Accepting other’s right to their view

As the dates for the election draw closer, political brawl between the two parties, Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) and Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT), has also intensified. While political candidates are busy preparing and attending common forums and fortifying their position in their constituencies, the two party presidents are also aggressively in a campaign mode, touring […]

Who will be the next PM of Bhutan?

Who will be the next Prime Minister of Bhutan? The question has sparked debate among the Bhutanese as Bhutan gears up for the third general round of elections. Pema Gyamtsho, 57, is a seasoned politician with 10 years of experience in politics and Lotay Tshering who participated in the 2013 elections though unproven in the […]

What Could Possibly Happen Once You Retire? – Narayani Ganesh

Many of us make a wish list of what we would do once we retire from that nine-to-five or ten-to-six job that appropriates all of our waking hours. We stack up reading material and music, make lists of movies to see, friends to visit, places to experience and dream of reviving that long forgotten hobby […]

Ap Genyen Is Leaving The Lhakhang – Jurmi Chhowing

To, Guru Rinpoche Copper-Colored Mountain of Glory Land of Rakshas. Subject: Leave of Absence Namo! My All Conquering Vajra Master, Before I get down to the worldly details regarding this requisition for an indefinite Leave of Absence, I apologize for the intrusion into the transcendent work with which you are engaged in the Land of […]

ShaMa Foundation reaches rural Bhutan

ShaMa foundation, an international, non – profit organization dedicated to social welfare, education, and health care, which has been active since 2015, and was incorporated in 2018 initiated Shudh Program in Bhutan last year, in June 2017. The program aims to provide access to safe drinking water in remote and challenging geographies and also strives […]

P/ling voters expect farm roads, agro revival and development of extended Thromdes

For the voters of one of the biggest constituencies, Phuentsholing, recent development activities have left them dissatisfied. Phuentsholing constituency, which is comprised of a Thromde and six gewogs, has 10,737 registered voters. Maintenance and up-gradation of farm roads and hospitals, irrigation channels and revival of agriculture in the constituency are top expectations of the voters […]

DPT president refutes claim on privatizing hydropower projects

Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) president Pema Gyamtsho has refuted allegation of privatizing hydropower projects in the country. During his tour in Chhukha and Samtse last week, Pema Gyamtsho said privatizing hydropower projects is nowhere mentioned in their party’s manifesto. He explained that the party has promised to promote private sectors’ participation, but not privatize the […]

DPT confident about winning election

After coming second in the primary round, Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) is now confident that they can win the general round of the third parliamentary election on October 18. After completing tour in the central and southern parts of the country, DPT president Pema Gyamtsho said the party is expected to form the government. “The […]

Bhutanese organic essential oil hits the market

Kingdom Essences began with the motive to support the Nubi Menjong Nyamley Tshogdey (NMNT) in rural Trongsa comprising about 150 households by helping with income generation through value addition of local produce. Kingdom Essences (K.Essences) are tiny bottles of natural local made-in-Bhutan essential oils. The products include caraway essential oil which is good for seasonal […]

DPT denies DNT’s allegation of having recruited 20 youths

  The general secretary of Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT), Sangay Phurba, denied allegation from Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) of DPT having had recruited 20 youths to defame DNT and its candidates on the social media and discredit the party. During the press conference in Thimphu on Wednesday, Sangay Phurba said the allegation was false and […]