Saturday, January 31, 2015
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Pasakha-Manglabari bypass road gets go-ahead signal

Sonam Wangdi, Phuentshogling

Jan 29 2015

The much-talked about bypass road to Pasakha from Manglabari in Jaigaon, India, is finally through. Phuentshogling Thromde officials say works are expected to begin soon and that they have been notified by the Indian counterparts.

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The plight of private media

Eshori Gurung, Thimphu

Jan 23 2015

More than 30 journalists, mostly from private print media, have left the profession since 2009, the key factor being financial constraints.

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The decline of pressing mustard oil traditionally-

The decline of pressing mustard oil traditionally

Pema Samdrup, Zhemgang

Dec 29 2014

Blooming mustard flowers turned Zhemgang gloriously yellow, every winter. For the locals, the blooming flowers were sign of bountiful harvest. They had even worked out a method of pressing mustard oil from the seeds.

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Thimphu to have specialised courts

Thimphu to have specialised courts Jan 29 2015

Thimphu will have its first ever specialised courts in the country in next five years. Under the specialised courts, there will be family and children court that will handle marital issues and other family matters.

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Overseas employment agent suspended for flouting rules

Overseas employment agent suspended for flouting rules Jan 29 2015

The Ministry of Labour and Human Resources has suspended Tenzu Overseas Employment Agent for 10 months for breaching the regulation on Bhutanese Overseas Employment Agent, 2013.

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Revised FDI allows foreign investors to take profits in convertible currencies

FDI-LyonpoNorbuWangchuk Jan 28 2015

The revised Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) policy will now allow foreign investors to take dividends or profits in convertible currencies. Earlier policy restricted conversion of profits resulting the country’s first-ever FDI company, G4S, to pull out.

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There is no excess liquidity: government

ExcessLiquidity Jan 28 2015

While local banks, economists and the opposition believe there is excess money lying idle in the financial system, the government thinks otherwise.

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Gyalpoizhing Forest Range intercepts illegal sandalwood

sandalwood-Monggar Jan 28 2015

Gyalpoizhing Forest Range office seized 100 cubic feet of sandalwood from Zimzorong in Monggar, this morning. The wood was found hidden under sacks of rice in a truck that was travelling to Paro.

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  • Jan 30 2015

    A salang tendrel for 8-foot Jampel Yang Statue was held yesterday n Samtse. The statue is a gift from PCAL and Lhaki Cement. It will be built at the Gomtu Public Park. The statue expected to complete in a few months to also to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Fourth Druk Gyalpo.

  • Jan 30 2015

    As part of the winter sport coaching camp, over 30 students under the age of sixteen are undergoing a month long Golf Coaching camp in Gomtu, Samtse. It is organised with support from Bhutan Golf Federation and Penden Sports Recreation Club.


Embracing solitude (Pic Courtesy: Tenzin Rabgye)A victory plus one (Pic Courtesy: Tenzin Rabgye)A portrait of innocence (Pic Courtesy: Thrinlay Dorji)The joy of camaraderie (Pic Courtesy: Thrinlay Dorji)The beginning of the end (Pic Courtesy: Tenzin Rabgye)A thing of beauty (Pic Courtesy: Tezin Rabgye)Now I know why a caged scooter whines (Pic Courtesy: Tezin Rabgye)They played together and loved each other (Pic Courtesy: Tezin Rabgye)Who will not forsake the world (Pic Courtesy: Tezin Rabgye)Such stuff as dreams are made on (Pic Courtesy: Tezin Rabgye)Be afraid not to try (Pic Courtesy: Deki Choden)


Sunday, February 1 (13th day of 12th Bhutanese Month)
GOOD DAY TOLearn astrology, shift house, enter into new house, start new business, marry, hold celebrations, hold important discussions, make medicines, sow seeds, plant plants and flowers.
NOT A GOOD DAY TORoof house, hoist Lungdhar, sell land, till land and stones.
Rest of the week


For Jan 31

Max: 17
Min: -5

Max: 15
Min: -6
Time of sunrise & sunset

Sunrise: 6:50am
Sunset: 5:41pm
Other Districts


For Jan 31- Feb 2
US Dollar60.9062.95
US Dollar Buy rate for denominations 50 and below54.81-
UK Pound91.8594.40
Japanese Yen (100)51.7553.20
Swiss Franc65.9567.85
Hong Kong Dollar7.858.10
Canadian Dollar48.1049.50
Australian Dollar47.3548.65
Singapore Dollar45.1046.40
Danish Kroner9.309.55
Norwegian Kroner7.808.00
Swedish Kroner7.407.60
Courtesy: BNBL
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