• DPT enters general round with existing 47 candidates

    Amid speculations about its strategy for the general election, the Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) has confirmed that the party has no plans to replace its candidates to contest in the general round next month. DPT spokesperson Dorji Wangdi told Kuensel the party has already instructed all the existing 47 candidates to file in their nomination with the respective returning officer. “We have asked our candidates to remain in their constituency to file in their nomination,” he said.

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Along the transit towns

It is almost dark and the traffic is heavy. Tashi has already made two rounds trying to find a parking space. Finally he parks his car near the Anaconda hotel in Phuentsholing. He must make a dash across the border to book a ticket to Kakarvitta, Nepal. The transit town …

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Lui, Dhoe and Sipa Chidhoe

WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO: In the previous essays, we have discussed the topic of giving and also covered the types of recipients. In the Buddhist theory of life, we have lived so many lifetimes in the past and, if we do not reach enlightenment, we will again live …

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English II paper will be evaluated

Breaking news: Revoking its earlier decision, the Bhutan Council for School Examination and Assessment (BCSEA) board has decided to evaluate English II paper and award marks accordingly. The board had earlier decided to validate English examination results based on marked obtained in English I. According to a press release the Council issued …

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Lyonchhoen Tshering Tobgay visits Sabarmati Riverfront at Ahmedabad yesterday. The Prime Minister’s stay in Gujarat concluded with a visit to the Global Mission School, the Tata Consultancy Services at Garima Park and the Amul dairy in Anand town.     

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Corporate pay hike to maintain 15 percent difference

The govt. has given the go-ahead to corporation boards to raise wages as they see fit Salary: Approving the much-awaited hike in salary of corporate employees, the cabinet also clarified that the raise, which comes into effect retroactively from July 1, 2014 should maintain a maximum of 15 percent difference …

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Murder in Central Plaza

Police have called it a clear case of homicide and are on the lookout for suspects Crime: A man was found dead in a pool of blood yesterday around 7.30am below Shearee Square in Lungtenphu, Thimphu, making it perhaps the first case of cold-blooded murder this year. According to police, …

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Five chorten vandals appeal to High Court

Judiciary: Five lifetime prisoners and one prisoner who was sentenced to four years imprisonment for vandalising chortens have appealed to the High Court stating dissatisfaction on the Mongar court’s judgment that was passed last month. Of the 10 men who were given lifetime imprisonment, five appealed to the high court …

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Living beyond our means

The rate of growth of current expenditure is outstripping that of domestic revenue  Notice: Causing concern for the government, the country’s annual current expenditure is increasing at a rate much faster than that of the annual growth in domestic revenue. “If this trend continues, it’ll be difficult to meet the …

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Fall in Yen sees rise in Toyota buyers

Savings of Nu 500,000-600,000 can be made given the Japanese currency value today Import: The fall in Japanese currency (Yen) recently has turned out to be a boon for Bhutanese aspiring to buy Toyota luxury cars.  The State Trading corporation of Bhutan limited (STCBL) in Phuentsholing has confirmed 115 vehicle …

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Preventative steps being taken

Post-reinvestigation RBP report on Serzhong LSS incident comes up with suggestions Suicide: It’s not known what happened that September 25 night at the girls’ hostel of Serzong lower secondary school in Mongar last year.  All that has been reported is that it started after some girls saw two men leaving …

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Visit: Lyonchhoen Tshering Tobgay visits the Solar Park at Charanka in Gujarat yesterday after visiting Vadnagar, the hometown of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in north Gujarat.                                                                                                                              

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ADB advises more govt. investment in education

Upping expenditure in the sector by 10 percent would result in a far more stable growth path  Report: While hydropower is and will continue to be the bedrock of the country’s economy, higher investment in education, health, and efforts to diversify its economic base through tourism and other niche sectors …

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