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2011-08-24 16:45:00

A review of the Gross National Happiness in Bhutan has just been published in the Dove Medical Press "Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare" Thailand (PRWEB) August 24, 2011 Bhutan, a mountainous country in the eastern Himalayas, has placed the utmost importance on the health and happiness of its people since the concept of Gross National Happiness (GNH) was formulated in 1974. It is even prescribed in their constitution "the state shall strive to promote those conditions that will enable...

2011-07-01 00:19:40

Travelomy is a simpler way to plan your travel. Leveraging the latest social and location technologies, Travelomy puts together rich travel content that provides relevant & practical information to a traveler like never before. Bangalore, India (PRWEB) June 30, 2011 Bangalore based consumer web products startup Ciafo has launched Travelomy, the travel and tourism guide for South Asia that leverages web 2.0 technologies to provide complete travel information to a traveler. Covering 5...

2011-04-08 00:00:29

Saga Survey confirms many are heading off not tuning in (Vocus/PRWEB) April 07, 2011 Saga Holidays today announced the results of a new survey, with some surprising results. Presented with a chance to take leave on an extended Bank Holiday period when the royal wedding takes place, many people over the age of 50 are using it as an opportunity to get away from it all. Half of the population are planning on being at home, and a third are expecting to watch the Royal Wedding on TV, making it...

2011-03-09 14:58:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Band Against MS (BAMS), a leading not-for-profit charity committed to education, research and funding programs for multiple sclerosis, is thrilled to announce BAMS Bike Across Bhutan, an exhilarating 15-day bike tour through the captivating Kingdom of Bhutan in South Asia, Nov. 4-19, 2011. This unique ride will help raise international awareness for multiple sclerosis (MS)--the leading cause of non-traumatic disability in young people...

2010-09-21 07:40:00

A conservationist and a team from the BBC Natural History Unit discovered a "lost" tiger population at a higher altitude than any others known, increases the chances of linking isolated groups of large cats across Asia, the BBC said on Monday. The cats were found roaming in the hills in the remote Himalayan country of Bhutan at an altitude of 13,450 feet, said the broadcaster on its website. "Tigers are thought of as jungle creatures and there is pressure on their habitats from all sides....

2009-12-07 06:35:00

A billion people rely on Himalayan glaciers for water, but some experts say that they are melting swiftly, which might eventually cause droughts to plague parts of Asia. Glaciers in the Himalayas, close to areas like Pakistan, India, China, Nepal and Bhutan, provide water for Asia's nine biggest rivers, necessities for the 1.3 billion people who live around them. Temperatures in the area have risen between 0.27 and 1.08 degrees every decade for the last 30 years, significantly speeding up the...

2009-07-31 10:00:00

SAINT PREX, Switzerland, July 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Frederik Paulsen, Chairman of Ferring Pharmaceuticals, a pharmaceutical company with presence in all major European markets and in the US, announced a US$3 million donation to the Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan. This money will be used to fund the creation and development of a new cultural centre in the Bhutanese capital of Thimphu. Bhutan is globally renowned for the beauty of its textiles, designed and created along traditional...

2009-03-31 07:00:00

Documentaries Commemorate Bhutan's Historic Year, 2008 PITTSBURGH, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Bhutan Postal Corp. LTD announces its second issue in a series of world's first CD-ROM postage stamps with web portal. The extraordinary computer-age postage stamps chronicle the remarkable recent accomplishments of the Himalayan country. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090331/NE87475 ) "Bhutan: Voting for Happiness" illustrates the country's peaceful transition from heredity...

2008-11-06 11:15:00

The Himalayan hermit kingdom of Bhutan, the world's youngest democracy, crowned a 28-year-old Oxford-educated bachelor as its new king Thursday. Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, 28, became the youngest reigning monarch when he was handed the Raven Crown by his father, the former King Jigme Singye Wangchuck, in an ornate ceremony in Thimpu, the capital. Bhutan abolished its absolute monarchy rule six months ago, The Times of London said. The former King, 52, abdicated two years ago as part...

Latest Bhutan Reference Libraries

2012-06-14 12:58:35

Symbol: PIWA3 Group: Gymnosperm Family: Pinaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Tree Native Status: L48    I Synonyms:   PIGR10 Pinus griffithii McClell. Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:IL Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division  ...

2009-04-07 16:08:20

The Greater Yellownape (Picus flavinucha) is a species of bird found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical and tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist mountain regions. The adult is large and has a prominent yellow-crested nape and throat. It is mainly a dark olive-green bird with gray underparts. The crown is brownish and the flight feathers are...

2008-09-11 15:56:47

The Short-billed Minivet (Pericrocotus brevirostris), is a species of bird in the Campephagidae family. It is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist mountain habitats.

2007-12-21 12:14:47

The Takin (Budorcas taxicolor), is a goat-antelope found in heavily forested areas of the Eastern Himalayas. Takin are found in bamboo forests at altitudes of 2,000 to 4,500 meters (6500 - 14500 feet). There are 4 subspecies that are recognized. They are the Mishmi Takin, Golden Takin, Sichuan Takin, and Bhutan Takin. The Takin is the national animal of Bhutan. Takin stand 3 to 4 feet at the shoulder and weigh up to 770 pounds. Takin have large muzzles and eyes with noticeably small ears....

2007-12-18 15:03:44

The Northern Plains Gray Langur (Semnopithecus entellus), is a species of primate in the family Cercopithecidae. It is found in Bangladesh, China, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and possibly Bhutan. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical dry shrubland. It is threatened by habitat loss.

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Word of the Day
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.