Being Bhutanese

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In what is perhaps the first time in Bhutanese politics, a serving…

As new variants of Covid-19 come in

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Lockdown is a difficult experience for everybody, especially when service delivery is in question. Efficient service delivery is more important than easing the lockdown.

It is still in our hands

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The health ministry, on Monday, issued a detailed safety protocol that ministries and agencies have to follow in the wake of the increasing Covid-19 cases in the region. It is a timely intervention as cases at home are also on the rise and the threat of an uncontrollable transmission is becoming more realistic.

Bigger danger is here

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Suppose the second wave of Covid-19 is here, a new variant; hospitals…

The Reality of Kidu

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All Bhutanese are familiar with the term, kidu. The simplest lay interpretation of kidu is that, in the Bhutanese system, the King personally takes care of the wellbeing of the people. It is a unique and humane social security system to ensure basic necessities and livelihood as well as any other aspect of a Bhutanese citizen’s life when necessary.

Credible information crucial in times of disaster

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The April 28 earthquake caused structural damage to religious monuments, school buildings and traditional houses.  It even injured a few people.

After the thromde elections

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The thromde elections are over. Voters of the Thimphu and Gelephu…

No, we don’t need more bars

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The economic affairs ministry has proposed to lift the ban on the issuance of new bar licences. This is the most ill-advised decision ever.

His Holiness Trulku Jigme Chhoeda

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Twenty-five years ago this day, His Holiness the Je Khenpo Trulku Jigme Chhoeda became the 70th Je Khenpo. At 41 then, His Holiness was one of the youngest Je Khenpos in the history of the country.

Dangerous lapses?

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Admission rush for Class 11 students in Thimphu on April 24 was…

Kidu is for the needy and the affected

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In what is an unprecedented move, His Majesty The King has commanded…

Why we need to be extra careful

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The writing is on the wall. If the recent scare is not convincing to step up precautions, we shall have only ourselves to blame. Three hotel staff have tested positive in the capital. One had been out of the facility and mingled with people. Contacts are being traced and tested. There could be more, and in the community.

A close call?

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Thousands of people thronged at the markets beginning yesterday afternoon as rumour of a possible lockdown in the capital went rife all over social media. Until late last night, streets remained clogged with traffic and shoppers collected whatever they could in the last minute buying spree before the shops closed.