Friday, October 31, 2014
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Cycling, a viable mode of transport in Lhamoi Dzingkha

Sonam Wangdi, Phuentshogling

Oct 27 2014

If you happen to visit Lhamoi Dzingkha Dungkhag in Dagana, you will straightaway notice people riding bicycles. Most residents use bicycle to get by.

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Sacred yet neglected?

Pema Namgay, Kanglung

Oct 27 2014

Pemaling, under Trashi Yangtse District is considered as one of the most sacred sites of Guru Rinpoche in country. But, the sacred site is not as popular as other sacred sites in the country given the remoteness of it.

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Rats on the rampage in Goshing

Pema Samdrup, Zhemgang

Oct 22 2014

An army of rats is eating away paddy in Lamtang village of Goshing Gewog in Zhemgang. The swarm of rodents attacks the paddy fields almost every day. If this continues, the farmers fear, they would be pushed back into poverty.

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A porter’s fear of losing his source of income

Namgay Wangchuk, Thimphu

Oct 20 2014

When there are no roads, horses become priceless. And that is the main reason why every household in Tsento gewog in Paro owns at least eight horses. Many people in the geowg are into porter business. It is their alternative source of income.

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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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Zilnon school’s students going the extra mile

Zilnon Namgeylling Primary School-StudyafterSchool- Oct 31 2014

The students of Zilnon Namgeylling Primary School in Thimphu will have to come back to school by 4 PM for study hours, starting 1 November.

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Automobile workshop razed in Paro

WirkshopFire-Paro Oct 31 2014

An automobile workshop in Paro town caught fire, this morning. Police report states the incident occurred at around 7:30 AM from a probable electric short circuit.

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Bumthang Tshechu begins

BumthangTsechu Oct 31 2014

The five-day long annual Jakar Tshechu in Bumthang began yesterday. Hundreds of people, including tourists and locals, came to witness the Tshechu in Jakar Dzong. Various cultural programmes and mask dances are being performed.

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Bhutan ranks 125th in ease of doing business

Doing Business 2015- Oct 31 2014

The ease of doing business in Bhutan has upped by 16 places. A report by the World Bank called, ‘Doing Business 2015’, places Bhutan at 125th position of the 189 countries. Bhutan ranked 141 last year.

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PM meets Brazil’s Ambassador to Bhutan

PM meets Brazil's Ambassador to Bhutan Oct 30 2014

The Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay, met with the Ambassador of Brazil to Bhutan, H.E. Mr. Carlos Duarte this afternoon.

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JDWNRH’s Cashier still at large

JDWNRH Oct 30 2014

The Cashier of Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital is still at large, according to the health officials. She went missing since September, this year, after she apparently embezzled over Nu.5 MN.

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Health Minister commits more doctors for Monggar Regional Hospital

Health Minister-more doctors-MonggarHospital Oct 30 2014

The Health Minister, Tandin Wangchuk, has committed that the Monggar Regional Hospital will have enough doctors. Even though the Monggar Regional Hospital has 13 Specialists and two doctors, it is difficult for the team to cope up with increasing referrals from eastern dzongkhags.

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  • Oct 31 2014

    A pair of adult Black-necked Cranes and a juvenile arrived at Bumdeling in Trashiyangtse around 11:10 AM, today. The cranes come to Bumdeling for winter roosting. They fly back to the Tibetan plateau for summer roosting by the beginning of March. Last year, Bumdeling Wildlife Sanctuary recorded 112 Black-necked Cranes.

  • Oct 29 2014

    A 15-feet statue of Guru Rimpoche was inaugurated in Deothang under Samdrup Jongkhar. The statue was built to commemorate the 60th birth anniversary of His Majesty the fourth Druk Gyalpo. The statue was built by SD eastern Bhutan Ferro Silicon’s owner.

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  • Zakar

    November 1, Saturday (9th day of the 9th Bhutanese month)
    GOOD DAY TOPerform daily rituals only.
    NOT A GOOD DAY TOLearn astrology, give promotion, marry, hold celebrations, shift house, enter into new house, start new business, roof house, hoist Lungdhar, till land and stones.
    Rest of the week
  • Weather Forecast

    November 1

    Max: 19
    Min: 6

    Max: 18
    Min: 6
    Time of sunrise & sunset

    Sunrise: 6:09am
    Sunset: 5:21pm
    Other Districts
  • Currency

    For October 31
    US Dollar60.4562.45
    US Dollar Buy rate for denominations 50 and below54.41-
    UK Pound96.7099.40
    Japanese Yen (100)55.4056.95
    Swiss Franc63.0564.85
    Hong Kong Dollar7.808.00
    Canadian Dollar53.9555.50
    Australian Dollar53.1554.65
    Singapore Dollar47.3048.60
    Danish Kroner10.2010.50
    Norwegian Kroner9.009.25
    Swedish Kroner8.208.40
    Courtesy: BNBL



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