Saturday, February 25, 2017

The last potters of Gangzur

Sonam Tshering, Monggar

Feb 9 2017

A 21-year-old youth in Gangzur under Lhuentse has taken up pottery as a fulltime business. This has given hope to the people of Gangzur of reviving the traditional art, which is slowly disappearing across the country.

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A year of Bhutan’s history

Demba Tshering, Thimphu

Feb 5 2017

Exactly a year ago, on this day, Bhutan’s history recorded another chapter- a chapter that promised the Wangchuck dynasty’s legacy to continue.

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Locals of Saephu opt for cordyceps over herding yaks

Surjaman Thapa, Trongsa

Feb 4 2017

Herding yak for livelihood is losing its grip on the people of Saephu Gewog in Wangdue Phodrang.

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Karmakora, a t-shirt brand create platform for Bhutanese artists

Sonam Pem, Thimphu

Feb 3 2017

Lack of recognition and opportunities are some of the challenges an artist face in the country.

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Zhemgang youth cooperative group showcase their products

Feb 25 2017

The members of the Khenrig Namsum Cooperative Group are in Thimphu to showcase their food products. Ranging from banana chips to bamboo shoot pickle, the locally made food products are at display at an exhibition underway at the clock tower square in Thimphu.

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BoB Connect Agency, a banking service for rural community launched

Feb 24 2017

The people of Genekha, Khasadrapchu and Jungshina in Thimphu will no longer have to travel to Thimphu to avail themselves of banking services. Thanks to the Bank of Bhutan (BoB) Connect Agency, a new banking service, which was launched in Genekha today.

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Farm road boost orange business in Paibang and Gongphu, Zhemgang

Feb 23 2017

Life has changed for better for the people of Paibang and Gongphu villages under Trong Gewog in Zhemgang since the arrival of farm road last year.

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Monggar DT pushes for school up gradation

Feb 23 2017

Local leaders of Monggar want schools in their gewogs to be either upgraded to high school or transformed into central schools.

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Introduction of electronic Patient Information System (ePIS) delayed

Feb 23 2017

Lack of technical expertise and poor internet connection are delaying the introduction of electronic Patient Information System or ePIS at the Paro District hospital.

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In the Mystical Land of Laya
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Sunday, February 26 (30th Day of 12th Bhutanese Month)
GOOD DAY TOPerform offerings, offer Lhamoi Tshogja, recite religious scripts, offer butter lamps, learn astrology, shift house, enter into new house, start new business, hold important discussions, meet superiors, sow seeds, plant plants and flowers.
NOT A GOOD DAY TORoof house and hoist prayer flags.
Rest of the week


For February 26

Max: 16
Min: 2

Max: 15
Min: 1
Time of sunrise & sunset

Sunrise: 6:280am
Sunset: 6:00pm
Other Districts


For February 25-March 1
US Dollar65.6067.80
US Dollar Buy rate for denominations 50 and below59.04-
UK Pound82.2584.55
Japanese Yen (100)58.2559.90
Swiss Franc65.1567.00
Hong Kong Dollar8.458.70
Canadian Dollar50.5551.95
Australian Dollar50.5551.95
Singapore Dollar46.7048.00
Danish Kroner9.359.60
Norwegian Kroner7.858.10
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