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Archive for February, 2012

Royal Pardon vs Social Media

Just a month after amendment of Tobacco Control Act 2010 by the Parliament, King Jigme Khesar has exercised a prerogative to release 16 persons convicted of tobacco smuggling. However, many have already started commenting that both government and the King must have understood the role of media and social network groups against tobacco law. Thanks […]

Published on Feb 20 2012 // Commentary

Identifying our identity: who are we, after all?

As our story is fading towards historical insignificance, how we define ourselves now may come into play when our generations desperately search for their rational identities. One of the hot topics surrounding the resettled Bhutanese communities around the globe has been that of distinguishing selves from a fairly good number of evolving nationalities that we […]

Published on Feb 13 2012 // Opinion

Sino- Bhutan border issue: A bone of contention

Bhutan has been buffering the friction between two Asian giants since early times of Independent India. Bhutan’s border with both the neighbor has remained ill-defined as much of the work of boundary demarcation depended on Indian surveyors. The northern border prior to 1959 was maintained with Tibet, that happened to be the origin of Drukpa […]

Published on Feb 13 2012 // News Analysis

Country gets first journalists association

The Journalists Association of Bhutan (JAB), which was first announced five years ago, has been reactived with election of nine its executives, Tuesday. In the election held in the capital, 32-year-old Passang Dorji of The Bhutanese, a daily newspaper yet to be launched, was elected with majority of votes as new president, wrote the Kuensel […]

Published on Feb 08 2012 // Media Monitor