While the infestation of the ‘army worm’ (Spodoptera spp) appears to be going beyond green foliage to drains, footpaths and retaining walls, its spread in paddy fields has been brought under control, say plant protection officials.
“We’ve been distributing chemicals (pesticides), and advising farmers to carry out top dressing of urea after paddy transplantation,” National Plant Protection Centre (NPPC) program director, Dr Doe Doe said. “This has been effective in checking the rapid spread of army [... Read More]
Judges, academics, law teachers and public officials will share on “Child Protection and Constitutionalism”
Befitting the chain of political developments unfolding in the country, election and voter apathy will be one of the subjects that will be discussed during the three-day SAARCLAW conference, which will be held from May 24-26 at the convention hall in Thimphu.
Themed “Child protection and constitutionalism”, judges, academics, law teachers and public officials from SAARC-member states will be sharing experiences related to [... Read More]
It was found out the candidates’ relatives has stood for the meal
The election commission had asked its Bartsham-Shongphu constituency’s returning officer in Trashigang to file in a report of Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) serving meals to over 500 voters yesterday after its president’s meeting in Rangjung.
“I have been asked to submit a report to ECB immediately,” national observer, Bishal Rai, who came to check for himself at the spot where meals were served in Rangjung, [... Read More]
DNT president in Trashigang
A turn out of more than 500 people in Trashigang yesterday to listen to Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) president’s speech stood testimony to the party’s picking pace among people.
Many voters from Radhi-Sakteng, Kanglung-Samkhar and Bartsham-Shongphu constituencies walked out of Rangjung Higher Secondary School, where DNT president presented her party to the people, with renewed ideas of democracy.
Some voters said the party made sense on its stance on democracy, rights and equitable distribution of wealth.
“It was [... Read More]
It goes without saying that Bhutan has been undergoing a period of unprecedented change for quite some time now.
While the GNH paradigm provides a broad and long term guiding vision of future direction at an individual and national level, change is occurring at all levels.
Take, for example, the head of the family social structure. In an increasingly money-based economy, where currency does all the talking, a younger member of a family, who brings in the [... Read More]
The three DNT candidates who spoke in favour of the common forum yesterday
Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa candidates refuted the concerns that Druk Phuensum Tshogpa candidates recently expressed with regards the country’s growing national debt, politicisation of armed forces and the monk body and cancellation of common forums.
Sometime last week, DPT’s south Thimphu candidate Yeshey Zimba, during a press conference had said common forums were becoming unproductive with candidates exchanging derogatory remarks and in the process infuriating the tshopas.
DNT candidates yesterday held a press conference of its own, in [... Read More]
Vote for us: Party workers distribute pamphlets to voters after the common forum in Mongar
A week before P-Day, and most locals did not know the number of parties in the fray
Poll day for the primary round is a week from today yet, in the remote village of Kengkhar in Mongar district, the electorate did not know how many parties are contesting.
That is why more than 300 people attended the common forum for Kengkhar-Weringla constituency at Kengkhar gewog yesterday. But some voters were disappointed, because the parties had sent representatives [... Read More]
All together now: Leisure time after the common forum and lunch
Following in the footsteps of some NC contestants, the rivals here kept things civil
Parties contesting the primaries have a lot more to learn from the eight candidates of the four political parties in Trongsa.
In going from one chiwog to another for common forums, they spend a lot of time together, travelling, sharing meals, enjoying hearty conversation, helping each other put up banners, and take them down after the events, and rendering moral support to one [... Read More]
Although not many, it is a number still
Which, though low, is far better than how many showed up for the NC show – zero!
Perhaps the least, as compared to other gewogs in the dzongkhag, only around 20 voters showed up to attend the Samdrupjongkhar throm common forum held at the primary school auditorium yesterday.
But this turnout is a slight improvement, if compared to the National Council election common forum organised at the same venue last month, where not a single person appeared.
It [... Read More]
Bhutan today signed a grant agreement of USD 1,285,500 (Nu 71.6M) with the World Bank to be used for building technical capacity, to keep ward of risks associated with disasters in the country.
The agreement was signed yesterday morning between WB’s acting representative Om Bhandari and finance secretary Lam Dorji.
The money will be shared among four departments, which are departments of disaster management, geology and mines, culture and engineering services.
“The money will basically be used to [... Read More]