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Communities comes of age

Pemagatshel may be a backward dzongkhag, economically, but when it comes to expressing their rights, they are not far behind. The villagers of Nangkhor stopped a private mining company from digging below their village.  When villagers were consulted about the mine, not many agreed to the idea.  A vote was called for and only six […]

Market forces or middlemen machinations?

Bhutan’s vegetable export is increasing at a steady pace.  We are...

A special ‘labour camp’

The labour ministry’s initiative to organise vocational education camp in winter...

Back to basics

Not so long ago, we believed that as a small country...

Too much chop and change

I’s an expressway!  No, it’s an urban road network.  Wait, It...

The elephant in the room

The government has lived up to its promise, even if partly,...

Subjective justice?

With the Anti Corruption Commission issuing suspension orders to the two...

A worrisome reverse

Winter is at its peak in the country.  In the capital,...

Treading the last mile

We have come a long way since the Millennium Summit at...

At stake in the lhakhang Karpo case

Two years after the Gyalpoizhing case in Mongar, all eyes will...

Traffic safety, first and last

Ap Sha is a strict taxi driver now.  He will not...

The future of our farms

The regional climate change conference that concluded yesterday was a stark...

Big Brother lurking?

Traffic problem is growing in the major cities of this country,...

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