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Archive for December, 2011

Remittance to Bhutan

Bhutan needs more remittance, probably more than anything in the past. Remittance helps to back up and sustain the general spending in daily life. Bhutan is not a country which sends a lot of people to international labor market, therefore no question of getting larger revenue as remittance. With low capacity of absorbing a large […]

Published on Dec 24 2011 // Opinion

Gross National Happiness: A holistic paradigm for sustainable development

Hon. Vice President of India; Hon. Prime Minister of India; Hon. Speaker of the Lok Sabha; Hon’ble Ministers; Hon. Members of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha; Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen; It is with immense humility that I have accepted the kind invitation of the Honourable Speaker of the Parliament of this great nation […]

Published on Dec 23 2011 // Commentary

6 TV applications with BICMA …

… plus four for newspapers, three Dzongkha/English and one Dzongkha Media Despite initial complaints that the minimum investment of Nu 30M was too high a condition to start a private television station in the country, six have registered with the Bhutan InfoComm and Media Authority, which called for applications more than three months ago. Registering […]

Published on Dec 23 2011 // Media Monitor

Does SAARC justify peoples' aspirations?

The South Asian nations came together in 1983 for the purpose of promoting peace, stability; amity and progress in the region keeping in mind the principles of sovereign equality, territorial integrity, national independence, non-use of force and non-interference in the internal affairs of other states and peaceful settlement of all disputes. The leaders were aware […]

Published on Dec 16 2011 // News Analysis

Open doors for repatriation

The Government of Bhutan mercilessly evicted its citizens and still the world has not effectively challenged its inhuman activities. It is an insult to United Nations as Bhutan has openly abused the ‘Human Rights’ as declared by UN on this day of 10th December. It is equally regrettable to realize that the Bhutanese citizens are compelled to struggle for the most basic human values even form the 21st computerized century[…]

Published on Dec 11 2011 // Opinion

Tick tock KABOOM

Youth crime is a growing problem in our kingdom. And according to the prime minister, “the answer lies in GNH.” I’m happy that the prime minister has acknowledged the problem: that youth crime is real and that it is growing. And I’m happy that he has an answer to that problem: GNH. A good segment […]

Published on Dec 01 2011 // Commentary