Six judges from six districts are conducting an intra-trial at the Trashigang district court over a series of chorten vandalisms and temple burglary across the country between 2010 and 2013.
Judges of Trashiyangtse, Mongar, Bumthang, Zhemgang and Wangduephodrang along with Trashigang drangpon will examine the evidences and artifacts the two prosecutors from the attorney general’s office will present tomorrow.
The evidences were those that the police recovered from the 10 suspected vandals and burglars.
The 10 defendants, who [... Read More]
Final touch: Mongar dzongkhag engineers and technicians fix a protective wire mesh of the newly opened 73m suspension bridge over Sherichu in Khadra, Mongar on the way to Aja Ney
Concrete evidence of the move to decentralise such survey and construction work
The worry of having to cross the old and rickety Sherichu suspension bridge for the people of Yarab village in Sherimuhung, Mongar is now over. The village has now a new suspension bridge in Khadra on the way to Aja Ney.
A father of four, Sherab Phuntsho, 51, village said the old bridge was risky to everyone who used it, including villagers and those visiting [... Read More]
With WFP Executive Director, Ertharin Cousin, permanent representative of Bhutan to the UN office in Geneva, Daw Penjo presents his letter of credence to the World Food Program, the International Fund for Agricultural Development and the Food and Agriculture Organisation in Rome, Italy last week, accrediting him as Bhutan’s permanent representative to these organisations.
Class PP A: The new look has got children more interested in learning
The simple action of carpeting the floor has transformed a classroom into a learning environment
Like all schools, Zilnon Namgyelling primary school in Thimphu is bustling with the chatter of children and teachers.
Outside class PP is a row of shoes arranged carefully and kept under different numbers for identification. Inside, some children are lying on their stomach, while others are sitting on the vibrant green-carpeted floor and waiting for their turns to get their books corrected. [... Read More]
Corporation officials attribute this to change in accounting policy that factors only revenue from actual services rendered and not on sales
Despite improvements in operational performance, prescribed indicators of effectiveness, efficiency and productivity in services, Drukair’s profit after tax dropped by 37 percent in 2012 compared with that of 2011.
The airline corporation declared Nu 160M profit after tax in 2012 against Nu 255M in 2011.
While operational performance improved with 3.4 percent increase in cabin and load [... Read More]
The illuminating map – titled as forest park of flower garden – of Bumthang, the divine hidden land.
by Longchen Ramjam (1308-1363), composed in 1355. Translated by Karma Ura
Continued from Monday (Part III of V)
In the West, there are two lhakhangs: of Maitreya and of Tara,69
Built like Lhakhang ofYu Shang Do 70 at Lhasa.
Near them, on a cliff on the northern mountain,
There is the self-emergent Pema Gyalpo’s body print 71.
Even if [... Read More]
Druk Phuensum tshogpa (DPT) president Jigmi Y Thinley said former candidates, Jigme Tshultim and Minjur Dorji, would serve as party advisors.
In introducing the candidates replacing the two from Radhi-Sakteng and Kanglung-Samkhar constituencies during the party meeting in Rangjung, he said they were to remain as “life-long members” of DPT.
“In needy times, DPT family would turn to them for advice,” he said.
Former speaker Jigme Tshultim had earlier said that he might have resigned as Radhi-Sakteng constituency [... Read More]
DPT president cautions people not to mix up the ‘old’ cranes with the ‘new’ swan
Druk Phuensum tshogpa (DPT) president, Jigmi Y Thinley reminded voters in Trashiyangtse and Trashigang to be aware of “the other bird” while casting votes during the poll day of the primary round.
He said DPT was the only party with the symbol of bird before.
“It was also easier to vote, because we were just two parties then, with bird as DPT’s and [... Read More]
As of last evening, police and locals of Shingkhar gewog, Zhemgang district, were still searching for an excavator operator who was washed away by the Chamkhar chhu on the evening of May 12.
According to Shingkhar gewog’s Mangmi the operator was washed away while trying to cross the river in the excavator from a place called Therang.
Two machines were hired from a private contractor for constructing the on-going farm road to the gewog centers of Shingkhar [... Read More]
The party promises a marked shift in emphasis to address youth and gender concerns
With youth and gender as one of its main campaign planks, the Druk Chirwang tshogpa (DCT) pledges to establish a new ministry of ‘gender, youth and social development’, if elected to form the next government.
It will also increase the number of vocational institutes, introduce professional recruitment agencies to develop skills according to the market demands, and come up with long-term career opportunities [... Read More]