PDP president Tshering Tobgay and party supporters at the launch of the campaign
The president told a gathering there that the party puts the people first
With the blessings of the Machhen of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel at Punakha Dzong, the People’s Democratic party (PDP) kicked off its campaign yesterday from Punakha.
PDP president Tshering Tobgay first met with some 250 people at the Ugyen Academy auditorium, and told them that it was important to start the campaign with the blessings of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel, for it was a crucial time [... Read More]
The four political parties have all kicked off their campaigns for the primary polls that is 17 days away, yet the ambiguities and technicalities surrounding the letter of intent refuses to go away.
Not that anything would change at this stage, after all the authority to do the scrutiny has cleared four parties to go ahead.
Yet the issue sticks, because one party was disqualified since it could not show all 47 candidates. And now, it has [... Read More]
In Gyalpoizhing: DPT President Jigmi Y Thinley highlights the background of the place in light of the controversy it brewed
DPT president takes on recent land controversy head-on while in Gyalpoizhing, Mongar
“He is intelligent, he is capable, but he has not fully grown in height.” That is how DPT president Jigmi Y Thinley introduced the party’s Kengkhar-Weringla constituency candidate, Rinzin Jamtsho, evoking guffaws from the packed hall in the searing heat of Gyalpoizhing, Mongar.
Speaking in the local language, the party president thanked the gathering of about 300 people on May 12 for trusting his party [... Read More]
Six judges from six districts are conducting an intra-trial at the Trashigang district court over a series of chorten vandalisms and temple burglary across the country between 2010 and 2013.
Judges of Trashiyangtse, Mongar, Bumthang, Zhemgang and Wangduephodrang along with Trashigang drangpon will examine the evidences and artifacts the two prosecutors from the attorney general’s office will present tomorrow.
The evidences were those that the police recovered from the 10 suspected vandals and burglars.
The 10 defendants, who [... Read More]
Final touch: Mongar dzongkhag engineers and technicians fix a protective wire mesh of the newly opened 73m suspension bridge over Sherichu in Khadra, Mongar on the way to Aja Ney
Concrete evidence of the move to decentralise such survey and construction work
The worry of having to cross the old and rickety Sherichu suspension bridge for the people of Yarab village in Sherimuhung, Mongar is now over. The village has now a new suspension bridge in Khadra on the way to Aja Ney.
A father of four, Sherab Phuntsho, 51, village said the old bridge was risky to everyone who used it, including villagers and those visiting [... Read More]
With WFP Executive Director, Ertharin Cousin, permanent representative of Bhutan to the UN office in Geneva, Daw Penjo presents his letter of credence to the World Food Program, the International Fund for Agricultural Development and the Food and Agriculture Organisation in Rome, Italy last week, accrediting him as Bhutan’s permanent representative to these organisations.
Class PP A: The new look has got children more interested in learning
The simple action of carpeting the floor has transformed a classroom into a learning environment
Like all schools, Zilnon Namgyelling primary school in Thimphu is bustling with the chatter of children and teachers.
Outside class PP is a row of shoes arranged carefully and kept under different numbers for identification. Inside, some children are lying on their stomach, while others are sitting on the vibrant green-carpeted floor and waiting for their turns to get their books corrected. [... Read More]
Corporation officials attribute this to change in accounting policy that factors only revenue from actual services rendered and not on sales
Despite improvements in operational performance, prescribed indicators of effectiveness, efficiency and productivity in services, Drukair’s profit after tax dropped by 37 percent in 2012 compared with that of 2011.
The airline corporation declared Nu 160M profit after tax in 2012 against Nu 255M in 2011.
While operational performance improved with 3.4 percent increase in cabin and load [... Read More]
The illuminating map – titled as forest park of flower garden – of Bumthang, the divine hidden land.
by Longchen Ramjam (1308-1363), composed in 1355. Translated by Karma Ura
Continued from Monday (Part III of V)
In the West, there are two lhakhangs: of Maitreya and of Tara,69
Built like Lhakhang ofYu Shang Do 70 at Lhasa.
Near them, on a cliff on the northern mountain,
There is the self-emergent Pema Gyalpo’s body print 71.
Even if [... Read More]
Druk Phuensum tshogpa (DPT) president Jigmi Y Thinley said former candidates, Jigme Tshultim and Minjur Dorji, would serve as party advisors.
In introducing the candidates replacing the two from Radhi-Sakteng and Kanglung-Samkhar constituencies during the party meeting in Rangjung, he said they were to remain as “life-long members” of DPT.
“In needy times, DPT family would turn to them for advice,” he said.
Former speaker Jigme Tshultim had earlier said that he might have resigned as Radhi-Sakteng constituency [... Read More]