Monday, October 20, 2014
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A price to pay for development

Kinzang Thinley, Wangdue Phodrang

Oct 14 2014

The villagers of Lul in Wangdue Phodrang had decided to take the matters into their own hand. They knew development would continue to elude them, if they decide not to act.

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Chillies, the main source of revenue in Kangpar

Chechey, Kanglung

Oct 9 2014

At first glance, the rooftops of houses in Kangpar Gewog under Trashigang, appear like they have been painted red. But on a closer look, you will realise, it is chillies spread on the rooftops to be sun-dried.

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Festival of Lhuentse losing its luster

Kuenga Tashi, Monggar

Oct 7 2014

Ha, one of the biggest festivals in Kharshong under Lhuentse, is at a crucial juncture. It could either continue to be the biggest festival or it could cease to be. Its fate lies entirely in the hand of a man- the lead performer.

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Farmers harvest crops before wild animals encroach

Kencho Tshering, Tsirang

Sep 30 2014

To cope with the loss of crops to wild animals, farmers in Menchuna under Tsirang Dzongkhag are harvesting crops before the harvest season. Farmers say that they have been losing most of their yield to wild boars and bears.

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A quest to revive Neypo system

Pema Namgay, Kanglung

Sep 30 2014

A group of cross-country wandering and storytelling musicians raised awareness on the richness of Bhutanese musical tradition within the context of hospitality. They are on a mission to raise awareness and revive the tradition of Neypo system in the country.

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Zhisar Thang in Sarpang to get a farm road

ZhisarThangFarmroad Oct 19 2014

Zhisar Thang, a village in Singye Gewog under Sarpang District, will get a farm road. The Foreign Minister, Rinzin Dorje, graced the ground-breaking ceremony of the Farm road on Friday.

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Team Zimdra wins Thimphu Open Veteran Football

TEamZimdra Oct 19 2014

Team Zimdra is the winner of this year’s Thimphu Open Veteran Football Tournament. The final match was played between team Zimdra and team Royal Bhutan Police at the Changlimithang football stadium, yesterday.

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Team Brokpas wins Bumthang veteran football tournament

TEamBrokpa Oct 19 2014

Team Brokpas defeated team Jakar Dzong in the finals of the veteran football tournament 2014 and took home the championship title. The final was held in Bumthang, yesterday.

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Bhutan Telecom CEO in police custody

ChangGupDetained-ACC Oct 18 2014

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bhutan Telecom, Tshewang Gyeltshen, is in police custody.

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EU to triple its development programmes for Bhutan

EU-development programmes for Bhutan Oct 18 2014

The European Union (EU) development programmes for Bhutan will triple in 2014 -2020 period as compared to the previous years. The EU will provide a €42 MN package, says a news release from the EU. In 2007-2103 EU had provided €14 MN.

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36 students, suspected of peripheral neuropathy, being treated

neurropathy outbreak-GongphuLSS-Zhemgang-- Oct 18 2014

Thirty Six students of Gongphu Lower Secondary School, apparently suffering from peripheral neuropathy, in Zhemgang, are being treated. They are being given supplementary drugs like mass vitamins.

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World Food Day observed in Phobjikha

World Food Day observed in Phobjikha- Oct 18 2014

The World Food Day was observed at Phobjikha Middle Secondary School in Wangdue Phodrang, this week. The stakeholders stressed on the need to become self sufficient since the World Food Programme (WFP) has already started to withdraw their support. The programme will phase out in 2018.

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  • Oct 17 2014

    Team Bumtab won the Three Star Archery Tournament in Dagana by defeating team Druk Gi Pho Ngya and Phuensum. The final was played yesterday. Twenty two teams took part in the tournament which started on October 3. It was organised by the Dagana Archery Association.

  • Oct 16 2014

    Students of Sherubtse College and Dean of Student Affairs from 10 Colleges under the Royal University of Bhutan attended a three day advocacy programme on substance abuse in Kanglung. The programme was organized by the Bhutan Narcotic Control Agency following request from Sherubtse College.

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    October 20, Monday (27th day of the 8th Bhutanese month)
    GOOD DAY TOConsecrate, shift house, enter into new house, handing-taking over offices, start new business, hold important discussions, learn astrology, sow seeds, plants and flowers.
    NOT A GOOD DAY TOMarry and hold celebration.
    Rest of the week
  • Weather Forecast

    October 20

    Max: 25
    Min: 6

    Max: 22
    Min: 5
    Time of sunrise & sunset

    Sunrise: 6:03am
    Sunset: 5:30pm
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  • Currency

    For October 18-20
    US Dollar60.5562.55
    US Dollar Buy rate for denominations 50 and below54.50-
    UK Pound97.40100.15
    Japanese Yen (100)56.8558.45
    Swiss Franc64.2066.05
    Hong Kong Dollar7.808.00
    Canadian Dollar53.8555.40
    Australian Dollar53.1554.60
    Singapore Dollar47.5548.90
    Danish Kroner10.4010.70
    Norwegian Kroner9.259.50
    Swedish Kroner8.508.70
    Courtesy: BNBL



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