Friday, February 23, 2018

Reviving the tradition of Lolay

Passang Dorji, Thimphu

Jan 3, 2018

The tradition of Lolay is what sets Nyilo apart from other New Year celebrations in the country. In the good old days, Lolay chants would reverberate through villages in Wang-Tsho-Chen-Gey region as children visit every home, merrily singing the traditional verse of good wishes.

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Coming out of the HIV/AIDS closet

Sonam Phuntsho, Thimphu

Dec 4, 2017

Having lived in shame and fear for the last 14 years, 35-year-old Tashi Pelzom finally went public with her HIV positive status at an event held to mark World Aids Day last Friday. So did Losem Zangmo who is also a HIV positive.

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Lingzhi Dzong to be restored to its former grandeur

Changa Dorji, Thimphu

Nov 27, 2017

Lingzhi dzong, once an important frontier dzong in the country’s north, built sometime in between 1667 to 1680, has now fallen into ruins.

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Man earns his living by inking others

Pema Seldon Tshering, Thimphu

Nov 22, 2017

As much as getting a tattoo is becoming trendy among people in the country, there is still a stigma associated with it. But on the brighter side, it has become a source of livelihood for some.

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HRH Gyaltshab graces His Majesty’s birthday celebrations in Monggar

Feb 22, 2018

His Royal Highness Gyaltshab Jigme Dorji Wangchuck graced His Majesty The King’s 38th birthday celebrations in Monggar.

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360-kW Thimphu Mini Hydropower Plant re-commissioned

Feb 22, 2018

The 360-kilowatt Thimphu Mini Hydropower Plant was re-commissioned yesterday coinciding with His Majesty’s 38th Birth Anniversary celebrations.

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3 men arrested in centenary market battery case

Feb 22, 2018

Thimphu Police have arrested three men for their alleged involvement in a battery case that took place at a car park near the centenary market on Tuesday night.

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Man arrested in drug case

Feb 22, 2018

Thimphu police have detained a 26-year-old man, carrying close to 700 Spasmo Proxyvon Plus (SP+) capsules, from Chuzom check post.

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4th National Scout Day marked in Pema Gathsel

Feb 22, 2018

Pema Gatshel Middle Secondary School was turned into a hub of celebrations as the school hosted multiple events and festivity commemorating the 4th National Scout Day.

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Snow, rain in forecast for tonight and tomorrow

Feb 22, 2018

There  are chances of light snowfall in the high altitude areas of Bumthang, Gasa, Haa, Paro, Thimphu, forecasts the Weather Forecasting Section of the Weather and Climate Services Division.

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Friday, February 23 (8th Day of 1st Bhutanese Month)
GOOD DAY TOPerform annual rituals only.
NOT A GOOD DAY TOConstruct religious monuments, give promotion, learn astrology, handing-taking over offices, shift house, start new business, marry, hold celebration, roof house, start construction for new house, venture on a long journey, appease Lu (Nagas) sell land and properties.
Rest of the week


For February 23

Max: 17
Min: -1

Max: 16
Min: -2
Time of sunrise & sunset for Thimphu (February 23)

Sunrise: 6:32am
Sunset: 5:57pm
Other Districts


For February 20
US Dollar63.2565.35
US Dollar Buy rate for denominations 50 and below56.93-
UK Pound88.5590.15
Japanese Yen (100)59.3061.00
Swiss Franc68.0570.00
Hong Kong Dollar8.108.30
Canadian Dollar50.3551.80
Australian Dollar50.1051.50
Singapore Dollar48.2049.55
Danish Kroner10.5510.85
Norwegian Kroner8.108.35
Swedish Kroner7.908.15
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