Wednesday, July 8, 2015
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Feature Damphu’s ramshackle buildings cry out renovations

Damphu’s ramshackle buildings cry out renovations

Deki Choden Dorji, Tsirang

Jul 8 2015

Seven structures, passing as buildings, in the heart of Tsirang’s Damphu town stand like relic from the past. Constructed 20 years ago, the buildings haven’t seen an iota of renovation, since its inception.

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Trongsa's Trade office and local leaders do not see eye to eye

Trongsa’s Trade office and local leaders do not see eye to eye

Surjaman Thapa, Trongsa

Jul 3 2015

The Regional Trade and Industry Office in Trongsa say the office will not be able to implement the resolution passed by the Dzongkhag Tshogdu until further notice from the ministry.

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Keeping Tsazo alive-

Keeping Tsazo alive

Pema Namgay, Trashigang

Jun 30 2015

The once-thriving bamboo weaving tradition in Thongrong village under Phongmey Gewog in Trashigang is under threat. Apart from the lack of raw materials, lack of interest among the younger generation to pick up the craft after their forefathers is aiding the disappearance of the tradition.

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Kholongchhu project’s construction to begin soon

Kholongchhu project’s construction to begin soon- Jul 4 2015

Construction of the 600 megawatt Kholongchhu hydropower project will happen anytime soon with the project now assuming a legal status after it was incorporated as a company under the companies act, this week.

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Helicopter services to start by November

PM-HelicopterService-Meet-The-Press- Jul 4 2015

The Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay said the government is set to start helicopter services by November, this year. Lyonchhen, speaking to media, during meet the press session, said they have decided on Airbus which is expected to aid victims of natural disasters and also use it for tourism purpose.

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Maggi noodles safe to eat, tests reveal

Maggi noodles safe to eat, tests reveal (2) Jul 3 2015

Content of lead and Monosodium Glutamate in Maggi noodles is within the permissible level, the test results of samples, sent to India and Thailand, reveals. Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority had sent about 39 samples for tests.

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Wangchuck Bridge inaugurated in Monggar

Wangchuck Bridge inaugurated in Monggar-- Jul 3 2015

His Royal Highness, Gyaltshab Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, accompanied by Ashi Yeatso Lhamo, graced the inauguration of the Wangchuck Zam in Monggar, yesterday. The bridge, one of the longest in the country, is located at Yangbari under Gongdue Gewog. The inaugural is dedicated to the 60th Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo.

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Silung Pekar Chhoeling Goenpa gets a new thongdrel

Silung Pekar Chhoeling Goenpa gets a new thongdrel-- Jul 3 2015

The Silung Pekar Chhoeling Goenpa, a 600-year-old monastery in Dawakha, Paro, now has a new thongdrel. The monastery is the seat of Drubthob Thangthong Gyalpo.

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NEWS IN BRIEF

  • Jul 2 2015

    The Labour and Human Resources Minister, Ngeema Sangay Tshempo inaugurated the launch of the three-month cultural guide course in Paro, today. Around 40 people have registered for the course which will be schooled by the Bhutan Institute of Information Technology and Management in Paro. The course, mandatory for the guides, was available only in Thimphu until now.

  • Jun 18 2015

    People in Batpalathang area in bumthang rescued a two-year-old deer, this afternoon. The dogs had chased the deer from Deekiling area to Chamkhar River. It had sustained several cut and scratch marks. The deer will be released back to forest after it recovers.

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Wednesday, July 8 (22nd day of 5th Bhutanese Month)
GOOD DAY TOPerform daily rituals only.
NOT A GOOD DAY TOConsecrate, learn astrology, shift house, handing-taking over offices, marry, hold celebrations, hoist Lungdhar, roof house and start new business.
Rest of the week

Weather

For July 8
Thimphu
Paro

Max: 26
Min: 16

Max: 24
Min: 14
Time of sunrise & sunset
(08/07/2015)

Sunrise: 5:12am
Sunset: 7:00pm
Other Districts

Currency

For July 8
NoteBuySell
US Dollar62.4564.50
US Dollar Buy rate for denominations 50 and below56.21-
UK Pound96.7599.45
Euro68.5570.45
Japanese Yen (100)50.9552.40
Swiss Franc65.9567.80
Hong Kong Dollar8.058.30
Canadian Dollar49.1550.55
Australian Dollar46.4547.75
Singapore Dollar46.0047.30
Danish Kroner9.09.45
Norwegian Kroner7.607.85
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