Saturday, May 26, 2018
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The last surviving potter of Gangzur

Yeshi Nidup, Lhuentse

Apr 8, 2018

Pottery making, one of Bhutan’s traditional crafts, is on the verge of extinction. In Gangzur in Lhuentse, the fate of this ancient tradition rest in the hands of Tshewang Choden.

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Laya’s traditional hat under threat of disappearance

Sherub Dorji, Gasa

Apr 8, 2018

Laya’s traditional bamboo hat, once widely worn by its women, is fast disappearing. There aren’t many weavers left around now and the women too seldom wear their the hats.

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Traditional Korean room heating system piloted in Gasa

Sherub Dorji, Gasa

Apr 3, 2018

The use of Gudeul, a traditional Korean room heating technology, has been successfully piloted in Gasa.

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Bhutanese working in Kuwait and their stories

Phub Gyem, Kuwait

Mar 19, 2018

Wearing a big, radiant smile on her face, 28-year-old Tshering Dema helps a female customer looking to buy a perfume in a shopping mall in Kuwait. Tshering Dema is one of the 385 Bhutanese living and working in Kuwait.

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Other Stories

Rockslides near Bjeezam cleared this evening

May 25, 2018

Massive rockslides, which once again blocked the traffic between Bjeezam checkpost and Trongsa Town since yesterday afternoon have been cleared this evening.

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Pema Gatshel DT demands explanation from NRDCL

May 25, 2018

Pema Gatshel Dzongkhag Tshogdu (DT) has asked for an explanation from the Natural Resources Development Corporation Limited (NRDCL) as to why it has not yet carried out afforestation programme at the quarry site in Zobel Gewog.

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Late blight wiping out potato crop in Dangkhar in Zhemgang

May 25, 2018

It’s been years now since late blight, a fungal plant disease began attacking potato crop in Dangkhar in Zhemgang. The situation is at its worst this time, so much so that farmers fear they would have nothing to harvest.

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Cabbage replaces commercial potato farming in Nagya Gewog

May 25, 2018

Farmers of Wanakha Village in Nagya Gewog, Paro have grown cabbages on a large scale this time. The late blight infection of potatoes and its lesser returns at the auction yard in Phuentshogling last year have discouraged many farmers from cultivating potatoes this year.

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Health workers lack skills to provide services to LGBT community, finds a study

May 24, 2018

The LGBT Community in the country is now less discriminated against compared to the past years but they still face numerous challenges in their daily lives. Availing health care services is one of the challenges.

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Saturday, May 26 (12th Day of 4th Bhutanese Month)
GOOD DAY TOPerform Lhabsang Thruesel, appease gods and deities, do Chagu, construct religious monuments, consecrate, give promotion, shift house, enter into new house, make medicine, marry and hold celebration.
NOT A GOOD DAY TOStart new business and roof house.
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Weather

For May 26
Thimphu
Paro

Max: 26
Min: 13

Max: 22
Min: 12
Time of sunrise & sunset for Thimphu (May 26)

Sunrise: 5:08am
Sunset: 6:48pm
Other Districts

Currency

For May 22
NoteBuySell
US Dollar66.9569.20
US Dollar Buy rate for denominations 50 and below60.26-
UK Pound90.2592.70
Euro79.2081.40
Japanese Yen (100)60.3562.05
Swiss Franc67.2569.20
Hong Kong Dollar8.558.75
Canadian Dollar52.5054.00
Australian Dollar50.9052.30
Singapore Dollar50.0551.45
Danish Kroner10.6510.95
Norwegian Kroner8.358.60
Swedish Kroner7.757.95
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