Tuesday, December 18, 2018
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Lhops keep their rombu tradition alive

Damcho Zam, Samtse

Dec 3, 2018

For ages, the Lhop communities in Samtse have been burying the dead inside a tomb, locally known as 'rombu'. This unique culture of entombing the dead bodies in their own land is still practised widely in the villages of Jigme, Singye, Wangchuck and Sanglung-Satakha in Dorokha.

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Yak rearing on decline in Haa Uesu

Samten Dolkar, Haa

Nov 5, 2018

There were nearly 50 households who practiced yak farming in Eesu Gewog, Haa. But that was some three decades ago. Today, there are only six.

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The Royal Highland Festival

Yeshi Nidup, Laya

Nov 5, 2018

With temperatures dipping below -2 degree Celsius, it was freezing cold as the Third Royal Highland Festival opened in Laya late last month. Light snowfall greeted the visitors to the festival.

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Breathing new life into Lingzhipai Zhey

Changa Dorji, Lingzhi

Oct 26, 2018

Many Bhutanese would know, or at least, have heard about Goen Zhey of Gasa, Wang Zhey of Thimphu, Nub Zhey of Trongsa and Woochupai Zhey of Paro. What many probably may not know is that there are several other Zheys apart from the main four Zheys.

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Bhutanese in Melbourne celebrate 111th National Day

Dec 17, 2018

The Bhutanese community of Melbourne in Australia celebrated the 111th National Day on December 15. The recently separated twins Nima and Dawa Pelden were the Guests of Honour.

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People brave winter night to be part of National Day celebrations in Samtse

Dec 17, 2018

Thousands of people from 15 Gewogs in Samtse arrived in the main town yesterday to celebrate the 111th National Day. Over sixty buses were arranged to transport people from the villages. While most of the people stayed in arranged accommodations, there were also some who were not able to find one.

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Bhutan to graduate from LDC in 2023

Dec 15, 2018

Bhutan's graduation from the United Nations Least Developed Countries (LDC) category has now been deferred to 2023 from 2021. The extension of the standard three year transition period by another two years was endorsed in the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly held in New York on  Thursday (December 13). 

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Cancer cases on rise in SAARC region

Dec 15, 2018

Despite having treatments and early diagnostics facilities in place, the SAARC countries are seeing increasing incidences of cancer. According to health professionals, it is mainly due to increased risk factors such as tobacco and alcohol use and unhealthy diets among others.

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C4CD Plus found to have positive impacts on child development

Dec 15, 2018

 Care for Child Development Plus (C4CD) programme is found to have positive impacts on the overall development of children under three years of age. The play-based programme engages children and caregivers in activities such as playing, reading and telling stories to foster children's physical and cognitive development.

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Special prayer ceremony begins at Shivalaya temple in Samtse

Dec 15, 2018

A special prayer ceremony began at the Shivalaya temple in Samtse as part of the 111th National Day celebrations.

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CURRENT AFFAIRS PROGRAMME


Zakar

Friday, December 14(7th Day of 11th Bhutanese Month)
GOOD DAY TOTo make annual and scheduled calendar offerings only.
NOT A GOOD DAY TOTo build new monuments, consecrate, appease local deities, recite religious texts, start education and listen, appoint to new post, shift hose, enter new house, start new business, marry and celebrate, hoist lungdhar, long journey and sell land.
Rest of the week

Weather

For December 18
Thimphu
Paro

Max: 12
Min: -4

Max: 14
Min: -5
Time of sunrise & sunset for Thimphu (December 18)

Sunrise: 6.44AM
Sunset:5.09PM
Other Districts

Currency

For December 13
NoteBuySell
US Dollar70.9573.15
US Dollar Buy rate for denominations 50 and below63.86-
UK Pound89.9091.35
Euro80.2582.50
Japanese Yen (100)62.4564.20
Swiss Franc71.4073.45
Hong Kong Dollar9.059.30
Canadian Dollar53.0054.50
Australian Dollar51.1052.50
Singapore Dollar51.6053.05
Danish Kroner10.7511.05
Norwegian Kroner8.258.50
Swedish Kroner7.758.00
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