Thursday, July 28, 2016
Feature Locals in Paro pick up mushroom farming-

Locals in Paro pick up mushroom farming

Yeshi Gyeltshen, Paro

May 19 2016

Mushrooms, to some extent, are a dangerous delicacy. People have died for a good mushroom meal; some after consuming poisonous wild mushrooms and some from wild animals attack while mushroom-hunting.

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New technique to keep elephants at bay-

New technique to keep elephants at bay

Sonam Phuntsho, Samtse

May 13 2016

After electric fencing failed to keep one of the most intelligent animals at bay in what is considered elephants’ hotspot conflict zone, a time had come for a new technique.

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Bhutan trains custodian of Xylography-

Bhutan trains custodian of Xylography

Passang, Thimphu

May 12 2016

Ten monks of Dechenphodrang Monastic School in Thimphu are undergoing a training to preserve one of Bhutan’s oldest art form of engraving letters on wooden blocks. They are the first group to undergo a six-month structured training in Xylography.

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Of declining Golden Mahseer-

Of declining Golden Mahseer

Pema Samdrup, Gelegphu

May 12 2016

Department of Livestock under agriculture ministry says the endangered fish species, Golden Mahseer could decline up to 80 percent in the future, if conservation efforts are not initiated.

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Hundreds work to contain swelling rivers

Hundreds work to contain swelling rivers- Jul 26 2016

Hundreds of people are working day and night to contain the swelling Amochhu and Dhuti Rivers in Phuentshogling. People have been working for five sleepless days so far.

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Worst monsoon ever?

HM-FloodDamagedSites-Pling- Jul 26 2016

Bhutan may be experiencing one of its worst monsoon floods, with reports of damages pouring in from most parts of the country especially from the southern districts.

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PM leads mitigation team at Amochhu

PM leads mitigation team at Amochhu- Jul 24 2016

The Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay personally led the mitigation team at Amochhu in Phuentshogling since last night.

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14 households evacuated to safety in Gelegphu

14 households evacuated to safety in Gelegphu (2) Jul 24 2016

The relief and rescue team evacuated 14 households to safer ground after the Setikharey stream in Gelegphu overflowed and changed its course, today. It started overflowing at around 5 AM.

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Another Bailey Bridge in Samtse collapses

Another Bailey Bridge in Samtse collapses- Jul 24 2016

Another Bailey Bridge adjoining Budhini Bridge in Samtse collapsed, today following a torrential downpour, last night. Budhini Bridge had collapsed Friday.

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Pictures of Monsoon flood

8 Jul 24 2016

Pictures of Monsoon flood

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Table manners- Eat at a relaxed pace and with one handThe plural of sheep is also sheep, so I am not alone Hey! I see the whole worldA potted pet needs no manureThe segregated strayFace the sun, waiting for things to come


Friday, July 29 (25th Day of 6th Bhutanese Month)
GOOD DAY TOPerform daily rituals only.
NOT A GOOD DAY TOConsecrate, roof house, enter into new house, learn astrology, handing-taking over offices, start new business, hold important discussions and venture on a long journey.
Rest of the week


For July 28

Max: 25
Min: 16

Max: 21
Min: 13
Time of sunrise & sunset

Sunrise: 5:22am
Sunset: 6:54pm
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For July 28
US Dollar66.1068.30
US Dollar Buy rate for denominations 50 and below59.49-
UK Pound86.5088.95
Japanese Yen (100)62.7064.45
Swiss Franc66.5568.45
Hong Kong Dollar8.508.75
Canadian Dollar50.1051.50
Australian Dollar49.4550.80
Singapore Dollar48.7050.10
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