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Community Empowerment: Why Entrepreneurship should be second religion

July 4th is a big day for America. It is America’s National Independence Day. As usual July 4th 2011 was marked by mega celebrations in different cities, including one in the nation’s capital – Washington DC. Crackers worth millions of dollars went up in the night sky – in red, yellow, blue and green. The […]

Published on Sep 01 2011 // Commentary

BBS to launch another radio station by the end of this year

By Saraswati Service (BBS) has a plan up its sleeves to launch another radio station by the fall of this year. The new station will broadcast only in Dzongkha language and will be more like an entertainment broadcaster. “This is to promote Dzongkha language,” said the new Managing Director of BBS, Thinley Dorji. He said […]

Published on Aug 27 2011 // Media Monitor

The Gyalpoizhing Mongar Township

Perhaps, reporting by Bhutan’s kuenselonline.com on Gyalpoizhing, Mongar dated 13 August, 2011 is what I have long awaited for. It is informative, timely and appreciative. And, it is not surprising to understand that “24 of the 25 acres acquired for township have been parceled out to various ‘outsiders’”. Gyalpoizhing was initially a fallow land amidst […]

Published on Aug 20 2011 // Opinion

Only one out of three being entertained

Newspaper License Applicants 13 August, 2011 – Only one among the three applicants for a newspaper license with the Bhutan InfoComm and Media Authority is processing his documents to open a Dzongkha newspaper. The remaining two did not meet financial or editorial requirements and, to date, have not “appealed” to the authority to follow up […]

Published on Aug 13 2011 // Media Monitor

Education: Building future in America

America is a land of opportunity; opportunity comes with education. Immigrant communities with English language educational background are expected to do well whether it is at entry level jobs, performance at community colleges, or admission to universities. The Bhutanese refugee camps in Nepal were reported to have achieved 100 percent primary school enrollment. It was […]

Published on Aug 13 2011 // News Analysis

Fresh meat, not digestive to the toothless lion

Having no alternatives other than hatching a wicked drama and resonate it as of love towards democracy, formulating democratic set-up in governance and presenting to the western donors to receive alms as pocket-earning from foreign aid, Mr. Jigme Singye Wangchuk, the then king of Bhutan graced the old house of representative (Tshogdu) to practice a […]

Published on Aug 09 2011 // Commentary

Woman handed down three-year sentence

Thimphu district court sentenced a 22-year old woman to three years imprisonment for smuggling tobacco into the country. Binu Kumari Chetri, who runs a shop opposite the taxi parking, was arrested on March 7, after a businesswoman, Yeshi Lhamo, 30, who runs a pan shop below the Bhutan Narcotic and Control Agency office in Thimphu, […]

Published on Aug 09 2011 // Human Rights Monitor

BMS elects new executives

Following an election of new executives, three separate media entities have come up to work under same platform of Bhutan Media Society (BMS) and effective information dissemination and advocacy. Independent journalists, and those associated with the Association of Press Freedom Activists (APFA) Bhutan and Third World Media Network – Bhutan Chapter have re-expressed commitment for […]

Published on Aug 06 2011 // Media Monitor

Stabber found to be schizophrenic

The 21-year old man, who was recently detained for allegedly striking a minor girl with a knife, has been diagnosed with schizophrenia, a mental disorder, by a psychiatrist in Mongar referral hospital. Schizophrenia is a mental disorder, characterised by disintegration of thought process and of emotional responsiveness, accompanied by hallucinations, paranoia, disorganised speech and thinking. […]

Published on Aug 06 2011 // Human Rights Monitor

Bhutan non-progressive on FDI

When India accepted Bhutan’s invitation to invest in its hydropower, this tiny Himalayan kingdom was overwhelmed and swiftly drafted foreign investment policy in hope that world will see it as land of opportunity for investment. Last year, the government unveiled a new Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) policy which opened Bhutan as possible destination of investment […]

Published on Aug 06 2011 // News Analysis