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The Fourth King, His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck had bolder and broader economic vision that was proclaimed in His Coronation speech on 2ndof June in 1974:

“The most important task before us at present is to achieve economic self-reliance to ensure the continued progress of our country in the future. Bhutan has a small population, abundant land and rich natural resources and sound planning on our part will enable us to realize our aim of economic self-reliance in the near future.  If the Government and people join hands and work with determination, our people will achieve prosperity and our nation will become strong and stable. Today we are extremely happy to have with us representative of friendly countries and other guests to participate in our celebration.”

 

The government’s inability to fund the major irrigation schemes is worrying. About 80 percent of the 108 irrigation schemes across the country are yet to get budget.

 

The defamation case between DPT and Dasho Paljor J Dorji, popularly known as Dasho Benji, set a landmark precedent. The judgment raised an important legal issue on the language of the courts.

 

The goal was ambitious: making Bhutan one of the cleanest countries in the world. We’ve had a good start. But it is easier to get people to pick up garbage on a single day. It is easier because you see the results immediately. You get a sense of accomplishment within an hour or two, and therefore the motivation to complete the job is strong.

 

As a Thai awkwardly dressed up in a gho, the Bhutanese traditional dress for men, wandering through Bhutan's capital city of Thimphu.

 

The education ministry is considering a longer summer vacation but a shorter winter break from next year. The matter will be discussed during the National Education Conference, scheduled to be held from January 9-12.

 

The education ministry is considering a longer summer vacation but a shorter winter break from next year. The matter will be discussed during the National Education Conference, scheduled to be held from January 9-12.

 

In a significant development concerning Department of Local Governance’s (DLG) September 12 notification and local government leaders’ entitlement issues that it gave birth to, Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) and the National Council (NC) have walked in to clarify that members of local governments are declared elected from the day the election results are declared, not from the day they are administered oath or affirmation of office.

 

Demonetisation initiative has not only been a setback for neigbhouring Bhutan's banking system but also hit one of it biggest exports to India — oranges in this season. 

 

Our goal was simple – to better understand ourselves, to become more effective storytellers and to appreciate Bhutan’s unique culture, values and approach to wellbeing. This would play out across a country, described as a hermit kingdom, sandwiched between two emerging global superpowers in China and India.

 


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