Thursday, September 18, 2014
Feature Poverty higher in eastern dzongkhags- Abi Tashi

Poverty higher in eastern dzongkhags

Tenzin Rabgye, Thimphu

Sep 12 2014

Abi Tashi, 80, does not know where her next meal is coming from. She lives in a ramshackle of a house in Poikhar, Monggar with her 56-year-old daughter who is suffering from speech disability.

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Avacado, the most popular fruit in Zhemgang

Avacado, the most popular fruit in Zhemgang

Pema Samdrup, Zhemgang

Sep 12 2014

Avacado is the most popular and widely grown fruit in Zhemgang. Thanks to Dasho Nishioka who introduced the fruit in the country in the 1960s.

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Stuffed tiger toys guard maize fields

Pema Namgay, Kanglung

Sep 9 2014

Stuffed tiger toys have taken over the duty of guarding the maize fields from the farmers in most parts of eastern districts. Farmers find it effective to place tiger dolls near their maize fields to scare away the monkeys.

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Samrang Gewog lights up from the darkness

Kinley Wangchuk, Samdrup Jongkhar

Aug 22 2014

The pitch dark nights in the villages of Samrang Gewog under Samdrup Jongkhar is now a tale of yore now. Samrang Gewog is one of the eight gewogs to receive electricity recently.

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No age limit for the love of football

Phurba, Gelegphu

Aug 18 2014

Age is no bar if you love a game. This is the message the 65-year-old Ugyen Namgay is sending out at the first ever veteran’s football tournament underway in Gelegphu.

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A school earning a million from waste

Tshering Denkar & Yeshi Choden, Thimphu

Aug 16 2014

Jigme Losel Primary School in Thimphu earned about a million ngultrum by selling wastes last year. The school started the initiative of collecting and selling wastes in July last year.

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Other Stories

Man detained for possessing contraband substance

ContrabandSubstance-Phuentshogling Sep 17 2014

The Narcotic Drug and Law Enforcement Unit of Phuentshogling Police detained a 25-year-old man from Pema Gatshel in connection with illegal possession of controlled substances.

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Bear mauls a man

BearMual-kangpar Sep 17 2014

A bear mauled a 34-year-old man from in Kangpar Gewog in Trashigang. He suffered major injuries on his right eye. He is undergoing treatment at JDWNR Hospital in Thimphu.

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His Majesty grants land kidu to 6,718 households

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His Majesty The King granted land Kidu to 6,718 households, including those who were eligible for land substitution in Zhemgang, yesterday.

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Health Worker apprehended for circulating suicide victims’ picture

Sep 16 2014

The police have apprehended a health worker for circulating the picture of Bumthang’s suicide victims. He was detained on September 12, two days after the incident.

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Thousand butter lamps for flood victims of Jammu and Kashmir

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The Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay, and Indian Ambassador, Gautam Bambawale, offered prayers and lit a thousand butter lamps at the Kuenrey in Tashichhodzong, today.

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Chang Ugyen refutes OAG’s allegations

ThimphuDistrictCourt-ChangUgyenCase Sep 15 2014

The former Royal Advisory Councillor, Chang Ugyen, refuted the Office of the Attorney General’s allegations against him of creating a fake land registration certificate, in his opening statement before the Thimphu District Court, this morning.

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Amochu Bridge nearing completion

AmochuBridge Sep 15 2014

The much-delayed Amochu Bridge is finally nearing completion. Only seven percent of the work remains with the arch complete.

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Body of a man recovered

Sep 15 2014

A body of a man was recovered from the Kurichhu Hydropower Dam this morning, after a week long search. The Police handed over the body to the family members.

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  • Sep 15 2014

    The Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay, announced that the farm road Kawang Gewog under Thimphu will be blacktopped. He made the announcement during his visit to Kawang Gewog Center, yesterday. The Prime Minister said blacktopping the road would improve the livelihood and business opportunities of the community. The 3.3-kilometer road will be blacktopped in October this year. The existing farm road was constructed in 2003.

  • Sep 12 2014

    A 51-women delegation from India met young Bhutanese women entrepreneurs to build business tie-ups and explore business opportunities, yesterday. Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry invited 30 young Bhutanese women entrepreneurs but only 15 turned up for the meeting. Some of the business areas of interest include gem and jewelry, education, travel, and trade among others. The delegation will leave on Sunday.

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    September 19, Friday (26th day of the 7th Bhutanese month)
    GOOD DAY TOPerform daily rituals only.
    NOT A GOOD DAY TOGive promotion, learn astrology, shift house, start new business, enter into new house, roof house and venture on a long journey.
    Rest of the week
  • Weather Forecast

    September 18

    Max: 27
    Min: 15

    Max: 25
    Min: 13
    Time of sunrise & sunset

    Sunrise: 5:47am
    Sunset: 6:04pm
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  • Currency

    For September 18
    US Dollar60.0062.00
    US Dollar Buy rate for denominations 50 and below54.00-
    UK Pound97.85100.50
    Japanese Yen (100)55.9057.50
    Swiss Franc64.2066.00
    Hong Kong Dollar7.757.95
    Canadian Dollar54.7556.30
    Australian Dollar54.4555.95
    Singapore Dollar47.5048.85
    Danish Kroner10.4510.75
    Norwegian Kroner9.409.65
    Swedish Kroner8.408.65
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