Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Greenhouses enable Lunaps to grow more varieties of vegetables

Sherub Dorji, Gasa

Aug 9, 2018

Not so long ago, the people in Lunana could grow only radish, potato and spinach. But now they grow a host of other vegetables, such as beans, cabbage, chilies, and even maize thanks to greenhouses.

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Layaps do brisk business in Lunana

Sherub Dorji, Thimphu

Jul 25, 2018

Every year, when the cordyceps season nears end, Layaps trek all the way up to Lunana with their horses laden with various essentials goods. They stop at Tenchoe, Lunana’s uppermost village, and pitch tents from where the goods they came with are sold to the Lunaps.

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VAST continues to play crucial role in promoting contemporary art

Sonam Choden, Thimphu

Jun 30, 2018

Contemporary art has soared in popularity in Bhutan over the years. All or much of the credit goes to the Voluntary Artists Studio of Thimphu (VAST). The Founder of VAST, who is fondly known as Asha Karma, has and continues to play a key role in promoting contemporary art.

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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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India celebrates 72nd Independence Day

Aug 15, 2018

India celebrated its 72nd Independence Day today. In Thimphu, the Indian community gathered at the India Embassy to observe the day.

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Bangladeshi community observes national mourning day

Aug 15, 2018

The Bangladeshi community in Thimphu observed their country's National Mourning Day today.

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BKP replaces its Bartsham_Shongphu candidate

Aug 15, 2018

The Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party (BKP) has replaced its candidate from Bartsham-Shongphu constituency in Trashigang. 27-year-old Ugyen Lhendup will now contest in place of the former candidate Karma Wangzom.

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Mobile app to promote bamboo launched

Aug 15, 2018

A  mobile app designed to promote bamboo housing and use of bamboo in constructions instead of timber was launched in Thimphu yesterday.  Called BAMTECH, the app was developed by the South Asia Bamboo Foundation (SABF) in collaboration with the Handicrafts Association of Bhutan (HAB) and the Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI). It is expected to help [...]

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Blacktopping of Tingtibi–Gongphu highway brings numerous benefits

Aug 15, 2018

The widening and blacktopping of the Tingtibi–Gongphu highway have reduced the travel between the two places by two hours. Earlier, it took three hours but now Gongphu and Tingtibi are just an hour’s drive apart.

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Bhutan loses to India in SAFF U-15 championship

Aug 15, 2018

Bhutan lost to the India 0-1 in the ongoing SAFF U-15 Women's Championship on Monday.

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Monday, August 15(4th Day of 7th Bhutanese Month)
GOOD DAY TOTo appease local deities, consecrate house, build new monuments, appoint to new post, preach and listen, start education, hand and take over office, shift house, hold good discussion, start new business, set up storage, approach higher authority, sow seeds, plant trees and flowers.
NOT A GOOD DAY TOTo marry and celebrate marriage
Rest of the week


For August 16

Max: 27
Min: 15

Max: 26
Min: 14
Time of sunrise & sunset for Thimphu (August 16)

Sunrise: 5:32am
Sunset: 6:38pm
Other Districts


For July 13
US Dollar67.6069.70
US Dollar Buy rate for denominations 50 and below60.84-
UK Pound89.2591.75
Japanese Yen (100)60.0561.75
Swiss Franc67.7069.65
Hong Kong Dollar8.608.85
Canadian Dollar51.2052.60
Australian Dollar49.8551.25
Singapore Dollar49.5550.95
Danish Kroner10.6010.90
Norwegian Kroner8.358.55
Swedish Kroner7.607.85
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