Sunday, February 14, 2016
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Feature Rescued animals’ own Good Samaritan

Rescued animals’ own Good Samaritan

Yeshi Gyeltshen, Paro

Jan 16 2016

Koniya was rescued a month ago. The mule had broken her legs in an accident. She would have died had she not been rescued by Maya Foundation; a US registered Non Governmental Organization.

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Cashing in from Cardamom

Cashing in from Cardamom

Pema Samdrup, Zhemgang

Jan 8 2016

Of the 170 households in Bjoka Gewog under Zhemgang, only 23 dared venture away from traditional farming of maize and paddy in 2013. The risk has paid off. Within a span of two years, the farmers have sold more than 700 kilograms of cardamom, which fetched about Nu 800,000, the highest any cash crops have ever fetched in the gewog.

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The vanishing practice of sheep rearing-

The vanishing practice of sheep rearing

Surjaman Thapa, Trongsa

Dec 31 2015

Sheep rearing used to be the lifeline for the people of Tagtse, Uesar and Changray villages of Draagten Gewog in Trongsa. The animal’s meat, milk, and wool provided the much needed sustenance to the locals of these villages which otherwise had scanty resources.

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Police

A portrait of an everyday hero

Kuenga Tashi, Phuentshogling

Dec 10 2015

Jigme Norzang, 37, was hailed a hero, during the International Anti-Corruption celebration yesterday, for refusing numerous bribes, when he manned Tanalum check post.

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Other Stories

Death of hundreds of fish still a mystery

Death of hundreds of fish still a mystery- Feb 13 2016

National Environment Commission‘s test does not explain the mystery behind the death of scores of fish in Dungsamchhu in Samdrup Jongkhar. Hundreds of dead fish were washed ashore Dungsamchhu in November, last year, baffling the locals.

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Helicopter used for the first time to control forest fire

fire Feb 12 2016

A helicopter was used to control a forest fire for the first time in Bhutan. Airbus H130 could contain the fire above Sangaygang in Thimphu within about five hours which otherwise could have taken longer. The chopper poured about 270 litres of water every four minutes.

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Two eastern higher secondary schools to be upgraded to colleges

PM Feb 12 2016

The Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay, during Meet the Press session today, said the government has already identified two higher secondary schools to be upgraded to colleges, this year. Establishing three colleges in the East was one of the promises of the government during 2013 elections campaign.

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Government to allow street hawkers to sell food items

MeetThePress-12Feb2016- Feb 12 2016

The government will allow street hawkers to sell their food items in the streets of Thimphu. However, the Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay, during a press conference today, said there will be strict monitoring.

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Local leaders entitled to benefits: Lyonpo Damcho Dorji

MeetThePress-12Feb2016-2- Feb 12 2016

Local Government’s elected members, completing their term in June this year, will be entitled to benefits, the Foreign Minister, Damcho Dorji said. He said their entitlement will be as per the Local Government Entitlement Act.

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Sunday, February 14 (6th Day of 1st Bhutanese Month)
GOOD DAY TOPerform daily rituals only.
NOT A GOOD DAY TOGive promotion, enter into new house, construct new house, roof house, shift house, learn astrology, hold important discussions, start new business and appease Lu (Nagas).
Rest of the week

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For February 14
Thimphu
Paro

Max: 14
Min: -3

Max: 11
Min: -2
Time of sunrise & sunset
(14/02/2016)

Sunrise: 6:41am
Sunset: 5:50pm
Other Districts

Currency

For February 13
NoteBuySell
US Dollar67.1569.40
US Dollar Buy rate for denominations 50 and below60.43-
UK Pound97.45100.10
Euro75.7577.85
Japanese Yen (100)59.6061.30
Swiss Franc68.7570.70
Hong Kong Dollar8.608.85
Canadian Dollar48.2049.60
Australian Dollar47.6048.95
Singapore Dollar48.0549.45
Danish Kroner10.1510.45
Norwegian Kroner7.808.05
Swedish Kroner7.808.20
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