Friday, September 20, 2019

Chimi Dema, First Bhutanese woman to complete the TOD

Sep 13, 2019

Chimi Dema, the 23-year-old, recently became the first Bhutanese woman to complete the tough and unforgiving ultra-marathon mountain bike race known as “The Tour of the Dragon” and even managed to come in the second place. As a young girl growing up in Thimphu, she discovered her zeal in sports when she won her first medal [...]

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Bhutan Alternatives, a story of an entrepreneur

Sep 7, 2019

Patience and perseverance are some of the key ingredients for running a good business. A young entrepreneur Leki Dawa stands as living proof to this. Although he started out only a few years ago, today Leki runs a successful company worth more than Nu 20 M, all thanks to his patience and perseverance.

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Jojo Kinley, the oldest archer in Phuentshogling

Sonam Penjor, Phuentshogling

Aug 30, 2019

Archers in Phuentshogling are inspired and motivated by the presence of an 81-year-old archer, who is currently taking part in the Yangphel style tournament in the thromde.

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A bullied reaching out to help fight bullying

Samten Dolkar, Thimphu

Aug 27, 2019

While bullying covers physical, psychological and sexual, many times, children only report physical bullying because it is easy to recognize.

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BBSC’ weekly news magazine programme in sign language

Sep 20, 2019

Deaf persons in the country can now watch and understand news broadcast by Bhutan Broadcasting Service television. This is following the introduction of the sign language programme in line with the weekly news magazine programme, Bhutan This Week by BBS.

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Safe handling of POL products

Sep 20, 2019

Petrol pump stations are particularly hazardous workplace because they store and sell a highly flammable product. To sensitize the general public on the safe handling of Petroleum, Oil and Lubricant products and to avoid a potential disaster in petroleum retail outlets, an awareness workshop was conducted by the Indian Oil Corporation.

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Delay in reporting of dengue outbreak hampered interventions

Sep 20, 2019

Eighty new cases of dengue were reported in the Phuntsholing hospital on Wednesday bringing the total number of dengue cases to 3,389 in the country. Officials at the health conference in Tsirang said if the Phuntsholing hospital had reported to the Ministry immediately after the first suspected case, it would have helped in controlling the dengue outbreak. 

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Tensung FC wins the first edition of Thimphu League 2019

Sep 20, 2019

Tensung FC has been crowned the champions of the first edition of Thimphu League 2019. They defeated FC Takin 2-0 in the finals played yesterday. With the win, Tensung FC is now promoted to the Second Division Competition, Bhutan Super League which will be played next year.

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8 months pregnant woman succumbed to dengue fever

Sep 20, 2019

Dengue fever claimed yet another life, taking the total number of death to six.

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An 8-year-old raped and murdered

Sep 20, 2019

Paro police found a body of an eight-year-old girl near Satsam area in Paro today. According to police, the deceased was sexually assaulted and murdered. The incident is believed to have happened yesterday evening.

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Saturday, September 21(22nd Day of 7th Bhutanese Month)
GOOD DAY TOTo conduct Naga related rituals and offerings like purification ritual, burning incense, installing vase(Bumter)
NOT A GOOD DAY To start education, preach and listen, appoint to new post, marry, celebrate, shift house, enter new house, start new business, set up storage, hold good discussion, hoist Lungdhar and sell land.
Rest of the week


September 21

Max: 23
Min: 13

Min: 12
Time of sunrise & sunset for Thimphu (September 21)

Other Districts


For 20th September
USD DENOMINATION (50 & above)70.25 72.45
USD DENOMINATION (5,10 & 20) 68.14-
USD DENOMINATION (1 & 2)66.74-
UK Pound87.50 89.95
Euro77.65 79.80
Japanese Yen (100)64.95 66.80
Swiss Franc70.75 72.80
Hong Kong Dollar8.95 9.20
Canadian Dollar52.80 54.30
Australian Dollar47.70 49.05
Singapore Dollar50.95 52.40
Danish Kroner10.40 10.70
Norwegian Kroner7.85 8.10
Swedish Kroner7.25 7.45
Courtesy: BOB
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