Monday, May 20, 2019

The Last Shepherd of Thakhorling village in Tsirang

Namgay Wangchuk,Tsirang

May 16, 2019

Seventy-eight years old Dhan Maya Tamang serves breakfast for her 74 years old husband Phurba Tamang in the morning and restlessly waits for him to finish eating because a flock of over twenty sheep were bleating in the lush cardamom field. They are calling for their old shepherd to untie them.

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Engaging local community in conserving snow leopards

Sangay Chezom, Paro

Apr 18, 2019

Bhutan is one of the 12 countries in Asia that is home to snow leopards. However, due to human encroachment for poaching and retaliatory killings, the endangered big cats are losing their habitat.

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Dagana farmers target schools as an alternative market

Namgay Wangchuk, Dagana

Apr 2, 2019

Farmers' group of Dagana are persuading the schools in their locality to opt for locally grown vegetables over the imported ones. While the farmers will get a ready market, the students can have access to organic vegetables.

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The extinct craft of weaving cotton fabrics in Wangphu

Kinley Wangchuk, Samdrup Jongkhar

Mar 29, 2019

The age-old tradition of weaving fabrics from cotton in Wangphu Gewog of Samdrup Jongkhar, once widely prevalent has long been disappeared.  

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A call for creating more liveable and affordable thromdes. 

May 17, 2019

Going by the records of the National Statistics Bureau's (NSB) Dzongkhag Population Projections, Thimphu alone will have 260,00 by 2047. It also projects the urban population to rise through constant urban-rural growth difference. And as the urban areas get more crowded with settlements, the vision to provide liveable and affordable urban facilities is challenged.

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New mobile app BTTV launched

May 17, 2019

With the launch of a mobile app, BTTV, anyone with a smartphone can now watch Bhutan Broadcasting Service (BBS) channels in their phones. Bhutan Telecom (BT) launched the mobile app coinciding the fourth BT day in Phuentshogling today.

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Experts discuss smart urban planning

May 17, 2019

Traffic congestion, concentrated waste disposal, rising costs in housing, increasing inequality and loss of a sense of community are some of the challenges Bhutan is facing due to rapid urbanisation. And these challenges have been particularly experienced in Thimphu and Phuentsholing.

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Installation of HDPE pipes at Memelakha to increase the landfill’s life span

May 17, 2019

The lifespan of Thimphu Thromde’s landfill at Memelakha is expected to be more than the recently projected period of four years after the installation of High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) pipes at the site. The works for the installation of pipes began on May 15.

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Poor chilli yield & low price disappoints farmers in Chhaling_Dhopang, Monggar

May 17, 2019

Green chillies from Chhaling_Dhopang chiwog in Monggar have hit the local market. However, the farmers are disappointed with the low price this year.

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Fire razes BT office in Gasa

May 17, 2019

A fire yesterday afternoon has burnt down a single-storey Bhutan Telecom(BT) office in Gasa. The house is also the residence of the three employees of the company.

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Saturday, May 18(15th Day of 4th Bhutanese Month)
GOOD DAY TOTo conduct Tshogkhor, Lhamoi Tshonglab, make thousand butter lamp offerings, recite religious texts, hoist Lungdhar, appoint to new post, shift house, enter new house, hold good discussion, approach higher authority, start new business, make medicine and start medication, set up storage.
NOT A GOOD DAY TOTo marry and celebrate, appease Naga and install vase(Bumter).
Rest of the week


May 18

Max: 23
Min: 10

Min: 9
Time of sunrise & sunset for Thimphu (May 18)

Other Districts


For 16th May
USD DENOMINATION (50 & above)69.3071.45
USD DENOMINATION (5,10 & 20) 67.22-
USD DENOMINATION (1 & 2)65.84-
UK Pound89.35 91.80
Euro77.55 79.70
Japanese Yen (100)63.30 65.10
Swiss Franc68.75 70.65
Hong Kong Dollar8.80 9.05
Canadian Dollar51.35 52.80
Australian Dollar47.90 49.25
Singapore Dollar50.55 52.00
Danish Kroner10.40 10.70
Norwegian Kroner7.90 8.15
Swedish Kroner7.20 7.40
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