also an unofficial means of transmitting news and views. The media came to Bhutan along with modernization and soon professional …

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Beyond GDP Growth in China

China owes its economic-growth miracle largely to local governments. But, as the country attempts to build a more modern and sustainable economy, in a context of lower overall growth, local governments need to adapt. What will happen when they do? Despite the occasional inappropriate intervention, local governments have been very …

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Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ launched

Samsung Electronics, the country’s biggest consumer electronics brand, today introduced the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ in Bhutan on 18th March. Made for an age in which consumers increasingly communicate and express themselves more with images, videos and emojis, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ drives innovation with Samsung’s advanced camera. …

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Incumbent vs two new comers in NC Trongsa race

1. Tharchen The incumbent National Council member, Tharchen, 38 from Langthel gewog holds Masters in Educational Management and Administration. He has served as a principal in Trongsa for 10 years and NC member for 5 years. He was also a chairman of Public Accounts Committee, member of Special Education Committee, …

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