A four-year-old boy, who was bitten by a pack of seven dogs in Khotakha, Wangduephodrang, on May 8, will receive his second dose of anti rabies vaccine (ARV) today.
The boy, who suffered bites all over his body except the face, was admitted in Bajo hospital on May 8, and received more than 84 stitches on various parts of the body, including the head.
He was attacked when he went across the fence of Khotakha school to [... Read More]
Two of those, who consumed the toxic fungus, are still in a critical condition
A man and two children of one family have died and two other adults were in critical condition as of last evening from mushroom poisoning, the first reported case of the year.
The man, in his 30s, his 10-year old daughter and seven-year-old brother of his wife died last morning at the Thimphu referral hospital. The man’s 33-year old wife was in the [... Read More]
Almost 10 days after election commission disqualified the party from contesting this year’s National Assembly elections, Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party (BKP) is back to work, pursuing their commitment to stay on.
The party will remain politically active as a political domain, by observing the primary and general elections. It will also be strongly engaged in voluntary social works.
The party is also in the process of seeking employment in different sectors for their young candidates, while enduring to [... Read More]
Representatives of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the two constituencies of Trashiyangtse have been missing their common forums for election campaign.
Bumdeling-Jamkhar constituency’s Thukten Tshering and Khamdhang-Ramjar’s Sonam Dhendup Dorji have missed three and two common forums respectively.
Thukten Tshering, who was in Thimphu, said he could not make it, since he had a death in the family.
“My attempt to appoint a representative also proved futile, since I’m engrossed with the funeral rites,” he said, adding he [... Read More]
Home ministry’s recent guideline that stipulates how political party presidents on the campaign tours of the country should be greeted has caused some stir.
The discussion has emanated, especially in the light of the competition parties are undergoing in efforts to shore up support for the primary round of election, which is just over a week away.
While there was no qualms about “extending courtesy” to political party presidents, when they visited various parts of the country, [... Read More]
In his turn: DNT candidate tells voters at the common forum at Bikhar to listen to candidates only
People of three villages of Bikhar, Khapti and Domkhar were quite impressed with all four political party candidates representing Kanglung-Samkhar constituency in Trashigang at the common forum yesterday.
Apart from the substance, one villager, who claimed to remember vividly the debates of 2008, said the candidates this time were more articulate speakers.
“Every candidate was impressive in their own ways,” a villager from Bikhar, Phuntsho, 75, said. “We certainly have a choice to make.”
Another villager from Bikhar, [... Read More]
Going by the pledges made in Thangrong, Mongar, the parties seem indistinguishable
Despite being busy with their farm work, more than 220 people from Thangrong gewog’s 357 households in Mongar turned up to listen to the campaign speeches of the four political parties on May 14.
Many farmers said they give equal importance to elections as to their farm work. They however pointed out that all parties talked about the same issues in different words.
The issues, candidates [... Read More]
The fight for Trashigang is one of those, which will be hard to call
Despite losing the battle during the first assembly elections in 2008, she has returned to her soil one more time to try and win hearts and votes. But this time, she is also leading an entire party.
For Druk Nyamrup tshogpa (DNT) president, Dorji Choden, who had her first common forum yesterday, her return to politics was welcomed by people in her constituencies, [... Read More]
With two weeks to go for primary poll day, Facebook and Twitter feeds are filling up with politics. Former ministers are suddenly Facebook friends, candidates are sending you ‘friend requests’ or inviting you to like their fan ‘pages’, and more people are sharing links and opinions on social media.
As more people use social media to discuss politics and elections, and other stakeholders such as the media use it to get real time information across to [... Read More]
Home turf: Jigmi Y Thinley and his wife interact with a voter
The DPT president told his constituents it was time to pay back their parents’ generation
In visiting his own constituency, the Druk Phuensum tshogpa president worked his charm in front of some 300 voters at Nangkhor high school auditorium.
Towards the beginning, Jigmi Y Thinley asked the gathering who they would thank for the peace, security and independence prevailing in the country.
After a silence, one of the voters said he would thank “Kencho Sum, the Kings and [... Read More]