Question time: DPT president takes questions from a villager in Wanakha, Paro, on his way back to Thimphu from Haa yesterday
In a novel approach, the DPT president chose to answer questions put to him by constituents
A change in the usual conduct of campaign, instead of addressing the gathering straight away, in Haa, Druk Phuensum Tshgopa (DPT) president Jigmi Y Thinley chose to hear from people, issues close to their hearts.
Besides People’s Democratic Party president Tshering Tobgay’s constituency of Sombaykha, DPT had lost the other constituency of Bji-Katsho-Uesu during the primary election. Perhaps it made sense [... Read More]
Mongar constituency’s candidates started their campaign together yesterday from Drangmaling chiwog in Tsamang gewog, Mongar
The two candidates of Mongar constituencies pressed their cases to voters in their chiwog
With the weeklong Kharphu (local festival) in Tsamang gewog in Mongar now over, farmer Phuntshola yesterday managed to get some 15 people to work on his maize field that desperately needed weeding.
By 8am, the 41-year-old farmer in Drangmaling chiwog was already in the field with the others, when they saw men in lagays drive in with police personnel. Their arrival got him [... Read More]
World Bank representatives with RUB vice Chancellor Dasho Pema Thinley at the press conference of the closing of Private Sector Development Project meeting. The World Bank funded the USD 8M project in the last six years.
Goal: Thimphu City’s striker Sonam lands with the ball in the net
Yeedzin FC has maintained their dominance in Thimphu ‘A’ division football league tournament yet again beating all four clubs.
Yeedzin has already won the tournament and Nu 100,000 prize money, even with one match to play, securing 19 points, three points over the runners up Thimphu City’s 16.
The ‘A’ division tournament final match will be played between Yeedzin FC and Dzongree FC today at 5pm in Changlimithang.
Thimphu City beat Druk United FC in the second last [... Read More]
Jump Ball: Charos (orange) knocked out team Happy in the semi-final yesterday. ABC Tours, Mirage and Ruck Rocks were also knocked out yesterday in the Veteran’s cup.
The finals will be played from 5pm onwards today at the indoor court in swimming pool complex, Thimphu
Dremitse – Ngatsang
While PDP has found its candidate to replace the one disqualified in Pemagatshel, DPT has yet to confirm theirs
Druk Chirwang Tshogpa’s (DCT) Nanong-Shumar constituency candidate in Pemagatshel, Pema Wangchuk is People’s Democratic Party’s replacement for Jigme Drukpa.
Election commission officials had rejected Jigme Drukpa’s nomination for his failure to submit all required documents.
Pema Wangchuk, 33, is preparing his documents to pull out from DCT and move in with PDP in the next few days.
PDP spokesperson and [... Read More]
Even as the election fever soars with the mercury levels, “cooling off period” for civil servants who resigned to join party politics begins only after they officially deregister from the party.
How many of some 27 civil servants who resigned to join politics may want to return to the civil service is not known but even if they wish to, the terms and conditions set by the civil service commission do not make it easy.
One of [... Read More]
His Majesty The King with the Indian Director General of Military Operations, Lt. General Vinod Bhatia, yesterday in Thimphu
The dzongkhag election dispute settlement body in Mongar has reprimanded the dzongkhag coordinator of the People’s Democratic Party, Namgay Dorji for organising a party meeting on June 11 without getting prior approval from the election officials.
Druk Phuensum Tshogpa’s dzongkhag party coordinator Dorji Leki filed in a written complaint against the People’s Democratic Party for organising the party meeting at Wangchuk hotel, which was attended by some 160-180 people.
Election officials found 111 people had attended the [... Read More]