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Bhutan Archery Federation takes archery promotion a step further

Chechey, Kanglung

Nov 20 2014

Bhutan Archery Federation has taken its national game promotion initiative a step further by taking the game to schools. Archery clubs have been formed in four schools under Kanglung Gewog.

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OpenAir-Prison

Open Air Prison for life prisoners

Sonam Lhamo, Thimphu

Nov 17 2014

Five life prisoners, who have served a minimum of 22 years in prison, were sent to Gasa to work at the dzong renovation site, yesterday.

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BioSlurry

Commericial potential of biogas

Tashi Choden, Gelegphu

Nov 11 2014

Biogas has gained popularity among the Bhutanese farmers in the last few years due to the many benefits it has. But what is little known among the farmers is that it can be turned into a commercial product to earn some cash. To help them explore the potential, officials from the National Organic Programme are touring the country and meeting with the farmers. The team was in Sarpang Dzongkhag, recently.

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Cycling, a viable mode of transport in Lhamoi Dzingkha

Sonam Wangdi, Phuentshogling

Oct 27 2014

If you happen to visit Lhamoi Dzingkha Dungkhag in Dagana, you will straightaway notice people riding bicycles. Most residents use bicycle to get by.

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Sacred yet neglected?

Pema Namgay, Kanglung

Oct 27 2014

Pemaling, under Trashi Yangtse District is considered as one of the most sacred sites of Guru Rinpoche in country. But, the sacred site is not as popular as other sacred sites in the country given the remoteness of it.

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Other Stories

MPs talk about increasing number of suicide cases

NA- increasing number of suicide cases Nov 22 2014

The Member of Parliament from Dramedtse-Ngatshang, Ugyen Wangdi, highlighted about the increasing number of suicide cases of students in the National Assembly, yesterday. He questioned the education minister if measures are put in place to prevent such cases in future.

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Bhutan’s first central school to open next year

Yelchen Central School- PGatshel- Nov 22 2014

Forty nine schools in the country will be developed as central schools in the next four years under the School Reform Programme. Yelchen Central School in Pema Gatshel, the country’s first central school, opens from the next academic year.

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Ineffective solar fencing done away with

SolarFencing-Samtse Nov 22 2014

The six-kilometre solar fencing, put in place to fend off elephants in Tashichhoeling Gewog in Samtse, has proved to be ineffective. The fencing, which cost Nu.2.5 MN, was removed five months ago.

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Six police officers on a year-long assignment at UNMIL

6 police officers-UNMIL Nov 21 2014

Six police officers including a woman officer who will be soon leaving for a year-long assignment at the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) as peacekeepers.

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Tenancy Amendment Bill to be stringent

TenancyAct-NC-- Nov 20 2014

The Minster of Works and Human Settlement introduced the Tenancy Amendment Bill of the Kingdom of Bhutan 2014 at the National Council, today.

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Poor apple yield in Paro

PoorAppleYeild-Dawakha-- Nov 20 2014

The onslaught of pests and other unknown diseases have resulted in poor apple yield this year in Dawakha, Paro. Experts, who visited the apple orchards, were unsure as to what caused the trees to die, beside pests.

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Construction of a house suspended in Paro

ConstructionHalted-Paro Nov 20 2014

The construction of a house in Shari Gewog in Paro has been suspended after the Land Record Officials found the land belonged to the public. The house belongs to a retired land official, Tenzin Thinley.

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NEWS IN BRIEF

  • Nov 22 2014

    Come monsoon season, the flooding problem at Shetikhari in Gelegphu will be solved permanently. The Department of Roads is constructing a 100-meter bridge in the area. The bridge, costing over Nu.8 MN, is expected to be completed by July 2015. Shetikhari is located along the Gelegphu-Zhemgang highway. It is about one and a half kilometers from Gelegphu town towards Zhemgang.

  • Nov 22 2014

    The parents of a 24-year-old student, who died by alleged suicide, have lodged a complaint with the police in Wangduephodrang. They suspect foul play behind their son’s death. The deceased was a class 12 student.

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    November 24, Monday (2nd day of the 10th Bhutanese month)
    GOOD DAY TOPerform annual rituals only.
    NOT A GOOD DAY TOStart new business, marry, hold celebrations, handing-taking over offices and venture on a long journey.
    Rest of the week
  • Weather Forecast

    November 24
    Thimphu
    Paro

    Max: 17
    Min: 3

    Max: 17
    Min: 2
    Time of sunrise & sunset
    (24/11/2014)

    Sunrise: 6:27am
    Sunset: 5:07pm
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    US Dollar Buy rate for denominations 50 and below55.04-
    UK Pound95.6598.30
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    Japanese Yen (100)51.5052.95
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