Category: Human Rights

ECONOMISTS predict China will overtake the US to become the world’s largest economy by mid this century, if its unprecedented growth continues with the same pace as in last few decades. Alongside the economic boom, questions have also been raised as to whether this prosperity has reached the citizens in far flung villages. Many believe…

Q&A : With the census issue still unresolved, people without one not only face difficulties in pursuing higher studies, renewing licenses, travelling outside the country and transacting land, but also lose out on other opportunities like employment, economic and health treatment outside. Parliament member from Gelephu, Prem Kumar Gurung, pointed this out while questioning the…

Following the death of 15-year old Sonam Wangchuk of Kamji School, his father has written a letter to the police seeking for further investigation. On the other hand, the principal is known for rampant corporal punishment in the school. On the morning of May 19, 15-year old Sonam Wangchuk made a plan with his four…

जिन्दगीका लक्ष्यहरु धेरै होलान तर खुशी जीवनको सर्वोत्तम लक्ष्य हो । जीउने जो सुकै प्राणी पनि खुशीमय जीवन चाहान्छ – मनुष्य होस वा जनावर । बेखुशी जीवन सार्थक नहुन सक्छ । विज्ञानको अध्यायनले के देखाएको छ भने खुशी बिनाको मानिसले आफ्नो बौद्धिक क्षमताको अधिकतम उपयोग गर्न सक्दैन । जब मानिसले बौद्धिक क्षमताको अधिकतम प्रयोग गर्न…

Andrew Buncombe visits Bhutan to find out if its people really are as content as they claim to be. By Andrew Buncombe Within a stone’s throw of Bhutan’s legendary Tiger’s Nest, with lungs burning and heart pounding, misery descends. Smug, grinning hikers are making their way along the narrow, vertiginous path as they return from…