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Helicopter service benefits people of Lunana

Pema Namgay, Lunana

Nov 22 2016

The introduction of helicopter service has eased the lives of people in Lunana.

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On the verge of vanishing

Cheten Dupchu, Monggar

Nov 8 2016

Tsazo or the art of weaving bamboo basket is almost on the brink of vanishing in Gongdue under Monggar. The art, which used to thrive in the remote village, is now practiced by only two elderly craftsmen.

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A physiotherapist takes up hollow block manufacturing business

Pema Samdrup, Zhemgang

Oct 14 2016

If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door. This is what a 25-year-old medical university graduate from India did. He is into hollow block manufacturing business in Zhemgang, after his tireless effort to become a professional health worker failed. Today, the young entrepreneur is an inspiration, taking up a successful business.

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Dolungpai Raksha Cham- Unique to Wangdue Phodrang

Komal Kharka, Wangdue Phodrang

Oct 14 2016

The Wangdue Phodrang Tshechu has its own unique mask dance. And it is Dolungpai Raksha Cham. It is believed to be the most unique and important mask dance performed annually during the Wangdue Phodrang Tshechu.

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Joint sitting discusses hydropower projects’ unresolved irregularities

Dec 6 2016

The total unresolved irregularities of the three ongoing hydropower projects: Punatsangchhu I and II and Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Project, amount to Nu 577 M as of September, this year.

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Over Nu 4 B capital budget not utilised

Dec 6 2016

From the total capital budget of Nu 19.6 B, over Nu 4 B, which comes to over 21 percent, was not utilised, last year.

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BBIN will not cause influx of vehicles, government reiterates

Dec 5 2016

Ratifying Bhutan, Bangladesh, India and Nepal (BBIN) Motor Vehicles Agreement will not open the floodgates for unregulated traffic in Bhutan, the government reiterates.

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NC approves supplementary budget

Dec 5 2016

The National Council approved the supplementary budget of Nu 262 M, today. The finance ministry had proposed the budget to upscale employment facilitation programme to address youth unemployment.

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RBP to request deactivation of unidentified SIM cards

Dec 5 2016

Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) will request the mobile service providers to deactivate unidentified SIM cards.

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Nationwide cleaning campaign on December 9

Dec 2 2016

To commemorate the 10th Anniversary of His Majesty The King’s accession to the Golden Throne, a nationwide cleaning campaign will be conducted on December 9.

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Thursday, December 8 (9thDay of 10th Bhutanese Month)
GOOD DAY TOPerform daily rituals only.
NOT A GOOD DAY TOConsecrate, roof house, learn astrology, give promotion, handing-taking over offices, start new business, marry, hold important discussion, hoist prayer flags, sell land and properties, till soil and stones.
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Weather

For December 8
Thimphu
Paro

Max: 21
Min: -3

Max: 19
Min: -3
Time of sunrise & sunset
(08/12/2016)

Sunrise: 6:40am
Sunset: 5:07pm
Other Districts

Currency

For December 6
NoteBuySell
US Dollar67.1069.35
US Dollar Buy rate for denominations 50 and below60.39-
UK Pound85.3587.70
Euro71.4073.40
Japanese Yen (100)58.8060.45
Swiss Franc66.2568.10
Hong Kong Dollar8.658.90
Canadian Dollar50.3551.80
Australian Dollar49.9051.30
Singapore Dollar47.1548.45
Danish Kroner9.609.85
Norwegian Kroner7.958.20
Swedish Kroner7.307.50
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