Saturday, March 28, 2015
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Feature Dairy groups struggling to stay afloat

Dairy groups struggling to stay afloat

Pema Namgay, Kanglung

Mar 4 2015

Despite the success of some dairy groups in Trashigang, some of them are struggling to survive. Domkhar-Mangthung Om Detshen, a dairy group under Kanglung Gewog is one of them.

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Monpas mourn lost tradition

Feb 22 2015

Monpa’s of Jangbi in Trongsa maybe losing their tradition of wearing their ancestral dress called the Pagay, but the dialect they speak still remain popular within the community.

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Trongsa Nyagoe wins the strong men competition

Feb 21 2015

The audience jumped like popcorns in a hot pan as the strongmen competition started off today at the changlimithang stadium coinciding with the birth anniversary of His Majesty the King.

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In pursuit of affordable accommodation

Sonam Wangdi, Phuentshogling

Feb 9 2015

Unaffordable accommodation in Phuentshogling continues to drive thousands of Bhutanese across the border and make a home in Indian town of Jaigoan.

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Other Stories

Wild animals losing habitat

Wild animals losing habitat Mar 26 2015

The number of wild animals losing their habitat has increased ever since Punatshangchhu Hydropower Project began. The Divisional Forest Office in Wangdue Phodrang has rescued around 15 Sambar deer since 2009 till date. All rescued deer are kept in a temporary Wildlife Rescue Centre in Lobesa.

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Contractor asked to rework on water supply connection

Contractor asked to rework on water supply connection- Mar 26 2015

The contractor of Chenla Construction in Trashigang has been asked to redo the water supply connection of Pam Primary School. The directive comes after an investigation by a committee formed by the dzongkhag.

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Bangladeshi Community celebrates Independence and National Day

Bangladeshi Community celebrates Independence and National Day Mar 26 2015

Bangladeshi Community in Thimphu celebrated its 44th Independence and National Day at the Bangladesh Embassy in the capital, today. Senior officials representing the Royal Government of Bhutan also attended the celebrations.

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Photo exhibition inaugurated

In the Service of Our Kings- Photo Exhibition- Mar 26 2015

The exhibition titled, “In the Service of Our Kings” was inaugurated by Her Majesty the Queen Mother Ashi Sangay Choden Wangchuck at the Royal Textile Academy in Thimphu today.

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A ready market for farmers

A ready market for farmers Mar 26 2015

The agriculture ministry will no longer provide free seeds and fertilisers to the farmers. Instead, the ministry will be initiating a new programme through which, it will directly buy rice grains from farmers and sell it in the market.

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NEWS IN BRIEF

  • Mar 20 2015

    Bhutan continues to import huge amounts of rice, meat, edible oil and vegetables. According to the annual report published by the Royal Monetary Authority, Bhutan imported essential food items worth Nu. 6.3 billion between 2012 and 2013. Between 2011and 2012, Bhutan imported essential food items worth Nu. 5.1 billion. Rice import constituted Nu. 1.5B while 1.3B worth of meat was imported in the same year. On the other hand, only Nu 1B worth of food was exported.

  • Mar 20 2015

    Forest range office in Wangdue has caught smuggling walnut consignments. Following a tip-off officials seized around 117 cubic feet walnut logs when trying to smuggle under the cover of darkness. The man was apprehended on the 18th of this month in Taksha. He was fined around Nu. 74,000.

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Saturday, March 28 (9th day of 2nd Bhutanese Month)
GOOD DAY TOPerform daily rituals only.
NOT A GOOD DAY TOConsecrate house, propitiate gods and deities, give promotion, shift house, roof house, marry, start new business, venture on a long journey, hold important discussions and hold celebrations.
Rest of the week

Weather

For Mar 28
Thimphu
Paro

Max: 21
Min: 5

Max: 16
Min: 5
Time of sunrise & sunset
(28/03/2015)

Sunrise: 6:01am
Sunset: 6:15pm
Other Districts

Currency

For Mar 28-30
NoteBuySell
US Dollar61.6063.65
US Dollar Buy rate for denominations 50 and below55.44-
UK Pound91.5594.10
Euro66.7068.55
Japanese Yen (100)51.6053.10
Swiss Franc63.7065.60
Hong Kong Dollar7.958.15
Canadian Dollar49.2550.60
Australian Dollar48.0549.35
Singapore Dollar44.9546.20
Danish Kroner8.909.20
Norwegian Kroner7.707.90
Swedish Kroner7.157.35
Courtesy: BNBL
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