When party coordinators go berserk

Political coordinators and party workers are unquestionably important in politics as agents of political parties for promotional, administrative and fundraising activities. As ambassador or messenger of a political party or candidate, party coordinators are the key players that people at the grassroots look upon. And it goes without saying that these coordinators show and must […]

Why Should Every Citizen Vote? – Everett Vasquez

Voting is a fundamental right of any citizen that enables them to choose the leaders of tomorrow. In many countries, the minimum age for voting is 18 years. Voting not only enables the citizens to vote for political parties, but it also helps them to realize the importance of citizenship. Many people do not vote […]

Mentally challenged man sodomized

A 19 year old mentally challenged man was sodomized by a 14-year old boy in Serigang village in Kabisa gewog in Punakha on August 21. The victim and the suspect were playing when the incident happened. According to the victim, the suspect dragged him behind the archery range and had unnatural sex with him. The […]

DNT pledges change

Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) offers near to radical changes in areas such as economy, education, agriculture and connectivity if the party wins in the upcoming parliamentary elections. Kick starting the party campaign along with the manifesto launch at Department of Youth and Sports on Thursday, party president Lotay Tshering told the audience that comprised mostly […]

Online shopping is becoming a trend in Bhutan

Online shopping is becoming a trend in Bhutan. With many international online shopping platforms available now in the country, Samir Pradhan has incepted Bhutanbuy, an ecommerce company, the first of its kind in Bhutan. Business Bhutan reporter Lucky Wangmo talks to him about his enterprise and how it is hoped to change the way Bhutanese […]

More than 300 photo entries for Tree Hugger Bhutan Competition

In what seems to be the country’ biggest photo competition, the Tree Hugger Bhutan Competition saw more than 300 photo entries from all across the country. The photo competition was launched this year to celebrate the International Biodiversity Day and World Environment Day. According to Tshering Phuntsho, the National Coordinator for United Nations Development Programme […]

DPT begins campaign from Paro

Inaugurating the Dzongkhag party office in Paro, Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) officially began its election campaign for the primary round of the National Assembly elections from Paro on Thursday morning. DPT President Pema Gyamtsho met with the people of Lamgong-Wangcha constituency in Paro. He told the congregation of around 400 people that DPT will work […]

BKP vows to achieve self-sufficiency

Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party (BKP) began its official campaign for the primary round of 2018 elections from the memorial chorten in Thimphu at 8 am Thursday. After lighting butter lamps and offering prayers, the BKP president Neten Zangmo then bid goodbye to other party members with a white scarf. In a press conference held on Thursday […]

Will women voters vote for female candidates?

Despite women attempting for better representation in politics, female candidates do not get enough votes from women voters. This was evident in the past two elections. However, what will happen in the upcoming election is a wait and watch show. Can female candidates bank on female voters? On March 5, 2008, the Election Commission of […]

Parties outline their top three pledges

Four political parties talk about their top three promises based on which they believe can secure votes in the 2018 elections. Headline-grabbing pledges in their party manifestos are what the four political parties, the Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party (BKP), Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT), Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) and People’s Democratic Party (PDP), promoting these days to […]