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CodeMonkey: A gift from His Majesty The King

By Phurpa Wangmo One of the most cherished dreams of His Majesty the King, Bhutan is gradually taking baby steps towards becoming an IT-enabled society with the launch of CodeMonkey, an online platform, to make coding more fun and engaging for students. On a historic note, the Royal society of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (RSSTEM) of His Majesty’s Secretariat …

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Incessant rain disrupts power generation at Tala

As intake tunnels gets clogged due to debris from the surging river, millions of revenues are lost in a day By Tashi Namgyal Tala Hydroelectric Plant suffered a daily revenue loss of around Nu 55 million since 6PM of July 19 when the plant had to be completely shut down due to debris from incessant rainfall over the past week …

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Criminal conspirators slapped five to ten years

By Tashi Dhendup The most recent highlight on the high-profile criminal conspiracy case saw the Thimphu District Court sentencing the four individuals involved from five to more than a decade in prison. Supreme Court Justice Kuenlay Tshering, Pemagatshel Drangpon Yeshi Dorji, former Royal Body Guard Commandant Brigadier Thinley Tobgay and Khandu Wangmo were sentenced to a concurrent prison term ranging …

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Wamrong Battery Case: High Court Upholds Dist. Court Verdict

Staff Reporter In the most recent development to the Wamrong battery case whereby a wife of a Drangpon has been alleged of battery and trespassing case, the High Court’s Bench II on Thursday affirmed the Trashigang District Court’s judgment. The court stated that Tshering Yangki must pay the compensation and medical expenses to the victim within a month from the …

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Inoculation of children begins from South

By Sonam Choki The Ministry of Health kick-started the vaccination campaign for children aged 12-17 years with more than 800 school children in Phuentsholing and another 700 plus in Samtse inoculated as of today. The children were inoculated with N-biotech’s Pfizer vaccine and this is the first time the government has initiated the drive as it wanted more time to …

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Tarayana Foundation: Reassuring hope and rebuilding lives

Founded by Her Royal Queen Mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck, Tarayana Foundation has brought sea changes in the country By Sonam Choki Of a host of development and philanthropic partners in the country, Tarayana Foundation an organization founded by Her Royal Queen Mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuk has become the frontrunners of development in the country. Apart from building lives …

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Only 19 white-bellied herons in the country

For the first time in 19 years, no heron was sighted in Phochhu and Mochhu which once host highest and oldest known population in the country By Tandin Wangchuk The White-bellied Heron (Ardea insignis Hume 1878) is a large heron species of the family Ardeidae, order Pelecaniformes, found in freshwater ecosystems of the Himalayas. It is categorized as critically endangered …

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Bhutanese chilies an all-time hot favourite

By Chimi Wangmo Sergithang Gewog in Tsirang has become a hotbed for Bhutanese chilies, or popularly known as the Sha ema. A farmer, Dhan Ghalley, from Sergithang reported that early Bhutanese chilli (Sha Ema), the most preferred spice in our Bhutanese diet has been booming at their village in Tsirang for the last two years. The chilies have been cultivated …

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Slowing the Great Himalayan Glacier Melt

Curbing Air Pollution remains the Key to battling this growing global threat By Tandin Wangchuk Black carbon deposits originating from factories, cooking and vehicles are compounding the effects of climate change to speed up the melting of the Himalayan glaciers. Further, more aggressively curbing black carbon emissions can slow glacier melt and improve the security of water resources in the …

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Asadha Poornima, celebrating a common heritage

Staff Reporter The Embassy of India, Thimphu yesterday hosted an ‘In Conversation’ Dialogue on the “Relevance of the Teachings of Lord Buddha in the Age of Technology with prominent Bhutanese scholars who represent the Bhutan Chapter of the International Buddhist Confederation. The Chief Guest at the function was HRH Ashi Kesang Wangmo Wangchuck, a member of the esteemed Royal Family …

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