Monday, January 20, 2020

Donating her kidney to a total stranger

Dec 3, 2019

If you have an impulse to kindness, act on it. That's what 29-year-old Tshering Choden from Pema Gatshel did. Without giving a second thought, she donated one of her kidneys to save someone's life. Interestingly, that someone is a total stranger.

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Towards a clean environment – more vigorously- a waste management business

Nov 6, 2019

It is said one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. And this has turned out to be true for a family in Trashigang that has ventured into a waste management business.

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‘Pangbara/Kambja’ cultivation on the decline

Nov 4, 2019

Upland paddy cultivation was once widely practised in the eastern region as well as in a few districts like Zhemgang and Sarpang. But farmers slowly stopped the cultivation. But there is one man in Lamthang under Goshing Gewog in Zhemgang who still cultivate upland paddy.

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Bhutan’s first woman satellite engineer

Oct 15, 2019

Space engineering is globally still considered as a male-dominated profession. However, in Bhutan, Yeshi Choden helped break this stereotype when she became the first woman satellite engineer in the country.

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Samdrup Jongkhar Moenlam Chhenmo begins

Jan 18, 2020

The Dorji Lopen of Zhung Dratshang is presiding over the fourth annual Moenlam Chhenmo which began in Samdrup Jongkhar from today.

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Foothills Festival- the economy’s change maker

Jan 18, 2020

Following the success of the past Foothills Festival in Sarpang, local farm production has picked up in the district. This is evident from the increased number of farmers with their produce at the festival’s 3rd edition.

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Bad road condition between Chagzam and Doksum irks commuters

Jan 18, 2020

Commuters along the Chagzam-Doksum road between Trashigang and Trashi Yangtse are disappointed with the bad road condition. Despite being a primary national highway, the 15-kilometre stretch of road between Chagzam and Doksum is not yet completely blacktopped. Since the blacktopping works began in 2016, only around three kilometres had been blacktopped so far.

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New Bangladesh Ambassador presents credentials to His Majesty

Jan 17, 2020

The Ambassador of Bangladesh to Bhutan, HE A.K.M. Shahidul Karim presented credentials to His Majesty The King at the Tashichhodzong today. 

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Two new clauses proposed in rape of a pregnant woman, National Council

Jan 17, 2020

The Member of Parliament (MP) of Punakha proposed the amendments of grading of sexual offences along with suggestions of a few new clauses that need to be included in the case of rape of a pregnant woman.

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LG Amendment Bill 2020 deferred to the 5th session

Jan 17, 2020

The National Assembly deferred the Local Government Amendment Bill 2020 to the fifth session of the third parliament, today. 

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Sunday, January 19(25th Day of 11th Bhutanese Month)
GOOD DAY TOTo make regular offerings only.
NOT A GOOD DAYTo appease local deities, appoint to new posts, start education, start a new business, shift house, enter a new house, marry and celebrate, roof house and hoist prayer flags.
Rest of the week


January 19

Max: 13
Min: -4

Min: -3

Time of sunrise & sunset for Thimphu (January 19)

Other Districts


For 19th January
USD DENOMINATION (50 & above)70.0072.20
USD DENOMINATION (5,10 & 20) 67.90-
USD DENOMINATION (1 & 2)66.50-
UK Pound91.6094.10
Japanese Yen (100)63.4565.25
Swiss Franc72.4574.50
Hong Kong Dollar9.009.25
Canadian Dollar53.6055.15
Australian Dollar48.3049.65
Singapore Dollar51.9553.45
Danish Kroner10.4010.70
Norwegian Kroner7.357.60
Swedish Kroner7.858.10
Courtesy: BOB
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