Claiming to be starting on a “clean slate” to re-define politics in the country, Bhutan Kuen-Ngyam Party (BKP) launched in June last year. Its founder and president Sonam Tobgay, a former civil servant operating a consultancy, spoke with Kuensel’s Kesang Dema on the party and more.
Q Why should people vote for BKP?
Because BKP will be guided by the wisdom of His Majesty by putting people first and politics second. BKP believes and will ensure every [... Read More]
The IT park will have on offer 500 jobs in the next few months
At least 500 new jobs should be created at the information technology (IT) park by midyear, according to its operator, Thimphu TechPark pvt ltd (TTPL).
TTPL CEO Mike Holland said that, in the next four to six months, a minimum of 500 “fresh jobs” will be created at the IT park.
Two companies, Shaun Communications Bhutan pvt ltd, and Scan Cafe, recently signed lease [... Read More]
The Asian Development Bank has funded the joint venture project
The completion of a water treatment plant by the end of this year would provide treated water to the southern local area plans of Semtokha, Lungtenphug, Changbangdu and Babesa.
Located almost five kilometres from Chamgang sawmill, the treatment plant’s construction is funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). “The water source is the same stream from where we’ve been tapping, but it’s quite far from the existing [... Read More]
Dagana police have detained a 53-year-old man for killing his wife, 44, on the night of March 10.
According to police, the man killed his wife by beating her to death with a bamboo after he found her drunk at home around 11pm in Tashiding, about six kms from Dagapela.
Police said they were informed the next day by the husband through the gewog representative that his wife was attacked by a cow and died on the [... Read More]
Picture Story: The Royal Education Council launched the Faculty and Student-Exchange Program in collaboration with Weston High School in Connecticut, US on March 26.
The program was initiated to facilitate exchange of innovative ideas in teaching and learning and school governance and management. At least four students have already given their names and will visit Bhutan in June and July this year.
Director Dr Sonam Wangyel Wang [... Read More]
Where is the target? An archer from team Yul-Gel aims a shot
Team Semthuen Charo beat MMG and Yul-Gel to win Yangphel-style open archery tournament that ended yesterday at the Zelukha archery range in Thimphu.
The team bagged Nu 90,000.
Team winning finished the first game set in the second round of the match, hitting five kareys to scoring seven points while MMG players hit two, but Yul-Gel could not score any.
Team MMG received Nu 60,000 as prize while Team Yul-Gel took home Nu 42,000 for being the tournament’s [... Read More]
A BMW FC’s striker attempts a goal
Thimphu B Division Championship: BMW FC, Bhutan Clearing FC and Druk Yul FC have earned three points each after defeating their opponents yesterday in the ongoing Thimphu B Division Championship.
Despite relentless efforts from Yal FC, it could not snatch victory from BMW FC. Sonam Dorji of Yal FC scored first goal on the match 39th minute receiving long pass from the left-winger. All he had to do was dribble past couple of defence and sent [... Read More]
Welcome to the party: Presidents and representatives of the three new political parties called on Prime Minister Jigmi Y Thinley yesterday
Need for state funding during non-election period, having early general election to encourage more voter turnout, and lack of conducive environment because of “apolitical” requirements were issues common to the new parties.
Coming in at a time when government is left with just three weeks to complete their term, these issues surfaced when, for the first time, representatives of new political parties, led by their presidents, called on the prime minister yesterday.
Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa president, Dorji [... Read More]
It is decided. It is not classes for the MBBS program but the residency program, which will begin in July this year.
The delay in the signing of memorandum of understanding between India and Bhutan, on which the MBBS program, including its faculty, hinges on has pushed the academic session for the in-country MBBS program to next year.
Medical university officials said it was also late to start the program, because class XII students have already been [... Read More]