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Feasibility study of ground-couple heating/cooling presented

imageTea ceremony: Professor Yorikazu Shimotsuma serves tea

Conference: If the College of Science and Technology‘s (CST) preliminary feasibility study on ground-coupled heating and cooling comes through, the country could save about 20-30 percent of electricity that’s consumed today for heating and cooling buildings.

The status of the feasibility assessment of ground-coupled heating and cooling in Bhutan was presented yesterday at the first two-day international conference on engineering, science, technology, education and history.

The conference is an outcome of a memorandum of understanding [... Read More]

Nine teams make it to Yangphel’s semifinals

IMG_1674A Khadel player celebrates a karey at the quarterfinals

Archery: Team Khadel Zorig thrashed United Sikkim and Laya Tours and Treks in the last quarterfinals match on August 20 at the ongoing Yangphel archery tournament in Changlimithang, Thimphu.

With the win, Khadel Zorig finished the third set to book a place in the semifinal on August 24.

In the sixth round, it completed the first set, while United Sikkim scored four and Laya Tours and Treks five.

However, in the eighth round, United Sikkim equalised [... Read More]

Govt. issues Nu 4B T-bills to shore up deficit

A fiscal measure to close down the resource gap in the current financial year

RMA: To reduce the resource gap in the current financial year, the government is floating three separate treasury bills (T-bills) to raise Nu 4B from individuals, firms, corporate bodies, financial institutions and trusts.

The Royal Monetary Authority (RMA), in the name of the government, has issued three T-Bills, one worth Nu 1.5B with a maturity of 30 days, another Nu 1.5B [... Read More]

Audit indicts Losel cinema mismanagement

The report castigates all concerned for the shady dealings related to said establishment

RAA: Lack of monitoring and supervision, devoid of accountability and transparency in the management of Losel cinema hall, had led to the misuse and mismanagement of funds, the Royal Audit Authority’s (RAA) report stated.

That an administrative assistant without any accounting knowledge had managed the books of accounts had also contributed to the mismanagement, the report stated.

The RAA report, which was completed [... Read More]

Tingtibi-Panbang stretch closed to traffic since August 15

unnamedMonsoon woes: A road worker carries fuel for the excavator stranded at Tatalabi to clear the road blocks between Zhemgang and Panbang

Highway: It will take at least two more days to clear the numerous roadblocks between Tingtibi and Panbang in Zhemgang after the highway was blocked since August 15 following continuous rainfall.

There has been no movement of vehicles from Zhemgang to Panbang via Tingtibi since August 15 after Gelephu public transport to Gomphu returned from Tsembaigang when the highway was blocked at several places.

“No vehicles could pass beyond Tshembaigang until yesterday, because there were [... Read More]

The invasion of a foreign tongue

Cartoon channels being aired in Hindi are impacting on young impressionable minds

Lifestyle: The father of a four-year-old girl was shocked when his daughter woke him up speaking in perfect, but tapori, Hindi (street language).  The junior picked up the language watching hours of the Hindi version of “Oggy and the Cockroaches.”

It was fun listening to his daughter’s skill at a new language, but it soon became a concern, as she called him “mamu” [... Read More]

Editorial

Are we losing our tongue?

Ro Kha Mashey Rang Kha Jang (Other tongues unknown, one’s own forgotten). This is an old Bhutanese saying. The aphorism rings true more today than it ever did.

Our children today are growing up watching and listening to foreign channels, particularly from India.  What’s wrong with that, one might ask. When our children speak Hindi among themselves and to their parents, not in Dzongkha or their first language, it’s not a small wrong that we can [... Read More]

Buddhism is life, not religion

IMG_4556.JPG- Dilgo Khyentse Yangsi rinpoche

Said Dilgo Khyentse Yangsi rinpoche in his talk on Buddhism yesterday at RTC

Discourse: Buddhism, which is life, is today practised as a tradition and superstition, Dilgo Khyentse Yangsi rinpoche, Ugyen Tenzin Jigme Lhundrup, the incarnation of Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse rinpoche, said, in his talk on the introduction of Buddhism yesterday at the Royal Thimphu College.

Dilgo Khyentse Yangsi rinpoche told some 500 people in the audience that Buddhism was a dying subject in Bhutan, [... Read More]

Meeting a campaign promise to Pam

The economics affairs minister assures of a technical survey next month to case out a new source

Water: A technical survey will be done next month to identify a new water source, and to estimate the budget required to address the water woes of the people of Pam in Trashigang.

During his constituency visit recently, the economic affairs minister, Norbu Wangchuk, assured Pam villagers of a new water source at Bamri.

He has asked the gewog [... Read More]

Picture story

Champions: Team Wizards pose with the trophy. Wizards beat Phojas 78-64 in the finals of the Thimphu Open Basketball championship yesterday. Dorji Events organised the tournament where 17 teams participated.

   

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