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A future for all: Addressing Human-wildlife conflict

Human-wildlife conflict which is rampant in Bhutan and all parts of the natural world continue to be overlooked by policymakers. By Tandin Wangchuk A joint report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and WWF titled ‘A future for all – the need for human-wildlife coexistence’, reveals that globally, conflict-related killing affects more than 75% of the world’s wild cat …

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An arm for an Aam: Promoting Indian mangoes in Bhutan

By Tashi Dhendup The Embassy of India and the Food and Agricultural Export Development Authority of India (APEDA) organized a virtual seller-buyer meeting, between the Uttar Pradesh Co-operative Marketing Association (HOFED) and importers Bhutanese, to promote the export of Indian mangoes to Bhutan. The virtual meet was conducted with a particular focus on the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Speaking …

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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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