DPT president Jigmi Y Thinley at Gomphukora in Trashiyangtse yesterday
DPT president’s assurance to start the project by 2013 was not enough for voters
If Druk Phuensum Tshogpa’s (DPT) president, Jigmi Y Thinley was using Kholongchu hydropower project (KHP) to woo voters of Khamdhang-Ramjar constituency yesterday in Trashiyangtse, then it did not work.
For the mention of KHP to be started either by this winter or early 2014 left the dissatisfied. Jigmi Y Thinley, told the people from six gewogs including Khamdhang, Ramjar and Jamkhar that paper [... Read More]
It took more than three hours for three fire tenders, two from across the border, to contain a fire that broke out last morning at SD eastern ferro-silicon factory in Motanga, Samdrupjongkhar. The fire started at 6:30am from a transformer on the first floor of the main-production unit that is connected to a furnace.
Quite a panning, this Druk Green Power corporation’s proposed hike in power tariff is receiving from the public.
Whenever the public consultation is scheduled for, the authorities presenting the revision had better be prepared for one corker of a debate then.
As has been experienced in the past, and has been the case with any hike in services that people have been so used to receiving for free, discussions with the public and the authorities normally take [... Read More]
Kick start: DNT candidates and supporters with the party president at the campaign launch
Giving it a “historic” touch, Druk Nyamrup tshogpa kicked off its campaign for the primary round of assembly elections at an “auspicious time” at Changlimithang, Thimphu, on May 11.
At 5:30am, the campaign was launched, with party president Dorji Choden handing over a copy of their manifesto each to an old woman, a farmer, a businessman and a young boy next to the statue of Lord Buddha at the Centenary Park.
“From the foot of Lord Buddha, [... Read More]
Which may mean that Merak, Sakteng and Phongmey votes will make the difference
If Radhipas (the people of Radhi gewog) are to base their votes on candidates in the upcoming primary round, they could be in for some testing times. All four candidates contesting from the Radhi-Sakteng constituency in Trashigang are from Radhi gewog.
Druk Chirwang tshogpa’s (DCT) candidate, Jigme Wangchuk, is from Joenla chiwog (group of villages), while Druk Phuensum tshogpa’s (DPT) Jigme Tshultrim is from [... Read More]
National Council Chairperson Dasho Sonam Kinga, 39, who was recently elected to the post, responds to issues facing the house, its former and present members and subjects that continue to be discussed among the public.
QMany feel the 25-year cap for candidates to enter the house of review needs a rethink. What do you think?
Legislations must respond to the needs, concerns and aspirations of our people. If the people indeed feel that the age bar of [... Read More]
Phra Ajahn Jayasaro
Visiting senior Buddhist Thai teacher Phra Ajahn Jayasaro shares his wisdom on the issue
Although religion is deeply intertwined in Bhutanese culture, it’s kept above party politics, because the monastic order should provide refuge and wise counsel to those of all political persuasions, and stand back to give the big picture, a senior Buddhist Thai teacher Phra Ajahn Jayasaro said.
Ajahn Jayasaro, who is in the country to visit friends, and also talk to some schools on [... Read More]
A refresher: Bumthang dzongda reminds party people of the importance of “clean” election
To ensure smooth election process, eight candidates of the four political parties from Bumthang’s two constituencies, the party supporters and members, were briefed by dzongkhag election officials on May 11.
The dzongda, returning officers of the two constituencies and the election officer explained about the use of state fund for campaign, use of vehicles, campaign advertisement, postal ballot, sealing of electronic voting machine, voters identity card, performing rimdos during campaign and the poll day, among others.
The [... 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 Saturday (Part II of VI )
Herbs are potent; types of diseases are few.
Joyful are the villages that have immeasurable qualities.
This land is akin to the land of central Tibet,
Where cropping takes place once;47 and temperature is agreeable,
Where the Lord, Dharma [... Read More]
The finals of Thimphu Thromde inter schools’ badminton tournament was held yesterday at Youth Development Fund complex. Organised by Dechencholing Middle Secondary School, a total of 78 students took part in the tournament that started on May 10.