Sunday, April 20th, 2014 - 5:06 PM

Couple gets four years apiece for forging grandchildren’s citizenship

Trongsa court sentenced a 69-year old man and his 42-year old wife to four years imprisonment on May 8 for forging citizenship of their three grandchildren.

The man is from Nubi, Trongsa and his wife is from Sarpang.  The couple had claimed that they were the biological parents of the three children, aged 11, eight and two.  The children’s biological parents also do not have CID.  The children’s mother is the daughter of the 42-year old [... Read More]

KHSS boys and girls made it to finals

bballKelki HSS boys (orange) will play in the finals today

Kelki HSS’ boys team face Pelkhil HSS, and its girls team play against Motithang HSS girls in the finals of the Thimphu thromdey inter school basketball tournament today afternoon.

Yesterday, in the semifinals Kelki HSS boys defeated Dechenchoeling MSS by two baskets. The girls team thrashed Denchenchoeling MSS team by 10 baskets.

Motithang HSS girls booked their place in the finals with a three and a half baskets lead over Losseling MSS at the final whistle. Rinchen [... Read More]

2 detained for illegal transaction of controlled substance

Following a tip-off, Phuentsholing police on May 7 evening apprehended two men in their mid 30s in connection to illegal transaction of controlled substance near Rinchending check post.

According to the police’s Narcotic Drug Law Enforcement Unit, they received a tip -off that a Scorpio car had left with controlled substances from Jaigaon. Police at the check post was alerted immediately and the suspects who were on the way to Thimphu were caught around 5:15pm.

Upon frisking [... Read More]


Picture Story

Around 500 students from Mongar lower secondary and Redaza community primary school participated in a four-day grassroots football course that ended yesterday. Bhutan football federation organised the course for children 6 to 12 years at the Mongar public ground from May 6.
Another 21 participants including businessman, parents and teachers were also trained.

Application deadline extended until midnight

With many postal voters experiencing “technical” glitches in emailing their postal ballot applications in the last couple of days, returning officers accepted emails that came to their alternative accounts until midnight.

With this, the opportunity to apply for postal ballot for the primary round of assembly elections comes to an end.

Some returning officers said they accepted applications until midnight, as per the instructions from the election commission yesterday.

“We were earlier notified that receiving of postal ballot [... Read More]

Of style and substance

debateThe choice: Presidents of the four political parties during the presidential debate yesterday at the Royal Thimphu College auditorium.

At least in presenting the various party lines, the presidential debate served its purpose 

It was more an opportunity to showcase each of the political party’s leaderships, this presidential public debate held yesterday in Thimphu, as they introduced their parties to the electorate and informed them in brevity of their ideologies.

Much before the debates began, perhaps as a show of support, members of the four political parties and their workers from across the country, former ministers [... Read More]

Nandalal Rai given audit clearance

There were seven memos against him w.r.to the construction of three domestic airports

The royal audit authority (RAA) has issued audit clearance to Druk Phuensum tshogpa’s Shompangkha candidate, the former information and communications minister, who had about seven audit memos against him in connection with the construction of three domestic airports.

The memos against the former minister were on irregularities in tender evaluation and possible existence of conflict of interests.

Officials from RAA said they issued the clearance [... Read More]


Presenting the party presidents

It would be no exaggeration to say that last evening almost every TV set in the country was tuned to watch the live debate amongst the presidents of the four political parties, and the question and answer session that followed.

There was a palpable sense of excitement among the electorate on how the presidents would fare, being pitched against one another in an open debate for everyone to see. And, since it was the leader of [... Read More]

No let up to liabilities

The country’s short-term borrowings will continue to balloon for the foreseeable future

Even after Punatshangchu I is commissioned after 2016, the economy’s short term-rupee liabilities would still be around INR (Indian rupee) 40B, a draft report put together by the finance ministry indicates.

Short-term rupee liabilities include borrowings to meet consumption expenditure from commercial banks in India, with 10 percent average interest rates, and the standby credit facility from the Indian government at five percent interest rate.

The [... Read More]

Picture story

The semifinals of Thimphu Thromdey inter school basketball tournament will be played between Rinchen HSS and Pelkhil HSS boys. Motithang HSS girls will play Loselling today at Swimming pool basket ball court.

The tournament began on May 7 and ends tomorrow.