Monday, July 22, 2019

The oldest woman in Lhuentse

Sonam Tshering, Lhuentse

Jul 16, 2019

Living well and happy, Kunzangmo from Lhuentse is probably the envy of many of those much younger than her. But as much as that, she is a source of inspiration as well. Born in 1917, Kunzangmo is still going strong and claims to be the oldest living woman in the district.

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Druk Pici, Bhutan’s first pencil factory

Passang Dorji, Thimphu

Jul 7, 2019

Bhutan will soon add another product to its tag of ‘Made in Bhutan’. And this time, it will be pencils. Today, works are in full swing to establish its production unit in Guma Gewog of Punakha. BBS met with its founder and brings you this yet another story of an aspiring and a promising young entrepreneur.

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Shabei Goenchu, an income generator

Changa Dorji, Punakha

May 29, 2019

Cucumbers, locally known as Shabei Goenchu is flooding the market these days and people from Punakha are making good incomes from selling it. 35-year-old Daw is one among others from Mendagang, Dzomi Gewog, Punakha who do mass cucumber plantation.

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The Last Shepherd of Thakhorling village in Tsirang

Namgay Wangchuk,Tsirang

May 16, 2019

Seventy-eight years old Dhan Maya Tamang serves breakfast for her 74 years old husband Phurba Tamang in the morning and restlessly waits for him to finish eating because a flock of over twenty sheep were bleating in the lush cardamom field. They are calling for their old shepherd to untie them.

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e-PEMS & GIFT launched

Jul 22, 2019

To enhance public financial management and to promote cashless payments, electronic Public Expenditure Management system (e-PEMS) and Global Interchange for Financial Transaction (GIFT) payment system was launched in Thimphu today. With the launch, any individual or business entity can claim the payments online from the government in about two hours' time, which usually takes up to at least two days.

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MPs attend workshop on public hearings

Jul 22, 2019

To engage members of the parliament on conducting public hearings as an effective tool in promoting inclusive decision making, the United National Development Programme (UNDP) is organising a two-day workshop in Thimphu, beginning today. A public hearing is a process held prior to a decision point which opens up debate and dialogue with the public. It gives an opportunity for citizens to communicate with those making decisions.

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Paddy fields left fallow for 3 years and counting

Jul 22, 2019

Some of the paddy fields at Dawathang under Chhuzergang were left fallow due to lack of proper irrigation channel for almost three years now.

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First-ever weightlifting championship held in Thimphu

Jul 22, 2019

Cheki Gyeltshen won gold in the senior men’s category in the first-ever weightlifting championship organised in Thimphu on July 20. He lifted a total of 200 kilograms.

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Tashi Tshokey wins bronze in 12th South Asian Bodybuilding Championship

Jul 22, 2019

Tashi Tshokey won the bronze medal in men's sports physique during 12th South Asian Bodybuilding Championship held in Nepal.

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Bhutan U15 wins the first match in UEFA ASSIST U15

Jul 22, 2019

Bhutan started the campaign with a win after defeating host Maldives 2-1 in the opening match of the UEFA ASSIST U15 International tournament on 20th July. Bhutan will now play Latvia on Wednesday.

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Tuesday, July 23(21st Day of 5th Bhutanese Month)
GOOD DAY TO To conduct Lhabsang Thruesoel, appease local deities, perform wealth accumulation rituals, start education, appoint to new post, hand and take over office, enter new house, shift house, start new business, set up storage, hold good discussion, sow seeds, plant trees and flowers.
NOT A GOOD DAYTo roof house, hoist Lungdhar, till and excavate land.
Rest of the week


July 23

Max: 24
Min: 15

Min: 14
Time of sunrise & sunset for Thimphu (July 23)

Other Districts


For 22nd July
USD DENOMINATION (50 & above)67.90 70.00
USD DENOMINATION (5,10 & 20) 65.86-
USD DENOMINATION (1 & 2)64.51-
UK Pound84.95 87.30
Euro76.25 78.35
Japanese Yen (100)63.00 64.75
Swiss Franc68.95 70.90
Hong Kong Dollar8.70 8.95
Canadian Dollar52.00 53.45

Australian Dollar47.85 49.20
Singapore Dollar49.90 51.30
Danish Kroner10.2010.50
Norwegian Kroner7.90 8.15
Swedish Kroner7.25 7.45
Courtesy: BOB
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