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Bhutan: post election developments

BY S.CHANDRA SEKHARAN On 19th October, the Election Commission of Bhutan formally declared the election results with the DNT acquiring 30 seats and the DPT the rest in the 47 seat assembly. The DNT was thus officially declared as the third elected Government in Bhutan and the DPT as the …

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Social Security

BY MODNATH DHAKAL The government announced contribution-based social security schemes for the workers of all organised sectors. Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli announced the scheme amidst an extravagant event on Tuesday announced the scheme The entire city was littered with the posters of the event as they were pasted in …

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Dynamics of politics controlled by media

BY MINHAZ MERCHANT You don’t need to watch the BBC or read The New York Times to gauge the appalling level of bias that infects the Western media in its reportage on India. Of course, it shouldn’t matter. The footprint of Western print and electronic media in India is shrinking. …

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Is social media polarising society?

BY ADVAITA KALA Think about it: 1.49 billion people on average log onto Facebook daily; every second, on average, around 6,000 tweets are tweeted on Twitter; and since its inception, over 40 billion photographs have been posted on Instagram. We live in a world where we aren’t only consumers of …

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India is Unprepared for Regional Peace

By C Kiran: PRIME Minister Imran Khan declared the opening of Kartarpur Corridor as a “victory of peace.” However, it did not attain a tangible outcome. The deadlock on bilateral talks continued between India and Pakistan, and the Modi government once again turned down Pakistan’s invitation to attend the South …

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“Beginning of new era”

By Our Reporter The entire last week was dominated by PM KP Sharma Oli – either negatively or positively. Overnight, people saw Oli’s picture-posters along with the caption “Beginning of a new era” on lamp-posts around the Kathmandu streets and walls. The fact is that the government, while observing social …

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What is cooking up against PM Oli?

By Our Reporter Last week, this weekly had reported, “The government is sick, but it is safe”. Of course, there is no immediate harm for the government from the opposition parties as they themselves have become weak. Nevertheless, the government may face conspiracy against it from within the party. Efforts …

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