Wednesday, December 13, 2017

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 to defend Bhutan against Tibetan invasions, 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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‘Rap’ becoming popular among youngsters in Bhutan

Sonam Pem, Thimphu

Oct 22, 2017

Often times when people hear about Rap, they paint a picture of something negative. But today, the popularity has picked up quite well and rap is now well accepted by the Bhutanese audience. Rap is an abbreviation for Rhythm and Poetry.

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Chagkhar Heritage Museum developed to honour glory days of Sindhu Raja

Dec 12, 2017

The Chagkhar Lhakhang in Chhoekhor Gewog, Bumthang bore a significant role in shaping the history of Bhutan. The temple has been associated with Guru Rinpoche’s first visit to Bhutan to cure an ailing King Sindhu Raja who was then dwelling the place in a nine-storey iron castle.

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Singapore hands Bhutan’s second defeat

Dec 12, 2017

Bhutan was handed its second defeat in the ongoing ACC under-16 Eastern Region Cup by Singapore, today. Playing at the RCGC ground, Bhutan had put in a spirited fight but lost the match by seven wickets.

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MoU inked for strengthening teamwork in environmental conservation

Dec 12, 2017

In an effort to strengthen collaborative works in environmental conservation, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Bhutan Ecological Society, Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environmental Research, and the School of Field Studies, a non-profit corporation in Massachusetts,USA yesterday.

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Punakha now has indoor sports complex

Dec 12, 2017

Her Royal Highness Princess Eeuphelma Choden Wangchuck inaugurated the multi sports hall in Khuruthang, Punakha yesterday.

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BAFRA comes up with model meat shop to improve safety standards

Dec 12, 2017

Unsafe food containing harmful bacteria, viruses, parasites or chemical substances is a concern to many. Towards ensuring food safety in the country, Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA) initiated its first-ever model meat shop in Thimphu, yesterday.

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Wednesday, December 13 (25th Day of 10th Bhutanese Month)
GOOD DAY TOAppease gods and deities, do Chagu, learn astrology, give promotion, handing-taking over offices, start new business, meet superiors, hold important discussion, sow seeds, plant plants and flowers.
NOT A GOOD DAY TOConsecrate, enter into new house, roof house and venture on a long journey.
Rest of the week


For December 13

Max: 22
Min: -2

Max: 20
Min: -2
Time of sunrise & sunset

Sunrise: 6:41am
Sunset: 5:07pm
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For December 13
US Dollar63.4565.55
US Dollar Buy rate for denominations 50 and below57.11-
UK Pound84.6587.00
Japanese Yen (100)55.9557.50
Swiss Franc64.1565.95
Hong Kong Dollar8.158.35
Canadian Dollar49.4550.85
Australian Dollar48.0049.30
Singapore Dollar46.9548.30
Danish Kroner10.0510.35
Norwegian Kroner7.607.85
Swedish Kroner7.557.75
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