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Samchholing’s green tea business flourishes

Passang, Trongsa

Aug 16, 2018

Green tea plantation is becoming a lucrative business for the people of Samcholing in Trongsa. The Samchholing Green Tea Cooperative says with the yield getting better by the year, the business is picking up well.

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Masutake continues as key source of livelihood for Geneps

Kinley Dem, Thimphu

Aug 16, 2018

For the people of Geney Gewog in Thimphu, Masutake, locally known as Sangay Shamu, is to them what cordyceps is to the Highlanders. The highly sought-after mushroom, known for its distinct spicy-aromatic odour, fetches them about Nu 150,000 every year.

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Reminiscing about Samdrup Jongkhar’s old cinema

Kinley Wangchuk, Samdrup Jongkhar

Aug 16, 2018

When Samdrup Jongkhar got a cinema hall back in the 1950s, it was one of the first dzongkhags in the country to get a place to screen films. Located in the heart of the town, the cinema was once a popular place to hang out.

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Greenhouses enable Lunaps to grow more varieties of vegetables

Sherub Dorji, Gasa

Aug 9, 2018

Not so long ago, the people in Lunana could grow only radish, potato and spinach. But now they grow a host of other vegetables, such as beans, cabbage, chilies, and even maize thanks to greenhouses.

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Fuel price increases over 20 times since November last year

Sep 18, 2018

The fuel prices yet again witnessed a fresh hike on Monday morning, with petrol and diesel being sold at Nu 69.07 and 68.12 per litre respectively in the capital. These are the highest rates since July 2014.

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DNT sticks with its initial 47 candidates

Sep 18, 2018

Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) has decided to declare its initial 47 candidates, who represented the party in the primary round, to contest the general elections too.

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Film and comic on legendary warrior Pemi Tshewang Tashi released

Sep 18, 2018

A group of young Bhutanese artists have brought to life the legendary warrior, Pemi Tshewang Tashi, in an illustrated comic. It was launched yesterday.

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Need for a motorable bridge over Namling stream

Sep 18, 2018

The commuters travelling along the Monggar- Bumthang highway say there is a need for a motorable bridge over a stream in Namling.

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Trashi Yangtse dzongkhag to collect rent from residents of Doksum town

Sep 18, 2018

Beginning November this year, the residents of the old Doksum town in Trashi Yangtse will have to pay rent to the dzongkhag administration.

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Low cardamom price leaves farmers in Darla disappointed

Sep 18, 2018

The farmers of Darla Gewog in Chhukha are not happy with the current cardamom price in Phuentshogling. They said within a few years time, the price of cardamom has decreased significantly.

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CURRENT AFFAIRS PROGRAMME


Zakar

Tuesday, September 11(2nd Day of 8th Bhutanese Month)
GOOD DAY TOTo make annual and scheduled calendar offerings only.
NOT A GOOD DAY TOTo consecrate, appoint to new post, start education, hand and take over office, start new business, shift house, enter new house, hold good discussion, marry and venture on a long journey.
Rest of the week

Weather

For August 25
Thimphu
Paro

Max: 29
Min: 16

Max: 25
Min: 15
Time of sunrise & sunset for Thimphu (August 25)

Sunrise: 5:36am
Sunset: 6:29pm
Other Districts

Currency

For July 13
NoteBuySell
US Dollar67.6069.70
US Dollar Buy rate for denominations 50 and below60.84-
UK Pound89.2591.75
Euro78.8581.05
Japanese Yen (100)60.0561.75
Swiss Franc67.7069.65
Hong Kong Dollar8.608.85
Canadian Dollar51.2052.60
Australian Dollar49.8551.25
Singapore Dollar49.5550.95
Danish Kroner10.6010.90
Norwegian Kroner8.358.55
Swedish Kroner7.607.85
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