Thursday, April 19, 2018
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The last surviving potter of Gangzur

Yeshi Nidup, Lhuentse

Apr 8, 2018

Pottery making, one of Bhutan’s traditional crafts, is on the verge of extinction. In Gangzur in Lhuentse, the fate of this ancient tradition rest in the hands of Tshewang Choden.

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Laya’s traditional hat under threat of disappearance

Sherub Dorji, Gasa

Apr 8, 2018

Laya’s traditional bamboo hat, once widely worn by its women, is fast disappearing. There aren’t many weavers left around now and the women too seldom wear their the hats.

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Traditional Korean room heating system piloted in Gasa

Sherub Dorji, Gasa

Apr 3, 2018

The use of Gudeul, a traditional Korean room heating technology, has been successfully piloted in Gasa.

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Bhutanese working in Kuwait and their stories

Phub Gyem, Kuwait

Mar 19, 2018

Wearing a big, radiant smile on her face, 28-year-old Tshering Dema helps a female customer looking to buy a perfume in a shopping mall in Kuwait. Tshering Dema is one of the 385 Bhutanese living and working in Kuwait.

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Saving Dara Tsho in Patshaling Gewog from extinction

Namgay Wangchuk, Tsirang

Mar 16, 2018

Dara Tsho (lake) in Patshaling Gewog in Tsirang District has been drying up for years, but the gewog administration is determined to restore it.

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Trongsa Rabdey leaves for summer residence in Bumthang

Apr 18, 2018

Led by Lam Neten, the Trongsa Rabdey left for their summer residence in Bumthang today.

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Friendly cricket tournament to mark 50 years of Indo-Bhutan friendship starts

Apr 18, 2018

To celebrate golden jubilee for establishment of bilateral ties between Bhutan and India, four men teams from the two countries are participating in friendly cricket tournament in the capital.

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His Majesty grants audience to 29th DeSuung batch

Apr 17, 2018

His Majesty The King granted audience to the 29th batch of DeSuung Integrated Training Programme at the Military Training Centre in Wangdue Phodrang yesterday.

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Over 42,000 postal voters vote at facilitation booths

Apr 17, 2018

A total of 42,518 voters have cast their votes at Postal Ballot Facilitation Booths set up for the 2018 National Council election.

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Poor practise of oral hygiene among pregnant mothers, research finds

Apr 17, 2018

Maintaining good oral health is an important part of overall health, which is especially more important during pregnancy. However, in Bhutan, many women have limited knowledge about this, says the first-ever research studies on maternal oral health.

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Health ministry condemns “gruesome, hideous act” by JDWNRH anesthetic technician

Apr 17, 2018

Almost two weeks after the report on the alleged rape of a patient attendant by an anesthetic technician with the national referral hospital emerged, the health ministry today issued a news release condemning the act of the accused.

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Thursday, April 19 (4th Day of 3rd Bhutanese Month)
GOOD DAY TOPerform annual rituals only.
NOT A GOOD DAY TOConstruct religious monuments, perform consecration ceremony, appease gods and deities, appoint new military commander, start military training, handing-taking over offices, start new business, enter into new house, learn astrology, shift house, marry, hold celebration, roof house, sell land, hoist Lungdhar, till soil and stones.
Rest of the week

Weather

For April 19
Thimphu
Paro

Max: 25
Min: 7

Max: 19
Min: 8
Time of sunrise & sunset for Thimphu (April 19)

Sunrise: 5:34am
Sunset: 6:27pm
Other Districts

Currency

For April 18
NoteBuySell
US Dollar64.6566.80
US Dollar Buy rate for denominations 50 and below58.19-
UK Pound92.5595.15
Euro79.9582.20
Japanese Yen (100)60.3562.05
Swiss Franc67.2069.10
Hong Kong Dollar8.258.45
Canadian Dollar51.4052.85
Australian Dollar50.2551.65
Singapore Dollar49.3550.75
Danish Kroner10.7511.05
Norwegian Kroner8.308.55
Swedish Kroner7.707.90
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