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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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Other Stories

Two men arrested after an obscene ritual clip goes viral

Feb 23, 2019

Thimphu police arrested two former monks after a video clip showing one of them allegedly involved in lewd and lascivious conduct during a religious ritual went viral.  

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‘Tsip Choelo -The Vested Astrologer’ wins the Best Film Award

Feb 23, 2019

'Tsip Choelo -The Vested Astrologer' won the best film award at the 18th National Film Awards 2019. The award function was held on February 21 to celebrate the His Majesty The King’s birthday and for the tireless and selfless services of armed forces in the country.

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Author of ‘Khakey’ comes out with another book

Feb 23, 2019

One of the country’s youngest authors, 13-year-old Yeshi Tsheyang Zam published her second book. The new book ‘Lolay’ was released coinciding with His Majesty’s The King’s birthday on February 21 in Punakha.

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Paro FC lifts Jigme Dorji Wangchuck Memorial Gold Cup

Feb 23, 2019

Paro FC won the prestigious Jigme Dorji Wangchuck Memorial Gold Cup. In the finals played yesterday in Phuentshogling, they defeated Three star FC from Nepal by 1-0.

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His Majesty graces the opening of 5th Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition

Feb 21, 2019

His Majesty The King graced the opening of the 5th Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition (RBFE) at the Tendrel Thang in Samdrup Jongkhar this morning. His Majesty The Fourth Druk Gyalpo and Members of the Royal Family also graced the event. This year’s exhibition is dedicated to 39th birthday of His Majesty The King. It was organised [...]

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In Pictures: His Majesty’s 39th Birthday celebrations

Feb 21, 2019

Thousands of people gathered at the Changlimithang National Stadium to celebrate the 39th birthday of His Majesty The King in Thimphu. Similarly, the day was celebrated across the country. Bumthang Chhukha Dagana Lhuentse Monggar Paro Punakha Trashigang Tsirang Wangdue Phodrang Zhemgang    

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CURRENT AFFAIRS PROGRAMME


Zakar

Friday, February 22(18th Day of 1st Bhutanese Month)
GOOD DAY TOTo make regular offerings only.
NOT A GOOD DAY TOTo consecrate, appoint to new post, start education, hand and take over office, hold good discussion, shift house, start new business, roof house, enter new house and appease Naga.
Rest of the week

Weather

February 21
Thimphu
Paro

Max: 12
Min: 1

Max: 11
Min: 1
Time of sunrise & sunset for Thimphu (February 21)

Sunrise:6.33AM
Sunset:5.56PM
Other Districts

Currency

For 20th February
NoteBuySell
US Dollar70.4572.70
US Dollar Buy rate for denominations 50 and below63.41-
UK Pound91.0593.60
Euro79.7081.95
Japanese Yen (100)63.5565.35
Swiss Franc70.1072.15
Hong Kong Dollar8.959.20
Canadian Dollar53.1054.65
Australian Dollar50.1051.50
Singapore Dollar51.9053.40
Danish Kroner10.7011.00
Norwegian Kroner8.158.40
Swedish Kroner7.557.75
Courtesy: BOB
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