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544 Black Necked Cranes recorded this year

The annual Black-necked crane count, in their prime habitat across the country till 18 January this year, is about 544 cranes, as per records maintained by the Royal Society of Protection of Nature (RSPN). The cranes arrive in the country, their winter habitat, in October every year. They depart for …

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Statistics point to more males committing suicide in Thimphu

According to the records maintained by the Forensic Unit, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH), the common age bracket of the victims of suicide in Thimphu fall in the adolescent years. The youngest victim was 13 years old. More males than females are victims of suicide in Thimphu. In …

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Lucky Ali to sing in Thimphu

Lucky Ali and band, The Vinyl Records, and The Koniac Net are some popular names of musical bands from India that will be performing live during the first Bhutan International Music Festival, an event running as part of the first annual Bhutan International Festival (BhIF) from January 14-23 this year. …

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Bhutan International Festival from Feb 14th to 23rd

Bhutan International Festival (BhIF), a first-of-its-kind festival to promote, exhibit and depict Bhutanese arts, music and culture to international and local communities, will be held in Thimphu from February 14-23 this year. Cognizant of the fact that 2015 is a special year for Bhutan, the 10-day event is perfectly timed …

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Shortage of teachers in the country caused by improper teacher deployment

The Bhutan Education Blueprint 2014-2014 highlights that ‘improper teacher deployment is one of the reasons for teacher shortage in the country’. The public consultations, conducted for the report, also indicated that competent and experienced teachers were mostly found in urban schools, whereas, new teachers with minimal experienced were posted in …

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His Majesty graces Camp Raven

His Majesty The King graced the closing ceremony of Camp Raven, and granted an Audience to the 611 student participants on 30th December 2014. His Majesty shared several stories of people whom His Majesty has met across the country, to illustrate that while studies and school are important, excellence and …

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