Three new snail species discovered

The National Biodiversity Center (NBC) in Serbithang, Naturalis Biodiversity Center (Naturalis), Netherlands and Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environmental Research (UWICER), Bumthang have discovered three new species of snails. The three newly described species are: Rahula Kleini, Rahula Trongsaensis and Erhaia Wangchuki. The type materials of these newly described species are deposited at the […]

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Toxicology lab installed to test poison samples

The forensic department at Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) got its first toxicology laboratory today. Toxicology is the study of poisonous chemicals and drugs and how a person or other organism reacts to them. The need for a toxicology laboratory was felt since cases needing toxicology report were being sent to India, Bangladesh […]

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Gyenkhang rule man-made, says renowned Buddhist scholar

  Bhutanese women from time immemorial have been prohibited from entering the sacred Gyenkhang (inner sanctum) of temples, lhakhangs and monasteries. The tradition has been passed down from generations and is still followed. In an interview with Business Bhutan, Deputy Chief Research officer of Royal Academy of Performing Arts, Kunzang Dorji, said: “From generations past, […]

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