Phra Ajahn Jayasaro
Visiting senior Buddhist Thai teacher Phra Ajahn Jayasaro shares his wisdom on the issue
Although religion is deeply intertwined in Bhutanese culture, it’s kept above party politics, because the monastic order should provide refuge and wise counsel to those of all political persuasions, and stand back to give the big picture, a senior Buddhist Thai teacher Phra Ajahn Jayasaro said.
Ajahn Jayasaro, who is in the country to visit friends, and also talk to some schools on [... Read More]
A refresher: Bumthang dzongda reminds party people of the importance of “clean” election
To ensure smooth election process, eight candidates of the four political parties from Bumthang’s two constituencies, the party supporters and members, were briefed by dzongkhag election officials on May 11.
The dzongda, returning officers of the two constituencies and the election officer explained about the use of state fund for campaign, use of vehicles, campaign advertisement, postal ballot, sealing of electronic voting machine, voters identity card, performing rimdos during campaign and the poll day, among others.
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The illuminating map – titled as forest park of flower garden – of Bumthang, the divine hidden land. by Longchen Ramjam (1308-1363), composed in 1355. Translated by Karma Ura
Continued from Saturday (Part II of VI )
Herbs are potent; types of diseases are few.
Joyful are the villages that have immeasurable qualities.
This land is akin to the land of central Tibet,
Where cropping takes place once;47 and temperature is agreeable,
Where the Lord, Dharma [... Read More]
The finals of Thimphu Thromde inter schools’ badminton tournament was held yesterday at Youth Development Fund complex. Organised by Dechencholing Middle Secondary School, a total of 78 students took part in the tournament that started on May 10.
Winner all the way: A Jaguars team (black) player passes the ball in the final minutes of the game. Jaguars were leading the whole match that ended 75-25 in their favour.
It has not yet been established whether it was wild dogs or a pack of strays that fed on the body of a 41-year-old man, which was found near the Haachu (river) on Friday in Kipri village of Uesu gewog, Haa.
The man, identified as Changla Dorji, was missing for the past week, according to family members. He was last discharged from Bali BHU in Katsho gewog, where he was treated from alcoholism.
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The three monks, who had been detained since April 10 in Kalimpong, India, for their involvement in the alleged rape of a 14-year-old girl, are still in police custody.
The investigating officer of Kalimpong police station, Nainak K Chaudhary, said police obtained detention order for three months from the additional chief judicial magistrate’s court, and the three monks have only served more than a month.
The three monks, aged between 21 and 24, are from Samdrupjongkhar, and [... Read More]
The Phuentsholing police have released two non-Bhutanese men who were detained in connection with 63 metric tonnes of sugar gone missing from the Food Corporation of Bhutan godown.
The men were detained on May 8 following a complaint by an official stationed at the FCB depot in Phuentsholing on 630 quintals of sugar gone missing while he was on leave between February and March. The men work at the FCB depot.
The shortfall was detected when the [... Read More]
In going by the books, election commission can scrutinise candidates only in the general elections
In less than a week after the election commission completed scrutiny of letters of intent political parties submitted, allegations are rife that some of those, who made it past that finishing line, are “finalising” candidates at this stage.
People’s Democratic Party, during its annual convention on May 9, launched 12 more candidates, besides announcing that three other candidates are processing resignation.
A media [... Read More]