• Pressure on junipers: Daily, 20m3 of juniper is used at the Thimphu crematorium

    Junipers falling fast!

    At the rate the juniper trees are felled for religious purposes, there will be no more junipers left in the forest around Thimphu soon.This is the concern bothering forestry officials who said that rapid collection of juniper has robbed the Changkhaphu hills above Hongtsho, in less than a decade.

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School agriculture programmes awarded on world food day

The Orong incident has taught schools some valuable lessons on the need to feed nutritious meals

Food: The decision Damphu Higher Secondary School took last year to convert 30 acres of barren land into cultivable land paid off when the school received an award for the best agriculture farm yesterday during the World Food Day celebrations.

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60th Birth Anniversary celebrations from November 9-11

A host of activities have been planned for the three days of celebrations and festivities

Celebration: The entire country will observe three days of celebrations and festivities beginning November 9 and culminating on the 11th for the 60th Birth Anniversary Celebrations of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, it was announced at a press conference on Thursday.

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A man who brought Bhutan to the Western readers passes away

AnthonyObituary: We normally give credit only to the author of the book and overlook the work of the publisher. Yet, it is often the publisher who makes a substantial difference in how the book looks, the content flows, and in the overall ranking of the book and its subject in the eyes of the readers.

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Reviving the tantric teachings of Hevajra

Ngagdra Dorji Choegar institute offers major tantric studies of Vajrayana Buddhism

Religion: The first tantric institute in the country, which will soon be ready with proper classrooms and hostels, is expected to revive the Hevajra tantra, an advance teaching and practice of understanding the nature of mind.

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Works on Bamridrang bridge resumes

Two flashfloods delayed works that started in 2008, says contractor

Infrastructure: Much to the relief of the motorists along the Trashigang- Samdrupjongkhar highway, works on the Bamridrang bridge has resumed and are in full swing Since October 1.

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NA drops Paro thromde issue

Opposition party out voted at the plenary meeting

Parliament: The plenary meeting of the National Assembly held on Wednesday rejected the petition from the local government of Paro to reconsider the Parliament’s decision on the thromde boundary.

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Community oppose quarrying in White-bellied heron habitat

The habitat is quarried for sand

Environment: Sand extraction from Bermu continues despite Berti community in Zhemgang repeatedly raising concern that the quarry activities is disturbing the feeding and roosting grounds of the critically endangered White-bellied Heron (ardea insignis).

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PM assures to look into Layaps’ grievances

Visit: From relocating their school to collecting dues from a contractor, to establishing a bank in the gewog by the year end and a gewog community centre, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay accepted several requests from the people of Laya gewog in Gasa.

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Religious precious art exhibition ongoing in Thimphu

All sale proceeds will be donated to RTA and VAST

Art: Step into the world of Olaf Van Cleef through his paintings of various Buddhist icons and symbols starting from Guru Padmasambhava, lotus flower to Serngye (golden fish), which are currently exhibited at the Royal Textile Academy (RTA) in Thimphu.

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