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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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  • To play, gamble.
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The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.