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State of the environment and nature conservation in Bhutan

The government’s initiative towards lifting poverty, promoting socio-economic development and improving the living standards of the people is likely to increase the pressure on the environment. According to The State of the Nation report, the impact on the environment is evident by the growing human-wildlife conflict due to anthropogenic pressure …

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ECB delegation meets ECI

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A three member delegation o f the Bhutanese Election Commission (ECB) led by the Chief Election Commissioner of Bhutan, Dasho KunzangWangdi, returned from a visit to India. The delegation held discussion with Election Commission of India (ECI) to foster mutual cooperation and relations between the two Electoral Management Bodies (EMBs) …

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Her Majesty graces World environment day celebration

Coinciding with Her Majesty T he Gyaltsuen’s Birth Anniversary, Her Majesty graced the celebration of the World Environment Day in Thimphu. At the celebrations, Her Majesty launched the Curriculum on Air Conditioning & Refrigeration for Vocational Training Institutes, and Strategy on Integrated Solid Waste Management. Her Majesty also awarded prizes …

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New farm roads will be constructed says MoAF Minster

The MP of Wamrong, Karma Tenzin, questioned the Minister for Agriculture and Forests on the government plans to construct new farm roads and how many kilometers will be constructed and on the initiatives to maintain the quality of farm roads. Responding to the questions, the Agriculture and Forests (MoAF) Minister, …

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Black topping of Gewog roads will begin from next month

MP of Khar-Yurung Constituency, Zangley Dukpa questioned Minister for Ministry of Work and Human settlement (MoWHS) Lyonpo Dorji Choden regarding the government pledge of connecting every gewog center by black-topped motor roads in order to empower the local gewogs. He said the opposition would like to know the status of …

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A lhakhang without a roof in Paro

Tshendu Goenpa lhakhang in Nagya Gewog has no protection from the heavy monsoon rain downpour it has no roof. The floors have the lhakhang are flooded from the recent rainfall. A source said the roof of the lhakhang was blown off a month ago due to a windstorm. Nothing has …

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Indian Election halts regional tourist visits

There has been a decrease in the number of regional tourist arrivals this year, especially Indian tourists pertaining to the elections in India. This year, the regional leisure arrivals saw an increase of 33.21% in January followed by 9.13% in February. But, there was a decline of 39.52% in March …

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Lhakpa Tamang, 28-year-old ,from Samtse might have recovered from the injuries caused after he was allegedly assaulted by the Tading Gup and his four staffs on the evening of April 9 at his village in Samtse, but he is still seeking for ways to find justice. After almost a month …

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Home stay doing well in Phobjikha

Through Home stay as an initiative of Royal Society for the Protection of Nature (RSPN), to help farmers in the country to mint income through tourism sector, the communities of Phojikha and Gangtey gewog under Wangduepdodrang dzongkhag are already into successful business. As of now there are 20 homestays in …

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