Saturday, October 21, 2017

Spiritual essence of offering Ku-Sung-Thug-Ghi-Mendrel

Pema Tshewang, Thimphu

Oct 13, 2017

Ku-Sung-Thug-Ghi-Mendrel is one of the integral parts of religious offerings in Buddhism. It is also believed to be one of the best ways to accumulate merits and purify oneself from all the sins.

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Farmers in Bumthang revive buckwheat cultivation

Kipchu, Bumthang

Oct 12, 2017

Buckwheat cultivation in Bumthang has been on a declining trend over the last few decades. However, the district is now seeing a revival in the cultivation of the traditional crop. Thanks to an initiative by the Dzongkhag Agriculture Sector and the National Biodiversity Centre which aims at diversifying and marketing buckwheat products.

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A 63-year-old man’s love for archery

Pema Tshewang, Thimphu

Oct 5, 2017

Age is just a number for 63-year-old Gyem Dorji from Paro who is taking part in the ongoing open Yangphel style archery tournament with other archers who are much younger than him.

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Khengkhar’s Palang business grows

Sonam Tsheirng, Monggar

Oct 4, 2017

Palang is a wooden container traditionally used to store Ara, a locally brewed alcohol. Locals of Kengkhar in Monggar are known for palang making. The age old craft has been a lifeline of many in the community for ages.

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A group from Ladakh offers Ku-Sung-Thug-Ghi-Mendrel to His Holiness

Oct 21, 2017

A group led by the administrator of the two largest monasteries in Ladakh, India, offered their Ku-Sung-Thug-Ghi-Mendrel to His Holiness the Je Khenpo at the Kuensel Phodrang in Thimphu today.

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Thailand gears up for late King’s funeral ceremony

Oct 21, 2017

Thailand is all set for the funeral ceremony to bid final goodbye to its late King Bhumibol Adulyadej on October 26. His Majesty passed away on October 13, last year at the age of 88.

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Road block at Ossey cleared, opens to traffic for light vehicles

Oct 21, 2017

After remaining closed since yesterday evening, the road block at Ossey along the Gelegphu-Zhemgang highway opened to traffic today.

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Bhutan marks World Statistics Day, highlighting better stats for better decisions

Oct 20, 2017

Every year, October 20 is observed as the World Statistics Day. Reliable and up-to-date statistics are vital for planning socio-economic development of a country. Here in Bhutan, the theme for the day was “Better Statistics, Better Decisions.”

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Bumthang to upscale rice cultivation despite challenges

Oct 20, 2017

Bumthang's agriculture sector plans to upscale rice cultivation in the district in the next five year plan. Paddy cultivation, a relatively new farming practice in Bumthang, was pioneered in 2002.

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Sunday, October 22 (3rd Day of 9th Bhutanese Month)
GOOD DAY TOPerform annual rituals only.
NOT A GOOD DAY TOConsecrate, appease gods and deities, learn astrology, give promotion, marry, hold celebration, give promotion, roof house, start new business, hold important discussion, take the new born baby out of the house and celebrate birthday.
Rest of the week


For October 22

Max: 24
Min: 6

Max: 23
Min: 5
Time of sunrise & sunset

Sunrise: 6:04am
Sunset: 5:27pm
Other Districts


For October 21-23
US Dollar64.0066.10
US Dollar Buy rate for denominations 50 and below57.60-
UK Pound84.1086.40
Japanese Yen (100)56.4558.00
Swiss Franc65.1566.95
Hong Kong Dollar8.208.45
Canadian Dollar51.1552.60
Australian Dollar50.2051.60
Singapore Dollar47.0548.35
Danish Kroner10.1510.45
Norwegian Kroner8.008.25
Swedish Kroner7.858.05
Courtesy: BNBL
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