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Pema Gatshel Chhimoong’s traditional offerings

Thinley Dorji, Pema Gatshel

Apr 22 2015

Many local villages and communities have their own age-old tradition of making offerings to their local deities. It is to bring peace and harmony and also to ward-off evil spirits. One such tradition called Dueza is still being practised in Chhimoong Gewog under Pema Gatshel.

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Trongsa town expands to Sherabling

Trongsa town expands to Sherabling

Komal Kharka

Apr 7 2015

Ever since Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Project Authority and Nikachu Hydropower Project began, Trongsa Dzongkhag is seeing an increasing population.

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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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End of construction boom in Thimphu?

Contruction- Decline- Apr 24 2015

The number of proposals to construct houses has deceased drastically in Thimphu. In 2012-13, Thimphu Thromde received over 500 proposals for the construction of new buildings. The number of proposals dropped to only about 70-80 proposals, last year.

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Bhutanese documentary wins Neuro Film Festival

Bhutan Epilepsy Project- Apr 24 2015

“The Curse, Bhutan Epilepsy Project” a documentary by Project Director, Sonam Yangzom won the Grand First Prize at the Neuro Film Festival in the US.

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Better Business Council in the offing

Apr 24 2015

Representatives from the government, Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Druk Holding and Investments, Associations of Tourism and Bhutanese Industries and the Construction Association of Bhutan met in the capital this week to discuss the establishment of Better Business Council.

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DPT wants to withdraw its case against Dasho Benji

DPT wants to withdraw its case against Dasho Benji Apr 23 2015

The Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) wants to withdraw the case against Dasho Paljor J Dorji, popularly known as Dasho Benji. The Opposition Party’s reasoning to the court was that the case had led to varied discussions among the people and was creating a divisive society. This, they said, was setting a wrong precedence as it was giving opportunity to the disgruntled people to create misunderstanding in the society.

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NEWS IN BRIEF

  • Apr 23 2015

    Two men from Samdrup Jongkhar are in police custody in Jalpaiguri in India. They were arrested when the forestry officials found them carrying leopard skin and bones. Police in Phuentshogling said the men were probably arrested the day before.

  • Apr 23 2015

    Bangladesh thrashed Bhutan by 16 goals to nil in the Asian Football Confederation Under-14 Girls’ Regional Championship in Nepal. In the first match, Bhutan lost to India by 12 goals to nil. Bhutan along with Bangladesh and India are in Group B. A total of seven teams from Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Iran, the Maldives and Sri Lanka are taking in the championship. The final will be played on Saturday.

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Saturday, April 25 (7th day of 3rd Bhutanese Month)
GOOD DAY TOConsecrate, give promotion, do Chagu, give promotion, enter into new house, learn astrology, shift house, start new business, hold important discussions, handing-taking over offices, make medicine, meet superiors, roof house, sow seeds, plant plants and flower.
NOT A GOOD DAY TOMarry, hold celebrations and sell land.
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Weather

For Apr 25
Thimphu
Paro

Max: 21
Min: 6

Max: 18
Min: 5
Time of sunrise & sunset
(25/04/2015)

Sunrise: 5:28am
Sunset: 6:31pm
Other Districts

Currency

For April 24
NoteBuySell
US Dollar62.2064.25
US Dollar Buy rate for denominations 50 and below55.98-
UK Pound93.3595.90
Euro66.7568.60
Japanese Yen (100)51.8053.25
Swiss Franc64.4066.25
Hong Kong Dollar8.008.25
Canadian Dollar50.8052.20
Australian Dollar48.0549.35
Singapore Dollar46.1547.45
Danish Kroner8.959.20
Norwegian Kroner7.808.05
Swedish Kroner7.107.30
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