Private money lending rules defeat the legislative prerogative

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This week Kuensel reported on the proposed revisions to the Private…

None  can vote in an election, anywhere, on mere residency

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The third Dzongkhag Thromde Elections in three Dzongkhag Thromdes…

Bhutan’s appeal system is vulnerable to abuse

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With the recent news of the Home Minister appealing to the Supreme Court after he lost his case in the larger bench of the High Court, some criticized the move as political and some questioned the judiciary for allowing the appeal.

As Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam meets Gyalyong Gakid Pelzom

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Many winters ago, I meditated on what I then called Globalisation: The Forgotten Phase. In it, I bemoaned the premature demise of what was indeed the flourishing of the all-embracing ideas of authentic globalisation without ever being called by that name.

Equal application of the law is fundamental to rule of law

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While duty-free outlets and their agents continue to do tobacco…

Beyond a simple diplomatic tie

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Bhutan and India are two countries whose connection grows a lot…

Every court is independent of each other when it comes to judicial decisions

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Kuensel reported on the Gelephu quarantine breach case that the…

Gender-sensitive neighbourhood planning

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Bhutan as a happiness kingdom has been adopting and exercising activities that are aligned with the precepts of the Gross National Happiness.  Despite having championed in fields like environment and culture, gender issues still pervade the spiritual and the senile cultural landscape of the country.

On the International Day of Happiness

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Some four decades or so ago, when the youngest monarch in the…

Struggling for the right words – Practise triple A

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Occasionally, I see and hear my fellow citizens scratching their heads or rolling their eyes for the right words to thank His Majesty The Druk Gyalpo.  “I don’t know how to thank His Majesty” or  “It’s beyond words and thoughts”, they say. 

Impeachment is to ensure checks and balance not to protect criminals

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Impeachment is not protecting any misbehaviour but to ensure…

Civil Servants’ Mindset for 21st Century Bhutan

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Bhutan is at a crossroads, in every sense – rebuilding an economy…