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Samrang Gewog lights up from the darkness

Kinley Wangchuk, Samdrup Jongkhar

Aug 22 2014

The pitch dark nights in the villages of Samrang Gewog under Samdrup Jongkhar is now a tale of yore now. Samrang Gewog is one of the eight gewogs to receive electricity recently.

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No age limit for the love of football

Phurba, Gelegphu

Aug 18 2014

Age is no bar if you love a game. This is the message the 65-year-old Ugyen Namgay is sending out at the first ever veteran’s football tournament underway in Gelegphu.

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A school earning a million from waste

Tshering Denkar & Yeshi Choden, Thimphu

Aug 16 2014

Jigme Losel Primary School in Thimphu earned about a million ngultrum by selling wastes last year. The school started the initiative of collecting and selling wastes in July last year.

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Chhuzanggang gearing up for commercial farming

Eshori Gurung, Gelegphu

Aug 12 2014

Support from the government to mechanise farming is encouraging more and more farmers in Chhuzanggang gewog under Sarpang Dzongkhag to take up farming. This will go a long way in helping government achieve its target of self sufficiency in rice.

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Cut-off percentage of PE is 50%

PE2014Results- Aug 28 2014

The Royal Civil Service Commission declared the result of the BCSE 2014, Preliminary Examination (PE) today. The cut-off percentage is 50 percent.

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89 students qualify for government loan scheme

Aug 28 2014

Eighty-nine students will pursue higher education under the government student loan scheme for 2014. Of the total, 46 are girls and 43 boys. According to the education ministry over 200 students had applied for the loan scheme.

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Tashi Dedhenling Lhakhang consecrated

HH_Tashi Dedhenling Lhakhang Aug 28 2014

His Holiness the Je Khenpo consecrated the Tashi Dedhenling Lhakhang in Genekha in Thimphu, yesterday.

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BOIC to open up business opportunities

BOIC Luanch Aug 27 2014

The much debated Business Opportunity and Information Centre (BOIC) has officially come into existence. With this, Bhutanese will now be able to access loans to a maximum of Nu. eight million to start business entities.

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Ambassador of Bhutan to Maldives presents credentials

Ambassador-Bhutan-Maldives-Pema Choden-President of the Maldives, Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom- Aug 27 2014

The Ambassador of Bhutan to Maldives, Pema Choden, presented her credentials to the President of the Maldives, Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom on Monday.

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Party workers and door-to-door campaigns hinder free and fair elections?

Newshour-ElectionHurdles-- Aug 27 2014

Party coordinators and door-to-door campaigns during elections divide communities and hinder in conducting free and fair elections. The local leaders of Punakha raised the concern during the recent Dzongkhag Tshogdu. But how genuine are these reasons? Does it really have impact during the election? BBS sought the views of the people from across the country and also some of the politicians.

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  • Aug 29 2014

    For the first time, about 150 persons with disabilities from Thimphu, Paro and other relevant Civil Society Organizations took part in the National Sports Competition. Four athletes with intellectual disability will be selected for the Special Olympics next year in the US. Special Olympics will be the largest sports and humanitarian event anywhere in the world in 2015. It was organised by Draktsho vocational training centre.

  • Aug 22 2014

    Series of activities are being organised in Jigme Sherubling Higher Secondary School in Khaling to commemorate the 60th birth anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth King. The School recently started the recitation of Baza Guru Dungdrup. Youngphula Rinpoche, Lam Jigme Tenzin administered the Baza Guru Wang Lung to the students and teachers.

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    August 30, Saturday (5th day of the 7th Bhutanese month)
    GOOD DAY TOConsecrate, learn astrology, give promotion, shift house, start new business, make medicine, enter into new house, hold discussion, meet superiors, sow seed, plant plants and flowers.
    NOT A GOOD DAY TOMarry and hold celebration.
    Rest of the week
  • Weather Forecast

    August 30

    Max: 24
    Min: 14

    Max: 23
    Min: 13
    Time of sunrise & sunset

    Sunrise: 5:36am
    Sunset: 6:31pm
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  • Currency

    For August 29
    US Dollar59.5561.55
    US Dollar Buy rate for denominations 50 and below53.59-
    UK Pound98.85101.60
    Japanese Yen (100)57.4059.00
    Swiss Franc65.2067.05
    Hong Kong Dollar7.707.90
    Canadian Dollar54.8556.45
    Australian Dollar55.8557.35
    Singapore Dollar47.7049.05
    Danish Kroner10.5510.85
    Norwegian Kroner9.659.90
    Swedish Kroner8.558.80
    Courtesy: BNBL



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