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A light for our red-robed cousins

By Sonam Choki Bhutan has a substantial proportion of citizens who have opted to join the monastic system, the Zhung Dratshang, as nuns and monks, and which is a vital line of profession in the country. Nonetheless, the lack of a save social security net has never been part of the discourse nor does any religious practitioners, registered nuns and …

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Where did we fail ourselves?

EDITORIAL The recent spate of sexual harassments and rape cases, which has seen a significant rise in recent years, has jolted the conscience of the nation. It also comes as a stark contrast to a country which is known globally for propagating happiness and Buddhist values of love and compassion. The distressing news comes in the wake of increasing incidences …

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Achieving leadership in the codex process

By Chimi Wangmo Around forty participants from various ministries and focal agencies attended a three-day advocacy workshop on a theme โ€œAchieving leadership in the codex processโ€ at Punakha this week. The participants include representatives from the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health, Khesar Gyalpo University …

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BPC suspends Director accused for sexual harassment

However, if the allegations labeled against him are found untrue, the Director could counter-charge the accuser for defamation By Tashi Namgyal/Thimphu The Director accused of sexual harassment of a female employee under Bhutan Power Corporation (BPC) has been suspended by the company after the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company issued a suspension order late last Friday. According to …

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Bhutan-Bangladesh Trade Sees Major Boost

Staff Reporter According to latest media reports in Bangladesh, exports from Bangladesh to Bhutan could rise rapidly, on the back of the bilateral trade pact signed last year, after shipment between the two southasian nations saw a significant upward trend.  The two countries struck their maiden preferential trade agreement (PTA) on December 6 last year. The deal, albeit only 10 …

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