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New labour minister appointment jolts electorates

By Tashi Namgyal/Thimphu Emotions have stirred in the Nyamrup camp as the news of a newly elected Member of Parliament (MP) being selected as the Labour Minister jolted ruling party MPs as well as electorates. Serving Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) MPs and party supporters have lambasted the decision of the Prime Minister (PM) in ignoring seasoned aspirants to fill the …

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The Heart of a Bhutanese

While Bhutanese are considered citizens of the third world, a unique trait that makes us stand out is our feeling of compassion and solidarity to help and uplift our own kind By Tashi Dendup On September 8, a family made a desperate call for help to give a second lease of life to their young son who was paralyzed due …

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MOVIE REVIEW: Zukee

Cast: Pema Yogini, ChetenWangchuk, Pelzom, SonamChophel, AumYangki, Kencho Direction: ChetenWangchuk Genre: Family Drama Duration: 1 hour 11 minutes Zukee, a Samuh original film, directed by ChetenWangchuk aka Apala, delves deeper into a young girl’s quest to find her father.  Seventeen-year-old Zukee, a Layap girl, is tormented and teased by her peers for not having a father. Zukee lives with her …

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Ironing out the old-wrinkles from the justice sector

The Justice Sector Strategic Plan 2018-2023 by the Anti-Corruption Commission throws some interesting lights on the challenges faced by our key players in the sector By Sonam Choki The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) in its Justice Sector Strategic Plan states as Bhutan’s justice sector grows in size, complexity and relevance the need for it to evolve to meet emerging challenges also …

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A spiritual journey

Staff Reporter To commemorate the auspicious Post-Summer Rain Retreat ceremony, His Emminence Gyelsay Trulku Rinpoche along with University President, Khenpos and Lecturers together with more than 400 monks of Tago, Chari and Dodena processed the ritual of Jong Ju. It is a religious practice from the teaching of the Vinaya tradition at the end of summer rain retreat (Yarney) where …

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