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One hundred and seventy five countries signed up to fight global warming crisis, ‘Paris Agreement'. The new agreement will replace the ‘Kyoto Protocol’ in 2020, as global cooperation on climate change after 2020 and indicate the direction and goals. The parties will strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change.

  One hundred and seventy five countries signed up to fight global warming crisis, ‘Paris Agreement'. The new agreement will replace the ‘Kyoto Protocol’ in 2020, as global cooperation on climate change after 2020 and indicate the direction and goals. The parties will strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change.  
 

Bhutan’s gross national happiness philosophy seems to have put the ambitious sub-regional road connectivity plan involving Bangladesh, India and Nepal on a bumpy turf.

 

Afraid of pollution and environmental destruction, the opposition party and members of the Bhutanese public oppose the ratification of the Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal and India (BBIN) motor vehicle agreement. 

 

As we carry out the immensely important duties related to nation building, the members of the National Assembly and the National Council, who together constitute the 72 Members of Parliament of Bhutan, carry with them a sacred responsibility.

 
 

This is the daily routine for Wangmo, a 37-year-old mother of three, who has been driving taxi in Bhutan for four years. She is a professional driver, holding PD-license. She is one of the less than 30 women cabbies of Bhutan among thousands of male cabbies.

 

Alongside exploring contemporary issues facing the country today, "Mountain Echoes", the seventh edition of Bhutan's literary festival, will also focus on the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel, the first ruler to unite it as a single nation.

 

The water shortage problem is being faced in several other districts of western, eastern and southern parts of the country. Famers from Baap village in the western district of Punakha told Xinhua that more than 600 acres of paddy fields are awaiting irrigation water. With 1,971 hectares of paddy fields, the Punakha district is one of the highest rice-producing valleys. The average production recorded was 6,274 tons of rice a year.

The water shortage problem is being faced in several other districts of western, eastern and southern parts of the country. Famers from Baap village in the western district of Punakha told Xinhua that more than 600 acres of paddy fields are awaiting irrigation water. With 1,971 hectares of paddy fields, the Punakha district is one of the highest rice-producing valleys. The average production recorded was 6,274 tons of rice a year.
 
When one visits Bhutan, a country with 75% green cover, one expects to see a lot of flora, varying terrain and hardly any links with the modern, developed world. Yet, the country boasts of a mobile penetration of 85% and Internet penetration of 36.9%.  
 

Agriculture is Bhutan’s mainstay. For more than 60 percent of people who live in the rural pockets of the country, it is more than just important. It is what keeps them alive.

 

Agreements for four projects to improve public health, cultural preservation, and emergency medical services in Bhutan were signed between the Bhutan Foundation, Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC) and three implementing partners on June 6.

 


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