Students can opt for old or new curriculum based examination

Students appearing the BCSE (Class X) and BHSEC (Class XII) examinations as supplementary and private (failed) candidate will now have an option to register for either old or new curriculum based examination during the change in curriculum or part thereof. This is as per the recent announcement made by the Bhutan Council for School Examinations […]

Rovers scouts provide services to Draktsho members

As the bell for class rings, the footpath at Draktsho vocational training center teems with students on wheelchairs and other differently-abled children making their way to class. In their respective classes, students are seen learning various skills like weaving and tailoring while some are simply studying. Tashi Dorji, a student at Draktsho said he used […]

Sangay Khandu refutes rumors about joining political party 

Following the loss of the former National Council member from Gasa, Sangay Khandu, who represented the people of Gasa for two terms in the Upper House, talks doing the round is that he is likely to join Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) as their candidate in the upcoming elections this year. However, calling it a baseless […]

Former MP Kinga Tshering likely to join DNT

The former Member of Parliament (MP) from the North-Thimphu constituency from Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT), Kinga Tshering, will most probably make a comeback into politics as a candidate from the Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) in the upcoming elections this year. Though there has been no official confirmation as of now, the Secretary General of DNT, […]

Why you shouldn’t like, comment, and share political post – Rabi C Dahal

  The campaign for National Council elections has commenced. While the mainstream media is fighting for space and freedom, politicians, supposedly apolitical, have taken social media as the most convenient platform to reach out to their voters. A social media campaign is practically obligatory for candidates today, and the key to social media is that […]

Disruption by leapfrogging – Abhijit Bhaduri

  I was catching up with an erstwhile colleague, “K”, who was smarting from being passed over in the office. He had expected the big corner office and the perks that go with it. Instead life offered him a googly. Someone his junior had been handpicked by the board to head the function. The tables […]

An apolitical civil service

As we gear up for the third parliamentary elections, civil service is increasingly becoming a place where political parties are headhunting for potential and prospective candidates. It is, therefore, nothing wrong when a political party approaches a civil servant, even those holding a high post. However, the problem arises when such a practice could possibly […]

Treadmill & holter monitoring used to screen heart diseases

Normally, treadmills are associated with workouts but the one at the Cardiology Department at Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) is used to screen and confirm heart patients. When patients visit the Out Patient Department (OPD) with complaints of chest pain, it is difficult to know the cause otherwise, said the cardiologist at JDWNRH, […]

Former assistant land registrar to contest NC from Chhukha

Kinlay Dorji was nominated from among six National Council (NC) candidates from Geling gewog from Chhukha Dzongkhag this year. The 34-year-old from Omchu, Kinlay Dorji completed Bachelors in Language and Literature from Taktse College of Language and Culture Studies, Trongsa in 2014. Before contesting, Kinlay Dorji worked in various sectors including tourism and the National […]

Boleros: the power pickups of the east

Boleros in the east are as ubiquitous as ants scurrying about in the jungle. The reason is quite obvious: the India-manufactured vehicles are cost-competent and ideal for the rough and often stony and muddy rural roads of the remote eastern dzongkhags. The past two years saw 147 boleros registered in Trashigang and this year 10 […]