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More than a sheepish frisk in hydropower

Shift from IG to other modalities of HEP financing observed

Yearender/Hydropower: Albeit the 10,000MW by 2020 is dead and down the rivers, the Sheep year unfurled a new era in Bhutan’s hydropower ambition as the country brace for a different modality of implementation, swaying from conventional inter-governmental model.

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Windstorms wreck havoc in past year

Fires also killed six children in Phuentsholing 

Yearender/Disaster: Astrologers predicted terrible windstorms and fire in the year of the Sheep. Looking back, the predictions had come true with several windstorms and fires recorded in the year.

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Looking back the year gone by

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Yearender: It was a year filled with events so memorable, the year that we just bade farewell to, 2015. It was a year painted in myriad colours of joy, successes and celebrations; it was a year that saw this small Himalayan nation that is fast shedding its image of a hermit kingdom in peace with itself take daring steps, etching its greatness in the enduring realm of Drukyul’s more than ordinary story.

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Travellers may import Zika: Dr Ornella Lincetto

38f474a-1Q&A: World Health Organization’s representative, Dr Ornella Lincetto, talks to Kuensel’s Kinga Dema on the risks of Zika virus diseases and what measures Bhutan could take in the event of the rapid outbreak of the virus.

It is not even in the region yet. Why should Bhutan worry about the Zika virus?

Bhutan should be worried about the Zika virus because the Aedes mosquito, primarily Aedes aegypti, which transmits this viral disease, is present in all countries in the South East region, including Bhutan.

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The auspicious Fire Male Monkey Year explained

The Gyalsey was born on a Yangza when the element of Za and Karma was in a perfect union

Astrology: While Bhutanese are convinced that the birth of His Royal Highness The Gyalsey in the Fire Male Monkey Year coinciding with the birth year of Guru Rinpoche marks a very special significance, not many are aware of how is it significant.

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