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The One Ngultrum Initiative

Community: With the hope of educating people on the lowest denomination note, Jigme Namgay, a graduate, started the One Ngultrum Initiative in July this year.

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Journalist accuses Chief Justice of prima facie

Judiciary: In a major development to the ongoing defamation case between an independent journalist and a businessman, the journalist in a letter written to the Prime Minister and all members of Parliament, has accused the Chief Justice of prima facie and is calling for an enquiry.

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Serial burglar targets elderly

A man has been conning elderly victims with deceptive stories 

Crime: Police arrested a 31-year-old man on October 18 from Motithang in Thimphu for robbing a 62-year-old woman on September 30.

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Dead body identified

Crime: A traffic police officer in Olakha reported to the Thimphu police station that a body was found in a river near Pelkhil school at around 8am yesterday.

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Alcohol: Major trigger for violence against children

Report: Alcohol is one of the significant direct triggers of violence against children in Bhutan.

The National Commission for Women and Children’s (NCWC) report, Research On Violence Against Children in Bhutan, states that besides economic status, and social norms and traditional practices, alcohol abuse is one of the drivers of violence against children in Bhutan.

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Bhutan to launch its first satellite in 2018

Around USD 280,000 will be spent on the effort

Space: Bhutan’s first satellite, a nano-satellite (nanosat) or a CubeSat is expected to be in space by the mid of 2018. This will be the country’s first venture into space technology.

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