Thursday, August 17, 2017
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Traditional process of dyeing woolen yarns at risk of dying out

Kipchu, Bumthang

Jul 17, 2017

The traditional method of dyeing woolen yarns to weave Yathra in Bumthang is hardly practiced today. The tradition of Yathra weaving is native to Bumthang valley and is particularly popular among the women of Chhumig Gewog.

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Sheep rearing on the brink of disappearance

Kipchu, Bumthang

Jul 13, 2017

Sheep rearing has been the main source of livelihood for the people of Bumthang in the past.  But over the years, as the country became increasingly developed, the sheepherders have seen their way of life and livelihood irreversibly changed.

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Historical tale of Bepzur Chukpo’s Mansion in Tang

Kipchu, Bumthang

May 6, 2017

Three floors, 27 rooms and one great storehouse of history, Bepzur Chukpo’s Mansion, a family home turned museum at Tang Gewog in Bumthang has so much to offer about medieval Bhutanese culture and lifestyle.

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For the love of game, age not barrier

Tshering Dendup, Thimphu

May 6, 2017

When it's about the love for the game, age is insignificant or say age has no bar. This is the message a 50-year-old man is trying to convey, playing alongside those who are way younger to him.

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Calls for an increase in load ceiling for trucks working with Druk Satair

Aug 16, 2017

The local leaders in Pema Gatshel say the current load ceiling of 10 metric tons is hampering the business of truckers working for the Druk Satair Corporation Limited in Pema Gatshel.

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Man receives life sentence for rape & murder

Aug 15, 2017

The 23-year-old man who raped and murdered a 19-year-old girl in Gomtu in March this year has been sentenced to life imprisonment by the Samtse District Court.

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Sengdhen ARI outbreak under control

Aug 15, 2017

An Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI) outbreak reported in Sengdhen Lower Secondary School (SLSS) is under control, Samtse health officials say.

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Indian community celebrates their Independence Day

Aug 15, 2017

The Indian community in Bhutan observed India’s 71st Independence Day at the Indian Embassy in Thimphu today.

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Windstorm affected Nanong farmers receive semso soelra

Aug 15, 2017

Ninety-two households of Tshatshi and Tokarey Chiwogs in Pema Gatshel received a cash semso soelra from His Majesty The King.

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CURRENT AFFAIRS PROGRAMME


PIC of the week
Table manners- Eat at a relaxed pace and with one handThe plural of sheep is also sheep, so I am not alone Hey! I see the whole worldA potted pet needs no manureThe segregated strayFace the sun, waiting for things to come

Zakar

Thursday, August 17 (25th Day of 6th Bhutanese Month)
GOOD DAY TOAppease gods and deities, do Chagu, appoint new military commander, start military training, hold celebration, learn astrology, handing-taking over offices, start new business, hold important discussion, shift house, meet superiors, sow seeds, plant plants and flowers.
NOT A GOOD DAY TOMarry, roof house and sell land.
Rest of the week

Weather

For August 17
Thimphu
Paro

Max: 29
Min: 16

Max: 26
Min: 14
Time of sunrise & sunset
(17/08/2017)

Sunrise: 5:32am
Sunset: 6:41pm
Other Districts

Currency

For August 16
NoteBuySell
US Dollar63.1065.20
US Dollar Buy rate for denominations 50 and below56.79-
UK Pound81.4583.70
Euro74.1576.20
Japanese Yen (100)57.1558.75
Swiss Franc64.9566.80
Hong Kong Dollar8.058.30
Canadian Dollar49.5550.95
Australian Dollar49.5550.85
Singapore Dollar46.2047.50
Danish Kroner9.9510.25
Norwegian Kroner7.958.15
Swedish Kroner7.808.05
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