Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Monpas mourn lost tradition

Feb 22 2015

Monpa’s of Jangbi in Trongsa maybe losing their tradition of wearing their ancestral dress called the Pagay, but the dialect they speak still remain popular within the community.

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Trongsa Nyagoe wins the strong men competition

Feb 21 2015

The audience jumped like popcorns in a hot pan as the strongmen competition started off today at the changlimithang stadium coinciding with the birth anniversary of His Majesty the King.

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In pursuit of affordable accommodation

Sonam Wangdi, Phuentshogling

Feb 9 2015

Unaffordable accommodation in Phuentshogling continues to drive thousands of Bhutanese across the border and make a home in Indian town of Jaigoan.

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Pasakha-Manglabari bypass road gets go-ahead signal

Sonam Wangdi, Phuentshogling

Jan 29 2015

The much-talked about bypass road to Pasakha from Manglabari in Jaigaon, India, is finally through. Phuentshogling Thromde officials say works are expected to begin soon and that they have been notified by the Indian counterparts.

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National football team leaves for Thailand to play World Cup qualifying match

National football team leaves for Thailand to play World Cup qualifying match Mar 2 2015

The National football team left for Thailand to acclimatise for the much awaited upcoming World Cup qualifying match, today. The team will play its first match against Sri Lanka in Colombo on March 12.

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Fuel price hiked by Nu 3

Fuel-Hike Mar 2 2015

Petrol and diesel prices were hiked by around Nu 3 a liter by today morning. India revised their fuel price by the same rate Saturday.

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His Majesty grants audience to Indian foreign secretary

HM grants audience to Indian FS Mar 2 2015

His Majesty the King granted an audience to the Indian Foreign Secretary, Dr. S Jaishankar, yesterday.

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Passenger bus collides with a truck killing three

Accident-Hashimari Mar 2 2015

Two men and a woman were killed when the passenger bus travelling from Phuentshogling to Gomtu collided with a truck at 3:45 PM, yesterday. The accident occurred at Madrihaat, close to Hasimara in India.

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Her Majesty launches Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences

Her Majesty launches Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences Feb 28 2015

Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen launched the Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan, this morning. The Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan is an autonomous university mandated with the conduct of education and training programme in medical and health sciences.

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  • Mar 2 2015

    A cricket tournament, the K4 Cup, began in Thimphu on Saturday. In yesterday’s match, Tashas United defeated Youth XI by 115 runs. Ten teams are taking part in the tournament, played during the weekends, at Dechencholing. The final will be played on May 17.

  • Mar 2 2015

    A man, 48, from Lhuentse died on the spot when the trailer truck he was driving fell about 50 meters below the road. The incident occurred on Saturday at around 8:30 PM, about 26 kilometers from Trongsa towards Thimphu. He was transporting construction materials for the Mangdechhu Hydroelectric project. Police said the mechanical failure caused the accident. The Gyalpoi Zimpon’s office in Trongsa offered a semso of 10,000 ngultrum to the family members of the deceased.


Embracing solitude (Pic Courtesy: Tenzin Rabgye)A victory plus one (Pic Courtesy: Tenzin Rabgye)A portrait of innocence (Pic Courtesy: Thrinlay Dorji)The joy of camaraderie (Pic Courtesy: Thrinlay Dorji)The beginning of the end (Pic Courtesy: Tenzin Rabgye)A thing of beauty (Pic Courtesy: Tezin Rabgye)Now I know why a caged scooter whines (Pic Courtesy: Tezin Rabgye)They played together and loved each other (Pic Courtesy: Tezin Rabgye)Who will not forsake the world (Pic Courtesy: Tezin Rabgye)Such stuff as dreams are made on (Pic Courtesy: Tezin Rabgye)Be afraid not to try (Pic Courtesy: Deki Choden)


Wednesday, March 4 (14th day of 1st Bhutanese Month)
GOOD DAY TOPerform annual rituals only.
NOT A GOOD DAY TOConsecrate, give promotion, marry, start military trainings, hold celebrations, shift house, enter into new house, roof house, hold important discussions, handing-taking over offices, start new business, sell land and venture on a long journey.
Rest of the week


For Mar 4

Max: 16
Min: 5

Max: 14
Min: 2
Time of sunrise & sunset

Sunrise: 6:25am
Sunset: 6:02pm
Other Districts


For Mar 3
US Dollar61.0063.00
US Dollar Buy rate for denominations 50 and below54.90-
UK Pound94.0596.65
Japanese Yen (100)50.8552.30
Swiss Franc63.7065.50
Hong Kong Dollar7.858.10
Canadian Dollar48.7550.15
Australian Dollar47.4548.75
Singapore Dollar44.7045.95
Danish Kroner9.159.40
Norwegian Kroner7.958.15
Swedish Kroner7.307.50
Courtesy: BNBL
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