Polling officials count the voter turnout
LG: More than two years after the first local government (LG) elections, Ura Dozhi chiwog yesterday elected Gempo Tshering, 27, as their tshogpa to represent the chiwog.
Gempo Tshering won the election with 49 votes, while his opponent Sherab Zangmo, 29, received 33. Ura Dozhi has a total of 373 registered voters, but only 21.9 percent of the registered voters cast their votes. Of the 82 voters, 23 were men and 59 were women.
Ura [... Read More]
The drying up Peling Tsho
An initiative to save the lake has begun with assistance from UNDP
Environment: The Peling tsho (lake) in Decheling gewog, Nganglam, was a feared water body. Its vastness awed those visiting it. The dark waters scared school children from swimming in it, and some villagers even revered it.
Source of water to more than 500 households downstream, the lake supported livelihoods in six chiwogs. Locals said it took more than an hour to go round [... Read More]
Foreign minister Rinzin Dorje at the opening
Seventy businessmen from the country and India participated in the five-day Indo-Bhutan friendship trade fair at Gelephu, which ended yesterday.
The fair, which started on January 28, saw 10 participants from the country, 10 from northeast India, 10 from Bodo territorial council, while the rest were from other Indian states.
Organised by the Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), various items, such as textiles, craft items, engineering tools, and carpets, were for sale, apart from indigenous [... Read More]
An Effects player goes for a lay up
Jachungs, Transformers and Jumpers lead pool A while Phojas and Drukpas top pool B …
Winter Tournament: Bench Warmers beat BNC, 57-47, yesterday night at the swimming pool complex.
The game started with a neck to neck fight in the first quarter. But a few missed shots and fouls from the BNC widened the score line by a couple of baskets in favour of Bench Warmers.
BNC, in the third quarter were desperately chasing the score line. Albeit [... Read More]
Zhemgang town wears a desolate look
Businessmen blame the bypass between Trongsa and Gelephu for the slump
Income: Even at mid-day, save for one or two people walking in the middle of the road, sometimes swept to the edges by sudden appearance of a vehicle between long intervals, Zhemgang town wears a desolate look.
The pace at which people mosey along Zhemgang town road represents the lifestyle there and the pace of business.
While residents have little to complain about the [... Read More]
Still the same: An overview of Sarpang town
A string of plans is the offing to turn the place back to the commercial hub it used to be
Sarpang: Sarpang town, the oldest and which once was the commercial hub of the south central region, has for ages not seen much changes.
The only view that first catches the eyes of passersby is an array of semi-permanent structures that serve as shops along the Tsirang-Gelephu highway. The town’s stagnated growth is mainly attributed [... Read More]
His Majesty the King takes part in an archery match with the people in Mongar
Celebration: It was one of the most joyous of celebrations, this Chunipai Losar (Traditional Day of Offering) for residents of Gyalpoishing in Mongar and those of the six eastern dzongkhags, who gathered at the venue.
His Majesty the King and Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen joined more than a thousand people from all parts of Lhuentse, Mongar, Samdrupjongkhar, Trashigang and Trashiyangtse, who gathered at Gyalpoizhing yesterday to celebrate the losar (New Year).
His Majesty hosted a [... Read More]
Majority: Council members raise hands in favour of 10-year experience
The experience criterion has been added in the NC Act that is being amended
NC: Amid some sections expressing concerns, the National Council claimed its recent decision that a person should have at least 10 years work experience to be eligible for council was in line with the Constitution.
“There’s nothing unconstitutional about it,” council’s legislative committee member, Dasho Karma Yezer Raydi, said. “It would have been unconstitutional if National Council had tried to raise [... Read More]
His Majesty the King and Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen with participants of the winter Youth Engagement Program
The 36-day long winter program is aimed at empowering girls
Closing: His Majesty the King, yesterday, graced the closing ceremony of the winter Youth Engagement Program (YEP) and met with the 411 girls who attended the 36-day camp.
His Majesty was accompanied by Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen, His Royal Highness Prince Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, and Ashi Yeatso Lhamo.
The program for girls was held in Gyalpoizhing on His Majesty’s command, and coordinated by the Office of [... Read More]