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Groups for sustainability

In Barshong these days, you must belong. And most farmers do, either in the vegetable revolution or in the goat rearing experiment. This inclusiveness is cemented by the creation of watertight thematic units of farmers’ groups.

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Bhutan: It is in my heart!

I am far from being a globe-trotter unlike many of my fellow-citizens. I am happy with the epithet: “You must be the most widely foot-travelled education minister in the world” with which my fellow-ministers would often embarrass me during education summits.

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Bhutan the Conservation Jewel of the Himalayas

The early 20th century saw tremendous growth in the global demand for pulp and timber. In the absence of conservation policies and environmental lobbies many countries around the world engaged in rampant deforestation to profit from the booming trade.

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A contextual legal application of a Jabmi

Introduction Generally, the wide spectrum of legal understanding and the knowledge of law is inherently restrained to an echelon of law professionals. However, with the advent of democracy in Bhutan, people have realized that legal knowledge has become an indispensable tool as it plays a vital role in transitional democracy and strengthening of the rule of law. Similarly, the need to understand the clear role of a Jabmi in the Bhutanese legal system has become paramount.

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Teachers deserve holidays

I have heard from teachers that the nation-wide training of teachers on ‘English for Effective Communication’ is good. It is a clear sign that teachers are getting recognised for their sacred service.

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Teachers deserve holidays

I have heard from teachers that the nation-wide training of teachers on ‘English for Effective Communication’ is good. It is a clear sign that teachers are getting recognised for their sacred service. Understandably, there is also an air of gratitude and satisfaction reciprocating from within the big teaching family. For …

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Bhutanese youth calling!

On the sidelines of the 23rd Annual Dzongdag Conference (June 21 – 23), Dzongdags were granted an audience with Her Majesty Gyalyum Tshering Pem Wangchuck, the President of the Bhutan Youth Development Fund (YDF).

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Constitutional framing or a usual bickering?

The recent public exchange of political salvos between the PDP government and Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) has once again brought to attention some caveats in the Constitution, specifically Article 15. The point of departure here is what the prime minister alluded about the DNT last week – that, despite their …

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Naming And Shaming: Freedom Of Media Is Not Absolute

In recent times, media have started publishing photo(s) and details of people suspected or accused of crime resulting in naming and shaming preceding a judicial process. Such trend is worrying and unprofessional as it violates not only the fundamental rights but also legal rights. Even more worrying is the publication of only a selected few that could construe as bias reporting and discriminatory undermining the basic human rights of these people.

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