Thursday, June 30, 2016
Feature Locals in Paro pick up mushroom farming-

Locals in Paro pick up mushroom farming

Yeshi Gyeltshen, Paro

May 19 2016

Mushrooms, to some extent, are a dangerous delicacy. People have died for a good mushroom meal; some after consuming poisonous wild mushrooms and some from wild animals attack while mushroom-hunting.

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New technique to keep elephants at bay-

New technique to keep elephants at bay

Sonam Phuntsho, Samtse

May 13 2016

After electric fencing failed to keep one of the most intelligent animals at bay in what is considered elephants’ hotspot conflict zone, a time had come for a new technique.

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Bhutan trains custodian of Xylography-

Bhutan trains custodian of Xylography

Passang, Thimphu

May 12 2016

Ten monks of Dechenphodrang Monastic School in Thimphu are undergoing a training to preserve one of Bhutan’s oldest art form of engraving letters on wooden blocks. They are the first group to undergo a six-month structured training in Xylography.

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Of declining Golden Mahseer-

Of declining Golden Mahseer

Pema Samdrup, Gelegphu

May 12 2016

Department of Livestock under agriculture ministry says the endangered fish species, Golden Mahseer could decline up to 80 percent in the future, if conservation efforts are not initiated.

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Dungsam Polymers, emerging from the red

Dungsam Polymers, emerging from the red (2) Jun 28 2016

The Dungsam Polymers Ltd, which manufactures polythene bags as packaging materials, was able to narrow the amount of losses it suffered in 2015. The company’s losses came down from Nu 28 Million in 2014 to just about Nu 5 million last year.

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Towards skilled Bhutan

NationalWorkforcePlan- Jun 28 2016

To address the growing demand for skilled workers, the Labour and Human Resources ministry has come up with a National Workforce Plan. Through the document, launched yesterday, students will be trained with skills as required by the job market.

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His Majesty visits recently rehabilitated village

HM in Jomotshangkha- Jun 24 2016

His Majesty The King visited Dawathang village in Jomotshangkha in Samdrup Jongkhar where 31 families have begun a new life after receiving land kidu from His Majesty The King.

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Mining sector contributes the least to GDP

Mining sector contributes the least to GDP- Jun 24 2016

The mining sector's contribution to Gross Domestic Product is the lowest with just 2.8 percent. Anti-Corruption Commission’s recent report states the mining sectors in Bhutan have incurred losses of over Nu 160 M.

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Mining sector benefiting only a few: NC

NC-MiningSector- Jun 24 2016

National Council members said the country’s mining sector is benefiting only a few individuals.

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Thursday, June 30 (26th Day of 5th Bhutanese Month)
GOOD DAY TOPerform annual rituals only.
NOT A GOOD DAY TOConsecrate, roof house, marry, enter into new house, handing-taking over offices, shift house, start new business, hold important discussions, make medicine and venture on a long journey.
Rest of the week


For June 30

Max: 27
Min: 16

Max: 25
Min: 14
Time of sunrise & sunset

Sunrise: 5:09am
Sunset: 7:01pm
Other Districts


For June 30
US Dollar66.6068.80
US Dollar Buy rate for denominations 50 and below59.94-
UK Pound89.2591.70
Japanese Yen (100)64.8566.65
Swiss Franc67.9069.85
Hong Kong Dollar8.608.80
Canadian Dollar51.2052.65
Australian Dollar49.4550.80
Singapore Dollar49.3550.70
Danish Kroner9.9010.20
Norwegian Kroner7.908.10
Swedish Kroner7.808.05
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