Editorial

Watch your mouth

Agriculture Minister Yeshey Dorji is known to be an honest man with a good sense of humour. However, his humour, if it was, on Friday was not appreciated. The opposition party is demanding an apology from the minister on calling the Member of Parliament from Bomdeling-Jamkhar, Dupthob Dorji, and an β€œMP from Falakata.” Falakata is in neighbouring India where most …

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Forging ahead together

The annual journalism conference was brief and precise. But there cannot be a more appropriate theme than the one they chose: β€œForging ahead together”.   How do we move ahead together for the good of journalism? How do we forge to make journalism a respected and relevant profession? How do we forge together to move ahead? These are questions that …

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Time for the stick rule

Time for the stick rule The Thimphu thromde had let go hundreds of people who were found violating the solid waster management rules. They had warned the violators and would fine them if they repeat the offence. This is a good move from the thromde. The rules are in place and the thromde giving these people the last warning is …

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How do we preserve the vanishing cultures?

The stone slab is oily and smooth. There is no altar but three men are prostrating, murmuring some prayers. There is a small fire built to burn pine leaves as incense. On the stone slab are rice, meat, fruits and some cash. The men leave the place and wait. Two crows circle around the stone slab. They are satisfied. They …

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