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A teacher shares his wisdom again

Former education minister Thakur S Powdyel dedicates his latest book to Druk Gyal Zhipa  Review: In a world where the teaching profession has lost its noble-ness, in a world that doesn’t cherish words of wisdom easily, in a world where values are dictated by Internet and smart phones, in a …

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Energy trade balance records Nu 120M surplus

Increase in import of fuel could change the balance in 2014 Economy: Although the country’s overall trade deficit in 2013 stood at Nu 21.42B, its energy trade balance in the same year recorded a surplus of about Nu 122M. Export of hydropower, also the country’s top export, earned an income …

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RAMIS to ease tax payment and collection

The system will cut down paperwork and make collection efficient Tax: With the launch of the revenue and administration management information system (RAMIS) yesterday, the department of revenue and customs (DRC) can now with a click of a button detect who has not paid tax. This, however, is just one …

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ADC concludes by lighting 100,000 candles

Religion: On the hill top of Druk Amitabha in Kathmandu, Nepal sits a giant nunnery spread across more than 50 acres of land. The Druk Gawa Khilwa nunnery that overlooks the Kathmandu valley is decorated with flags, scarf and banners bearing dragon images, symbolising the Drukpa Kagyu school of Buddhism …

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Picture story

DGPC’s Managing Director, Dasho Chhewang Rinzin receives the Central Board of Irrigation and Power Special Award for the best performing power utility in the SAARC Region and fostering energy co-operation yesterday in New Delhi from the Minister of State for Water Resources, Professor Sanwar Lal Jat.     

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Funds being sought for Amochhu land reclamation

Land issues, especially for relocated private plots, also need to be sorted out Project: After the Amochhu hydropower project (AHP) was shelved, the Amochhu land reclamation and township project is now getting the priority. The Druk Holding and Investments (DHI) is currently working on the project’s finances. DHI chairman Dasho …

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30% of young women deliver at home

NSB’s preliminary findings show that there is a need to make youth aware on safe sex Health: Despite health facilities being more accessible, about 30 percent of women aged between 10 to 24 years still give birth at home. This is one of the preliminary findings of a study on, …

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Gelephu airport to open next month

The airlines will however study the market before launching scheduled flights Aviation: Gelephu domestic airport will be completed and opened to scheduled flights next month. A terminal and air traffic control (ATC) building that is under construction is expected to complete by then. “We’re hoping that by February it’ll be …

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First YES program receives positive feedback

A total of 197 have been trained for employment in the last four months Employment: A total of 68 participants completed their four months training on Wednesday under the youth employment skills (YES) programme, which is a part of guaranteed employment programme. Early childhood care and development (ECCD) and pedagogy, …

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More Black Necked Cranes in Bumthang

With migration time over, the 34 cranes are likely to remain in the district Conservation: With 34 black-necked cranes flying into Bumthang, 2014 recorded the highest number of cranes the dzongkhag saw in over two decades. Besides the flock of 22 that arrived in Gyetsa, Chumey last month, Tang saw …

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The noisy bridge of Thungdi

DoR: Villagers located around the Thungdi bailey bridge on the way to Ranjung can count the number of vehicles crossing the bridge without being near it. The rattling sound from the loose steel deck of the bridge is so loud that villagers say when they cannot sleep at night; they …

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Sipa-Chi-Dhoe attracts hundreds of devotees

Religion: Hundreds of devotees throng every day at Thangzana ground, next to Puna Dewachhenpoi Phodrang Dzong, to offer tshog (feast offerings), druna (grains) and Nyendar (cash) to cleanse their defilements and protect them from bad omen. His Holiness the Je Khenpo along with more than 500 monks from 20 rabdeys …

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State Mining Corporation takes off

With five stone quarries to begin with Resources: The last day of the year marked a milestone event in the mining sector with economic affairs ministry formally handing over  the State Mining Corporation (SMC) and the company’s incorporation certificate to the Druk Holding and Investments (DHI), yesterday. The corporation, like …

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