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After words, deeds to be done

15578899857_579cc53f85_zMore than 300 participants attented the conference

The four-day conference came up with a checklist for climate change adaptation in the Hindu Kush Himalayas

ICIMOD: Pushing for greater involvement of rural mountain communities, and the need to better integrate scientific and traditional knowledge for effective adaptation action, were at the core of the international conference discussions in Kathmandu, Nepal.

More than 300 experts, scientists, policy makers, government representatives, high-level dignitaries, journalists, and practitioners from 22 countries, including Bhutan, participated in the conference [... Read More]

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The College of Natural Resources in Lobesa established an arboretum to celebrate the fourth Druk Gyalpo’s 59th birth anniversary and pay tribute to his vision of turning Bhutan into one of the top biodiversity hotspots in the world today.
A total of 230 seedlings of 20 tree species from Bhutan’s native broadleaved forests were planted on 3,911 square meters land. Two gazebos were [... Read More]

Compensation paid for land lost to upcoming township

DSC_5446The existing Pemagatshel town

Although five years since the plots exchanged hands, for owners, all’s well that ends well

Denchi: After a five-year wait, 30 landowners, save for four households, received monetary compensation for the land they lost to the dzongkhag in 2010 for the new Denchi township.

The existing town will be shifted to Denchi, about 18km from the gewog office under Shumar gewog in Pemagatshel.

A total of Nu 63.301M was paid to the landowners, who together lost [... Read More]

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The Royal Bhutanese Embassy in Bangkok celebrated the 59th Birth Anniversary of the Fourth Druk Gyalpo by releasing (Tsethar) 108 birds and offering Tshedrup prayers for the long life and wellbeing of His Majesty. A seminar on GNH was also held at the Rangsit University where the ambassador presented a paper on GNH. The Director of Royal Development Project Board Kamolinee Sukriwong, also [... Read More]

Bhutan face Sri Lanka in must win game

ASupport: Afghan fans take a moment for some selfies

SAFF: Bhutan will try to recover from the 8-0 defeated from Nepal when they face Sri Lanka today in a must win game to stay alive in the SAF tournament.

But the Bhutanese are against the tough Lankans sitting second in group B.

On November 12, Nepal thrashed Bhutan 8-0. Nepal’s Sajana Rana, Anu Lama and Dipa Adhikari scored a brace each, while Menuka Giri and debutant Sabitra Bhandari netted one each.

Nepal started attacking from [... Read More]

Human footprint stamps out species

DSC_7112Tarja Halonen and Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji launch the report

The Living Planet Report, 2014 confirms our worst suspicions of the (eco) state of earth

WWF: Human demands on nature are unsustainable and increasing so much that, to fulfill the demands of the current generation, the world would need another earth and half.

Species populations worldwide have declined by more than 50 percent since 1970, the Living Planet Report, 2014, which was launched yesterday at the Royal Thimphu College, states.

According to the living planet index, [... Read More]

Editorial

From houses to homes

As did all the dzongkhags and communities in the country, Changjiji housing complex in Thimphu organised cultural programmes on Tuesday to celebrate the 59th birth anniversary of the Fourth Druk Gyalpo.  But the higher purpose of the celebration for the people of Changjiji was to bring together the fast disintegrating community.  What an auspicious occasion indeed!

Modernity has given us an awful lot of good things.  Our health and education systems in particular stand testimony to [... Read More]

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His Majesty the King graced the opening ceremony of the 4th session of the second Parliament yesterday

      

Economy in crawl mode

The country records its lowest GDP growth in more than a decade

NSB: The country’s economy last year grew by 2.05 percent, according to the National Statistical Bureau, but it was the most lethargic growth since 1990, according to the world macroeconomic research.

In comparison to 2012, the economic growth has slowed down by about three percent.  Even the average GDP growth in the last five years was 6.7 percent.

GDP represents the end result of [... Read More]

Four men electrocuted

Two escaped with injuries

Accident: Four men aged between 20 to 30 years in Bidung gewog were killed on the spot when the electric pole they were erecting fell on an active conductor wire of a transmission line.

The incident occurred at 12:15 pm at Pairthong village in Tshekhar chiwog.

According to the assistant manager with Bhutan Power Corporation’s electricity service sub division (ESSD) office at Rangjung, Gyembo Gyeltshen, a BPC official at the site had [... Read More]

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