Surrounded: The DCT president with supporters
Though the real burning issue people here want addressed is the human wildlife conflict
About half of some 100 people, who attended the meeting of Druk Chirwang tshogpa (DCT) president Lily Wangchhuk in Tendu gewog under Trashicholing constituency yesterday, were those who had come to show their support to their DCT candidate, Nima Dukpa, known more as the brother of Samtse’s newly elected council member Sangay Khandu.
Speaking in both Dzongkha and Lhotsamkha, Lily Wangchhuk said she [... Read More]
From Above: A google view of Denchi
Progress awaits, inter alia, land commission approval for acquisition purposes
More than a month after the national consultative committee on human settlements (NCCHS) approved the town plan for Denchi in Pemagatshel, implementation is yet to take place.
Implementation would mean initiating acquisition of land from the 29 registered landowners, who own more than 71 acres in the new town area.
“For land acquisition to take place, the dzongkhag would need approval from the national land commission (NLC),” the [... Read More]
Security perimeter: A section of the fence (file photo)
For various reasons, it is yet to be certified as fit for scheduled flight operations
Despite Gelephu domestic airport being inaugurated in October last year, the airport remains closed to scheduled operations, given the lack of a security fence, among others.
Department of civil aviation (DCA) director, Wangdi Gyeltshen, said that fencing is currently ongoing and should be completed by the end of this month.
However, even once a security perimeter is up, when the airport will be [... Read More]
Vote for the right party: The PDP president meets supporters
As he said in rest of his campaigns in other parts of the country, People’s Democratic Party (PDP) president Tshering Tobgay reminded people of Bumthang to vote for the right party.
To do so, they should understand the party and their manifestos well and see how much it will benefit the citizens and the country.
“If the promises of parties do not match people’s need, it means they have not researched well and they don’t understand people [... Read More]
Huge boulders have obstructed the recently widened Trashigang-S/jongkhar highway
More than 200 vehicles are stranded for the last two nights on the eastern highway following a major roadblock some 50km away from Samdrupjongkhar towards Trashigang.
The roadblock occurred around 4 pm on May 23 when massive boulders, immovable by excavators, rolled off and blocked the recently widened road.
Drivers stranded at the block said an excavator and a bulldozer attempted to clear until late evening on May 23 [... Read More]
Nidup Dorji of Jigdrel Entertainment said he would appeal against the court verdict of Thimphu district court that sentenced him to six months in prison for breaching a contract, fraudulent insolvency and contempt of court.
The verdict given last week stated that Nidup Dorji was guilty of breaching the contract he had signed with the Royal Insurance corporation of Bhutan limited on February 9, 2011, and selling off the mortgage of the Nu 2M loan he [... Read More]
Part II continued
The seat of powerful dzongpons
Amongst all the dzongpons, the three dzongpons of Punakha, Wangdue and Thimphu were of highest post, on equal rank with that of penlops, and directly under the control of the central government.
They were equal to cabinet ministers, and hence members of the lhengye tshog, and were either appointed by the desi or the lhengye tshog.
The desi was nominated from one of the three dzongpons. It was mandatory that the [... Read More]
The hike will help meet the routine operation and maintenance costs
Come July 1 and a major section of households falling under Thimthrom will be paying an additional Nu 6.75 a month for the same volume of water they consume.
This additional amount was arrived at after considering five persons in a household who consume 18,000 liters of water every month including the sewer service charge, which fluctuated with change in water tariff.
In other words, a family [... Read More]
The forest fire at Gawachu under Daga gewog that broke out at 12am yesterday destroyed around 3,000 acres of forest as of last evening.
Dzongkhag forestry officer, Kin Gyeltshen, said that was just an approximate and they would be able to determine the area destroyed only after containing the fire.
The forest fire that started around 200 metres above the highway before reaching Taktsha has reached Pinsa top.
“The fire is suspected to have spread from Joti labour [... Read More]
Work to construct the new Gelephu regional referral hospital will begin in less than a month’s time, health ministry officials say.
On completion, the hospital would have 150 beds and 15 cabins, almost double what the existing hospital has.
“The work is awarded to M/s Mindu Construction at Nu 619.562M, and the work should begin by mid June,” project manager, Sahabir Gurung, with the ministry’s health infrastructures development division (HIDD) said. Funded by the government of India, [... Read More]