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A green Guinness record

It is official.  Bhutan has entered the Guinness Book of World Records for planting the most number of trees in an hour.  The official record says 49,672 trees planted at Kuenselphodrang, Thimphu, although 50,000 was the number attempted.

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Greening Bhutan

By the time we read this, Bhutan could have entered the Guinness Book of World Records for planting 50,000 tree saplings in an hour by 100 people. This is a massive feat that merits recognition.

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The tobacco habit rebounds

We are fighting a losing battle against controlling tobacco, going by reports. This is after we became one the few countries, and in fact the first one to pioneer tobacco control initiatives.

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Giving the young a voice

If building strong democratic institutions is a continuous process in our journey towards a strong democracy, the Bhutan Children’s Parliament is a much-welcomed initiative.

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When opinions differ…

When the National Assembly passed the Entitlement and Service Conditions for Commissioners of Constitutional Offices (amendment) Bill, repealing the provision that requires commissioners and members of constitutional offices to resign,

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Prioritising sports

Basketball enthusiasts in the capital were greeted with a surprise notice yesterday when they, as usual, came to play at the swimming pool complex.  They were asked to enter the indoor basketball court at their own risk.

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Meeting the meat eater’s whim

A lot of air was cleared yesterday, when members of the government, including the Prime Minister, said that the government had never planned to set up slaughterhouses in the country. The government is even willing to stop the meat-processing unit, which is nearing completion, if people are against the idea.  …

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