National Council chairperson Dasho Sonam Kinga shares his views on some of government’s recent decisions and where the institution fits in the whole democratic picture. He also clarifies why he was walking to and from work daily and using public transport, which has many discussing it.
Q&A: General perception is that NC played an opposition role against the previous government and not so this time. Comment.
That perception was promoted by the previous government, since [... Read More]
More than 20,000 people from across the country and abroad are slated to attend
Religion: Before the sun rays fall on Phuentsholing town, thousands of Bhutanese stroll along the banks of Amochu to an expanse of temporary sheds (wang-khang), each of them carrying a mat in one hand and a rosary in the other.
After choosing a place to sit, they fold their hands as Namkhai Nyingpo Rinpoche begins the Mipham Kabum Wang.
For the last [... Read More]
New Lam Neten for Mongar Rabdhey: His Holiness the Je Khenpo appointed 52-year-old Lam Phurpa Tenzin from Kipri village in Eusu gewog, Haa as the new Lam Neten of Mongar Rabdhey on December 6.
Lam Phurpa Tenzin enrolled into the Pung-Thim dratshang at the age of eight and joined the Dechenphodrang monastic school after he turned 13. He then studied Buddhist philosophy and [... Read More]
Incomplete: The carving of Guru Rinpoche on the rock awaits painters from Trashiyangtse
Religion: Anyone driving along the Dewathang-Samdrupjongkhar highway cannot miss the incomplete concrete shed constructed to protect a statue of Guru Rinpoche that was carved on a rock.
Located about six kilometres from Samdrupjongkhar town, the shed, with its scaffolding still in place, has not been attended to for more than six months.
Residents are aware about why the work was halted, but said the incomplete work is an eyesore.
Although its construction is monitored by the [... Read More]
Students of Damphu lower secondary school participated in a mass cleaning campaign along the highway from their school until Damphu town on December 6
Dasho Paljor J Dorji awards the trophy to the winners at Changlingmithang stadium
Football: Zimdra veterans defeated Gagdhey 11, 2-1 in the finals of the Veteran Championship on Saturday.
Zimdra scored two goals in the first half, which was enough to secure the victory. Gagdhey 11 who thrashed Young 40s 8-2 in the semi finals couldn’t equalize despite repeated attempts.
The winning team was awarded a cash prize of Nu 20,000 while the runners-up took home Nu 15,000.
Ten teams took part in the tournament organised by Woezer Events.
On [... Read More]
Self-murder is a societal malaise that calls for a social solution, Part III (Conclusion)
An effective and socially relevant approach to counseling must seek to incorporate such traditional insights and skills into the body of knowledge and practice that counselors can use to help their clients and themselves towards higher states of health and happiness.
We take a look at recent events in Bhutan that are of concern, particularly the role of deregulated drug use in the [... Read More]
With the guideline in place, a comparative study reveals key aspects that differentiate GDG from CDG amid striking similarities
Analysis: Unlike the Constituency Development Grant (CDG) that the previous government initiated during its term, members of Parliament do not feature, at all, in the implementation of new government’s Gewog Development Grant (GDG).
The recently finalised guideline for implementation of GDG states that Nu 2M a year for each gewog would be approved by the gewog [... Read More]
Salary: Review of salary revision for the prime minister and Cabinet members was the decision of the previous Parliament and, as such, the pay commission would have looked into it.
Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay, said this in response to a question on why pay commission was asked to look into recommendations of the previous Parliament on revising the pay scales of the prime minister and ministers.
It had come in about three months after the [... Read More]