Right to privacy law necessary not luxurious

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The right to privacy is a fundamental right under Article 7(19) of our Constitution, which states: “A person shall not be subjected to arbitrary or unlawful interference with his or her privacy, family, home or correspondence nor to unlawful attacks on the person’s honour and reputation”.

The burden of chronic kidney disease

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I have never longed for someone’s death so desperately. Not that I hated that person but it was difficult to see her going through so much pain everyday. That person was our late aunt, who had been with us for 25 years, and was like a mother to us.

Changlimithang and Beyond...

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This was Druk Yul’s GNH Moment, an edifying union of body and soul, a coming together of the nation as one happy family.

Inconsistency in procedure may create mistrust and weaken confidence in justice system

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Procedural law is fundamental to the enforcement of legal rights. Without procedural laws legal rights will remain a paper tiger. 

Minding our gaps

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Over a year ago, the Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) government rose to power with an agenda of narrowing the gap, and about a month ago, it reviewed its programmes and efforts to do so.

Jewel basket of Tali

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Tali is a small village with about twenty living households in Zhemgang. It is perched on a ridge and the residents live side by side with hundreds of wild boars. The locals have given up traditional cereal growing culture and most of their land is left fallow.

Gyalyong Duechen: The National Day

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One of the most important national events in Bhutan is Gyalyong…

Gyalyong Duechen: The National Day

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One of the most important national events in Bhutan is Gyalyong…

A Blessing called Druk Yul...

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If a spot of this good earth were home at once to the divine,…

Who is a public servant in Bhutan, a political dilemma and drama 

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The question of whether public servant include corporate employees has made the headlines recently. Government is of the view that public servant does not include corporate employees. In the meanwhile, the opposition argues otherwise.

Inequality is not beyond solutions. Policies matter.

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The United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) flagship Human Development Report 2019 entitled “Beyond income, beyond averages, beyond today: Inequalities in human development in the 21st century” was launched on 12th December in Bhutan. 

Is South Asia ready for take Off?

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Since the mid-1980s, durable reforms coupled with prudent macroeconomic management have brought steady progress to the South Asia region, making it one of the world’s fastest growing regions.