Institutional obstruction to fight corruption

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The news of “no uniformity in the treatment of corruption cases” by the institutions is worrisome and impedes the path to a corruption-free society. This also sets a wrong perception in a society and has far reaching consequences.

Netizens on social media are neither an investigating officer nor a judge

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Netizens becoming both judge and jury is one of many negative impacts of social media in Bhutan. It has become a trend in recent times where an anonymous post with unsubstantiated facts and allegations are gaining momentum.

Greening a city’s soul-An option for improving Norzin Lam

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The Thimphu Structure Plan 2002-2027 prepared based on the principles of intelligent urbanism called for the pedestrianization of the Norzin Lam- often referred as the soul of the city to achieve its themes of “human scale” and “balanced moment”. The structure plan was approved in 2004 as an outcome of the Vision 2020 document.

Neighbourhood first during Covid-19 times

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In the midst of disruption, loss and uncertainty, we sense hope within the world’s pursuit towards the highly anticipated coronavirus vaccine. Addressing the nation on India’s Independence Day last month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced that three Covid-19 vaccine candidates approach advanced stages of testing in the country. Once ready, India will soon begin mass production of the vaccine.

Revitalising the ailing agriculture sector

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The Ministry of Agriculture and Forests’ (MoFA) Renewable Natural Resources (RNR) has been one of the priority sectors. It employs over 2,800 civil servants—policymakers, administrators and extension agents. 

Whose accountability- A class action suit?

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The unfortunate accident of two de-suups this week could have been avoided to a large extent if public authorities performed their duty of ensuring public safety in the city. The accident was man-made for three reasons. The negligence of the driver, lack of safety measures and the open manhole.

Governance during emergencies: Being blessed by right leadership

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Global superpowers, developing nations, democracies and dictatorships are all struggling with the Covid-19 pandemic. BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) a major regional economic bloc has three members at the top of the affected chart of the world.

Building back better on food and agriculture

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FAO has elaborated a comprehensive Response and Recovery Programme to overcome the impacts of  Covid-19 through up-scaled and robust international collaboration

Section 35 of Evidence Act an impediment to consumer justice

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The Section 35 of the Evidence Act (EA) of Bhutan 2005 is an…

Asia’s Journey at 60

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On 16 September, Malaysia celebrates her 57th national day, having…

OCP clarifies on 'Reckless and predatory prices of goods'

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This has reference to the article titled “Reckless and predatory prices of goods – A necessary reform” published in the Kuensel issue dated September 5, written by Mr Sonam Tshering, Lawyer, Thimphu.

Reckless and predatory prices of goods- A necessary reform

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The Office of the Consumer Protection (OCP) must initiate a price catalogue to prevent reckless and predatory price of goods in the country. The experience and reports on an unreasonable hike in price during the last six months of the pandemic is evident that business entities took advantage of the situation.