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Bhutanese student wins medal in Thailand

An undergraduate Bhutanese student in Maejo University, Chiang Mai, Thailand bagged the medal of academic honors award for the year 2011-2012. Nima Norbu, 31 an Animal Science student who majors in dairy-beef production in the Northern Thailand university topped the rank among 30 international students which included four Bhutanese. With …

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Bark beetles attack worries Nabesa residents

People in Nabesa, Paro who experienced an attack of bark beetles are concerned as few dzongkhags had experienced a similar endemic between 1985 and 1990. A number of trees were infested due to the attack. “The Forest Management Units are connected with roads and even though the operations are planned, …

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PM stresses on importance of foreign relations

The Lyonchhen in his state of the nation report highlighted the significance of international events for Bhutan in view of its global reputation as a country dedicated to the principles of Gross National Happiness (GNH). “Stemming from the adoption of the happiness resolution, Bhutan received the exceptional honor of hosting …

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Not everyone agrees with the Tshogpon

The National Assembly (NA) session on Tuesday discussed the proposal to designate Prime Minister Jigmi Y. Thinley as a life-time ambassador of Gross National Happiness (GNH). The NA Speaker, Tshogpon Jigme Tshultim had earlier suggested the proposal to the  house. Opposition MPs expressed their reservations on the proposal and also …

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PM applauds courts for speedy justice

The Prime Minister Lyonchhen Jigmi Y. Thinley in his state-of-the-nation report commended the courts in Bhutan for delivery of speedy justice, even in the face of huge overflow of cases. “The judicial system should be commended for the efficiency with which justice was being dispensed,” said Lyonchhen JYT while he …

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DHI ready to help in Wangdue Dzong reconstruction

The Druk Holdings and Investment (DHI) has said that it along with its companies will render all help in the reconstruction of the Wangdue Dzong. “DHI companies will play a major role in the reconstruction process within the framework of the government’s plan. We want to play a central role,” …

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The dying language of the Oleps

Only two people remain who speaks the language The Ole language which belongs to the Olep people is on the verge of extinction with only two Oleps who can speak the language. Currently there are only two old ladies, Choday and Mindu Gyem both in their 70’s who can fluently …

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Report recommends revamp for education system

The Bhutanese academic training grounds in the fullness of time has become a repeat-monologue of ‘teacher-led chalk-and-talk’ session which stretched from inception till date. The results of a researched study conducted by iDiscoveri, a social enterprise in India, in collaboration with education entities in Bhutan revealed that performances of most …

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RUB and Akita University to sign MoU for exchange programs

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) will be signed between the Royal University of Bhutan (RUB) and Akita University in Japan very soon. This would promote academic and cultural learning, research and global leadership in today’s high-tech and multicultural society. The Registrar of RUB Gajel Lhundup said the signing of MoU …

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