Tuesday, November 21, 2017
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‘Rap’ becoming popular among youngsters in Bhutan

Sonam Pem, Thimphu

Oct 22, 2017

Often times when people hear about Rap, they paint a picture of something negative. But today, the popularity has picked up quite well and rap is now well accepted by the Bhutanese audience. Rap is an abbreviation for Rhythm and Poetry.

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Spiritual essence of offering Ku-Sung-Thug-Ghi-Mendrel

Pema Tshewang, Thimphu

Oct 13, 2017

Ku-Sung-Thug-Ghi-Mendrel is one of the integral parts of religious offerings in Buddhism. It is also believed to be one of the best ways to accumulate merits and purify oneself from all the sins.

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Farmers in Bumthang revive buckwheat cultivation

Kipchu, Bumthang

Oct 12, 2017

Buckwheat cultivation in Bumthang has been on a declining trend over the last few decades. However, the district is now seeing a revival in the cultivation of the traditional crop. Thanks to an initiative by the Dzongkhag Agriculture Sector and the National Biodiversity Centre which aims at diversifying and marketing buckwheat products.

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A 63-year-old man’s love for archery

Pema Tshewang, Thimphu

Oct 5, 2017

Age is just a number for 63-year-old Gyem Dorji from Paro who is taking part in the ongoing open Yangphel style archery tournament with other archers who are much younger than him.

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Her Majesty Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck in Gasa

Nov 20, 2017

The UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador, Her Majesty Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck is now in Gasa as part of Her Majesty’s ongoing high level advocacy tour on priority health and social issues.

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Blacksmith, a disappearing traditional craftsmanship

Nov 20, 2017

Blacksmith, a traditional craft handed down for several hundred years, is on the verge of extinction. With not many blacksmiths remaining and even lesser apprentices showing interest in learning the skill, reviving the age old craft looks challenging.

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Farmers in Zhemgang going commercial way in Banana production

Nov 20, 2017

Banana is the new cash crop for the people of Brumbi village in Zhemgang. Farmers there took up mass banana farming after they found a ready market with the Khengrig Namsum Cooperative.

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Trashigang ups its preparedness level in rescue operation

Nov 20, 2017

Trashigang has upped its preparedness level in terms of search and rescue post disaster or mishaps. They now have more trained personnel for the purpose following a week-long refresher course recently.

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Country’s first POL Service Centre established in Draagteng Gewog

Nov 20, 2017

The Finance Minister Namgay Dorji inaugurated the country’s first Petroleum Oil and Lubricants or POL Service Centre on Saturday at Draagteng Gewog in Trongsa.

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Financial Institution is winner of Monggar’s basketball tournament

Nov 20, 2017

Team ‘Financial Institution’ won the first-ever inter-departmental basketball tournament in Monggar yesterday.

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Tuesday, November 21 (3rd Day of 10th Bhutanese Month)
GOOD DAY TOConstruct religious monuments, consecrate, appease gods and deities, give promotion, handing-taking over offices, learn astrology, shift house, enter into new house, start new business, marry, hold celebration, hold important discussion, sow seeds, plant plants and flowers.
NOT A GOOD DAY TOTake the new born baby out of the house and celebrate birthday.
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Weather

For November 21
Thimphu
Paro

Max: 21
Min: -2

Max: 20
Min: -3
Time of sunrise & sunset
(21/11/2017)

Sunrise: 6:26am
Sunset: 5:08pm
Other Districts

Currency

For November 21
NoteBuySell
US Dollar64.0066.10
US Dollar Buy rate for denominations 50 and below57.60-
UK Pound84.9087.25
Euro75.5577.60
Japanese Yen (100)57.0558.70
Swiss Franc64.7066.55
Hong Kong Dollar8.208.40
Canadian Dollar50.1551.55
Australian Dollar48.4549.80
Singapore Dollar47.2048.55
Danish Kroner10.1510.45
Norwegian Kroner7.758.00
Swedish Kroner7.607.80
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