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WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO: Cham is a type of sacred dance unique to the Indo-Himalayan Buddhist culture. It is an extension of the Buddhist practice of visual offering of aesthetic movement, the mudra expression of enlightened spirit and of the artistic and entertaining expedience of passing a spiritual message. Thus, cham comes in […]

Burglary suspect nabbed

Crime: Paro police apprehended a man for a series of six burglaries in Paro on February 4. On February 3, the police received reports of two break-ins of two houses between 1pm-6pm in the Paro main town. According to Paro police, the suspect stole two small knives from one house. The suspect  attempted to break-in […]

Falling boulder hits a student in Shingkhar

Accident: The new academic session is just around the corner. Sonam Wangchuk, 19, got a temporary job to clear the roads at Shingkhar gewog in Zhemgang. It was 8:30 am and the work had just begun. Suddenly, out of no where, boulders started falling down from the cliff. Sonam Wangchuk is hit on the head. […]

Squats – A super workout routine

 HEALTH AND FITNESS: Dear Sir,  I’ve recently joined a gym in Thimphu. I figured out that I loved doing squats. I would be grateful if you can tell me what are the benefits and drawbacks of doing squats. How can one do it safely without hurting one’s back?   Hi! Deadlift, bench press and squats are among […]

Curious disease kills cattle in Orong

Update: Livestock officials in Orong gewog in Samdrupjongkhar are yet to confirm the disease that killed about eight cows and calves since November in Pheluma and Phelumaphu villages. Gewog RNR officials have  visited the two villages to confirm the information on the death and  conducted a thorough investigation yesterday. Since the villagers did not inform […]

Preliminary hearing of lhakhang Karpo case held

For almost two hours the charges against seven of the accused were read out  Corruption: In a small courtroom filled with eight defendants, three bench clerks and two prosecutors from the Office of the Attorney General (OAG), the Haa court drangpon, Duba Drukpa, presided over the preliminary hearing of the lhakhang Karpo corruption case yesterday. […]

Almost 6,000 students disqualify for govt. schools

This was because they fell short of the education ministry cut-off point of 61 percent BCSE: Almost half of the 11,655 students, who appeared the Bhutan certificate of secondary education examination last year, will have to look beyond government schools to continue their education this year. One of the worst performances since 2007, according to […]

Spending on health in steady decline

In a sector not short of challenges, this dwindling of financial resources is its greatest Budget: It was almost paradoxical that, just as healthcare professionals gathered to discuss keeping pace with scientific updates in medicine over the weekend, they received a chilling reminder that the health sector has been seeing budget cuts over the years. […]

Police building healthy and effective relation with public

Police: Paro got its first Community Police Centre (CPC) yesterday. The centre in Drugyel is the tenth in the country. Chief of Police Brigadier Kipchu Namgyel said that CPCs are set up to build good relation bettwen police and the public, to win confidence of public and to prevent crime through active co-operation. Paro is […]

An unhealthy trend

Kuensel on Sunday received an invitation to cover an inauguration of a community centre. It is a normal routine to receive invitations to cover events, except that this one had a warning attached to it. If the event were not covered, they would not cooperate with Kuensel in future! The future cooperation here could be […]

Three local rice grains go on sale at FCB outlets

Agriculture: The agriculture ministry, in collaboration with the Food Corporation of Bhutan Ltd. (FCBL), launched the commercialisation of three new varieties of local rice at the FCBL outlet in Changzamtog, Thimphu, yesterday. The new varieties are the local maap, local kaap and ‘improved varieties’.  The local maap includes au maap, bunap and ja maap.  The […]

Golden needle, most sought therapy at the traditional hospital

Conference: Golden needle or the acupuncture (sergekhap) therapy is the most sought treatment among the 11 therapies the traditional hospital in Thimphu provides. Almost 27 percent of the patients, who visited the hospital last year, were treated with acupuncture therapy. Monthly more than 400 patients visit the hospital for golden needle therapy. According to data […]