Laws do not set double standards, implementers do

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His Majesty said “the Rule of law begets discipline, which in turn begets order, and peace, which leads to trust and to stability. Corruption is unambiguous- there is no great or small corruption.

What is missing in reviving wetland ecosystems in Bhutan? 

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In the recent past, numerous small-scale projects are being implemented for conservation and management of lakes across Bhutan.  Major large-scale projects are also are in pipeline for management for water sources in Bhutan.

Collective responsibility: the most effective way to fight Covid-19

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Detection of community transmission has led to panic throughout Bhutan. It is a crucial time for us as a nation. Our triumph over the pandemic is still possible, but we must keep our focus, work together, and shoulder equal responsibility.

Ensuring the right to information to fight rumours and fake news

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Information is power and the right to information is fundamental to democracy.  Amidst the second national lockdown, fake news, and increasing rumours, the state has a greater responsibility in the disclosure of information. Disclosure on time is equally important to protect citizens from fake news and rumours.

A Delightful Wonder, the 113th National Day Address

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A national day celebration was a relatively local and obscure event; the 3rd King made it as we know it today. At Thimphu Changlingmethang, Crown Prince Jigme Singye Wangchuck, then barely 15, presided over the first nationwide celebration in 1971.

Civil service reform –long overdue

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Article 26 of the Constitution sets the tone of the nation’s civil service as independent and apolitical. Further, Constitution mandates that civil service must ‘discharge its public duties in an efficient, transparent and accountable manner.”

Human progress at the precipice

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Viruses can jump from animal to human, and around the world in…

National Solidarity: Bhutan’s unique response to the Covid-19 pandemic

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The ongoing pandemic, which originated from a newly emerged coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, in December last year, to date has consumed the world with more than seventy plus million confirmed human infection cases and with over a million deaths across 210 countries and territories till date.

Internalising Our National Day

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One hundred and thirteen years since the historic installation of the victorious Trongsa Ponlop Gongser Ugyen Wangchuck as unified Druk Yul’s first hereditary king of the Wangchuck Dynasty in the Palace of Bliss in Punakha

Ready immunization systems to deliver safe and effective Covid-19 vaccines

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Across the WHO South-East Asia Region, plans to equitably and…

Crossing the Constitutional boundaries will undermine democratic values

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Yesterday’s Kuensel had a headline “first-degree felony and…

Mountains matter for biodiversity

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Newly appointed ICIMOD DG, (Dr) Pema Gyamtsho writes about why…

Bangladesh: 50 Golden Years: Some Personal Reflections

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My earliest memories of the country that was to evolve as the…