OPINION

America’s Mis-Police State

MILWAUKEE – George Floyd’s death at the hands – and under the knee – of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has triggered a wave of peaceful protests and violent rioting in most major cities across the United States. Caught on video for the world to see, the incident has driven …

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Globalizing the Fight Against the Pandemic

SAN JOSÉ – The COVID-19 pandemic began less than six months ago, but we have already learned a great deal about the disease. Scientists around the world are looking at new and improved methods of detecting the novel coronavirus as early as possible. And in addition to these lines of …

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How Germany Contained the Coronavirus

BERLIN – Germany is often referred to as a positive example of how to manage the COVID-19 pandemic. We were successful in preventing the overburdening of our health system. The curve of infections is clearly flattening. And the proportion of severe cases and fatalities is lower in Germany than in …

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De-Suung Training: The Test of Time

Since its inception in February 2011, 4,457 (3,236 Male and 1,221 Female) DeSuups had already been trained at Tencholing, Wangduephodrang when the 37th Batch completed their training in February 2020. These men and women from diverse backgrounds, are spread across the country and have been serving their fellow citizens diligently. …

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Preventing a Media Mental Health Crisis

LONDON – Nothing highlights the importance of reliable news quite like a crisis. And yet, as the COVID-19 pandemic puts journalists under intensifying pressure to deliver that news, it is also upending their industry and transforming their working conditions. The stress this is placing on their mental health should not …

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How South Korea Stopped COVID-19 Early

SEOUL – South Korea experienced one of the world’s largest initial outbreaks of COVID-19 outside China. But, unlike the United States and many European countries, we have been able to contain and drastically reduce the spread of the virus, at least so far – and without imposing a nationwide lockdown. …

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On NPL, interest waiver and rents

There are those asking for loan interest waivers for loan accounts which were Non Performing Loans (NPL) before 29th February too. This is a basic misunderstanding of the Royal Kidu. The Kidu waiver is for impact caused by COVID-19 (March onwards), and not the other NPLs prior to COVID-19 which …

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Thoughts of a Girl under Quarantine

Another day of quarantine went by Crouching next to the airy window. A mug of steamy coffee in one hand Admiring the beauty of the structures Rigid, mighty and soulless they rise. Astonished at the intelligence of mankind how mere stone is turned into a precious gem. Trees into tables, …

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