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Rural Bhutan should be 11th Plan’s focus

15 Aug 2013 | Needrup Zangpo | COMMENTS 1

01 Aug 2013 | Editor | COMMENTS 0

Thinking beyond easy subsidies

The Indian government’s reinstatement of subsidies on liquid petroleum gas and kerosene yesterday came as suddenly as the subsidies were lifted

25 Jul 2013 | Editor | COMMENTS 0

All set to go

It has been disturbing few days for the Bhutanese as Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) and its supporters contested the conduct of the general election and submitted 15 election-related grievances to His Majesty the King

18 Jul 2013 | Editor | COMMENTS 0

Lessons to take home

Dust is slowly settling after the general election last week. It’s not been easy for some people to come to terms with the defeat of Druk Phuensum Tshogpa for various reasons.

14 Jul 2013 | Editor | COMMENTS 0

Welcome change

The Bhutanese people chose their next set of leaders yesterday. And this time, it’s the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) that wins over the people’s trust with comfortable margin.

04 Jul 2013 | Editor | COMMENTS 0

Act beyond knee-jerk reactions

Bhutan is rudely surprised by India’s sudden withdrawal of subsidy on liquid petroleum gas and kerosene this week.

27 Jun 2013 | Editor | COMMENTS 0

Let’s be more hon’ble in debate

It’s a pity that our politicians have to be reminded, time and time again, how they can be less personalised in their debate and why

21 Jun 2013 | Editor | COMMENTS 0

Time to learn our language

It’s quite ironical that we are discussing whether Bhutanese are conversant enough to talk politics in our national language.

14 Jun 2013 | Editor | COMMENTS 0

Stop privatisation of waste collection

Thimphu Thromde is dabbling in privatisation of waste collection, which is drawing mixed public reactions

06 Jun 2013 | Editor | COMMENTS 0

How about smaller cars?

As the two political parties traverse the country once again to campaign for the general round of election

31 May 2013 | Editor | COMMENTS 0

Welcome people’s choice

The Bhutanese people have spoken their minds. Two older parties – DPT and PDP – have been elected.

23 May 2013 | Editor | COMMENTS 0

Let’s not nitpick

Politics is happening here, politics with all its connotations. Some say it’s becoming dirtier by the day as the four political parties

16 May 2013 | Editor | COMMENTS 0

There’s more to nyamchung style

At the approach of the elections, everyone politician is tracing his or her ‘humble’ ancestry.

09 May 2013 | Editor | COMMENTS 0

What did you make of the debate?

Although it was supposed to be a debate on party ideologies, no distinct ideologies could be identified from the public debate among the party

03 May 2013 | Editor | COMMENTS 0

Time for the white kabney?

The opposition MPs marked the end of the first Parliament’s term with significant moves.

25 Apr 2013 | Editor | COMMENTS 0

Welcome thuemis

The Bhutanese people have chosen a set of parliamentary leaders this week. We welcome the National Council members-elect

18 Apr 2013 | Editor | COMMENTS 0

Pick your leader

By this time next week, Bhutan will have chosen 20 members to the National Council.

16 Apr 2013 | Editor | COMMENTS 0

The uglier side of reality shows

Sentencing of a reality show organiser to six months in prison by the High Court this week puts to rest

11 Apr 2013 | Editor | COMMENTS 0

Sentencing of a reality show organiser to six months in prison by the High Court this week puts to rest a contentious issue

04 Apr 2013 | Editor | COMMENTS 0

Final responsibility is here

The nation is poised to elect the second batch of National Council (NC) members.

28 Mar 2013 | Editor | COMMENTS 0

Time for the right choice

As the nation prepares to go to the polls on April 23 to elect the next batch of National Council members

21 Mar 2013 | Editor | COMMENTS 0

One day for happiness






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