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2008-09-03 06:00:19

Excerpt from report in English by the website of Bhutan's autonomous national newspaper Kuensel on 3 September [by Tenzing Lamsang] [Wednesday] 3 September: The managing director of the Natural Resources Development Corporation (NRDC), Sangay Gyaltsen, was detained on Monday at 9 p.m.

2008-09-01 06:00:24

Excerpt from report in English by the website of Bhutan's autonomous national newspaper Kuensel on 1 September [by Ugyen Penjore] 1 September: The shortage of sand from riverbeds is going to grow, warns the Natural Resources Development Corporation (NRDC).

2008-08-12 09:01:06

Text of report in English by the website of Bhutan's autonomous national newspaper Kuensel on 12 August 11 August: The Motion Picture Association of Bhutan (MPAB) has hauled 10 people to court for illegally copying and distributing two unreleased local films.

2008-07-23 09:00:49

Text of report in English by the website of Bhutan's autonomous national newspaper Kuensel on 23 July 23 July: The 130m ngultrum [approx 3m US dollars] Paro airport runway, which was resurfaced recently, will be repaired after it was found that there were several areas of poor quality work, according to Druk Air officials.

2008-07-21 15:00:56

With reference to earlier announcement dated July 21, 2008 titled "Tata Power takes 26% equity stake in 114 MW Dagachhu Hydro Electric Power Project being developed by The Royal Government of Bhutan (RGoB)", wherein was inadvertently mentioned that the Company had acquired 26% equity stake in 114 MW Hydro Electric Power Project being developed by the Royal Government of Bhutan, Tata Power Company Ltd has now informed BSE that the Company has agreed to acquire the said stake.

2008-07-16 06:00:44

Text of unattributed report headlined "Bhutan PM seeks ties with India on health" published by Indian newspaper The Asian Age website on 16 July New Delhi, 15 July: Impressed by the working of India's premier health institute -- All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), neighbouring Bhutan wants to provide the same facilities to its people and has sought cooperation from India.

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2008-02-13 12:30:00

The Wildlife Conservation Society and the Panthera Foundation announced plans to establish a 5,000 mile-long “genetic corridor” from Bhutan to Burma that would allow tiger populations to roam freely across landscapes. The corridor, first announced at the United Nations on January 30th, would span eight countries and represent the largest block of tiger habitat left on earth.

2006-02-03 01:30:39

By Biswajyoti Das GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) - The people of the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan will have to wait for their first chance to vote after astrologers convinced their absolute monarch the stars were stacked against democracy.

2005-12-17 05:56:22

KOLKATA, India (Reuters) - About 60 people were injured when Indian police used batons to push back hundreds of Nepal-based Bhutanese refugees who were trying to enter India and then return to Bhutan, police and witnesses said on Saturday.

2005-07-27 07:33:32

By Terry Friel TIMAI REFUGEE CAMP, Nepal (Reuters) - In the dark silence of a bamboo and thatch hut in eastern Nepal an old woman is dying. Skeleton thin, mouth puffed open with cancer and eyes no longer seeing, she sits cross-legged, cradled by the bare muscled arms of a young grandson.


Latest Bhutan Reference Libraries

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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  ...

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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...

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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.

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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....

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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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  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.