Saturday, August 30th, 2014 - 6:10 AM
Yangphel Housing Banner.gif

It’s a load a year a child in Denchukha school

dorokha7feb13A load, a child: The caretaker of Denchukha Lower Secondary School in Dorokha, Samtse, gauges whether a parent has brought the right amount of firewood for the school mess.

The decade long practice would probably continue until the school is connected by road or power

Durga Devi, 41, became upset when one of the three bundles of firewood she carried to Denchukha lower secondary school got rejected for its poor quality.

Durga Devi and her two children walked for three hours everyday to carry firewood from Benakha village to the school.

“I carried the wood for my younger son who will be joining school this year,” she [... Read More]

Ensuring an error free electoral roll

How do you determine those religious figures, other than Buddhist and Hindu, who are neither registered with a religious organization nor have declared to be part of one?

This was one of the concerns election officials raised yesterday on the last day of their three-day briefing for dzongkhag election officials on various aspects of the forthcoming elections. The issue was raised by one of the religious figures in the dzongkhags, an election official said at the [... Read More]

Goings-on behind “candidate launch”

Political Parties: Lately, a corporate employee was taken aback when one morning, as she opened her email inbox, a political party had asked her to be one of their candidates.

The person who wrote her the mail, she said, was a party president with whom she had work related dealings.

“I thought I would be the last person to receive such an offer from a political party,” the corporate employee, who had to say no, [... Read More]

ACC presents evidence against home minister

Defendant’s jabmi argues against ACC’s previous submissions drawn from evidences

Gyalpoizhing Land Case: Mongar district court held the evidence hearing for home minister Minjur Dorji on February 4.

The drangpon read out to the court the evidences that Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) presented it on charges of deceptive practice and official misconduct.

The commission presented a copy of March 1987 kasho that was conveyed through the fourth Druk Gyalpo’s secretary on commercial plots in Gyalpoizhing, which in [... Read More]

HM meets gups, dzongdas

hm6feb13Once a year: His Majesty with the gups at the convention centre in Thimphu yesterday

Meeting with the dzongdas and gups yesterday, who are in the capital to attend their annual conferences, His Majesty emphasised the importance of people’s participation in the upcoming elections.

“As my representatives you will go back and encourage the people to participate fully in the democratic process and make the 2013 elections successful,” His Majesty said.

His Majesty said the gups would have to ensure that elections do not create divisions among people, and that communities should [... Read More]

Four more for BKP

Bhutan Kuen-Nyam party introduced four of their candidates to represent the party from Sarpang, Samtse, Pemagatshel and Zhemgang yesterday.

That takes the party’s total number of candidates launched to 18. Party officials claim that they now have 39 confirmed candidates.

Party president Sonam Tobgay also gave a glimpse of their party manifesto.

The party, he said, had intentions of empowering local government both technically and professionally, and removing the straightjacket formalities on procurement and financial rules.

Civil servants, going [... Read More]



2013 did not start on a very good note as far as the local media is concerned.

In the first week of January the media were barred from attending the annual education conference being held in the border town of Phuentsholing. The reason given was the media always focused on the not so positive aspects.

Stories and opinions on barring the media were written. Feedback that followed questioned the integrity and professionalism of the media in getting [... Read More]

Daytime black out in east and central region

Kurichhu supply is being switched off for nine hours to allow realignment and maintenance work

The erratic power supply in the country’s eastern and central districts that started from February 1 is expected to last another week with the Bhutan power corporation realigning the transmission lines between Nangkor and Nganglam in Pemagatsel dzongkhag.

Power cables of six transmission towers are being re-aligned, as it was found interrupting development works of Pemagatsel’s new township at Denchi. The transmission [... Read More]

Japan grants 164.9M Yen

japan6feb13Ambassador of Japan to Bhutan, Takeshi Yagi and Ambassador of Bhutan to Japan, V Namgyel at the signing yesterday

Ambassador of Bhutan to Japan, V Namgyel and the ambassador of Japan to Bhutan Takeshi Yagi signed the Exchange of Notes yesterday for the Rehabilitation of Taklai Irrigation System and KR II 2012 for under privileged farmers, and the grant contract for supply of tracked excavator for waste management in Thimphu.

Bhutan is receiving a grant of 110M Yen for the Food Security Project for Underprivileged Farmers KR II 2012; 46M Yen for the Rehabilitation of [... Read More]

Of 10 arrested caretaker was released

Sergi Jatongpa: Of the 10 people arrested for their involvement in the burglary of a 330-page sergi jatongpa, a religious scripture written in gold, from Nyakhar lhakhang in Nangkhor, Zhemgang, its caretaker has been released.

The crime was carried out sometime last month.

Sources in Zhemgang said police released the caretaker after they found he was not involved in the crime.

The other nine suspects in custody gave in writing about his non-involvement and innocence.

The lhakhang [... Read More]