Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 - 1:29 PM

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His Majesty The King with the Indian Director General of Military Operations, Lt. General Vinod Bhatia, yesterday in Thimphu

PDP’s dzongkhag coordinator reprimanded

The dzongkhag election dispute settlement body in Mongar has reprimanded the dzongkhag coordinator of the People’s Democratic Party, Namgay Dorji for organising a party meeting on June 11 without getting prior approval from the election officials.

Druk Phuensum Tshogpa’s dzongkhag party coordinator Dorji Leki filed in a written complaint against the People’s Democratic Party for organising the party meeting at Wangchuk hotel, which was attended by some 160-180 people.

Election officials found 111 people had attended the [... Read More]

DPT president at his persuasive best

dptThe magician: DPT president speaks to people of Lamgong-Wangchang constituency yesterday

The former PM wove his spell of magic, though whether it will yield results remains to be seen

Like a magician, swaying from side to side, speaking through a mic-headset and gesticulating to gain attention , Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) president, Jigmi Y Thinley, worked his charisma on an enchanted audience at Dawakha yesterday.

Villagers of Doga in Paro had gathered inside an old hall of Dawakha school that could fit about 200 to 300 people some [... Read More]


The rule of law

Even as political parties finalise replacements for the two candidates who were disqualified the way one got rejected because the No Objection Certificate (NoC) was revoked has become a talking point.

Many are confused the NoC got revoked after the police suddenly decided to update their database pertaining to a battery case in 2008 involving the candidate.

Some explanations are coming through. It is now being said that when candidates file nominations they must have a NoC, [... Read More]

PDP guarantees 100 percent employment

pdpconvAll ears: Some 300 youth attended PDP’s youth convention yesterday in Thimphu

In his address to a youth convention, the PDP president tried to touch a chord with this section of society

The People’s Democratic Party guaranteed 100 percent employment to the youth in the country, if the party forms the next government, at a youth convention yesterday in Thimphu, which was attended by some 300 youth party supporters.

“I promise that every one of you will get jobs,” the PDP president, Tshering Tobgay, said to the young crowd.

According [... Read More]

Zhemgang residents protest water shortage in writing

waterThe dried water pipes of Dungbi Chukhor Mani

The problem appears to be in the distribution system, which they’ve been assured will be rectified

Around 60 residents of Zhemgang town have approached the dzongda, the district’s chief executive officer, to immediately address a long-standing drinking water shortage.

The residents submitted their grievance in writing.

One of the applicants said they had several meetings with relevant officials in the past three years, but nothing had been done so far. “Since verbal requests couldn’t be materialised, we residents [... Read More]

Gammon India strongly rejects subcontractors’ allegations

VickyBansal2Gammon’s Project coordinator, Vicky Bansal speaking to media

Though the matter is reportedly in court, the company has yet to be summoned

Refuting the allegations of fraud and corruption by some of its subcontractors, Gammon India ltd, yesterday, called a press conference and said that the company would not sit quiet, since allegations of fraud and corruption are no joke.

Two local construction companies, Indra Construction and Paljor Construction, who work as subcontractors for Gammon India, had accused the company of fraud and corruption, and [... Read More]

Probe ordered into anonymous letter allegation

A forest team has been accused of allowing family members to collect the precious fungus

The department of forest and park services has initiated an investigation to establish the authenticity of an anonymous complaint lodged against a forest team sent on cordyceps collection duty in Sephu, Wangduephodrang.

The anonymous letter, sent to forestry officials, dzongkhag authorities and media houses on May 29, alleged that the forestry patrolling team took 13 family members and allowed them to collect [... Read More]

Parents appeal against dungkhag court verdict

The charge of attempted rape of their child by a 13-year- old accused had been dismissed 

Samtse dzongkhag’s legal officer has appealed in the district court the verdict passed by the Dorokha dungkhag court that dismissed rape charges against a 13-year-old student of Dorokha.

The 13-year-old student was detained by Dorokha police in December last year, after the parents of a five-year eight-month old girl alleged that he had raped their daughter.  The girl’s father is a [... Read More]

The heat has got to the Himalayas


Across the nation last week the temperature showed a steady rise

If you thought Thimphu was getting hotter this week, you are right.

Data with the metrology division under department of hydromet services show temperatures at 23 degree Celsius on June 8, 28 degree Celsius on Monday and 30 degree Celsius on Tuesday, June 11.

This trend was visible in other districts as well.  In Paro, temperatures rose from 25 degree Celsius on June 8 to 27 degree [... Read More]