The three monks, who had been detained since April 10 in Kalimpong, India, for their involvement in the alleged rape of a 14-year-old girl, are still in police custody.
The investigating officer of Kalimpong police station, Nainak K Chaudhary, said police obtained detention order for three months from the additional chief judicial magistrate’s court, and the three monks have only served more than a month.
The three monks, aged between 21 and 24, are from Samdrupjongkhar, and [... Read More]
The Phuentsholing police have released two non-Bhutanese men who were detained in connection with 63 metric tonnes of sugar gone missing from the Food Corporation of Bhutan godown.
The men were detained on May 8 following a complaint by an official stationed at the FCB depot in Phuentsholing on 630 quintals of sugar gone missing while he was on leave between February and March. The men work at the FCB depot.
The shortfall was detected when the [... Read More]
In going by the books, election commission can scrutinise candidates only in the general elections
In less than a week after the election commission completed scrutiny of letters of intent political parties submitted, allegations are rife that some of those, who made it past that finishing line, are “finalising” candidates at this stage.
People’s Democratic Party, during its annual convention on May 9, launched 12 more candidates, besides announcing that three other candidates are processing resignation.
A media [... Read More]
The elects: NC Chairperson Dasho Sonam Kinga (left) and Dy. chair Tshering Dorji
Orienting new members to parliamentary conventions, familiarising them with national issues and establishing committees for the house to begin functioning are what the new National Council chairperson intends to do on assuming his office.
Trashigang council member Dasho Sonam Kinga yesterday was elected the new National Council chairperson, securing 15 votes of the 25 the members cast.
Two other councilors, who competed for the post, Gasa’s Sangay Khandu and Pemagatshel’s Jigme Rinzin won eight and two votes [... Read More]
Their Majesties receive His Holiness the Je Khenpo and the Zhung Dratshang at the Lingkana Palace yesterday. The Zhung Dratshang returned from Punakha, its winter residence, to Tashichhodzong
DPT President Jigmi Y Thinley with a voter in Trongsa where the party started its campaign
The party has chosen to begin, like it did the last time around, from the heartland
Just as the party did in 2008, Druk Phuensum Tshogpa kicked off their campaign from Trongsa yesterday.
The party president Jigmi Y Thinley said they believed it was “good” and the right thing to start from a historic place like Trongsa.
Lying in the heart of the country, he said the place was where monarchy and, with that, the institution of governance, [... Read More]
Representatives of the four political parties at the debate yesterday
From the recent issue of ministers taking with them Prado Land Cruisers to Rupee shortage and youth unemployment, the second debate discussed them all.
Save for Druk Chirwang Tshogpa, which was represented by its president, vice presidents represented the rest of the three political parties.
Held at the Royal Academy for Performing Arts hall, it was all about party manifestos and the many promises that never materialised.
It was the party members, including former ministers and party workers [... Read More]
DGPC has submitted a revised tariff proposal to BEA for review
The Druk Green Power corporation (DGPC) has proposed revising generation tariff for additional energy it sells to the Bhutan Power corporation (BPC) for domestic supply to Nu 1.99 kWh from the present Nu 1.20 a unit (kWh) for the next three-year cycle starting July.
Additional energy refers to sales beyond royalty energy, 15 percent of total generation, to BPC. The royalty energy is supplied to BPC [... Read More]
All bookstores have been instructed by the Bhutan infocomm and media authority (BICMA) to submit a list of books available for sale in their establishments, as part of an effort to comply with the Information, Communications and Media (ICM) Act 2006.
“This is as per the provisions of the BICMA Act and the rules governing printing presses, books, and newspapers,” BICMA media officer, Lakshuman Chettri, said.
Section 95 of the Act requires all books or newspapers made [... Read More]