MAIN STORY: This is the story of a little girl who loved reading books. She preferred the company of books to her friends. She read books from the only library her uncle and aunt owned in a quaint little town of Samdrupjongkhar. Her lifelong journey of reading started in this way.Read More »
Monthly Archives: July 2016
HEALTH AND FITNESS: Hi Sir, What would you recommend for a quick 20-30 minutes workout at home? Thank you. Pema, Thimphu.Read More »
WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO: Le judre (ལས་རྒྱུ་འབྲས་) or the law of cause and effect is one of the most fundamental concepts in Buddhism. Predating Buddhism, it is a concept shared by other Indian religious traditions including Brahmanism and Jainism. However, the concept of karma in the Buddhist tradition differs from that of other religions or the oft-cited claim that what goes around comes around or every action has an equal reaction.Read More »
But certain areas still require addressing
Report: About one in five children under the age of five in Bhutan still remain stunted, the UNICEF’s representative to Bhutan, Shaheen Nilofer, said during the launch of the State of the World’s Children (SWC) report yesterday.
The three-day conference is open to the public
Buddhism: More than 300 international participants are expected to participate in a three-day conference on continuity and change within both historical and contemporary expressions of Vajrayāna Buddhism in Thimphu from that ends on July 3.
Accident: Two of three men involved in a tractor accident at Nyimshong village in Shingkhar gewog, Zhemgang on June 28 are recovering at the referral hospital in Thimphu.Read More »
Audit: Decreasing consumption of electricity among low voltage users and increasing household expenditure on electricity coupled with increase in usage of energy from other sources could be attributed to the raise in power tariff making electricity unaffordable.Read More »
... to explore potential areas of collaboration
Health: Various potential areas of collaboration were discussed between health minister Tandin Wangchuk and Thailand’s public health minister Dr Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn yesterday.
The quality of public infrastructure in the country is a growing concern. Look at the roads in the urban centres and they have got a face and narrative of their own. And our highways are scarred with innumerable potholes that make for vastly cumbersome and risky driving.Read More »
Service: To meet the growing demand for LPG cylinders and fuel in the villages, local leaders from the six northern gewogs of Trashigang say a fuel depot has become necessary in Rangjung.Read More »
Council: The government has developed an e-Library portal and e-Library studio.Read More »
There is likely to be more than four candidates
LG: The incumbent gup for Ganzur, Karma, will not contest in the upcoming Local Government (LG) election as most of the targets he set out to achieve have been met and also because he has 16 children to raise.
Road: People plying the Ura-Nangar bypass say that contractors are yet to hand over the road to the Department of Roads (DoR) but there are numerous potholes already.Read More »