91.2 % of Bhutanese are happy: GNH survey

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Happiness level decreased in areas like psychological wellbeing, community, and driglam namzha 

Survey: The provisional findings of the latest Gross National Happiness (GNH) survey show that 91.2 percent of Bhutanese are happy, it was revealed at the opening of the International GNH conference in Paro, yesterday.

20th General Assembly of the ANOC added two new members

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Olympics: Bhutan Olympic Committee’s President His Royal Highness Prince Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck is attending the 20th General Assembly of the Association of the National Olympic Committees (ANOCs) in Washington DC, US.

Defense asks court to dismiss case against Lal Chand

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For want of proper locus standi 

Update: At the second hearing of the ongoing Jatan Prasad Lal Chand Prasad (JPLP) case yesterday, its owner Lal Chand Prasad, the defendant asked the dungkhag court to dismiss the case against him for want of proper “locus standi” (no basis) from the Office of the Attorney General (OAG).

IT park tenant, Southtech to expand

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With expansion the company will now be the second largest commercial tenant at the tech park 

ICT: Southtech Bhutan Pvt Ltd (SBPL), a tenant at the IT park, will expand and employ 50 IT graduates shortly.

Police to monitor zebra crossing rule

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Post sensitization, both drivers and pedestrians will be penalized if found violating the zebra crossing rule

Traffic: Drivers, who do not give way to pedestrians on zebra crossings, will be fined, the Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) has announced.

Illegal collection threatens cordyceps’ sustainability

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The growing number of collectors in the highlands is also attributed to the problem  

Resource: The illegal collection of cordyceps has worsened the situation for highlanders who have been confronted with the sustainability of the fungus for sometime now.

51 rehabilitation beneficiaries receive Royal Kasho and Lag thram for Khimsa

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Resettlement: His Royal Highness the Gyaltshab Prince Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, accompanied by Ashi Yeatso Lhamo, graced the inauguration of the Rehabilitation project at Ney, Gangzur Gewog, in Lhuentse on the Coronation Day of His Majesty The King.

The mysterious case of vanishing cattle

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About 20 cows and bulls have been reported missing in the last three years in Tashi Gatshel village 

Livestock: It’s a cold November night. The hoteliers who occupy most of Tshimasham, Chukha have long called it a night except for a giant white bull and its two black calves that stroll the town’s highway.

Whose right of way?

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We have long realized that when we have more vehicles on the road, there will be inconveniences. Traffic becomes congested and we need rules. We also need drivers who obey rules and pedestrians too.

National Open Tennis Championship concludes

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Tennis: In a closely contested match, Kinley Wangchuk, a seasoned player with the Bhutan Tennis Federation defeated Major Sonam Gyeltshen in  straight sets, 6-4, 6-4 to claim the men’s single title at the 44th National Open Tennis Championship in Thimphu on Sunday.

DOC league

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In the ongoing DOC league, Bhutan Power Corporation thrashed Bhutan Telecom 9-2 on Saturday. In the second game Bank of Bhutan defeated Druk Green Power Corporation 3-0.