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MoIC and ISRO signs contract to jointly develop a small satellite

By Chimi Wangmo Bhutan and India on Friday signed the implementing arrangement on the joint development of a small satellite for Bhutan. The agreement was inked by Indian Space Research Organisation’s Scientific Secretary R Umamaheswaran, and Director, Department of Department of Information Technology and Telecom, Bhutan, Jigme Tenzing, in a virtual signing ceremony, ISRO said. It was attended by Ambassador …

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Into the Heart of a Mountain-man

Dorji Wangdi a senior forester with Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park, shares his heartfelt account of being a front-liner and an environment advocator on his own right. The following are excerpts from his writing published in WWF-Bhutan titled: “Journey to the Black Mountain.โ€ On 17 February 2012 I joined the Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park (JSWNP) in the heart of …

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A light for our red-robed cousins

By Sonam Choki Bhutan has a substantial proportion of citizens who have opted to join the monastic system, the Zhung Dratshang, as nuns and monks, and which is a vital line of profession in the country. Nonetheless, the lack of a save social security net has never been part of the discourse nor does any religious practitioners, registered nuns and …

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Where did we fail ourselves?

EDITORIAL The recent spate of sexual harassments and rape cases, which has seen a significant rise in recent years, has jolted the conscience of the nation. It also comes as a stark contrast to a country which is known globally for propagating happiness and Buddhist values of love and compassion. The distressing news comes in the wake of increasing incidences …

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Achieving leadership in the codex process

By Chimi Wangmo Around forty participants from various ministries and focal agencies attended a three-day advocacy workshop on a theme โ€œAchieving leadership in the codex processโ€ at Punakha this week. The participants include representatives from the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health, Khesar Gyalpo University …

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