Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Reviving the tradition of Lolay

Passang Dorji, Thimphu

Jan 3, 2018

The tradition of Lolay is what sets Nyilo apart from other New Year celebrations in the country. In the good old days, Lolay chants would reverberate through villages in Wang-Tsho-Chen-Gey region as children visit every home, merrily singing the traditional verse of good wishes.

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Coming out of the HIV/AIDS closet

Sonam Phuntsho, Thimphu

Dec 4, 2017

Having lived in shame and fear for the last 14 years, 35-year-old Tashi Pelzom finally went public with her HIV positive status at an event held to mark World Aids Day last Friday. So did Losem Zangmo who is also a HIV positive.

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Lingzhi Dzong to be restored to its former grandeur

Changa Dorji, Thimphu

Nov 27, 2017

Lingzhi dzong, once an important frontier dzong in the country’s north, built sometime in between 1667 to 1680, has now fallen into ruins.

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Man earns his living by inking others

Pema Seldon Tshering, Thimphu

Nov 22, 2017

As much as getting a tattoo is becoming trendy among people in the country, there is still a stigma associated with it. But on the brighter side, it has become a source of livelihood for some.

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Portable toilets brought in to improve sanitation during public events

Jan 16, 2018

Sanitation, especially with regard to public toilets during national events and in times of disaster, is expected to improve hereon. The Bhutan Toilet Organisation (BTO) recently introduced its National Portable Toilet Fleet with 22 units of portable toilets.

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Ugyen Thegchogling Zangdopelri consecrated in Tingtibi

Jan 16, 2018

Gangtey Trulku, Kunzang Pema Namgyel, consecrated the Uygen Thegchogling Zangdopelri at Tingtibi in Zhemgang today.

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Widening of Monggar-Lhuentse highway deferred: MoWHS Minister

Jan 16, 2018

Widening works of Monggar-Lhuentse highway has been deferred due to delay in construction of Shingkhar-Gorgan bypass. This was shared by Works and Human Settlement Minister, Dorji Choden while meeting with the people of Gangzur Gewog of Lhuentse recently.

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Blacktopped Thrimshing GC road bring cheers to villagers

Jan 16, 2018

The newly blacktopped Gewog Centre or GC road in Thrimshing Gewog of Trashigang has brought smiles on the faces of villagers. They have now become ambitious to try out commercial farming on a vast scale to uplift their livelihoods.

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Irrigation channel brings life to Lhayuel Village

Jan 16, 2018

Farmers of Lhayuel in Sarpang will no longer have to depend on rain or make do with the scarce water supply in the village for irrigation. They now have a new irrigation channel which the Information and Communications Minister, DN Dhungyel inaugurated recently.

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(Traditional Day of Offering)
Wednesday, January 17 (1st Day of 12th Bhutanese Month)
GOOD DAY TO perform daily rituals only.
NOT A GOOD DAY TOappease gods and deities, give promotion, do Chagu, roof house, hoist Lungdhar, learn astrology, give promotion, shift house, enter into new house and start new business.

Rest of the week


For January 17

Max: 15
Min: -5

Max: 13
Min: -4
Time of sunrise & sunset for Thimphu (January 17)

Sunrise: 6:52am
Sunset: 5:29pm
Other Districts


For January 15
US Dollar62.5564.65
US Dollar Buy rate for denominations 50 and below56.30-
UK Pound85.1087.45
Japanese Yen (100)56.3057.90
Swiss Franc64.3566.15
Hong Kong Dollar8.008.20
Canadian Dollar49.9551.35
Australian Dollar49.3050.70
Singapore Dollar47.1048.45
Danish Kroner10.2010.45
Norwegian Kroner7.858.05
Swedish Kroner7.707.95
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