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Loneliness is happiness

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Loneliness is happiness. At least that is what artists say they feel and believe in. Amid the many papers presented at the international conference on Gross National Happiness (GNH) in Malaysia, one research – image of loneliness through visual art, touched on the correlation of loneliness to happiness. Lecturer at …

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Preterm birth rate at JDWNRH lower than estimated

Preterm birth rate among live births at Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) in Thimphu was 6.4 percent, lower than the estimated rates for Bhutan (around 10-15 percent). This is according to the first-ever study conducted on the prevalence of preterm births and its outcomes in the country. Preterms are those …

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California looking to replicate GNH model of development

Members of the delegation visits WWF country office

A delegation from California State Senate, the USA, led by the Senator Toni G. Atkins, is in the country to learn about Gross National Happiness (GNH), environment, women issues and the judiciary of Bhutan. Tandi Dorji of Tara tours and Trek said the delegation was here to learn about GNH …

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Startup innovation week to encourage aspiring entrepreneurs

Participants will undergo a 90-day acceleration programme

At the startup innovation week in Thimphu on November 16, three best ideas were recognised. Themed youth and innovation in technology, the startup saw a total of about 83 participants register for the event. However, only about 50 participants came in person to participate. The first prize went to the …

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In Pictures: Trashigang Tshechu

  More 2,000 people gathered at the courtyard of Trashigang Dzong to witness the unfurling of Guru Rinpoche’s throngdrel on the third day of the annual tshechu. The four-day tshechu that began on November 15 will conclude today.

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A roadmap for justice sector coordination, reform and development

Her Royal Highness Princess Sonam Dechan Wangchuck launches the justice sector strategic plan 2018-2023 in Thimphu, yesterday

Her Royal Highness Princess Sonam Dechan Wangchuck graced the launching ceremony of the justice sector strategic plan yesterday in Thimphu. The plan is a high-level framework to guide coordinated, integrated, and flexible sector-level development in the justice sector. It identifies the need for coordination amongst the justice sector institutions, lack …

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Picture story

Hundreds of devotees are attending the Tshedrup or long life prayer presided over by His Eminence Kathok Situ Rinpoche at the National Memorial Vhoeten in Thimphu. About 80 monks of Kathok Yoesel Samtenling monastery at Baylangdra in Wangdue, which is the main seat of His Eminence, are performing the prayer …

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Three black-necked cranes spotted in Udzorong

Of the three cranes spotted in Udzorong, one of them is a juvenile (Photo: Karma Tenzin, Ranger, Udzorong)

Three black-necked cranes, two adults and a juvenile, were sighted at Lamthang paddy field alongside Drangmechu in Udzorong gewog at around 11am on November 15. This is the third consecutive year where the endangered birds were spotted in the gewog, away from their regular roosting and feeding habitats (Bumdeling and …

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Mobile cellular subscribers decrease in 2018

Bhutan’s mobile cellular subscribers decreased in 2018 from the previous year. The number of mobile cellular subscribers fell to 715,626 in June 2018 from 730,623 in 2017, according to the information and communications ministry’s statistics. This is a decline by 2 percent in six months. The ministry releases the statistics …

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