Friday, August 1st, 2014 - 1:47 PM

Manang makes it to King’s Cup finals

DSC_0229Manang mid fielder sends a bullet kick from the box, but was intercepted by the Sikkimese defence

Sikkim United held out to a 2-2 draw but caved in during extra time

King’s cup: LHM Manang of Nepal is in the finals of the King’s Cup, defeating Sikkim United 6-2 yesterday, with four goals scored during extra time, much to the disappointment of a packed Changlimithang stadium.

LHM Manang’s Bhim Bdr Darlami scored the first goal in the first minute of last evening’s match.  But before the spectators could see another goal, the [... Read More]

May an MP-elect quit …

… when elected local leaders in the past were dissuaded from doing so by an ECB notification?

Analysis: While the National Assembly speaker is yet to decide on the resignation Druk Phuensum Tshogpa president, Jigmi Y Thinley, submitted a week ago, a more pertinent question the move has triggered is whether elected members of Parliament can resign on various grounds?

The former prime minister, who was one of 15 members elected to form the opposition, [... Read More]

Aftereffects of the election

electionOn July 13: Security personnel frisk voters in Trashigang (File photo)

Politics: Elections might have long been over but it has left some bitterness in some of the villages in Trashignag.

For instance, in Naka village about 7km from Kanglung towards Yonphula comprising five households, one of them has been disallowed from using the tap the people shared.

Tendrel’s family was disallowed from using the tap since the primary rounds of National Assembly election.

It was found that the family had affiliation with People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

Naka [... Read More]

Traditional medicine unit sees a surge in patients

treatmentDungtsho Tshering Penjor sees about 60 patients a day

Treatment: A couple of months ago, Gelephu hospital saw a huge increase in the number of patients going for traditional medical services.

The increase in number of patients seeking traditional medicines was attributed mainly to the reintroduction of some therapies like massage, blood letting, urine examination, cupping, nuzzle irrigation and moxabustion.

The traditional medicine unit also plans to introduce steam bath, both local point steaming and whole body steaming soon.

Senior dungtsho (traditional physician) with the [... Read More]

Drunk farmer nabbed with contraband

He claims to have bought the banned substances not for consumption but against leeches

Crime: A 57-year-old farmer from Dumtoe gewog was caught with controlled substances in his luggage in Dorokha dungkhag on the evening of August 6.

The police official, in a phone interview, said one of their police personnel came across the man while he was on his way to Dorokha town around 5:30pm. “Police came across a man, who was completely drunk [... Read More]

Picture story:

All for want of gas: Thimphu residents queue up with their gas cylinders to have it exchanged with refilled ones at the Motithang depot yesterday



The flaws in the laws

What the verdict on the Gyalpoizhing land case showed was that Anti-Corruption Commission can prosecute cases it investigates.

A precedent has been set.

As some legal experts pointed out, what the verdicts of the case also showed was that the provisions of a law drawn from the Constitution prevail over those of the Constitution itself, the country’s supreme law.

Although the anti-corruption Act endows the commission with the power to prosecute the very cases it investigates, the Constitution [... Read More]

Forgery scam siphons off almost INR 4M from BoB

A non-Bhutanese, who ran a grocery shop, was responsible but the license holder may be liable

Fraud: Phuentsholing’s regional revenue and custom office is investigating a document forgery case, where a non-Bhutanese, who runs a grocery shop, was found to have forged custom documents and siphoned off INR 3,992,565 from the Bank of Bhutan.

The case came into light on June 12, after a bank official became suspicious of the man, who frequently visited the [... Read More]

Fourth edition of 3-day Mountain Echoes kicks off

Litfest: Notable writers, filmmakers, actors, and journalists are among those lined up for this year’s Mountain Echoes literary festival, which begins tomorrow.

Her Majesty Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck, chief patron of the festival, will inaugurate the three-day festival at India House this evening.

Her Majesty will also feature in the first session of the literary festival, which will consist of readings and reflections of Her Majesty’s book, Of Rainbows and Clouds.

Following this, there are sessions [... Read More]

Six years on, Trongsa still waits for a cesspool truck

The district also uses a tractor to collect waste, which is too small for the town’s growing waste

Municipal: Without a cesspool truck for more than six years now, Trongsa dzongkhag’s municipal office has been managing its sewerage problems by hiring from the trucks from Bumthang and Zhemgang.

But the district couldn’t hire these trucks from the neighbouring dzongkhags after they were told that it wasn’t functional. The cesspool trucks’ absence wasn’t felt very much [... Read More]