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Gola Bazaar’s tale of woe

Sonam Phuntsho, Samtse

Dec 16 2014

The shopkeepers in Gola Bazaar in Tashichhoeling Gewog, previously know was Sibsu, are worried of tax in the light of dwindling businesses. They say they face a fierce competition from people across the border.

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Bhutan Archery Federation takes archery promotion a step further

Chechey, Kanglung

Nov 20 2014

Bhutan Archery Federation has taken its national game promotion initiative a step further by taking the game to schools. Archery clubs have been formed in four schools under Kanglung Gewog.

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Open Air Prison for life prisoners

Sonam Lhamo, Thimphu

Nov 17 2014

Five life prisoners, who have served a minimum of 22 years in prison, were sent to Gasa to work at the dzong renovation site, yesterday.

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Commericial potential of biogas

Tashi Choden, Gelegphu

Nov 11 2014

Biogas has gained popularity among the Bhutanese farmers in the last few years due to the many benefits it has. But what is little known among the farmers is that it can be turned into a commercial product to earn some cash. To help them explore the potential, officials from the National Organic Programme are touring the country and meeting with the farmers. The team was in Sarpang Dzongkhag, recently.

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Cycling, a viable mode of transport in Lhamoi Dzingkha

Sonam Wangdi, Phuentshogling

Oct 27 2014

If you happen to visit Lhamoi Dzingkha Dungkhag in Dagana, you will straightaway notice people riding bicycles. Most residents use bicycle to get by.

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Other Stories

Leaked letter on ENERTIA misleading public: PMO

Dec 19 2014

The government says the letter, which talks about the ENERTIA Foundation of India, was leaked to the media. It says the letter has created misinformation and is misleading the public.

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Class XII English paper leaked?

Class XII English paper leaked- Dec 18 2014

The Bhutan Council for School Examinations and Assessment (BCSEA) has received complaints that the Class XII English II paper was leaked.

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Opposition asks government to reinstate “surrendered” secretaries

DPT Dec 18 2014

The Opposition Party, Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT), is asking the government to reinstate the three government secretaries. A press release from DPT states they are calling for the reinstatement of the officers while a transparent investigation process by the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) is being conducted.

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His Majesty says corruption is the biggest concern

His Majesty says corruption is the biggest concern- Dec 18 2014

His Majesty the King said corruption is the biggest concern while working for the country’s future development. His Majesty was addressing the nation during the National Day celebration in Kanglung, yesterday.

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His Majesty confers Lungmar Scarf to the Prime Minister

PM-LungmarScarf Dec 18 2014

His Majesty conferred Lungmar Scarf to the Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay. The Prime Minister had served as the Opposition Leader in 2008-13, during the country’s first democratically elected parliament.

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Tens of thousands gather to observe the National Day

107thNationalDay Dec 17 2014

Tens of thousands of People gathered at Sherubtse ground in Kanglung, Trashigang, to mark the 107th National Day celebration, today.

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Nation to mark the National Day tomorrow

Dec 16 2014

Government offices, schools and institutions will remain closed tomorrow to mark the 107th National Day.

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NEWS IN BRIEF

  • Dec 16 2014

    The Agriculture Minister inaugurated the milk processing unit at Tsamang Gewog in Monggar. The unit is expected to meet the increasing demand of milk and dairy products within the villages. There are about 27 of members in a group. The group produces around 100 liters of milk every day. This is the 6th milk processing unit in Monggar.

  • Dec 16 2014

    The weather is expected to be partly cloudy to mostly sunny across the country on December 17, says the Department of Hydro-Met Services. However, light shower is expected in the isolated places of Eastern Bhutan towards the afternoon.

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    December 20, Saturday (28th day of the 10th Bhutanese month)
    GOOD DAY TOPerform annual rituals only.
    NOT A GOOD DAY TOGive promotion, shift house, start new business, hold important discussion, marry, sell properties, till land and stones.
    Rest of the week
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    December 20
    Thimphu
    Paro

    Max: 17
    Min: -4

    Max: 17
    Min: -5
    Time of sunrise & sunset
    (20/12/2014)

    Sunrise: 6:43am
    Sunset: 5:11pm
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    US Dollar Buy rate for denominations 50 and below55.89-
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    Japanese Yen (100)52.0053.50
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