Students with medals and certificates after the event
Celebration: As a tribute to the birth anniversary of the fourth Druk Gyalpo, more than a hundred students from six dzongkhags gathered at the synthetic track in the capital yesterday for the kid’s athletic event.
The students, between 11 to 12 years, competed in javelin, sprint hurdle, squat jump, speed ladder, overhead throw and endurance run.
Wearing a yellow jersey from Gopini community primary school (CPS) in Tsirang, Wangchuk, 12, a class six student, was [... Read More]
The team of six boys bagged the winner’s trophy of Tsirang’s two-day Khuru open tournament that was held on November 10 and 11 to commemorate the birth anniversary of His Majesty the fourth Druk Gyalpo. The winners were awarded a nine inches tall statue of Zhabdrung each. A total of 17 teams from Tsirang and Dagana dzongkhags took part in the Yangphel style [... Read More]
Jampeling higher secondary school (JHSS) striker shoots a penalty during the final match with Rangjung lower secondary school (RLSS) yesterday in Trashigang. RLSS won the match (5-1) of the Sherig fraternity league-knock out football tournament finals, which was organised to celebrate the birth anniversary of the fourth Druk Gyalpo.
Institution building in the judiciary had to review internal structure, administrative and professional support and legal framework with vision and dynamism. His Majesty has introduced many institutional reforms which include, inter alia:
Introduction of the National Judicial Conference in 1976;
Appointment of efficient and professional Drangpons;
Establishment of Dungkhag Courts;
Introduction of National Legal Course;
Establishment of a separate Judicial Cadre in 1990;
Establishment of Post Graduate Diploma in National Law course; and
Establishment of the Royal Judicial Service Council and [... Read More]
9th convocation for 9 colleges on November 9: His Majesty addressed the 2011 and 2012 graduates from nine colleges across the country, who gathered at the Royal Thimphu College for Royal University of Bhutan’s ninth convocation ceremony on November 9. His Majesty the King, who was accompanied by the Gyaltsuen, also awarded degrees to graduates.
Convocation: It was to the glitter of excitement, evident in the eyes of graduates before the convocation ceremony began, and the recapitulation of what they grasped long after it, that His Majesty’s address was received.
Perhaps, it had to do with the most mesmerising of all shades of textiles, the more than 2,300 graduates from nine colleges across the country came draped in, that radiated in the morning sun to weaken the winter morning [... Read More]
By-election: What was evident from the Nanong-Shumar by-election was that women voters, probably made the difference in the outcome of it.
By 1pm, 2,149 people had cast their votes of which 1,249 were women and 944 men, meaning more women voters numbering 305, than men, voted this time.
Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) candidate Dechen Zangmo won the election securing 1,751 votes against her opponent, People’s Democratic Party’s Pema Wangchuk, who had 1,162 votes.
Pema Wangchuk lost [... Read More]
An assessment found no structural damage to the structure
Construction: A recently constructed office building of Zilukha middle secondary school in Thimphu has cracks on walls and foundation walls a few months after the structure was handed over.
The school took over three newly constructed buildings, two with eight-classrooms each and an office building on May 17, this year. The structures were constructed by Tshenden construction with Thimphu thromde overseeing the construction.
“There were no cracks, [... Read More]
The new administrative blocks, that would be used by more than 50 dzongkhag officials were consecrated on November 8
The four new administrative blocks will house the dzongkhag administration under one roof
Dzong: More than 50 officials of Mongar dzongkhag administration will now have their offices under one roof with the completion of four new administrative blocks.
The new administrative blocks were consecrated on November 8, coinciding with the dzongkhag’s annual Tshechu with the consecration ceremony presided by Gyeltshen Trulku Rinpoche. The National Assembly speaker, Jigme Zangpo also attended the consecration.
Until the new administrative [... Read More]
As expected, the health ministry’s decision to announce vacancies for doctors, dental surgeons, dungtsos and graduate nurses on contracts, even before the civil service exams results, has raised some eyebrows.
The ministry is recruiting medical professionals, even if they are “unsuccessful” in the civil service entry examinations.
There will be questions asked, because landing a job straight after graduation is difficult. The ratio of jobs and jobseekers are almost 1:10. So, when there are opportunities for some [... Read More]
Pavan K Verma
An excerpt from the RIGSS Friday Forum Lecture the former Indian Ambassador to Bhutan, Pavan K Verma, delivered on November 8
Lecture: How do you make policy? There are so many choices in a democracy. Should we opt for a policy, which has long-term result but not short-term gains? It requires certain kind of leadership, political stability, stability of electoral term in power to think for the next five years or even beyond.
In such [... Read More]