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Bhutan: Happiness lacks legal foothold


Preservation of culture, a cornerstone and one of the four pillars of Gross National Happiness (GNH) of Bhutan, lacks a legal foothold in absence of an Act or a... More

Bhutan ministers under fire for frequent uses of choppers


Bhutanese ministers including the Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay came under fire for frequently using helicopter services. The opposition alleged that the state is being unnecessarily burdened with such expenses. Perception... More

Bhutan working on a diplomatic relation with Israel


Slowly but steadily Bhutan is developing its relations with Israel. This is being done through agricultural training mooted out to Bhutan’s agro students by Israel. Israeli expertise on crop... More

Bhutan minimizes border dispute with China


Bhutan, after blocking the ratification of the India initiated ‘four nations sub-regional road connectivity’ deal, has advanced a long way to minimize its dispute with China on border issues.... More

Bhutan in dilemma over endorsing BBIN deal


The government of Bhutan has engulfed in a crisis after it had failed to ratify the Bangladesh-Bhutan-India-Nepal motor vehicle agreement, a sub-regional initiative in South Asia. The crisis... More

Bhutan to import cheap BD bandwidth


Bhutan to import cheap BD bandwidth SA Monitor Staff Amid downward position in creating a ‘favorable business environment’ for foreign investors, Bhutan has decided to buy Internet bandwidth from Bangladesh. The... More

Whereabouts of Daud Merchant Unknown


The whereabouts of the Indian citizen Abdul Rauf alias Daud Merchant, accused of the murder of musician Gulshan Kumar in India, has been unknown since his release from Dhaka... More

Impeachment motion against  CIAA chief in Nepali Parliament


  Katmandu: The Legislature-Parliament will start deliberations on the impeachment motion against suspended chief of Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authoirty (CIAA), Lokman Singh Karki, on Tuesday.The impeachment... More

COLUMN

Bank failure not an option

Over the years many highly developed economies with sophisticated markets and long functioning banking systems have faced significant banking crises or banking failures. The role of Central Banks is critical in not only preventing and/or pre-empting failures... More

Aung San Suu Kyi reveals the strategic plans for Rakhine

At long last Aung San Suu Kyi has finally revealed the government’s new strategic plans for the trouble state of Rakhine. This is essentially the long-promised roadmap constructed around the recommendations of the Kofi Annan Advisory Commission... More

India’s Afghanistan venture has its limits

Clearly an important part of the United States’ “regional approach” to Afghanistan is the role that India is to play in re-building the war-torn country. Notwithstanding the crucial consequences this policy would produce in terms of triggering... More

Sirisena gets into political hot water as elections approach

Elections to the Sri Lankan local bodies and Provincial Councils are due in 2018. But President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe heading the Yahapalanaya or Good Governance regime in Colombo, not prepared for it. The lack... More

Lady and her generals 

"Aung San Suu Kyi and her generals” ran a headline in The New York Times, as if she controlled them. The fact is she does not but has to take all the blame for what they do. Two... More

EDITOR'S CHOICE

Afghanistan’s tryst with China begins – in Washington

Afghanistan has been accepted as a permanent member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Jin Liqun, president of the Beijing-based institution, formally presented a certificate confirming... More

Slowdown haunts Indian government unwilling to admit its mis-steps

Seventy years after independence, India’s economy is at a critical juncture. Two years ago, thanks to a surge in growth since 2005 and China’s slowdown, India celebrated... More

Missing a Nobel chance

The Nobel Peace Prize, 2017, has just been awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). Had India joined 122 other member-states of the United... More

Fight the lie with the truth

The truth about Myanmar must be told, 10,000 times 10 years, the government of Myanmar has committed genocide against the Rohingya people. This is not a complicated issue,... More

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Gorkhaland, Mamata and the Chinese factor

Just a few days ago I warned two young student leaders in Darjeeling of West Bengal, against the violent movement which has started there for a separate... More