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Domang/Zungdue

WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO: Domang is a collection of many important short sutras. It literally means ‘many sutras’. It is also known as Zungdue or a compendium of zung or dhāraṇī texts. Dhāraṇīs are mantra spells and very cryptic and formulaic texts which are believed to have special powers ...

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“You have all the time in the world for exercise”

HEALTH AND FITNESS: Hi Sir, I’m an office goer and like all the office goers I don’t have much time in my hands to hit the gym. Is there any simple exercises that I can do in my cubicle to burn some extra calories without bothering my co-workers? What are ...

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The Wangsisina farm experiment pays off

Civil servants/corporate employees try their green thumbs at agriculture with success IATF: For almost a year now, Sonam Penjor, a civil servant, has not spent much on vegetables. After acquiring two plots of land, which spans about 14 decimal at the Integrated Agriculture Technology Farm (IATF) in Wangsisina, Sonam Penjor today ...

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All central schools to be granted autonomy

MoE clarifies on entitlements due to day-scholars as opposed to boarders Education: Allaying confusion over who are entitled to free amenities in central schools, education ministry officials clarified that day scholar students were not eligible for free uniforms and bedding. Just as for boarding students, the need to also provide ...

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Inflation in February up by 0.23 percent

Prices: If decreasing fuel prices decelerated the inflation rate, the increase in price of vehicles slightly surged it last month. In January this year, the Indian government withdrew the excise duty concession on Indian car manufacturers.  This, coupled by increased production cost, has resulted in increased cost of cars in ...

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Teacher wins gold medal

Award: Phurba Tashi, Zhemgang central school’s vice principal was awarded a gold medal for topping the MA in public administration from SRM University in Tamil Nadu, India. He scored 8.688 CGPA, which is around 87 percent, in the master’s course that he completed in 2014.  There were also education ministry’s ...

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A cultural programme was organsied yesterday to celebrate the 35th Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the King, the 60th Birth Anniversary of the Fourth Druk Gyalpo and Bangladesh’s Independence and National day at the Harmony Centenary Youth Village. The Bangladesh Embassy and the Department of Culture organsied the event.      

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Getting tourists to the grassroots

Decentralised Hands-on Exhibition promotes entrepreneurship in villages DSCI/JICA: Very soon all dzongkhags will have some community-based enterprises that will provide interactive presentations to both local and international tourists. Decentralised Hands-on Exhibition (DHOE) is an alternative rural development to encourage sustainable rural entrepreneurship in villages.   An enterprise can be a ...

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Digital storytelling workshop begins

Training: To provide skills in producing short films and multi-media videos, a 14-day workshop on digital storytelling for 45 youth began yesterday in Thimphu. Digital storytelling is a modern extension of the ancient art of storytelling, interwoven with digitised still and moving images, narratives and sound.  Using these media, the ...

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The Gross National Happiness Commission secretary Sonam Wangchuk and Japan International Corporation Agency’s chief representative Yumiko Asakuma, signed an agreement for the grant aid to “Reconstruct bridges on highway I” and “support for community engagement in local governance” yesterday in Thimphu. The highway stretches from Semtokha in Thimphu until Trashigang. ...

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Sand supply system streamlined

For too long has its price been held in the stranglehold of unscrupulous transporters NRDCL: If you don’t find any sand laden trucks at the Thimphu truck parking, it’s because several new measures are in place to curb illegal sale of sand, especially in the capital. After years of complaints ...

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Disproportionate assets shown against numerous declarants

50 flagged names yet to clarify though March 29 deadline has passed ACC: Of the 1,000 public servants, who were asked to furnish written clarifications for declaring assets disproportionate to their income in 2013, the Anti-Corruption Commission is yet to receive clarifications from about 50 asset declarants, even though the ...

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