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A teacher shares his wisdom again

book-review

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 world where families are rapidly fragmenting, in a world where nations find it difficult to prescribe a common ideology, here comes a book that [... Read More]

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 of RS 11.2B, but during the same year, the country has also imported electricity worth Rs 222M during the lean seasons making the total earning [... Read More]

RAMIS to ease tax payment and collection

IMG_7218Finance minister, Namgay Dorji launches RAMIS yesterday

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 of the features of the system. With the tax collection season on, taxpayers can now use RAMIS to file their tax online and instantly view [... Read More]

ADC concludes by lighting 100,000 candles

OGD_6136Devotees offer marme meonlam in Druk Gawa Khilwa nunnery in Kathmandu

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 founded by Tsangpa Garey (1161-1211) in Tibet.

His school came to be known as druk and the followers drukpa after he encountered nine roaring dragons [... Read More]

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.

    

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 Sangay Khandu said the investments company is looking for various options to get funds for the reclamation and township project.

“DHI will develop the project,” the [... Read More]

Editorial

Rumour: what cost?

Where fear is, happiness is not, said one Roman stoic philosopher many, many moons ago. When terror is put on the people, either physically or psychologically, it is peace that takes to the corner rattling and sheds copious tears.

This is happening to our country today. Our people are under siege. Rumourmongers are terrorising our people in the south. The nation is called to be on full alert.

Kidnapping has happened in the south because of porous [... Read More]

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, ‘adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive heath,’ which the National Statistical Bureau (NSB) carried out and shared with stakeholders on December 31.

The findings state that [... Read More]

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 complete,” department of Civil Aviation (DCA) director Wangdi Gyeltshen said. “Then from our side it’ll be open to scheduled flights.”

However, Drukair CEO Tandin Jamso said that [... Read More]

First YES program receives positive feedback

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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, teaching skills and strategies were the two types of training provided to the participants comprising of class X, XII and university graduates. Under the ECCD, [... Read More]

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