NEWS

Gearing up for the fire season

Besides stern legislation and regular public awareness, the department of forest and park services has come up with various innovative initiatives to prevent forest fires this season. One of these initiatives is pre-prevention measures such as fire breaks to reduce spread of a potential fire and facilitate effective suppression. “Fire …

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Desuups welcome new regional office in Mongar

Desuups of Mongar and Lhuentse expressed their profound joy and gratitude to His Majesty The King for opening a new regional office for the DeSuung in Mongar which would help them impart basic knowledge and skills in various fields such as disaster rescue and relief operations, environment and development, survival …

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REC: reforming education

“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

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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