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The importance of Sanskrit grammar

Language: After studying Sanskrit grammar for 18 years in India, monk Khenrab Singye has decided to teach the ancient grammar to help monks understand the teachings of the Buddha better. Sanskrit grammar is the basis of all Buddha teachings in the form of sutras, tantras, philosophy, literature and texts.  Khenrab …

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Dungsel Home Spa – Thimphu’s ‘special’ sanatorium

Entrepreneurship: Tshering Dorji, 27, along with three others, who are visually impaired, started a massage therapy home yesterday.  The spa started with five clients. Dungsel Home Spa is established with a vision to empower people living with disabilities to be independent. “With unemployment problem on the rise, it’s difficult to …

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Water, water, everywhere yet …

… many localities in the capital struggle on a daily basis to get their fair share Resource: Water shortage continues to plague Thimphu, with some pockets of the city still not having access to reliable water supply. Some parts of Changzamtog, Chang Gedaphu and the colony above pension colony, known …

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School turns spotlight on parenting

MLSS: Students and parents of Mongar lower secondary school (MLSS) learnt vital lessons from the parenting week that ended on April 10. The school’s vice principal Karma Wangdi said the programme was to make parents aware of different kinds of common learning disabilities, to help parents look for ways to …

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Thai ministry provides cheese-processing equipment

Donation: The livestock development department and Dairy Farming Promotion Organisation  of Thailand donated cheese-processing equipment worth about USD 5,000 to the agriculture ministry yesterday. The livestock development department’s director general, Dr Ayuth Harintharanon, handed over the equipment that has a capacity of 60 litres of milk to produce six kilogrammes …

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OAG convinces court to seek names of ghost labourers

Initially, witness testimony was accepted without households being identified  Lhakhang karpo: After accepting the lapon’s earlier statement, the Haa district court has now asked him to name households that provided workers for the Lhakhang Karpo conservation project. The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) submitted on April 9 that the …

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Linking the last five

A handful of gewogs presents the ultimate challenge to the goal of national connectivity  Internet: To obtain a birth or death certificate, residents of Lunana have to walk 10 days to the Gasa administrative headquarters.  The return journey is another 10-day walk. Additionally, the journey is only possible during the …

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PM discusses health, education and tourism with Sri Lanka

Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay during his four-day visit to Sri Lanka discussed matters related to education, health, and tourism. A Memorandum of Understanding was also signed for Foreign Office Consultation between the acting foreign secretary of Bhutan and Sir Lanka’s foreign secretary. Lyonchoen was on an official visit to Sri …

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Some Pasakha industries miss March 31 deadline

However, most have completed most of what was called for, viz., installation of GCPs Pollution: Almost two weeks after missing the deadline set by the National Environment Commission (NEC), about four industries in Pasakha haven’t still completed installing the gas cleaning plant (GCP) to control pollution from fugitive emission. Whether …

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Gewog boundary becomes bone of contention

One’s community forest is claimed by the other as pastureland Highland: The highlanders of Merak and people of Phongmey are at loggerheads over the boundary demarcation between the two gewogs. The yak herders need pastures for their cattle.  The adjoining gewog, Phongmey, is turning more forests into community forests, forcing …

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Early golden mahseer data shows great promise

The team presented its month-long work progress to agriculture officials yesterday Ecology: Biologists, who are conducting the first golden mahseer conservation and management project in the country, said initial data showed the samples are live and active. But, the project team also discovered ‘a lot of evidence’ of fishing, such …

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Interim centre to be ready by this June

Work in progress on Bayul Dewaling is a month ahead of schedule GNH: With 70 percent of construction work completed, an interim space for Bayul Dewaling, Bhutan’s Centre for Gross National Happiness (GNH) in Dhingdhima, Bumthang could be in place by the end of June this year. The centre’s procurement …

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Druk United on the top

Football: Defending champions Druk United FC registered their second win after defeating Drukpol FC 2-0 to take the lead in the Yanmar Thimphu Premier League, yesterday. A goal from winger Khaidem Vicky, after he dribbled pass two Drukpol defenders and putting the ball in the top right corner, gave Druk …

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