Make agriculture an all-time national agenda

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The recent directives from the government to encourage farmers in all dzongkhags to increase the production of food items could be a small but significant step. It has been long overdue.
Kuensel

My aha moments from WWF Bhutan camp

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Humans have stayed on this Earth for the last 200,000 years. It may sound long but it is nothing compared to how long the Earth has existed, which is 4.6 billion years.
Kuensel

NA dumping two Bills passed by NC is a waste of time and resource

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The fundamental duty of the parliament is legislation. Therefore, parliament is also known as legislative body or legislature. The news of confusion where the National Assembly (NA) decided not to deliberate two bills passed by the National Council (NC) is worrisome and waste of public resources
Kuensel

Of separation of power and tussle between the legislature and judiciary

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During the deliberation on the amendment of Civil and Criminal…
Kuensel

Ngultrum: History of Bhutan’s currency

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In 1974, in a short and simple but traditional ceremony, the…
Kuensel

Time to celebrate the traditional Losar

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Many people in Bhutan will be observing losar (ལོ་གསར་)…
Kuensel

Right to mediation exist in every civil case not special as media indicated

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This week, both Kuensel and BBS indicated, the right to settle out of court in civil case as some kind of special consideration by Trongsa District Court.
Kuensel

Wisdom to turn weakness to strength

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One day, a cherished horse of an old man ran away. The horse was so valuable to the old man as his whole property because it ploughed, carried the loads, and helped him a lot.
Kuensel

Need for a social welfare law to protect common people

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A Kuensel headline this week stated “Authorities' inaction…
Kuensel

What can we learn from current Australian bush fires

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Let me start by putting Australian bush fires into perspective. The 2019 Amazon rainforest fires burned more than 900,000 hectares. California in the USA lost 100,000 hectares in 2019 to fires. Australian bushfire has already burnt over 6 million hectares, which is almost twice the size of Bhutan, and there are still no signs of fires slowing down.
Kuensel

A brief history of Yongla Goenpa and its successive lams

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Yongla Goenpa or Yongla Riwo Pelbar Dargeychholing Goenpa in Pemagatshel was reconstructed under the Command of His Majesty The King after the 2009 earthquake caused major damage to the goenpa. It is believed that Yongla Goenpa guards Bhutan’s sovereignty from South and Rigsum Goenpa in Trashiyangtse from North. Historical significance of the two goenpas is so immense.
Kuensel

Mayday: The 1950 Air Crash at Kithokha

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In November 1950, a freight flight took off from an airport in West Bengal. It crashed in the hills of Chukha, killing all the three crew in it. The probable cause cited was, “Crew inattention.”
Kuensel

A paradigm shift from punitive to restorative justice system 

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This week, the Trongsa Dzongkhag Court deviated from conventional punitive judgment to corrective or reformative judicial process. Such new thoughts from our courts are welcome, though effects of this paradigm shift remain uncertain in terms of reduction in juvenile crimes in the country.