Home / Editorial (page 2)

Editorial

An important responsibility

The Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa winning 30 seats of 47 will form the new government soon, provided there are no complaints from the Druk Phuensum Tshogpa that would, in a worse case scenario, call for a re-election. The Election Commission of Bhutan has declared the 2018 general election successful. This indicates …

Read in Detail »

Of Campaign and Pledges

With the campaign period at its heights, the two political parties contesting for the general round of election are leaving no stones unturned to woo voters. In the process, what seemed like a smooth campaign and election process has come across some hurdles. The informal campaigning on the social media had put …

Read in Detail »

The people have spoken

Bhutan’s elections are full of surprises. We have seen in the past and on Saturday, the electorate pulled another big surprise. Before the poll day, many have written off the Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) and thought that the People’s Democratic Party and Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa would go on to the …

Read in Detail »

Election and violations

The Office of the Media Arbitrator had found that the former National Council Chairperson, Dasho Sonam Kinga (Phd) had violated social media rules and that he had posted his article on Social media at an inappropriate time. Electoral laws prohibits social media user from conveying such communication over social media …

Read in Detail »

NC: Public Debate

These days, National Council live debate of all the aspirant candidates is the most talked subject and the most watched telecast. Every Bhutanese are glued to the television set to watch the candidates from their Dzongkhags to make up their mind to cast their franchise for the right aspiring candidates …

Read in Detail »

The land issue

Land is scarce and precious. Those who don’t own a plot are suffering. Those who own are making a fortune. Land is granted as Kidu only By His Majesty The King. It is the prerogative of the Druk Gyalpo. Other than that, any ownership unless inherited or bought legally is …

Read in Detail »

The benefits of GST

The economic affairs ministry has warned traders to not consider GST benefits as profit and asking them to pass down the benefits to consumers. The warning comes at the right time when Bhutanese have started feeling the impact of the GST regime in India. Bhutan imports almost everything from India …

Read in Detail »

A good opportunity for the jobless

The launching of three courses at the Jigme Wangchuk Power Training Institute is a good initiative and should be welcomed and lauded. There are not many programmes that seem realistic than those launched at Gelephu. In just more than a year, we will Bhutanese who will be able to fix …

Read in Detail »