Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Reviving the tradition of Lolay

Passang Dorji, Thimphu

Jan 3, 2018

The tradition of Lolay is what sets Nyilo apart from other New Year celebrations in the country. In the good old days, Lolay chants would reverberate through villages in Wang-Tsho-Chen-Gey region as children visit every home, merrily singing the traditional verse of good wishes.

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Coming out of the HIV/AIDS closet

Sonam Phuntsho, Thimphu

Dec 4, 2017

Having lived in shame and fear for the last 14 years, 35-year-old Tashi Pelzom finally went public with her HIV positive status at an event held to mark World Aids Day last Friday. So did Losem Zangmo who is also a HIV positive.

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Lingzhi Dzong to be restored to its former grandeur

Changa Dorji, Thimphu

Nov 27, 2017

Lingzhi dzong, once an important frontier dzong in the country’s north, built sometime in between 1667 to 1680, has now fallen into ruins.

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Man earns his living by inking others

Pema Seldon Tshering, Thimphu

Nov 22, 2017

As much as getting a tattoo is becoming trendy among people in the country, there is still a stigma associated with it. But on the brighter side, it has become a source of livelihood for some.

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Lhak-Sam to develop an Advocacy Toolkit on HIV and AIDS

Feb 20, 2018

To ensure accuracy and uniform information on HIV and AIDS, Lhak-Sam- a civil society organisation is in the process of developing an Advocacy Toolkit.

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Five shopkeepers caught for illegal possession of tobacco products in Tsirang

Feb 20, 2018

Bhutan Narcotics Control Authority (BNCA)’s joint inspection team nabbed a shopkeeper in Tsirang for possessing tobacco products beyond the permissible limit.

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Morning attendance must for civil servants of GEOs in Pema Gatshel

Feb 20, 2018

Regular attendance and punctuality are essential for smooth operation of any organisations. In keeping with this line of thought, the Dzongkhag Tshogdu (DT) meeting in Pema Gatshel decided to have compulsory morning attendance for civil servants working at Gewog Extension Offices (GEOs), yesterday.

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Kurje Drupchhu’s flourishing story

Feb 20, 2018

The much revered Kurje Drupchhu (sacred water) in Bumthang is not only a source of blessing for the people of Bumthang but also for people all across the country.

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Goximbo poised to improve online hotel reservations

Feb 20, 2018

Bhutanese as well as foreigners can make online hotel reservations in Bhutan by simply logging onto Goximbo website. It is the first travel aggregator and e-commerce license holder in Bhutan, founded in November last year.

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Wednesday, February 21 (6th Day of 1st Bhutanese Month)
GOOD DAY TOPerform Lhabsang Thruesel, appease gods and deities, do Chagu, recite religious scripts, learn astrology, give promotion, marry, hold celebration, shift house, hold important discussion, start new business and meet superiors.
NOT A GOOD DAY TOConsecrate a house, enter into new house, roof house and appease Lu (Nagas).
Rest of the week


For February 21

Max: 17
Min: -1

Max: 16
Min: -1
Time of sunrise & sunset for Thimphu (February 21)

Sunrise: 6:34am
Sunset: 5:56pm
Other Districts


For February 20
US Dollar63.2565.35
US Dollar Buy rate for denominations 50 and below56.93-
UK Pound88.5590.15
Japanese Yen (100)59.3061.00
Swiss Franc68.0570.00
Hong Kong Dollar8.108.30
Canadian Dollar50.3551.80
Australian Dollar50.1051.50
Singapore Dollar48.2049.55
Danish Kroner10.5510.85
Norwegian Kroner8.108.35
Swedish Kroner7.908.15
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