Wildlife: A 17-year-old girl, attacked by a bear in Chang Nangkha, Paro on the afternoon of October 10, is recovering in Thimphu referral hospital.
The girl, who works as a maid to a Horikha resident, sustained multiple cuts on her face and forehead. She had surgery, which, she said took almost four hours after she was referred from Paro hospital on the same day she was injured.
The incident occurred, when the girl and her [... Read More]
After surgery: Japanese surgeons with Bhutanese counter parts yesterday
25 patients were operated by a team of ENT surgeons and nurses
ENT: Teknath Karari calls himself a good listener. But with one of his ears blocked since college days, listening to people was always a trouble.
But yesterday, after less than an hour in the operation theatre, Teknath bid goodbye to countless antibiotic tablets and painkillers that he used to suppress pain. “I’m beginning to hear in both the ears,” the Thimphu thromde engineer [... Read More]
Deed done: Pilgrims return from Singye dzong after attending a drupchen that started on October 6
Blessing: More than a thousand devotees from across the country who trekked to Singye dzong in Lhuentse are on their way back, after visiting sacred sites and receiving wang (blessing) from Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse rinpoche and Dudjom Yangsi Tenzin Yeshe Dorji on October 14.
The nine-day drupchen, which ended on October 14, after the two Buddhist teachers completed a month long meditation at Singye dzong drew a big number of devotees from in and [... Read More]
The prime minister’s recent remark, during the national orientation programme, that some university graduates should consider selling momos or dumplings as a means of employment, has attracted a number of comments in online forums. Most of them take a dig at the PM.
Obviously, the comment would have been made with regard to jobs and employment graduates might have asked the PM, in the context of election pledges.
But even if the comment was an offhand remark [... Read More]
Dzongkhag officials explain the progress to the ambassador
VP Haran is visiting GoI and SDP funded projects in the regions
Visit: The Indian ambassador to Bhutan, VP Haran, on a visit to Dagana, reminded dzongkhag sector heads to use the Government of India’s (GoI) assistance effectively.
“As planners and implementers, the fund has to be used effectively for the larger benefit of the people,” said the ambassador, who was visiting GoI-tied assistance and small development project (SDP) funded activities on Monday.
In a brief [... Read More]
Children wade through rain water stagnated at Changzamtog
One positive spin-off of all that sudden rain is increased revenue from power generation
Weather: If the sky clearing last evening was welcomed by farmers as a sign of good weather, officials at the meteorology division are forecasting an improvement in the weather today.
According to Indian meteorology department’s cyclone warning bulletin issued yesterday, the low-pressure area over southwest Bihar, where the cyclone Phailin downgraded, is weakening. However, there was an upper air cyclonic circulation [... Read More]
Gembo Tenzin in his shop
In spite of his impairment, Gembo Tenzin runs a spare-parts shop in Chamkhar
Time out: It’s only natural for a shopkeeper to know where an item is placed in the shop, managing to fetch it in a jiffy every time a customer asks for something.
Gembo Tenzin, who runs an automobile spare-parts shop, can do that too. He knows exactly what is kept where. But for him, it is unnatural. He cannot see any of [... Read More]
Thangkarmo guest house
Blessing: While the trip was enriching and a blessing for the pilgrims, who trekked to Singye dzong to attend the drupchen in recent weeks, what ruined it for some was the “disservice” of the kiosks that served meals on the way and back.
Pilgrims availing the hotel service along the way, three days from Khoma to Singye dzong and another three days while returning, had paid Nu 2,250.
The idea was to help pilgrims reduce [... Read More]
People from Bjokha in Zhemgang joined the 163 students of Bjoka Primary School to observe the global hand washing day to create awareness on the importance and purpose of hand washing with soap and water yesterday.
The objective of the occasion was to create awareness on the importance of hand washing practices among children and community.
Drenched paddy in Paro
Agriculture: Not heeding the dark skies, farmer Kinley of Lobesa went ahead with harvesting paddy yesterday morning. By noon, she had to send the hired hands home as the rain forced her to stop. By 10pm last night, paddy in the 11 arings (fields) was floating.
“It’s difficult to get workers here and I had them (two) only for a day,” she said, reasoning why she gambled. “If the sun shines for another two [... Read More]