Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 - 8:58 AM

Bhutan U-16 football team in Nepal


SAFF: The Bhutan U-16 national team landed in Kathmandu yesterday to take part in the 2nd South Asian football federation (SAFF) championship that starts tomorrow.

Including Nepal the host country, other participants are India, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and defending champions Pakistan.  The matches will be played at Dasarath stadium, Kathmandu.

While Bhutan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and India will face each other in Group A, Group B will see competition among Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

From each [... Read More]

Gyalpoizhing case appeal dismissed


Supreme Court The Supreme Court yesterday upheld its lower court’s judgment on the Gyalpoizhing land allotment case, bringing an end to a case that began since January this year.

This means the appellants, comprising the former National Assembly speaker, home minister and 13 other committee members will have to pay in lieu of prison term they were handed by the High Court on May 16.

The High Court’s decision was based on the decision of [... Read More]

Graduate prelims on August 11

The PDP pledge to eliminate this culling process may not be met this year

RCSC University graduates, who have not yet started preparing, may as well do so for the preliminary examination, which will be conducted on August 11 by the royal civil service commission.

The preliminary examination is conducted with an objective to shortlist candidates for the main examination, and ensures the minimum standard required of a candidate for the civil service.

Concerns about whether [... Read More]

Using Japanese technology to detect faults in power lines

IMG_7595This is the way: Japanese experts show how to use the equipment

Technology It was a high profile conference.  But just after the Druk Green Power corporation managing director finished his presentation on the potential of hydropower to generate revenue, the power went off.

It did not return for quite some time.  Secretaries, managing directors and other senior government officials in attendance turned to one person, the Bhutan Power corporation (BPC) managing director, who immediately took out his phone and enquired from his staff, giving instructions.

The [... Read More]

All 14 gewogs bend towards PDP

Elections In Dagana, almost 70 percent of the total 20,734 registered voters, or more than 14,000 of them exercised their right during the general elections this time.

A majority of the votes, however, went to favour two of the dzongkhag’s People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidates and that too by a huge margin over those of Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) candidates.

One of the PDP candidates in the dzongkhag said that their “overwhelming” win could be [... Read More]

EU and US congratulate Bhutan

Elections The Bhutanese were congratulated for their democratic engagement in the general elections, in a statement issued yesterday by the spokesperson of Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission.

“The High Representative congratulates the Bhutanese people for their democratic engagement and participation in the general elections of 13 July 2013, through which they have demonstrated their commitment to peace and multi-party [... Read More]

Wangdue’s PDP candidates were sure about winning

IMG_0303Winning candidate Kuenga (right) responds to well wishers after the postal ballot results were out

And, given their clear cut victory in the primaries, they had good reason to be

Elections The People’s Democratic party’s two winning candidates of Wangdue said, after the primary round outcome and people’s response during the campaign, that they were convinced about winning in the general elections.

“We knew that people wanted change,” PDP’s Athang-Toedtsho candidate Tandin Wangchuk said.

“He must be feeling the same thing I felt in 2008,” Tandin said about his opponent. “What [... Read More]


Time to ‘walk the talk’

While low-key celebrations continue across the country with PDP elected members and their supporters, the electorate is getting eager by the day to see some of the pledges fulfilled.

The responsibility of turning into reality what has been said is perhaps already weighing on members of the party who are likely to be given key portfolios in the new government that has not yet formally announced its cabinet.

Going by what voters had to say, the PDP [... Read More]

What next for candidates who lost

monmgarCandidates and a supporter take down the results being announced

Election If not more, many voters from various parts of the country wonder, just as much as candidates that did not make it in the general election, what next.

In Mongar, of the three constituencies, candidates representing Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) won two against People’s Democratic Party’s (PDP) one.

PDP candidate for Drametse-Ngatshang Tshering Dorji, who lost to DPT’s Ugyen Wangdi by more than 1,500 votes, said although he lost from his constituency, he was [... Read More]

Two days left for King’s Cup

Football  Two days left to King’s Cup kick off in Thimphu Changlimithang football stadium where organizers are expecting a good crowd for the tournament.

Organiser Kinzang Wangdi of Woezer Events said: “I am expecting to have more than 3000 people watching every game while by the end of tournament we are expecting more than 50,000 spectators.”

Ticket sales are also going well, organisers said.

The event organizer pay Nu 300,000 to Bhutan Football Federation and the overall [... Read More]