Highway Zebras or Highway snails ?

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High schools and colleges are on breaks and Thimphu is crowded. Given the already high concentration of vehicles in the Thimphu region (53 percent), traffic is slower than ever in the winter months. While not as bad as conditions in regional countries like India, Nepal or Bangladesh, for the average …

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Officials rescue critically injured Sambar Deer


Forest officials from the Paro Range Office rescued a female Sambar deer in Tsento gewog that was critically injured after being chased by a pack of strays. The forest official with the Wildlife Rescue and Animal Health Section (WRAHS), Gyem Tshering, said that the deer’s forelimbs were completely broken and …

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Gearing up for the fire season


Besides stern legislation and regular public awareness, the department of forest and park services has come up with various innovative initiatives to prevent forest fires this season. One of these initiatives is pre-prevention measures such as fire breaks to reduce spread of a potential fire and facilitate effective suppression. “Fire …

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Desuups welcome new regional office in Mongar

Desuups of Mongar and Lhuentse expressed their profound joy and gratitude to His Majesty The King for opening a new regional office for the DeSuung in Mongar which would help them impart basic knowledge and skills in various fields such as disaster rescue and relief operations, environment and development, survival …

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REC: reforming education

His Majesty at the National Graduates Orientation Program in August 2016.

“We can dream of a nation of environmental conservation, GNH, a strong economy, a vibrant democracy and yet none are possible or sustainable if we have not already toiled and sweated in the building of a strong education system,” said His Majesty in 2009 during the third convocation of the …

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Gyalpoi Tozey: A Window of Opportunity


Soon after his Majesty’s enthronement, His Majesty fostered thousands of needy students as Gyalpoi Tozey in order to reach out to children and students who need support to attend school, thus enabling them to continue their pursuit of academic excellence as a means of rising from their disadvantaged economic status. …

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PM on three day State visit to Singapore


Lyonchhen was on a three-day visit to Singapore from 27th to 29th November 2016. During the visit, Hon’ble Lyonchhen called on Mr. J.Y. Pillay, Acting President of Singapore, and met H.E. Mr. Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore. Lyonchhen was received at The Istana, the official residence of the …

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