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.
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The vulnerability of expropriation of national natural resources for political promises

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The Mines and Minerals Bill deliberations in the National Council reminds us of the vulnerabilities of our natural resources to political gain in the name of economic development.

Shangri-La sending an SOS

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One of the effects of the so-called “modern development” in Bhutan, which started in the early sixties, is the introduction of waste, which is becoming an eyesore.
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Do more, talk less

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Do more, talk less is the advice given by Kevin Rudd, former…
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Too early for complacency

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Not long after the national lockdown, people seem to have forgotten…
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Hard predicting in the age of polarisation

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The US elections are nearly over, maybe.  The country is divided down the middle but we still do not know whether the loser will get out of his playpen and concede to the winner. 
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The best intentions must not be implemented through wrong procedures

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The Ministry of Finance plans to issue an amendment to the previous notification on the uniform monthly travel allowance to employees of all central and budgetary agencies.
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Reforming the drayang

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The prime minister’s conditional offer to open the drayangs with proposed changes to some unhealthy practices is a welcome move. The need for a healthier relationship between performers and drayang customers in Covid times gives Bhutan the opportunity to uplift an entertainment occupation that has been under scrutiny in recent years.
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Go on we must, and fight

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The launch of Operation All Clear against the Indian militants by brave Bhutanese soldiers, led by the Supreme Commander-in-Chief the Great Fourth King on December 15, 2003, is an important chapter in the history of Bhutan.
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A nation of healers

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There comes a time in the life of a nation when the worst of adversities brings out the best in its people. One such time is now. One such nation is Bhutan.  And, one such people are the Bhutanese.
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Fake signatures, audit memos, academic research and Engineering Council of Bhutan

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Therefore, the establishment of the Engineering Council of Bhutan is a significant step for the construction industry. One hopes that it will complement the Bhutan Standard Bureau, Bhutanese Institute of Architects and Construction Board of Bhutan but a bureaucratic hurdle.