Wednesday, August 10, 2022
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City bus users increase by more than two-fold in the capital

More people in the capital are using the city bus services amid the growing number of vehicles and traffic congestion. The fluctuation in fuel prices with more hikes than drops, and the availability of city buses throughout the day have encouraged more people to use the city bus services. According to the City Bus Service, the number of city bus users has increased by two folds.

National Women’s Football team confident to win SAFF

“We lost to Nepal by three goals in the past. We also played against Sri Lanka and lost the away match but we won the home game in the past. We are confident against Sri Lanka and we will equally give our best against Nepal..."

Pema Lingpa Central School initiative enables monks to get formal education

Getting a formal education is not all over for the monks of Tamzhing Dratshang in Bumthang. They now get a second chance at education through the monastery’s Pema Lingpa Central School initiative. The initiative is aimed at providing formal education to monks who have once lost the opportunity. Just as any other students, the monks go to the same school and attend the same classes but in their sacred monk robes.

Need for a fire-fighting truck at Yadi

A fire incident at Yadi left eight families homeless last year. Local leaders said that the properties would have been saved if the fire-fighting service was available.

Residents of Benporong live in fear of a landslide in Samdrup Jongkhar

Eight families have been spending the last seven nights in temporary shelters. The villagers moved to safer locations after a landslide buried a woman and her daughter along with their house last Monday.

Health ministry issues advisory against hand-foot-and-mouth disease

The health ministry issued an advisory about hand-foot-and-mouth disease on Sunday. This comes after an outbreak of the disease was reported in different schools in districts like Wangdue Phodrang, Punakha and Zhemgang. According to the Mayo Clinic, the disease is a mild, contagious viral infection in young children. The Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit American academic medical centre focused on integrated health care, education, and research.
Wednesday, August 10(13th of 6th Bhutanese Month)
Good Day
To make annual and scheduled calendar offerings only.
Not a Good DayTo appoint to new militrary leader, consecrate, start education, appoint to new post, hand and take over office, shift house, start new business and appease Naga.
Rest of the week
August 10
Thimphu
Paro
Monggar
Gasa

Max: 27
Min:15

Max: 27
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Max: 28
Min: 19

Max: 22
Min:12
Other Districts

From nothing to everything and more- A farmer’s story

From herding cattle for others to owning a million-ngultrum-profit generating farm, San Man Subba in Tsirang saw success the hard way. Today, his farm is a mini version of children's old Mac Donald farm, with various livestock and vegetables of all kinds. Riding on this success, he is now considering running his farm on biogas.

More LGBTQ+ individuals open up about their gender identity

An individual’s sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression have not always been an open subject in the country. Members of the LGBTQ+ community have stood firm against social discrimination and saw hope when the Parliament decriminalised homosexuality in 2020. Riding on this hope, there are now many individuals coming out in the open revealing their gender identity. It was not a smooth ride prior to this.
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