Post debate: Druk Phuensum Tshogpa’s Dechen Zangmo (extreme left) and People’s Democratic Party’s Pema Wangchuk share a light moment with supporters after their public debate broadcast live on television yesterday evening. About 60 people attended the debate held at the Pemagatshel MSS multipurpose hall. The two candidates will continue campaigning for the by-election until 9am, November 7, before the poll day on November [... Read More]
LG: The local government will receive Nu 1B over the next five years through a program funded by multiple development partners.
An agreement between the government and development partners of Denmark and Switzerland, the European Union and the United Nations that supports the Local Governance Sustainable Development Program (LGSDP) was signed in Thimphu yesterday.
The program supports three major components focusing at local levels of inclusive and equitable socio-development, conservation and sustainable use of environment [... Read More]
Banking: To meet clients’ day-to-day banking requirements in the country’s “most populous” district, Bank of Bhutan (BoB) limited has recently opened four new branch offices at various spots in Thimphu.
Bank’s media head, Passang Norbu, said the branch offices they put in place at Babesa, Motithang, Changbangdu and Dechencholing meant people living in those areas will no longer have to make trips to the main branch, and wait in long queues.
“Establishment of new branch [... Read More]
Royal Thimphu College and IBM-India conducted a professional web development course on web application development using IBM Web Sphere technologies.
The course, which concluded yesterday, was conceived and implemented by a visiting professor, Professor Nitin Indurkhya, a faculty member at the University of New South Wales, Australia.
Some sessions were taught using Skype where IBM expert, John Kurian, based in Bangalore delivered [... Read More]
The govt. fulfills one of its more sweeping pledges a week before 100 days in office
Workforce: The Cabinet on October 29 approved the revised national minimum wage rate by 25 percent, taking the wage to Nu 125 a day from Nu 100, and keeping one of their pledges, a week before they complete their 100 days in office. The revised wage will come into effect from February next year.
With the revision, an employee [... Read More]
Accident: Police in Bumthang are still searching for a 29 year-old Indian tourist, who fell in to the Mebartsho around 11:30 am yesterday, along with his wife, who drowned in the lake.
The body of the wife, 30, was fished out by a group of monks, who had also come to visit Mebartsho few minutes after the incident. Her body was found about 30 metres below the accident spot. Police had combed the banks [... Read More]
Under, unseen, unattended: This potholed stretch under Olakha bridge in Thimphu, has been screaming for attention for months now
Dechen Zangmo (right) with two DPT Parliament members, who are helping her campaign
By-election: It was the “call” of the people of Nanong-Shumar constituency that she was responding to, following resignation of former elected representative Jigmi Y Thinley, according to Druk Phuensum Tshogpa candidate for the by-election, Dechen Zangmo.
Addressing the community at Chungkhar gonpa, where about 20 people showed up, Dechen Zangmo said she was standing up for the constituency she grew up in.
Helping her woo voters were the two members of Parliament, DPT’s Khar-Yurung representative [... Read More]
Sangay Khandu listens to villagers
This was the message Samtse’s NC representative received loud and clear during his recent visit
Nurbugang: Issues pertaining to census once again topped the discussion when villagers of Norbugang gewog in Samtse met their National Council representative Sangay Khandu yesterday.
Council member Sangay Khandu, who was touring villages in Samtse, had asked them what issue should be raised in the next Parliament session.
After speaking almost for nine hours in two places, Dipujora and Norbugang, on [... Read More]
The receipt of the first billion Rupees on Tuesday as grant from India towards the government’s economic stimulus plan should raise hopes for businesses that have stagnated in the absence of credit to fuel growth.
As it is, the media these days carry quite a few stories as well as notifications, complete with image, of people who have taken loans and missed paying installments for several months.
In a number of cases, businesses are defaulting because they [... Read More]