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A tragedy

It was a preventable tragedy. But complacency of our health workers at the national referral hospital resulted in the death of 11 babies in 19 days. This tragedy should have jolted the conscience of the nation, which is quick to light butter lamps on the demise of foreigners but offers …

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Politics and agriculture

A farmer from Lobesa had long decided which party he would vote for. Having spent sleepless nights trying to irrigate his fields, he had made up his mind to vote for the political party that promised irrigation water. Now he is confused. All the parties have promised to uplift agriculture. Some …

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Language and politics

Politics has given the biggest push to promote Dzongkha. In the process, we have all gained respect for the art of public speaking and the elegance of the national language. But for some aspiring politicians the national language is proving to be quite a hurdle in getting their messages across. …

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Debate: Are we missing the point?

While politicians are trying to keep it cool, slandering and smearing has picked up on the social media. It is a safe bet to say that most of the posts and updates are from party workers and supporters. Some are chiming in unnecessarily. It is all right to support a …

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Luring the voters

This monsoon, it is raining promises. People are swamped by floods of promises and we know it is election time because for once, the problems plaguing the country are laid bare for all to see. Suddenly, our civil servants are underpaid, our health system sick, our taps and farms dry …

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The problem of distrust

The stakes are high this election period – for the country, the political parties, and for the people. It is one of those times when the Bhutanese cannot be trusted. We become distrustful and suspicious of each other. We vent on social media. Politicians and parties, the media and the …

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Convincing the voters

With all four political parties in full-blown campaign mode, the voters are overwhelmed with promises and pledges. The next five years and beyond, going by the promises, looks brighter. Parties want to ensure reliable irrigation water for farmers, 24-hour drinking water for urban residents, jobs for the jobless, salary raise …

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Election has in effect begun

The Election Commission of Bhutan has approved the letter of intent of all the four political parties. This means Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party, Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa, Druk Phuensum Tshogpa, and People’s Democratic Party will participate in the election to the National Assembly. Following the approval of letter of intent, the four …

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Sharing the benefits of tourism with rural communities

Ecotourism, although relatively new and small, seem to be bringing significant development in the rural parts of the country. Careful regulation and promotion of ecotourism, therefore, needs to be worked so that the households can explore income-earning opportunities besides farming. At the time when villages are met with the growing …

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