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DPT declares four candidates

The new DPT Candidates

Three are from Trashigang Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) declared four candidates amid a gathering of party leaders and party supporters in the capital yesterday. Three of the four candidates are from Trashigang. Dr Samdrup R Wangchuk will contest from Kanglung-Udzorung-Samkhar, Dr Chenga Tshering from Thrimshing-Kangpara and Tashi Dorji from Radhi …

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Common leopard rescued from Thinleygang

The leopard caught in the snare in Thinleygang was rescued on April 22 (Photo: Forest Range Office, Messina)

A female common leopard weighing about 45kgs was rescued from a snare in Thinleygang below the Dechentshemo central school in Punakha on April 22. Officials from the Nature Conservation Division (NCD) said the leopard could not be more than 10-years old. Senior forester with Forest Range Office, Messina, Kencho Dorji, …

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Media and their roles

A crime is a crime. But when the perpetrators are those with whom we should feel most safe and secured, how do we deal with it? We are not talking about small acts of thievery and cheat. We are talking about lives and well-being of young boys and girls. Media …

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Picture story

Indian Embassy’s First Secretary (Economic and Commerce) S Koventhan hands over cheques amounting to more than Nu 1.86 billion for GoI Project Tied Assistance projects to GNHC director Rinchen Wangdi yesterday. The fund is for the upgradation of Wangdue-Chuserboo road, Trongsa-Chuserboo road, Yadi-Lingmethang road, construction of Royal Institute of Law, …

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103 bikers compete in Mountain bike race

Completing the 100km race from Changlingmethang parking – Paro – Clock Tower Square race in three hours, three minutes and forty nine seconds, Norbu from RBA won the open men’s category of the 8th edition of the DANTAK Mountain Bike Race on April 22. Kinley Tenzin also from RBA came …

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Hearing on Chheku Dukpa’s appeal concludes 

In the final hearing, the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) yesterday rebutted Chheku Dukpa’s appeal against the commission’s decision to deny registration to Druk Gaki Tshogpa at the High Court. The commission’s senior legal officer Sonam Dorjee said the commission’s decision was based on the country’s electoral laws. While acknowledging …

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Why Ugyen Namgay won in Haa

The poll-day on April 20 saw Haa choose Ugyen Namgay as the dzongkhag’s representative in the House of Review. It is believed that incumbent Tshering Dorji lost because of the division of votes. As Bji has the highest number of voter base of over 1,400 registered voters, the incumbent got …

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Laya decides Gasa NC result

Gasa’s council elect Dorji Khandu

Laya gewog, where the highest number of voters is concentrated in Gasa swung the outcome of the National Council election in favour of council elect, Dorji Khandu on April 20.  Despite securing the least number of votes, 15, from postal ballots and winning the minimum EVM votes from three gewogs …

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