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Arekha students’ dream tour to Thimphu

Yeshi Nidup, Thimphu

Jul 29 2014

Eleven top students from Arekha Primary School in Chhukha for the first time visited Thimphu and Paro on Sunday on a study tour.

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23 households don’t want to be part of the town

23 households don’t want to be part of the town

Surjaman Thapa, Trongsa

Jul 21 2014

Twenty-three households of Poengar and Yulling villages in Trongsa were formerly under Nubi Gewog. They were made part of Trongsa town later during the delimitation carried out for elections. Poengar and Yulling are now seeking to detach themselves from the Thromde and instead be part of Nubi Gewog, where they belonged.

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Treading a path less travelled

Chechey, Kanglung

Jul 17 2014

Their callings in life are different, they have realised. The full realisation dawned upon them when they were on the brink of a dream, they had harboured since adolescence.

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Of disappearing Shamanism

Pema Samdrup, Zhemgang

Jun 30 2014

The practice of shamanism could be a vanishing practice in the rural areas of Zhemgang. One of the Shamanic practitioners is 62-year-old Angay Karma, who is from Berty.

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Other Stories

21 new Hepatitis Cases

Jul 29 2014

The total number of hepatitis cases in the country has increased during the past two years. From 313 in 2012, last year, the figure has now increased to 369.

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Rules for Atsara

Rules for Druk Gi Atsara. Jul 28 2014

Atsara, celebrated as the entertainer in annual Tshechu, brings life and colours to the celebration but they can also be a source of embarrassment.

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State funding for democratic development

State funding for democratic development. Jul 28 2014

The politicians of the five political parties, who recently visited Denmark, said providing state funding to political parties is pivotal in strengthening democratic development in the country.

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The Youth Initiative- Small steps for a gaint leap

YouthInitiative Jul 26 2014

The Youth Initiative (YI) was started by a group of youth, who say they are concerned about the country and feel a need for a bridge between the policy makers and the youth of Bhutan.

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His Majesty grants an audience to the outgoing Indian Ambassador

HM-OutgoingIndianAmbassador-VPHaran Jul 26 2014

His Majesty the King granted an audience to the Indian Ambassador to Bhutan, V.P. Haran yesterday. V.P. Haran, who served as India's Ambassador to Bhutan from January 2013, will be completing his tenure this month.

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Pre-financing system will continue

Pre-financing system will continue Jul 25 2014

“In order to enjoy the benefits of a sound economic system, it is of utmost importance to build quality roads,” says Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay.

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NEWS IN BRIEF

  • Jul 25 2014

    Tsirang District Court sentenced a 24-year-old man to 12 years in prison for raping a 13-year-old girl. The court also ordered the convict and his relatives to pay a medical compensation of Nu.150,000 to the victim. The incident happened at Tsirang Toed on June 15, this year when the victim was herding cattle.

  • Jul 25 2014

    Price of Cordyceps this season has brought more disappointment and frustration than profit for the people of Saephu Gewog in Wangdue. This year, the highest price that a kilogram of Cordyceps fetched was close to 900,000 against over Nu.1.2 mn last year. Cordycep auction in Sephu Gewog was held on July 22 and July 23.

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    July 30, Wednesday (3rd day of the 6th Bhutanese month)
    GOOD DAY TOConsecrate house, learn astrology, join monk-hood, start new Shedra, give promotion, handing-taking over offices, shift house, marry, hold celebration, start new business, hold discussion, meet superiors, perform offerings, recite religious scripts, offer butter lamps, recite Baza Guru, Mani and hoist prayer flags.
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    July 30
    Thimphu
    Paro

    Max: 28
    Min: 16

    Max: 27
    Min: 15
    Time of sunrise & sunset
    (30/07/2014)

    Sunrise: 5:23am
    Sunset: 6:52pm
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    For July 29
    NoteBuySell
    US Dollar59.1561.10
    US Dollar Buy rate for denominations 50 and below53.24-
    UK Pound100.50103.30
    Euro79.5081.75
    Japanese Yen (100)58.1059.75
    Swiss Franc65.4567.30
    Hong Kong Dollar7.657.85
    Canadian Dollar54.7556.30
    Australian Dollar55.6557.15
    Singapore Dollar47.6549.00
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