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Study to determine dwindling house crow population

Picture courtesy- www.wildernessbirding.com

The Nature Conservation Division (NCD) in collaboration with the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environmental Research (UWICER) has initiated a count of the house crow population in Thimphu city area, whose population has visibly declined in recent years say bird specialists. “Even without any formal study we have noticed …

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LGBT community still faces stigma, stereotypes

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While there is more awareness and acceptance about the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community with supportive public voices and a sympathetic press, members say they still face prejudice and discrimination. Pema, a gay, who works with Health Information Service Center, said the issue of acceptance and fear of …

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NGOP from 12th to 19th August

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The Ministry of Labour and Human Resources has said that that the National Graduates Orientation Program (NGOP) 2017 is scheduled from 12th – 19th August, 2017 in Thimphu. The participation in NGOP is voluntary and therefore only interested graduates may register online with the MoLHR from 11th – 25th July, 2017. The NGOP is not for in-service …

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Gyalpoishing college to be center of excellence for IT

Three colleges will open in the eastern region by the end of this month offering Masters in English for teachers, ICT based programs and specialised courses in the Zorig Chusum (the 13 traditional arts and crafts). The college in Yongphula, Trashigang, will offer Masters in English for teachers, the institute …

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Local Tech for increased Shiitake mushroom cultivation

Auto Solar Electric Incubator

Growing your own shiitake mushroom is not only inexpensive, but also quite easy so long as you have the right equipment such as the Auto Solar Electric Incubator. This automatic unit is Karsang’s innovation who is the founder of Shiitake Mushroom Consultancy Services. According to Karsang, they have developed 20 …

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Fashion to be one of the key themes of 8th Mountain Echoes

Chimmi Choden & Chandrika Tamang

This August, stories from the world of fashion take center-stage at the 8th edition of Mountain Echoes Literary Festival.The distinctive literary, arts and cultural festival will be held in Thimphu from 24th – 27th August and will celebrate Untouched Beauty, Unexplored Ideas and Unstoppable Voices from the heart of the happiest country in the world. Fashion will be …

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His Majesty in Phuentsholing

28 June 2017: His Majesty The King granted an Audience to the participants of the inaugural Foundational Leadership Programme, at the Royal Institute for Governance and Strategic Studies, and visited several other places during a Royal Visit to Phuentsholing.

His Majesty The King granted an Audience to the participants of the inaugural Foundational Leadership Programme, at the Royal Institute for Governance and Strategic Studies on 28th June, and visited several other places during a Royal Visit to Phuentsholing. FLP is RIGSS’s new programme, intended for entry-level professionals. The main …

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Citizenship to 137 individuals

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Over 9,000 individuals granted citizenship till date His Majesty The King granted Citizenship Kidu to 137 individuals on 29th June, 2017. The recipients took an Oath of Allegiance to the Tsa-Wa-Sum, at the Kuenrey of the Tashichhodzong. Recipients of the Kidu, who live across the country, and are from all …

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