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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Chilli import ban on but no sight of local winter chillies yet

The local chilli stock is fast running out

Vegetable vendors and consumers are yet to see the supply of green chilies flood the market from the sub tropical areas, like Sarpang, Tsirang,  Dagana, etc. Chillies are consumed by the kilograms in Bhutan as all the dishes require a large quantity of the essential chilly ingredient. The Agriculture ministry …

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Highland economies in crisis as Cordycep yields plunge


Having immediately asserted itself as the primary, and most lucrative, source of income in the highlands since harvest legalization in 2004, Cordyceps (Ophiocordycepssinensis)has since been on the decline but the steepness of the recent plunge in yield has become serious cause for concern to both highlanders and the government as …

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Waste mounting on private land

In the absence of a proper garbage disposal system Dagapela bazaar has been grappling with waste being dumped all over the settlement. Now the situation has gotten worse with residents targeting private vacant plots to dump waste say frustrated land owners. “There are plastic bottles, batteries, and used computer equipment, …

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New butterfly species sighted in JSWN Park

Picture Courtesy: Kado Rinchen (JSWNP)

The Khaki Silverline, a rare butterfly species, has been spotted in Tongtophey, Trongsa dzongkhag, within the Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park. The Khaki Silverline was spotted last month by senior forester, Kado Rinchen of the Langthel Park Range office, while surveying and exploring the butterfly diversity in the park. The …

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Lyonchhen meets Modi


On the sideline of the BRICS – BIMSTEC Outreach Summit in Goa, India, Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay on 17th October called on to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and conveyed the greetings and warm wishes of His Majesty the King. Lyonchhen informed PM Modi that Bhutanese fondly recalls PM Modi’s visit to …

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