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One more for Bumthang

karmawangchukKarma Wangchuk

Election 2013: Wanting to serve as a bridge between people and the government, Karma Wangchuk, 41, from Tang, Bumthang has declared his interest to contest for the upcoming National Council elections.

He is the second Council aspirant from the dzongkhag.

‘Being a house of review on government actions, would help bridge the gap between the government and aspirations of the people,” said Karma Wangchuk, who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Punjab University in [... Read More]

Labour’s Nu 11,000-a-candidate employment incentive

It is for every Bhutanese candidate trained and employed, designed specifically for IT Park tenants

Labour ministry officials signed a contract with a US based company, Scan Cafe, one of the tenants of the IT park, to provide employment incentive or financial support to every Bhutanese candidates it trained and employed.

Ministry’s human resource program officer Tenzin Choden said they would provide the company an employment incentive of Nu 11,000 for every candidate trained and employed by [... Read More]

100-hour bandh in Assam

Security has been tightened throughout Bodoland and patrolling intensified in vulnerable areas

Since midnight of February 28, people of Janata Action Committee of Bodoland movement in Assam, India, have called a 100-hour (four day) strike.

The information was relayed to the Bhutanese police by their counterparts in Jaigaon.

All vehicular movements from Phuentsholing via India highway have been closed, while the highway to west Bengal remains open.

Since the strike was announced on the night of February 27, police [... Read More]

Crane mail from Tibet

craneThe GPS tag on one of the three black-necked cranes at Phobjikha (Photo couretsy: UWICE)

It took a GPS tagged crane two hours to reach Kangmar County in Tibet from Phobjikha

Around 2pm on February 27, Ugyen Wangchuck Institute of Conservation and Environment (UWICE) director in Bumthang received an email.

It was from Kangmar County under Shigatse province in Tibet.

What director Ngawang Norbu received on his Gmail account was sent from the backpacked global positioning system (GPS) tag of a black-necked crane, pet named Ugyenling that left Phobjikha in the morning of [... Read More]

Tusker electrocuted

AllanchibaganThe elephant that was found dead in Nganglam

So foresters believe based on its charred mouth and hanging electric wire

An endangered Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus) was found dead on February 14 at a cardamom plantation in Norbugang gewog in Nganglam, Pemagatshel.

Forest officials believe the male elephant, between 40 and 50 years, was electrocuted.

The large mammal measured eight feet and six inches tall and forest officials said it might have died after it bit the hanging high voltage wire.

“On investigation we found burns on [... Read More]

39 laws passed in five year

This last session, the 10th, of the present Parliament passed four

Road Bill: To have enacted 39 laws in five years of one government’s term, the country should indeed make it into the Guinness book of world records as National Assembly speaker quipped at the Parliament yesterday.

In other words, it was like the present Parliament members passing four laws in each of the 10 sessions it has had so far.

The 10th session and the [... Read More]

The reality of reality shows

Yesterday was another disappointing day for parents of children who were declared winners of the Little Champs TV reality show in 2012 but are yet to receive the prizes.

Five parents representing the children who emerged top nine winners in the show waited for more than 90 minutes outside the High Court waiting for organiser, Nidup Dorji, to show up. The court’s cross examination had to go on without him.

Court officials of bench two, who tried [... Read More]

Man sentenced to nine years

Thimphu district court sentenced Tshering Dorji to nine years on February 28 for impregnating a 16-year-old girl in February last year.

The court verdict stated, that following a “mutual” sex last year, the victim had left Tshering Dorji to attend to her mother who was unwell in the village.

On returning, Tshering Dorji was nowhere to be seen. She had tried calling him but to no avail. Later, she gave birth to a son at national referral [... Read More]

Agricultural-5, BPC-1

footballStraight into opponents feet: BPC player’s pass is intercepted by Agriculture defense

Agriculture team kicked three goals into BPC post within 15 minutes of the first half of the inter-departmental tournament yesterday.

They scored two more in the second half, including one from the mid-field.

Team BPC was, however, able to save nil at the 59th minute when its striker run past the opponent’s defence to net the ball around the goalie.

In the ongoing, what organisers call, Thuenlam Championship, 16 teams participated in the game paying Nu 9,500 as [... Read More]


Game on, Baichung off

His team, Sikkim United, made it anyway

The match between Sikkim United and Drukpol Football Club will be played without Baichung Bhutia today at 2:30pm on Chalimithang ground.

“Baichung will miss the first two matches between Drukpol and Zimdra but will fly in on the morning of March 6 to play against Yeedzin,” Woezer Associate’s Kinzang Wangdi said. “His team reached Thimphu by road on February 28 but Baichung Bhutia stayed back in Sikkim for the opening [... Read More]