Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 - 2:40 PM

Adjudication of remaining cases deferred

HC expected to pronounce judgment on former speaker, home minister and 13 committee members in first week of May

Mongar district court has deferred pronouncement of judgment of remaining 74 cases related to Gyalpoizhing land case, with the court still tied up with proceedings of 15 appeal cases that are yet to be completed.

“We had to defer restitution cases of Gyalpoizhing land allotted to 74 individuals indefinitely,” Mongar drangpon Gembo Dorji said. “This isn’t only because [... Read More]

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Fifty teachers and 667 students of Gelephu HSS cleared clogged drains and cut bushes in and around Nimalung and Tali dratshangs, the main town and school yesterday to mark World Malaria Day. The vector disease control program sponsored the campaign.

Seminar to address a perennial problem

Various road engineering experts from India and Bhutan attended a technical seminar in the capital yesterday on the trends, techniques and economies on soil and slope stabilisation.

Chief engineer of project DANTAK, Brigadier S Radhakrishnan, said the purpose of conducting such seminars was to expose engineers from both the countries about the profession, while working in a mountainous region. “Through this seminar we’re going to derive solutions to challenges that we jointly face,” he said.

Last year [... Read More]

Dungsam Polymers floats IPO at 65 percent premium

formThe first offer: An investor fills up the share subscription form

In the first public offer of the year, 403,031 shares are to be had to raise Nu 66.5M

Dungsam Polymers, a subsidiary of Druk Holding and Investments (DHI), opened yesterday its initial public offering (IPO) of each share at Nu 165, a 65 percent premium over its face value.

This is the first public offer of the year, and the company is offering 403,031 shares to the public to raise Nu 66.5M.

The offer will give a 48.72 [... Read More]


Nebulous nature of National Council

Bhutan has elected a new council for the next five years, but some questions still hang over the apolitical legislative institution that also functions as a house of review.

One is about it being a continuous house.  Article 24 of the Constitution specifies that elections, in case of the National Council, will be held so that it is re-constituted on the date of the expiry of its term.

On April 28, the National Council will complete its [... Read More]

What Tsirang voters saw in NC-elect

tsirangCome one, Kamal: Voters at the old DYT hall on April 23 in Damphu Town

Besides maturity, experience and qualification, it was the tangible proof of somebody having done a community some service that voters in Tsirang were looking for in electing their National Council candidate.

Apart from that, they wanted someone who understood and had contact with villagers and was comfortable speaking the national language to be able to take their issues to the Parliament.

“Kamal Bahadur Gurung had the qualities we were looking for,” a 60-year-old Kilikhorthang villager said.

“It’s because [... Read More]

Why Kaka came out cock-a-hoop in Paro

kakaClose race: The five candidates wait for the results on April 23

While every candidate won a clear majority of votes in their own gewog, it was Kaka Tshering, who was able to garner more votes from other constituencies to end a close race.

Of all dzongkhags, Paro experienced the closest race with the winning candidate being elected by the smallest percentage of votes.

Kaka Tshering secured 2,422 votes out of 10,207 cast, or 23.7 percent of total votes. Nagya gewog’s Kinley Tshering obtained 20.3 percent of total votes [... Read More]

Voters identified with Dhan Bdr

dhanRelatives watch on, while the councillor elect gives his first media interview

Sarpang’s NC-elect said he’d tour the dzongkhag to take stock of villagers’ problems

After an exhausting race, Sarpang’s National Council-elect wants to keep calm and stay put in his parental home in Dekiling gewog until the petition period is over.

Dhan Bahadur Monger, 33, who was elected as the council representative from Sarpang by about half of the eligible voters in the dzongkhag has even switched off his mobile phone.

Celebrations are on hold until he receives formal [... Read More]

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Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to Bhutan, Shaida Mohammad Abdali (left), and ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to Bhutan, Jovan Mirilovic, presented their credentials to His Majesty the King yesterday.

An archer and a maker

archerKarma checks whether a reed needs straightening

Self taught in the craft and, naturally, a keen archer to boot

For Karma Wangda, 51, the excitement of participating in an archery tournament is almost like contesting an election.  The night before a match he can barely sleep, thinking about the next day’s competition.

This has always been the case, despite having participated in umpteen tournaments, starting in the village as a 12-year old boy, and later at the Changlimithang archery range in Thimphu as a [... Read More]