Spectators at the ongoing Silver Jubilee Coronation archery tournament at Changlimithang archery range yesterday. Druk Green team, with 23 points, won the first set, while opponent Druk Chapchap, with 14 points, did not win any set. They will continue the game today.
Bardo – Trong, Zhemgang
Records show that less than half the eligible youth voted in the primaries
Despite projections revealing that Bhutanese voters this year would comprise mostly young, not many of them had exercised their franchise in the primary round of assembly elections.
Election commission’s recent compilation of those who voted on electronic voting machine reveals fewer number of voters in the age bracket of 18 to 30, as compared to “middle aged” and senior voters in the country.
Of the [... Read More]
The People’s Democratic Party president Tshering Tobgay meets party supporters in Punakha yesterday before starting his campaign for the general round.
Boosted by new blood in the ranks, the party kicks off its campaign from Punakha again
With blessings of the Machhen of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel from Punakha dzong, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) started its campaign for the general round from the ancient capital, Punakha, just as it did for the primary round.
The Ugyen Academy hall filled with laughter, when a helicopter flew above just as the party president Tshering Tobgay was telling some 400 people [... Read More]
In an ironic twist, the party is providing a replacement for the disqualified candidates of both DPT and PDP
It could ultimately be two Druk Chirwang Tshogpa candidates, who would replace candidates of Druk Phuensum Tshogpa and People’s Democratic party, who were disqualified from contesting the general elections following the nomination scrutiny process.
DPT’s candidate from Radhi-Sakteng constituency in Trashigang, Jigme Tshultrim was disqualified for failing to produce police clearance, while PDP’s Jigme Drukpa of Nanong-Shumar could [... Read More]
In the run-up to the 2013 elections, the youth, the future, were expected to play a more active role, compared with 2008 elections.
There were several reasons for such optimism and expectations.
In numbers, youth aged between 18 and 25 years were almost a fourth of the eligible voting population, and more than 70,000 were first time voters.
Unemployment and crime among youth were recurring issues in the past few years that many wanted addressed. This time round, [... Read More]
Except for the two constituencies with disqualified candidates, the rest are ready to go
Except for the two constituencies, where the candidates are not finalised, returning officers in the country have started dispatching postal ballot packages to voters who successfully applied.
The two constituencies are Radhi-Sakteng in Trashigang and Nanong-Shumar in Pemagatshel, where candidates of DPT and PDP respectively could not go past the nomination scrutiny stage. The parties have until June 21 to pitch new candidates.
As [... Read More]
The overflowing sewerage behind the town
… is both to be seen and smelt and may be eased soon by a JICA-donated cesspool tank
Residents of Chamkhar town, who live near the septic tank behind the main town, are fed up with its frequent blockage and overflow from the tank and pipes.
It is worse at the vegetable market area, where a sewerage pipe is blocked in two places, and the waste is overflowing into an already overfilled septic tank.
Thromde thuemi Karma Lekden [... Read More]
Whichever side of that fence one sits on, there’s no escaping this fact of life common to all
As sure as taxes and as much, if not more, of a wrench
WE, that is to say, the human race, have come a long way, baby – thanks in no small part to our fecund bent for breeding — but we just can’t shake off that doggone shadow of death. It’s like a tail, the one we’d shed, [... Read More]