Wednesday, October 17, 2018
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GLOF threat from Lunana looms large

Sherub Dorji, Lunana

Sep 28, 2018

Lunana, one of Bhutan’s northern-most regions, is pristine. It remains largely untouched by humans. But amidst its hypnotic beauty lurks danger. The danger of glacial lake outbursts flood (GLOF). And the threat is looming large.

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Samchholing’s green tea business flourishes

Passang, Trongsa

Aug 16, 2018

Green tea plantation is becoming a lucrative business for the people of Samcholing in Trongsa. The Samchholing Green Tea Cooperative says with the yield getting better by the year, the business is picking up well.

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Masutake continues as key source of livelihood for Geneps

Kinley Dem, Thimphu

Aug 16, 2018

For the people of Geney Gewog in Thimphu, Masutake, locally known as Sangay Shamu, is to them what cordyceps is to the Highlanders. The highly sought-after mushroom, known for its distinct spicy-aromatic odour, fetches them about Nu 150,000 every year.

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Reminiscing about Samdrup Jongkhar’s old cinema

Kinley Wangchuk, Samdrup Jongkhar

Aug 16, 2018

When Samdrup Jongkhar got a cinema hall back in the 1950s, it was one of the first dzongkhags in the country to get a place to screen films. Located in the heart of the town, the cinema was once a popular place to hang out.

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Schools recognized for agriculture programs on World Food Day

Oct 17, 2018

As the World Food Day was celebrated yesterday in the country, the annual Best School Farm Awards for School Agriculture Program (SAP) was the highlight of the event.

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Annual Durga Puja underway

Oct 17, 2018

The annual Durga Puja is underway in Thimphu. The members of the Interim Government and other officials attended the second last day of the puja today.

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Year-on-Year inflation at all-time low in August

Oct 16, 2018

According to the National Statistics Bureau’s report, the prices of goods and services increased by two per cent between August last year and August this year. This is the lowest monthly Consumer Price Index (CPI) or year-on-year inflation since December 2012.

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Rats destroy maize fields in Largyab

Oct 16, 2018

We have often heard about wild animals damaging crops across the country. But in Largyab Gewog of Dagana, it is the rats that are causing menace. Farmers say over 26 acres of maize fields of seven villages in the gewog were destroyed by the rats.

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Global Handwashing Day targets monastic schools

Oct 16, 2018

Access to sanitary and proper hand washing facilities still remains a challenge for the monks in the country. To create awareness on proper hand washing habit, the Central Monastic Body has been observing the Global Handwashing Day for the last three years now.

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Landslides threaten retreat houses at Ossay

Oct 16, 2018

A cluster of 17 retreat houses at Ossay on the Gelegphu-Zhemgang highway is at a risk of being washed away by landslides.

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CURRENT AFFAIRS PROGRAMME


Zakar

Tuesday, September 11(2nd Day of 8th Bhutanese Month)
GOOD DAY TOTo make annual and scheduled calendar offerings only.
NOT A GOOD DAY TOTo consecrate, appoint to new post, start education, hand and take over office, start new business, shift house, enter new house, hold good discussion, marry and venture on a long journey.
Rest of the week

Weather

For October 17
Thimphu
Paro

Max: 21
Min: 5

Max: 20
Min: 4
Time of sunrise & sunset for Thimphu (October 17)

Sunrise: 6.02 AM
Sunset:5.31PM
Other Districts

Currency

For July 13
NoteBuySell
US Dollar67.6069.70
US Dollar Buy rate for denominations 50 and below60.84-
UK Pound89.2591.75
Euro78.8581.05
Japanese Yen (100)60.0561.75
Swiss Franc67.7069.65
Hong Kong Dollar8.608.85
Canadian Dollar51.2052.60
Australian Dollar49.8551.25
Singapore Dollar49.5550.95
Danish Kroner10.6010.90
Norwegian Kroner8.358.55
Swedish Kroner7.607.85
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