NA endorses conditions of Paris Agreement

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Assembly: In a show of absolute commitment to environment preservation, National Assembly members unanimously endorsed all 29 articles of the Paris Agreement on environmental protection and conservation including issues related to climate change and the international recognition of the country’s progressive policies on the environment yesterday.

Need to get figures right

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We never really could settle on right percentage of our land under forest cover. In the 1980s, we were told that Bhutan had 72.5 percent of its land under forest cover. Then the figure dropped to less than 65 percent, according to some forest experts.

Buddha Amitabha’s mantra, Ami Dewa Hri, at the Memorial Choeten in Thimphu

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His Eminence Gyeltshen Trulku is presiding over a one billion…

NC unsatisfied with agricultural sector growth

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Council: A report by the Natural Resources and Environment Committee (NREC) of the National Council (NC) highlights issues plaguing the agriculture sector and offers recommendations to improve agricultural output.

City Bus Service gets 18 new buses

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Transport: With vehicle imports showing no signs of slowing down, the government is now focusing on improving public transport system in the country.

NA to pass Bhutan Red Cross Society Bill today

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Assembly: The National Assembly (NA) will pass the Red Cross Society Bill 2016 today after the House deliberated the third reading of the Bill yesterday.

Preparing for seismic hazards

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Workshop: More than 30 scientists and engineers, both local and international, met at a two-day workshop to understand seismic hazards and on-going risk reduction initiatives in the country.

Eliminating violence against women, girls

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Event: To observe International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women, Her Majesty the Queen Mother Sangay Choden Wangchuck graced the inaugural of a two-day national symposium in Thimphu, yesterday.

Preventing forest fires

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The year began with several massive forest fires, some burning for days.

PM praises Desuups for dedicated service

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Desuung: Speaking to the 22nd batch of Desuung trainees at the Tencholing Military Centre in Wangdue, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay praised Desuups across the country for their continued services during disasters, emergencies and various events.

Reviving the art of Chog-Zhi-Bur-Zo

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Craft: The details are just astounding.

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Recycler: Someone’s idea of recycling? If so, may need…

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Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay attended the Salang Tendrel…