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One of Nepal's last dancing bears dies after rescue

Provided by AFP Nineteen-year-old sloth bear Rangila, a former dancing bear who was rescued in 2017, seen in in an enclosure at the Kathmandu zoo before she died One of Nepal's last known dancing bears that was recently rescued has died after being transferred to a zoo, an animal rights activist s


India's Modi, China's Xi ready to improve bilateral ties

BEIJING/ NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India and China agreed to consult each other on regional and international issues, the Indian side said after a phone call on Tuesday between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. FILE PHOTO: Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) and Indian


Finland Is the World's Happiest Country, U.N. Report Says; U.S. Drops to 18th

Finland is the happiest country in the world, according to the latest World Happiness Report. Norway, last year's winner, came in second place in the 2018 report. It's followed by Denmark, Iceland and Switzerland. A Finland flag is waved as the skiers compete in the Men's Cross Country Skiathlon dur


Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Coty Inc, BOOK by Cadillac, Made In Bhutan and PNG Air Top the 2018 REBRAND 100

PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island, March 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- REBRAND revealed the much-anticipated 2018 REBRAND 100 Global Awards winners showcase. The list, selected for executed strategy that met strategic goals with relevance, can be seen at www.REBRAND.com and includes: Logo - https://mma.prnewswir


Our 'Achhe Din' Are Over Because Pakistan Has Been Declared A Happier Country Than India

I have a very important question for everyone - why are you all so sad? No, it is not me who is saying that we're all sad, but the World Happiness Report which was recently released just ahead of the International Day of Happiness on March 20. The list basically combines economic, health and polling


GJ Tigers win state academic competition

This week's state championship win for the Grand Junction High School academic team came down to a single, heart-stopping moment. During a tie-breaking final round on Tuesday, team captain and senior Anij Nagill buzzed in without knowing the answer for a question on a mountain country that practices


Pakistanis happier than Indians: World Happiness Report finds India unhappiest among neighbours

India ranked 133rd in the global list of the happiest countries, coming after terror-riven Pakistan and poorest-of-poor Nepal, according to a UN report released on Wednesday. India dropped 11 places from its previous rank of 122 in the list of 156 countries and was behind the majority of South Asian


The Surprising Ways Tigers Benefit Farmers and Livestock Owners

Farmers and livestock owners tend not to like living too close to large predators, but maybe that's something they should reconsider. New research finds that the presence of nearby tigers (Panthera tigris) actually benefits farming communities in some pretty surprising ways. According to a paper pub


AFC Cup 2018 Preview: Bengaluru FC vs Abahani Limited - Hosts confident of extending unbeaten run

Bengaluru FC will look to extend their five-game unbeaten run in the AFC Cup intact when they take on Group E rivals Abahani Limited at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru, on Wednesday night. The JSW-owned outfit's last loss in the competition was against FC Istiklol on 27 September 2017 in th


Why Travel and Design Lovers Should Visit Bhutan

This is part of AD PRO's Designer Takeover, in which working designers are contributing stories to the site. Here, interior designer Sandra Espinet shares her most memorable vacation. For those who love traveling as much as I do, I suggest adding Bhutan to your list. Though not as much on the travel


Bhutan reports outbreak of severe H5N1 bird flu: OIE

March 13, 2018 / 3:06 PM / Updated 9 minutes ago PARIS (Reuters) - Bhutan has reported an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu virus among backyard birds, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Tuesday, citing a report from the country's agriculture ministry.


Meet the youngest queen in the world

Jetsun Pema is the queen of Bhutan, a country in south Asia. Currently 27 years old, Pema took the throne at 21 and is the youngest queen in the world. Not your average queen, Pema is breaking down stereotypes in the region and is involved with a range of environmental, economic, and humanitarian i


In Bhutan, gross national happiness more important than GDP

Yaks entered in the best yak contest at the Laya Royal Highlander Festival, in the Himalayan highlands of Bhutan, are decorated with tassels, ribbons and colored headpieces. Alexandra Reynolds via AP By Ellen Hale, The Associated Press LAYA, Bhutan >> Prayer flags whip in the wind, flying across



when you go for a swim in a secluded swimming hole after a twelve mile hike in the highest temperatures to reach the most gorgeous 100 foot waterfall you have ever seen. Its like icing on the cake when it is in the middle of the desert! Memorable outdoor adventures on trails like these are what life


SHIM opening Family Center at old Wallace School in Baldwin

Updated 5 minutes ago When Indira Pyakurel became pregnant with twins, she knew she was going to need help. Pyakurel, 35, who lived in a refugee camp in Bhutan for 18 years, had only been in the U.S. for three years, and needed assistance lining up medical benefits. "I was in a new place, as a


Science Says You Can Forget Everything You've Heard About Which Countries Are 'Happiest'

Perhaps you've heard that people in Norway are happier than wherever you live, or that the people of Bhutan are models of human happiness. But a new study from the Australian National University (ANU) suggests that all this business of ranking the happiest nations perpetuates a myth that political b


Last chance to see Red Pandas at Reid Park Zoo

TUCSON, Ariz. - This is the final week Tucsonans can enjoy the Red Pandas at Reid Park Zoo. Princess Lily and Lhotse are Red Pandas who spent the last couple of months in Tucson enjoying the mild weather. Sunday is there final day at the zoo. The Red Panda pair will now head for a zoo in Utah wher


Is India snubbing the Dalai Lama?

The Indian government has urged officials to shun upcoming events commemorating the Dalai Lama's 60th anniversary of exile in India to avoid riling China at a time of rising tensions. Murali Krishnan reports. Load Error A leaked circular between two senior officials directing their colleagues to avo


His View: Considering the economics of well-being

The word of the day is well-being. I have some idea as to what it is - but what is its opposite? I can't quite put my finger on it either, but one place we can find its pervasive symptoms is in how we go about earning our daily bread, our jobs; or our lack of work, as the case may be. Well enough. N


India is willing to snub the Dalai Lama to please China

On March 17, 1959, a 23-year-old Buddhist monk disguised as a soldier fled Tibet, travelling for three weeks across the Himalayas before reaching the border with India. Since then, the Dalai Lama, Tibet's spiritual leader, has run a government-in-exile from India, which is also home to some 95,000 T