NPPC to explore better maize storage facilities in three dzongkhags

The National Plant Protection Center (NPPC) in Simtokha, Thimphu is exploring new and affordable storage facilities to safeguard maize from pests and insects. NPPC will construct secured storage facilities in nine identified gewogs under three dzongkhags Chhukha, Dagana and Monggar, as a pilot project in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the […]

DNT heavyweights up against DPT in the east

Though most of Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa’s (DNT) strongest candidates are from east, during the primary round, they lost out to Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) proving the latter’s stronghold in the eastern region. In fact, it was a landslide victory for DPT during the primary round in the east. However, DNT president Lotay Tshering said he […]

DPT begins campaign to woo south

As we gear up for the general round of the third parliamentary elections, Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) and Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) have begun campaign from different parts of the country, especially from places which are not the party’s stronghold. Accordingly, DNT president Lotay Tshering has begun campaign from the east, while DPT president Pema […]

Flower Power, Postal Ballots (And a Primary Dissection) – Jurmi Chhowing

Politics is bad for poetry. When you think about it, it’s not only poetry. It’s bad for everything under the sun, the moon and the stars. As bad for elephants as it is for ants, whales, snails, trees and trouts. Now things appear free until it’s time to pay. Then you settle the dues. Like […]

Empower women to resolve global challenges – Daisaku Ikeda

Gender equality and women’s empowerment are not just one of the seventeen UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to global challenges such as poverty, hunger, education and climate change. Both are the key to accelerating progress toward the achievement of the entire spectrum of goals. Women’s participation in conflict resolution and peace building has been […]