Bhutan’s medium pacer Anju Gurung gathers her stride Photo: Danny Bowes
ACC Women’s Championship: Tournament favourite Nepal thrashed Bhutan by eight wickets yesterday, in the ongoing ACC women’s championship at the Prem Oval in Thailand.
Nepal won the toss and elected to field first. Bhutan was struck with a fatal blow in the second over, when Nepal’s Rubina Chhetry bowled opener Sonam Pelden. Captain Ugyen Dema followed her four overs later, when she was trapped leg before to the same bowler.
Although Dechen Wangmo took 37 deliveries [... Read More]
Although it lost all of the four matches it played
South Asian Basketball Association: The national basketball team was unable to score its first international win in its third regional appearance at the second South Asian Basketball Association (SABA) championship, which ended earlier this week in Bangladesh.
Five countries – Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan, Nepal, and host Bangladesh – participated in the tournament.
Despite losing all of its matches, Bhutan Basketball Federation secretary Tokey Dorji, who also [... Read More]
Participants of the archery coaching camp warm up before shooting the arrows at Gelephu football ground yesterday. photo courtesy: Tshewang Rinchen, BAF
Hydropower Sector: When the nation’s economy was reeling under the pressure of the rupee shortage, hopes were pinned on the hydropower sector to shore up revenue in rupees from its sale to India.
The hydropower sector, which contributes around 30 percent to the total government revenue, mostly in the form of rupees, however, experienced its worst decline last year (2012).
The decline is both in terms of generation and earnings from export to India.
Druk Green [... Read More]
First, before April end, the NC elections; then two rounds of NA elections before July end
ECB: With all new political parties successfully registered, the election commission is now working on finalising the dates of the elections.
Chief election commissioner Dasho Kunzang Wangdi said they should be able to reach the dates “within next few weeks”.
“Rest of the activities will follow through, once the dates are announced,” he said, in an email interview.
With a primary [... Read More]
His Majesty was seen off from Paro Airport by Their Royal Highnesses the Princes and the Princesses, and senior Government officials yesterday. His Majesty is in India as the chief guest for the 64th Indian Republic Day on January 26.
Submitted to GNHC for endorsement as prerequisite to upcoming tourism bill
Revised National Policy 2012: The revised national tourism policy 2012 that is expected to guide tourism planning in Bhutan is now with the Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC) for endorsement.
The tourism council of Bhutan secretariat (TCBS) submitted the policy to GNHC last month.
Although there is nothing new in the revised tourism policy, with the same drafted mandates, objectives or regulations, a policy endorsed [... Read More]
National Council: He claims to have been around long enough to help him do justice to a seat in the Upper House.
Bringing along his 10-year experience in the civil service and another 16 years in the private sector, 51-year-old Shyam Basnet is all set to try his hands at the upcoming council elections.
Records with Kuensel show he is the third candidate from Tsirang, who have come forward to do so. He will contest [... Read More]
Govt. agencies, for the most part, are yet to embrace the idea of sharing with the media
Information And Media Officers: All organisations must have designated information and media officers (IMOs) to build a proper functional relationship between them and the media, a leading journalist and media advocate from Thailand said yesterday, in a workshop for media focal persons in Thimphu.
One of the editors of The Nation newspaper, Kavi Chongkittavorn, said government agencies benefitted [... Read More]
Typical of a head of any ministry and the various agencies within it, they would not talk to the press.
Their predecessors had not talked much to the media either, and neither will their successors, because of the legacy they leave behind today.
While very few heads of ministries talk readily to reporters, most rarely do.
There are those, for whom anything to do with the media is something they dislike, and avoid altogether, because they feel they [... Read More]