Elephants damage crops in Nichula

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The solar-powered fencing has not been effective as expected

Conflict: Villagers of Nichula gewog in Lhamoizingkha are still battling against frequent elephant attacks despite the recent installation of a solar powered electric fencing.

Helicopter services launched

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Aviation: In the event of any emergencies requiring rotary air support, Bhutan’s first helicopter will be able to respond from today.

The origins of GNH

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Former FT journalist recalls first extended interview with His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo on the subject 

Conference:  When Bhutan’s modernization began in the 1970s, His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo began to make public pronouncements about happiness, contentment, and wellbeing.

Tourist and guide drown in Mebartsho

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Accident: The body of the 26-year-old guide who jumped in the Mebartsho (lake), Bumthang to rescue a tourist who slipped and fell in the lake yesterday around 10.50 am is yet to be recovered as of yesterday evening.

34 Constitution kuthangs for the 34 Articles

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The Constitution scroll is dedicated to His Majesty the Drukgyal Zhipa

Judiciary:  More than seven years after the Constitution of Bhutan, the mother law, had been enacted, Bhutan saw yet another milestone with the consecration and inauguration of 34 Constitution thangkas (scrolls) at the Supreme Court yesterday.

How are we really faring with GNH?

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We are a society that is wont to praising ourselves and our successes however small they measure up to.  One way, this is good, for we must all celebrate and partake of the fruit and delight in the process of making of our nation.

2015, a crucial year for our planet: PM

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Q&A: Between November 30 and December 11, the 21st session of the Conference of Parties to the United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will be held in Paris. The UNFCCC will push for a legally binding agreement from the COP21. Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay shares what the country is looking forward to and the priorities that the country has set itself to reduce the impacts of climate change. 

Villagers question delay in CFM

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The community forest management was proposed four years ago in 2011

Resources: Four years after the community proposed the community forest management (CFM) in Goleng, Zhemgang, villagers are still waiting for the forest to be handed over to them.

Largest choeten to come up in Merak

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Religion: The Brokpa (highlander) community of Merak and Sakteng…

Trial beekeeping project begins in Khatoed gewog

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If successful, farmers would be encouraged to take it up as additional source of income. Livestock: Gasa’s livestock sector initiated a trial beekeeping project in Khatoed gewog last week following the success story of beekeeping in Bumthang.

Foreign ministry officials questioned on children education allowance

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Audit: The Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) yesterday questioned foreign ministry officials on unresolved accounts reflected in the audit report during a public hearing conducted at the National Assembly conference hall.