Wednesday, June 20, 2018
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The last surviving potter of Gangzur

Yeshi Nidup, Lhuentse

Apr 8, 2018

Pottery making, one of Bhutan’s traditional crafts, is on the verge of extinction. In Gangzur in Lhuentse, the fate of this ancient tradition rest in the hands of Tshewang Choden.

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Laya’s traditional hat under threat of disappearance

Sherub Dorji, Gasa

Apr 8, 2018

Laya’s traditional bamboo hat, once widely worn by its women, is fast disappearing. There aren’t many weavers left around now and the women too seldom wear their the hats.

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Traditional Korean room heating system piloted in Gasa

Sherub Dorji, Gasa

Apr 3, 2018

The use of Gudeul, a traditional Korean room heating technology, has been successfully piloted in Gasa.

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Bhutanese working in Kuwait and their stories

Phub Gyem, Kuwait

Mar 19, 2018

Wearing a big, radiant smile on her face, 28-year-old Tshering Dema helps a female customer looking to buy a perfume in a shopping mall in Kuwait. Tshering Dema is one of the 385 Bhutanese living and working in Kuwait.

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Landslides triggered by rain obstruct traffic on Gyalpoizhing-Nganglam highway

Jun 20, 2018

Landslides triggered by overnight rain have blocked the road near Kuri-Gongri confluence along Gyalpoizhing-Nganglam highway.

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Many farmers reaping benefits of Sustainable Land Management Project

Jun 20, 2018

A three-year pilot project on sustainable land management has benefitted many farmers of Jarey Gewog in Lhuentse. The project is a scientifically proven and widely accepted global initiative towards combating land degradation.

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Punakha successfully harvests organic watermelons

Jun 20, 2018

Initiated under the Integrated Horticulture Promotional Project of JICA, this is the first successful watermelon harvest in western region.

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Farmers increase mango produce in Nanong

Jun 20, 2018

Few years ago, farmers had to fell orange trees after they were affected by citrus greening. As a replacement to oranges, 80 households started growing mango trees.

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Woman conned out of Nu 80,000 by unknown scammers

Jun 19, 2018

A 47-year-old woman in Thimphu lost Nu 80,000 to two unknown scammers on WhatsApp earlier this month.

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CURRENT AFFAIRS PROGRAMME


Zakar

Wednesday, June 20 (7th Day of 5th Bhutanese Month)
GOOD DAY TOPerform annual rituals only.
NOT A GOOD DAY TOConstruct new Ku-Sung-Thukten, consecrate, appease gods and deities, do Chagu, roof house, enter into new house, handing-taking over offices, marry, hold celebration, give promotion, shift house, venture on a long journey, sell land and domestic animals.
Rest of the week

Weather

For June 20
Thimphu
Paro

Max: 27
Min: 15

Max: 26
Min: 14
Time of sunrise & sunset for Thimphu (June 20)

Sunrise: 5:06am
Sunset: 6:59pm
Other Districts

Currency

For June 15
NoteBuySell
US Dollar66.6068.80
US Dollar Buy rate for denominations 50 and below59.94-
UK Pound89.4591.90
Euro78.8080.95
Japanese Yen (100)60.5562.30
Swiss Franc67.7569.65
Hong Kong Dollar8.508.70
Canadian Dollar51.4052.85
Australian Dollar50.3551.75
Singapore Dollar49.9551.75
Danish Kroner10.5510.85
Norwegian Kroner8.358.55
Swedish Kroner7.757.95
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