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Sixth edition of Mountain Echoes begins

Lit Fest: The sixth edition of the literary festival Mountain Echoes, dedicated to His Majesty The Fourth Druk Gyalpo in commemoration of His Majesty’s 60th Birth Anniversary celebrations, was inaugurated in Thimphu, yesterday.

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Zomdus go virtual

ICT: It required a few retrials and redials. More than 50 people, most of them with radiant blue scarves and dangling patangs, gazed at the screen. Some frowned. The IT officials ran across the room, calling and fiddling with the remote control.

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Punakha’s progress on track

The dzongkhag is behind its target on potato production, enrollment in NFE and infant mortality

MTR: Punakha dzongkhag has achieved more than half of its targets for the 11th Plan, according to the dzongdag and local leaders who presented the progress to the government yesterday during the Mid Term Review (MTR) at Lekithang higher secondary school.

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Mumps outbreak in Martshala school

136 students affected so far

Health:  The basic health unit (BHU) in Samdrupcholing dungkhag has confirmed an outbreak of an infectious disease mumps in Martshala primary school.

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Writers in Bhutan have no shortage of inspiration

AshwinQ&A: Ashwin Sanghi ranks among India’s highest selling English fiction authors. He has written several best sellers – The Rozabal Line, Chanakya’s Chant, The Krishna Key, and a New York Times best selling crime thriller with James Patterson, Private India. Included by Forbes India in their Celebrity 100 and winner of the Crossword Popular Choice, Ashwin has recently also penned a non-fiction title 13 Steps to Bloody Good Luck. He will be speaking at the Mountain Echoes literary festival which begins today. 

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Bhutanese children still vulnerable to violence

Alcohol abuse was found to be one of the main contributing factors 

VAC: Despite notable legislations and policies to protect children against violence, child marriage and different forms of abuse and trafficking issues continue to affect children in Bhutan.

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Five days on, five buried bodies remain to be retrieved

Tension has started simmering among the workers and families of the buried workers 

Update: Bodies of the five workers of Mangdechu hydropower project (MHP) , which have been trapped under 18 meters thick debris in a dam pit since August 14 couldn’t be retrieved as of yesterday .

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Climate change shrinks Bhutan’s glaciers

A database on glaciers and glacial lakes of Bhutan has now been launched 

ICIMOD: Climate change has shrunk glaciers that feed most of the Bhutanese rivers since 1980, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) experts said.

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