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Beyond the news: Sweeping changes in always-happy Bhutan, what Surveys show

 

In general — barring circumstances such as those arising out of the Doklam crisis last year — Bhutan is probably the least watched country in India’s neighbourhood. The country makes little ‘news’, barring the periodic feelgood references to its being the “happiest” place in the world.

Bringing national priority into focus

 

Political stunt or no, some interesting developments are continuing to surprise the Bhutanese people.  The latest in the line of remarkable events is the leave that Labour Minister Ngeema Sangay Tshempo sought, which the prime minister granted, to allow Anti-Corruption Commission to investigate some aspects of the initiatives that the ministry took in the period of a little more than four years.

Please enlighten us

Sherig conference came and then it was over, just as it arrived, quietly. Media had no space at the conference. We are now told that the conference rolled out some significant plans for the education sector. It is wonderful why subject as important as education should be kept out of public glare. The conference in Sonamthang Central School, Zhemgang surely must have been very significant.

Are we employing the right way?

Fifteen students from Laya are in Thimphu for education tour. They are among the best students in the school. The main idea behind the tour is to encourage them to stay in the school system.

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In northeast India, water-management practices to deal with climate change

In a small village on the north bank of the Brahmaputra in Assam in northeast India, farmer Horen Nath stood gazing at his partially submerged paddy field. The floods had kept their annual date but mercifully, the farmer said, the waters have started receding. "The weather has become very strange of late. We always had ample rain,

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IMF cuts India's growth projection, but it still retains world's top spot

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) cut India's growth projections for this fiscal year to 7.3 per cent and for the next to 7.5 per cent on Monday, although the country will still retain i...

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