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Phowa

WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO: Phowa literally means transference. In phowa practice, the consciousness of a person is transferred to enlightenment or a higher state of being. It is often practiced or applied by spiritual people at the time of death. Phowa is generally associated with the transfer of consciousness ...

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Adapting to change

Four traditional houses above the expressway in Babesa are bestowed with heritage status. One owner had better idea. At a time when the Thimphu valley is witnessing rapid urbanisation, with huge concrete buildings coming up everywhere, four traditional houses just above the expressway in Babesa stand as heritage sites. The ...

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Seizure: Following a tip off, forest range officers in Bajo seized a truckload of sawn Betula timber from Kashi, Wangdue at around 10:30pm on February 17. Forest officers found 100cft of illegally swan timber.     

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DHI and Co. hop on to the pay revision bandwagon

The revision will be effective from January 2015. Salary: Druk Holding and Investments (DHI) also has a Losar offer to its employees, it announced on the eve of the lunar New Year yesterday. Representatives of DHI-owned companies approved the pay revision proposal on February 17, and the guideline on how ...

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Wood Female Sheep Year

The Wood Female Sheep Year (2015) is an inauspicious year. This year is the year of terrible windstorms and great fires. It is not a good year for matrimonial engagements and construction of new houses. Neither is this Sheep Year auspicious for celebrations grand or small. To avert disasters from ...

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Faux pas 2014

Yearender/Bloopers: Looking back at the year that just went by, we have every reason to believe that it was a great year. It was a splendidly memorable year of great successes for individuals, families, communities, and for the nation. And as we celebrate the Bhutanese New Year today with good ...

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Re-advertisement to get the best: MoEA

Update: Economic affairs minister Norbu Wangchuk yesterday said the post of Chief Environment Officer for Puntsangchhu I hydroelectric power project was re-advertised to have the best candidate and at least three candidates to select from. While the need of three candidates for the selection ‘is not in the rules, it ...

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Suicide prevention action plan drafted

The plan will come into effect in July Health: The health ministry has drafted an action plan for a suicide prevent program, following directives from the government. The draft action plan, which comprises of six major objectives, was opened for discussion and feedback from various stakeholders yesterday in Thimphu. Some ...

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BT invests USD 7.491M towards better mobile services

Telecom: Bhutan Telecom (BT) expects to remove 90 percent of the problems related to B-mobile services and its connectivity by September this year. BT’s chief executive officer (CEO), Tshewang Gyeltshen, said the company would spend USD 7.491M to improve mobile connectivity services across the country. “It’s a big investment,” the ...

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The Power of the Inner Journey

From a first reading of ‘As I Am, So Is My Nation’ Review: There is good news for book lovers. The second edition of former Minister of Education Thakur Singh Powdyel’s ‘As I Am, So Is My Nation’ has come out of the press as a refreshing contribution to the ...

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  Alumni of Bhutan Youth Development Fund opened the capital’s first thrift store ‘The Goodwill Shop’ on February 18 to raise funds for the education of disadvantaged children and youth in the country through sale of donated goods and items. From clothes to accessories, beauty products, kitchen items, the items ...

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Corporate pay hike finalised at 19-25 percent

Revision to come into effect from July 1, 2014  SOE: In what could be considered a Losar gift, the pay revision for state-owned enterprises (SoEs) formally came through, almost eight months since the civil servants’ salary was revised. According to the February 16 guidelines, the finance ministry issued, the basic ...

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