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Treating epilepsy challenged with social stigma and myths

Phub Gyem, Thimphu

Feb 14, 2019

Social stigma and myths surrounding epilepsy is a challenge to treating the illness. Epilepsy, as psychiatrists describe is a brain malfunction that can manifest in various forms- seizures and salivation being the most common.

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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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Trash challenge has people cleaning up the environment

Mar 20, 2019

The trash-tag challenge gone viral on social media, encouraging an increasing number of people to clean up littered areas in their community and sharing their efforts by posting pictures on social media to show the transformation after cleaning an area.

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Dhadholing Goenpa in Paro to be renovated

Mar 20, 2019

The renovation works of Dhadoling Goenpa, which is about 350 years old, in Jieu-phu in Loong-nyi Gewog in Paro will begin soon. The groundbreaking ceremony was held recently. 

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Study finds there is lack of empathy towards persons living with disabilities

Mar 20, 2019

There is a lack of empathy, which is trying to understand the problems and challenges of persons living with disabilities, according to a study. The study is carried out jointly by the Ministry of Education and UNICEF. 

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WHO classifies gaming disorder as a mental health condition

Mar 19, 2019

The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified Gaming addiction as a disorder in its 11th revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11). The 11th revision, which was released last year, listed the addiction as a mental health condition for the first time.

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Computer science course from Sherubtse to move to Gyalpozhing college this July

Mar 19, 2019

The Royal University of Bhutan (RUB) has approved to move Bachelor of Science (Computer Science)  from Sherubtse College to Gyalpozhing College of Information Technology (GCIT) from July this year.

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Sambar deer damages orange trees in Kikhar

Mar 19, 2019

The people of Kikhar Village of Nangkhor Gewog in Zhemgang say they have to guard their orange trees against Sambar Deer throughout the year. The deer have been frequently invading their orange orchards to feed on the tree barks. 

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CURRENT AFFAIRS PROGRAMME


Zakar

Thursday, March 21(15th Day of 2nd Bhutanese Month)
GOOD DAY TOTo make regular offerings.
NOT A GOOD DAY TOTo build new monuments, consecrate, appease local deities, perform wealth accumulation ritual, hand and take over office, start education, appoint to new post, marry, enter new house, roof house, hold good discussion and start new business.
Rest of the week

Weather

March 21
Thimphu
Paro

Max: 16
Min: 2

Max: 15
Min: 1
Time of sunrise & sunset for Thimphu (March 21)

Sunrise:6.05AM
Sunset:6.12PM
Other Districts

Currency

For 20th March
NoteBuySell
US Dollar67.9070.00
US Dollar Buy rate for denominations 50 and below61.11-
UK Pound90.0092.55
Euro77.0079.15
Japanese Yen (100)60.95 62.65
Swiss Franc67.8569.705
Hong Kong Dollar8.65 8.90
Canadian Dollar50.9052.35
Australian Dollar48.1549.50
Singapore Dollar50.2051.65
Danish Kroner10.30 10.60
Norwegian Kroner7.95 8.15
Swedish Kroner7.35 7.55
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