• DNT and DPT to contest general round

    As Bhutanese remained glued to television sets and mobile phones last night for the provisional results of the primary election, they witnessed a close race between one of the oldest parties, Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT), and a new party that gained popularity in recent months, Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT)

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As it opens to traffic, Amochhu Bridge connects communities

The 175m 3D-parabolic semi-through steel arch, Amochhu bridge opened to traffic on July 14 connecting Phuentsholing to Samtse and Haa. It is the longest bridge and the first of its kind in the country.

After it took nine years and three months to be built, the 175-metre Amochhu Bridge opened to traffic on July 14. The bridge that now officially connects Phuentsholing, Chukha with Samtse and Haa is the longest bridge and the first of its kind in the country. It is a 3D-parabolic …

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Golden Youth Award in Thimphu on July 14.

Kinley Yangden from Druk School bagged the Golden Youth Award in Thimphu on July 14. Eighty tenth-graders from across the country participated in the camp. Karma Tshering Phuntsho from Motithang Higher Secondary School was the first runners up followed by Jamtsho from Gongzim Ugyen Dorji Central School and Karma Kuenzang …

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Missing person found at Tala dam

Chukha police found the body of 22-year-old man who went missing on July 8 from Danglo village in Namseyling gewog, Thimphu. The deceased was originally from Pakchina village in Samphyeling gewog in Chukha. The body was found in the dam of Tala Hydropower Project at around 8am yesterday. “Most cases …

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Drukair makes a record Nu 349M profit

Drukair Corporation Limited’s (DCL) profit after tax (PAT) amounting to Nu 349 Million (M) is a record in the company’s history since its first commercial operations in February 1983. Drukair’s chief executive officer, Tandi Wangchuk, said that one of the major reasons for the record making profit was due to …

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Sonam Wangyel Wang to contest as DPT candidate

A natural resource manager, Sonam Wangyel Wang (PhD), will contest as Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) for the second time from Lingmukha-Toedwang constituency of Punakha. He lost to People’s Democratic Party’s Chimi Dorji in 2013. Before resigning from the civil service in 2013, Sonam Wangyel Wang worked as the Director of …

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Four youth to compete in final round of digital challenge

The four youth will compete with youth from 10 other countries in September

Twenty-one Bhutanese youth were awarded the international computer skills certification for the first time in Bhutan on July 13 in Thimphu. The youth were awarded the ICDL certificate for scoring 75 percent and above in the national round of digital challenge held at Royal Institute of Management (RIM), Thimphu on …

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Inspiring youths through GNH

GNH youth leadership programme (GYPL) was conducted in Thimphu to guide and inspire youths to realise their potential as future leaders. The programme ended on July 13. GNH Centre for Bhutan (GNHCB) organised the five-day workshop. Themed “Bringing forward the leader in you”, the programme ensured that participants were aware …

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Chheku Dukpa wins argument, loses case

An aspiring political party, Druk Gaki Tshogpa (DGT) has not met two criteria as per the electoral laws and rules and cannot be registered as a political party, the High Court’s larger bench ruled yesterday. The founder of DGT, Chheku Dukpa petitioned to the High Court seeking justifications for disqualification …

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To encourage and learn proper Dzongkha, Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay launched a Dzongkha phrase App, a Dzongkha spelling App games and a short Dzongkha cartoon in Thimphu yesterday.  Dzongkha phrase mobile app was developed to help users choose correct Dzongkha phrases. The app is bilingual. The Dzongkha Development Commission also launched …

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DNT accuses education minister of illegal campaigning

The minster is on a nine-day tour in his constituency ​

In a letter to the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB), Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) has alleged education minister, Norbu Wangchuk, of abuse of power and conducting illegal campaign in his constituency. The letter, which was submitted to the commission yesterday, alleges that the minister’s ongoing tour that began on July …

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RBA soldier admitted at JDWNRH

On July 7 in Nganglam, Pemagatshel, a Royal Bhutan Army (RBA) soldier was shot in his thigh and abdomen by a colleague who was a chronic alcoholic. It had been two days since the suspect stopped drinking alcohol and he was having withdrawal symptoms when the incident happened. According to …

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  • What the results say

    The verdict is out. Bhutanese electorate, as many assume, are not ignorant. They remain, as unpredictable as ever. Before the poll day and when the provisional results started coming in last night, many thought that the Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) were the real shoo-in. As …

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  • The case of NICU

  • May the nation win!