Legislature must learn a lesson

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Yesterday, Kuensel reported that the government has found  "A solution to end the illegal tobacco trade" and the editorial supported the government’s move stating that though it violates the existing tobacco control law, it is the most practical as well as hinting most do not pay the taxes as required by the law.
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The impact of school closure on children

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Firstly, let me congratulate the Ministry of Education’s response to COVID-19. The rapid delivery of lessons on television and radio, through online learning, as well as via the mass distribution of Self-Instructional Materials or “SIM” have helped many children to continue learning despite schools being closed.
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Story of a Covid-19 frontliner

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I am an HD nurse working in JDWNRH, Thimphu. I have just completed my quarantine after Covid-19 duty at isolation ward. And this is a story of Covid-19 health care team 2020.
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How palliative care could support Bhutan’s Covid-19 response

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Bhutan is an exemplar to the world in responding to the Covid-19 pandemic. Guided by the compassion and wisdom of His Majesty The King, the government along with the unprecedented support from every agency and the collective responsibility of every citizen, Bhutan continues to grow stronger to fight Covid-19.
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Right to bail and right to Thrimthue are not same

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There seems to exist confusion among the public about the bailable offence and an offence where there exists an opportunity to pay Thrimthue.
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Artificial intelligence and adaptive governance in the corporate sector of Bhutan: the new normal

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It is a strange time for all of us. Indeed, the Covid-19 has brought the entire world to its knees and truly disrupted the conventional ways of how we live our lives and function in our society.
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Knowing the limits of one’s own authority – The Executive

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This week, Kuensel news titled "Mines and Mineral Act to decide…
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Our United Nations: 75 Years on...

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One war too many; one misery, all miseries; one dream, all dreams...…
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Say “No” to incineration!

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Solid Waste Management has become the most challenging issue…
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Extraordinary times under extraordinary leader

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In early February, while returning home from an overseas trip, I was in Bangkok for few days. With confirmed Covid-19 cases in Thailand, there was much panic in the air in the otherwise vibrant city.
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Yoga : The Infinitely gentle thing

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For many years now, a question of great debate has tormented many philosophers: whether it is worth living life with the weight of reality or with the lightness of oblivion? We find ourselves asking, is suffering necessary for depth?
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Judgments are public documents, not judicial secrets 

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As per the Annual Judicial Report 2019, the judiciary decided 9,216 cases in 2019 of which only 68 cases reached the Supreme Court.
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Covid-19 and beyond: six lessons to keep us going

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Covid-19 has killed hundreds of thousands and upended the lives…