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Challenges of Bhutan’s graduation from LDC

In December, with recommendations from the Committee for Development Policy (CPD), United Nations Developed Program (UNDP) at the Twelfth Round Table Meeting (RTM) in Thimphu declared, Bhutan would be graduated to be a developed country by 2021, which means Bhutan will have by then its all capability to sustain as a self reliant economy. For…

Fears of segregation

The expectation of change in policy, public perception and sense of equality among all the residents of the country in Bhutan is vanquishing in recent months as the regime projects itself as protector of only a section of people. Systematic termination of fundamental human rights continue to rule Bhutan while world unfortunately waits with presumption…

The popular literature festival of Bhutan ‘Mountain Echoes’ is set to manifests its fourth episode in one-and-half month’s time. The festival will be held on Thimphu on 9-11 August. Sponsored by household manufacturing company USHA, the festival is an India–Bhutan Foundation Initiative to Promote Literature, Art and Culture in and From Bhutan. However, the last…

Culture » Bhutanese activist honored for teaching English to fellow refugees. By Peggy Fletcher Stack | The Salt Lake Tribune First Published Jun 22 2013 04:47 pm • Last Updated Jun 22 2013 10:59 pm If you educate a refugee woman, the ripple effect can change the destiny of a family, a clan and even…

The Bhutanese would also like to rebut some misleading clarifications given by DPT leaders with regard to the Education City Story. The first is by the Ex-Education Minister who alleged that the Editor-in-Chief of the paper had told him that the minister did not own any land. It is true that the Editor told the…

Rajeev Sharma Introduction This article seeks to examine the growing strategic and diplomatic importance of Bhutan for its big neighbours: China and India. China has recently intensified its efforts to woo Bhutan and engage with it directly, despite the lack of diplomatic ties between them. To improve relations with Bhutan, China first has to resolve…

TANDING UP to the Government’s indirect tactics to control them, the private media in Bhutan continues to report on national political corruption and nepotism. A confidential letter from Ministry of Information and Communication, directing all departments under the Ministry to stop providing advertisement to The Bhutanese bi-weekly newspaper, was recently leaked. Signed by a staff…

Though the constitution gives right to the people to choose the religion they like and conduct prayers as they wish, Bhutan continues to enforce the policy of zero tolerance against Christianity. Bhutan government has not so far recognized any institutions or church for Christians. Buddhists are supported by the state to perform public functions and…

The domestic air service in Bhutan is not quite successful. The government had postponed the plans several times on pretext of good preparations. When it came into enforcement, government words turned out to be hoax and hindrances seen thereafter clearly indicated that there had never been enough homework and preparation to start the services. In…