Bhutanese personal laws are gender neutral, not gender discriminatory

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Kuensel reported that a study carried out by an international organization called Dignity Alliance International (DAI) and Equality Now stated that "paying Gao to the husband of a married woman discriminatory.”

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…

Teaching – the call of the nation

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The process of education aims at ‘drawing out’ the best in…

Commemorating the 10th Anniversary of Great East Japan Earthquake

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Today, 11 March 2021, commemorates the 10th anniversary of the…

Youth and Agriculture – why not others?

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Agriculture is one of the greatest inventions human kind has…

Denying Thromde residents right to vote undermines democratic values

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With the completion of tenures of the existing Thromde Tshogde Members (TTM), the next election is not far. The current limitation of voting rights given to only people with census in Thromde defies the spirit of the constitution-the majoritarian rule and undermines democratic values.

Demystifying High Value Low Volume (HVLV)

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High Value Low Volume is Past, Present and Future of Tourism in Bhutan. For the last fifty years, tourism in Bhutan was guided by the policy and practice of HVLV, which is a precious gift from His Majesty The Fourth Druk Gyalpo.

A teacher retires today…

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Somewhere in the big world, among the myriad millions, a teacher retires today. Were she to be a star in sports or on screen, or even a character in graceless politics, media might have gone berserk to proclaim the event. But she is a star no less. In fact, she is a star on a bigger scale.

No one is above the law irrespective of the status

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The Kuensel reported that “police officer beats two farmers…

Ensuring the safe reopening of schools so that they can stay open

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UNICEF joins the nation in welcoming students and teachers back to school. By now, at least 609 schools have reopened and more, including ECCD, centres are preparing to reopen over the coming months. This is great news for the children, their parents and teachers as well as the country.

The Words of our King

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Last year, in October, during one of our King’s visit to South Bhutan, His Majesty met with the students and teachers of the Norbuling Central School.

Affordable electricity must be recognised as a right

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The recent outcries of exorbitant electricity bills are evident that Bhutan’s energy sector is profit-driven and anti-GNH. The electricity bill details that each consumer using a low voltage (general population) are charged Nu.1.28 per unit