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Pema Gatshel Chhimoong’s traditional offerings

Thinley Dorji, Pema Gatshel

Apr 22 2015

Many local villages and communities have their own age-old tradition of making offerings to their local deities. It is to bring peace and harmony and also to ward-off evil spirits. One such tradition called Dueza is still being practised in Chhimoong Gewog under Pema Gatshel.

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Trongsa town expands to Sherabling

Trongsa town expands to Sherabling

Komal Kharka

Apr 7 2015

Ever since Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Project Authority and Nikachu Hydropower Project began, Trongsa Dzongkhag is seeing an increasing population.

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Dairy groups struggling to stay afloat

Dairy groups struggling to stay afloat

Pema Namgay, Kanglung

Mar 4 2015

Despite the success of some dairy groups in Trashigang, some of them are struggling to survive. Domkhar-Mangthung Om Detshen, a dairy group under Kanglung Gewog is one of them.

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Government pledges trigger fierce debate

Government pledges trigger fierce debate- May 22 2015

The discussion on the pledges, made by the government during the election campaign, triggered a fierce debate in the National Assembly, yesterday. It started after the petition made by the people of Thimphu Dzongkhag on the need for the government to fulfil their pledges of providing utility vehicles, power tillers and black topping of the Gewog centre roads.

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Government questioned on three new colleges

Government questioned on three new colleges- May 22 2015

Boomdeling-Jamkhar MP, Dupthob asked the government on the status of their pledge to construct three new colleges in the East as part of the “Rising East”, Programme.

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STCB to export boulders and vegetables

STCB to export boulders and vegetables-- May 20 2015

The State Trading Corporation of Bhutan Limited (STCBL) is exploring the possibility of large-scale export of vegetables and boulders to India and Bangladesh. This follows after the government hinted on taking away its explosive business, which is its second largest revenue-earning portfolio.

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Armyworms invade Trongsa

army worms-Trongsa May 20 2015

Farmers in Trongsa are busy battling armyworms. Swarms of armyworms are eating away crops in Trongsa’s four gewogs; Draagteng, Langthil, Nubi and Tangsibji, according to agriculture office in Trongsa.

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Man sentenced for raping a minor

tsirang district court May 20 2015

Tsirang District Court sentenced a 33-year-old man from Paksey, Khibisa Gewog, under Dagana to nine years and six months in prison for raping a minor and possessing contraband substance.

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NEWS IN BRIEF

  • May 22 2015

    A live musical performance and cultural show was organized to mark the 60th birth anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo at Rangjung in Trashigang. The program was organized on Saturday last week in Rangjung Woesel Choeling monastery. Bhutanese singers and school students performed various cultural programs.

  • May 22 2015

    Some 30 business owners and managers were trained on business ethics in Gelephu. The training was to educate and ensure that the business houses conduct business in an ethical and responsible ways for long-term sustainability and achieve economic growth in the country.The training was initiated by the labour and human resources ministry.

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Saturday, May 23 (5th day of 4th Bhutanese Month)
GOOD DAY TOGive promotion, marry, hold celebration, learn astrology, shift house, start new business, hold important discussions, sow seeds, plant plants and flower.
NOT A GOOD DAY TOConsecrate, roof house, hoist prayer flags and enter into new house.
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For May 23
Thimphu
Paro

Max: 26
Min: 11

Max: 24
Min: 13
Time of sunrise & sunset
(23/05/2015)

Sunrise: 5:10am
Sunset: 6:45pm
Other Districts

Currency

For May 21
NoteBuySell
US Dollar62.7064.75
US Dollar Buy rate for denominations 50 and below56.43-
UK Pound98.15100.90
Euro69.8571.80
Japanese Yen (100)51.8053.25
Swiss Franc67.2069.10
Hong Kong Dollar8.108.30
Canadian Dollar51.4052.85
Australian Dollar49.4550.85
Singapore Dollar46.9048.25
Danish Kroner9.359.65
Norwegian Kroner8.308.55
Swedish Kroner7.557.75
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