Supporters pin up their party banners on the walls of the Namgaychholing gewog office before the common forum for Yoeseltse-Ugyentse constituency
Heavy rain the night before the forum, growing fatigue of it and language barriers were some reasons
Whether it was because of the rain, or growing fatigue of the common forum, the last held yesterday for Yoeseltse-Ugyentse constituency in Samtse saw poor audience turn out.
After waiting more than two hours, the common forum began with less than 100 people attending it, unlike the number they expected, like during the National Council election forum.
The gewog has 2,276 [... Read More]
The earthenware used to transport the brown trout to Bhutan
In 1940, 20,000 ovai of the brown trout were transported from Kashmir to Darjeeling. Though half of the consignment was intended for Bhutan, only 295 of the fry made it into Haa Chhu River.
The journey was done in three stages. The first part took five days by motorcar. “The ova left the hatcheries on the 20th January 1940 in a travelling box containing 48 trays of nominally 500 ova each (but actually a good many [... Read More]
The staff of Royal Insurance Corporation of Bhutan Ltd and Bhutan National Bank Ltd yesterday donated 69 units of blood to the Thimphu referral hospital. The event was organised by the Bhutan National Bank.
However, net revenue, after adjusting for annual debt repayment, works out to Nu 22B
Bhutan’s yearly gross revenue from hydropower export to India would be around Nu 45B by early 2018, according to estimates made by a private research firm.
By that time, Punatsangchu I, II and Mangdechu are expected to be commissioned and generating power. While these three new projects would earn around Nu 34B annually, the projects existing today – Tala, Chukha, Kurichu and Basochu [... Read More]
Next winter, electricity imports from India are estimated to be around Nu 273M at the prevailing rates.
This is expected to spike in the following years, reaching a value of almost a billion ngultrums by 2016, mainly to meet power requirements for the construction of several hydropower projects to harness 10,000 megawatts (MW) by 2020.
Each project would require an average 15MW of electricity during its construction phase, an official from the department of hydropower systems said.
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The 33-year old woman from Samtse, who was in Thimphu referral hospital’s intensive care unit, passed away on the night of May 16, making her the fourth victim in the recent mushroom poisoning case.
Her husband, in his 30s, 10-year old daughter and her seven-year-old brother died on the morning of May 16 at the Thimphu referral hospital.
The family was brought to Thimphu on May 14. They had consumed the mushroom, locally known as balu chew [... Read More]
His Majesty the King with Indian foreign secretary Ranjan Mathai (c) yesterday in Thimphu
India is committed to supporting Bhutan’s 11th five-year plan, which starts in July this year, but at this stage no specific commitments have been made since discussions were still at an early stage Indian foreign secretary Ranjan Mathai said yesterday during an interaction with the Bhutanese media.
“We are aware of some of the requests of the government of Bhutan but we have not had an opportunity to discuss them in great detail,” he said. “My [... Read More]
That leaves the defendants with a last recourse: an appeal to the Supreme Court
More than a month of deliberations since the hearings for both the former National Assembly speaker and former home minister, along with his 13-committee members, culminated in the High Court upholding Mongar court’s judgment on the Gyalpoizhing land case.
In other words, it dismissed the appeals of the defendants, who sought recourse to the High Court.
The only new element in the High Court [... Read More]
A four-year-old boy, who was bitten by a pack of seven dogs in Khotakha, Wangduephodrang, on May 8, will receive his second dose of anti rabies vaccine (ARV) today.
The boy, who suffered bites all over his body except the face, was admitted in Bajo hospital on May 8, and received more than 84 stitches on various parts of the body, including the head.
He was attacked when he went across the fence of Khotakha school to [... Read More]
Two of those, who consumed the toxic fungus, are still in a critical condition
A man and two children of one family have died and two other adults were in critical condition as of last evening from mushroom poisoning, the first reported case of the year.
The man, in his 30s, his 10-year old daughter and seven-year-old brother of his wife died last morning at the Thimphu referral hospital. The man’s 33-year old wife was in the [... Read More]