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Polyandry on the decline

Pema Namgay

Aug 31 2015

The practice of Polyandry marriage, among women in Merak and Sakten Gewogs under Trashigang District, is sharply declining, with youth refusing to accept the age-old practice. Polyandry is a practice of a woman having more than one husband at the same time.

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Q and A with Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche

Jul 30 2015

Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche is not your quintessential Buddhist spiritual master. He has “certainly raised eyebrows by making films”. In our Q and A, Rinpoche talks about his pursuit until his ‘big one’ on the life of Buddha to films being clubbed together in the negative list of Foreign Direct Investment.

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Taktsang Zhenta Detsuen’s positive impact

Yeshey Gyeltshen, Paro

Jul 16 2015

The coming together of horse owners, in Tsento Gewog under Paro Dzongkhag, to form an association, has brought about positive impacts in horse riding business.

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A catastrophe waiting to happen?

Tenzin Rabgye, Phuentshogling

Jul 14 2015

One landmark that is difficult to miss in Phuentshogling is the Gol Building. With its round design and mammoth of a structure, it is perhaps one of the oldest buildings in the town. It has 87 units, including 21 commercial.

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Other Stories

Tour of the Dragon to be more challenging

dragon--tour- Sep 4 2015

Given the bad road condition from Bumthang to Thimphu, the Tour of the Dragon bicycle race is going to be more challenging, this year. The annual tour kicks off from Bumthang September 6 morning. This year, 40 cyclists from all over the world are taking part in the race. Pete, 64, from the Netherlands is the oldest [...]

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Services of 42 employees to be discontinued

AAA Sep 2 2015

Services of 42 employees of the former Royal Education Council, including the Centenary Institute of Education in Yongphula are to be discontinued from October 1, this year.

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Seized commodities worth Nu 16 M auctioned off

ACC Sep 2 2015

A two-day auction of perishable goods seized by the Anti-Corruption Commission in Phuentsholing, worth Nu 16 M, was sold.

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Bhutan’s football team lands at Qatar

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Bhutan National Football Team reached Qatar today to play their second away game in the second round of the World Cup qualifier.

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Bhutan-India Development Cooperation Talks to be held

Sep 1 2015

The fourth Bhutan-India Development Cooperation Talks of the 11th Five Year Plan will be held in India’s capital New Delhi, tomorrow.

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Sunday, September 6 (23rd day of 8th Bhutanese Month)
GOOD DAY TOperform Lhabsang Thruesel, propitiate gods and deities, do Chagu, learn astrology, give promotion, marry, shift house, enter into new house, start new business, hold important discussions and meet superiors.
NOT A GOOD DAY TOappoint new military commanders, start military trainings, roof house, hoist prayer flags and sell land.
Rest of the week

Weather

For September 6
Thimphu
Paro

Max: 24
Min: 15

Max: 23
Min: 14
Time of sunrise & sunset
(6/09/2015)

Sunrise: 5:41am
Sunset: 6:18pm
Other Districts

Currency

For 5-7 September
NoteBuySell
US Dollar65.4567.60
US Dollar Buy rate for denominations 50 and below58.91-
UK Pound99.75102.55
Euro72.9074.95
Japanese Yen (100)54.9556.50
Swiss Franc67.1569.05
Hong Kong Dollar8.458.70
Canadian Dollar49.5050.90
Australian Dollar45.7046.95
Singapore Dollar46.2047.50
Danish Kroner9.7510.05
Norwegian Kroner7.908.15
Swedish Kroner7.757.95
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