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GLOF threat from Lunana looms large

Sherub Dorji, Lunana

Sep 28, 2018

Lunana, one of Bhutan’s northern-most regions, is pristine. It remains largely untouched by humans. But amidst its hypnotic beauty lurks danger. The danger of glacial lake outbursts flood (GLOF). And the threat is looming large.

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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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A big win for women, Bhutan elects 7 of 10 women

Oct 19, 2018

It was a big win for the women of Bhutan as the country elected seven of the 10 women candidates who contested in the General Election of the Third Parliamentary National Assembly Election yesterday.

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Nation goes to the polls to elect new government

Oct 18, 2018

Bhutan went to polls today to decide the country's third democratically elected government. The two parties- Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa and Druk Phuensum Tshogpa contesting the general election would get to form the new government.  

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ECB warns DNT’s Dewathang _Gomdar candidate and CSO employee in separate election cases

Oct 18, 2018

The Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) warned Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa’s candidate of Dewathang _Gomdar Constituency and two respondents in Samdrup Jongkhar for third-party campaigning yesterday. 

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Bhutan goes to the polls tomorrow to elect new government

Oct 17, 2018

The nation will tomorrow decide which of the two parties- DNT and DPT- contesting the elections would get to form the country’s third democratically elected government.

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Wild boars ravage maize in Nangkor

Oct 17, 2018

The people of Nangkor village of Shumar Gewog, Pema Gatshel grow maize twice a year, but they end up having to share their harvest with the wild boars.

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Contractor detained in stabbing case

Oct 17, 2018

A contractor from Trashigang is in  Paro police custody for allegedly stabbing a taxi driver to death and injuring his recently divorced wife. 

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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 October 17
Thimphu
Paro

Max: 21
Min: 5

Max: 20
Min: 4
Time of sunrise & sunset for Thimphu (October 17)

Sunrise: 6.02 AM
Sunset:5.31PM
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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