Sunday, February 25, 2018

Reviving the tradition of Lolay

Passang Dorji, Thimphu

Jan 3, 2018

The tradition of Lolay is what sets Nyilo apart from other New Year celebrations in the country. In the good old days, Lolay chants would reverberate through villages in Wang-Tsho-Chen-Gey region as children visit every home, merrily singing the traditional verse of good wishes.

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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, 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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Training coaches for special athletes in the country

Feb 24, 2018

To make a difference in the lives of people with special needs through sports, Special Olympic Bhutan is training the coaches for special athletes.

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Tshimasham Police nabs 2 men for alleged drug possession

Feb 24, 2018

Tshimasham Police arrested two men in their 20s for allegedly possessing over 3,500 Spasmo Porxyvon (SP) plus capsules and over 600 nitrosun tablets, on Tuesday night. They were nabbed at Chhukha Check Post.

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Whirlwind three days of events for residents in Phuentshogling

Feb 24, 2018

These past three days have been a whirlwind of activities for the residents of Pheuntshogling- from celebrating His Majesty’s birthday at the public ground to musical shows and food in the streets.

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Bhutan jumps one place up in Corruption Perception Index

Feb 24, 2018

Bhutan climbed one step higher in last year's Corruption Perception Index (CPI) as per the global civil society organisation, Transparency International. It ranked 26th least corrupted countries from 180 countries.

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Pema Gatshel DT approves SMCL’s quarry proposal

Feb 24, 2018

The Pema Gatshel Dzongkhag Administration is receiving more and more number of applicants, expressing interest to establish quarry and mining sites in the dzongkhag.

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Attempt to create wider awareness on PSL in Tsirang

Feb 24, 2018

Knowing that not many in Tsirang are aware about the recent launch of Priority Sector Lending (PSL) and its guidelines, the dzongkhag administration initiated to carry out widespread awareness on it.

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Sunday, February 25 (10th Day of 1st Bhutanese Month)
GOOD DAY TOPerform offerings, appease gods and deities, do Chagu, recite religious scripts, offer butter lamps.
NOT A GOOD DAY TOConsecrate, roof house, hold marriage celebration, shift house, hoist Lungdhar, appease Lu (Nagas), till soil and stones.
Rest of the week


For February 23

Max: 17
Min: -1

Max: 16
Min: -2
Time of sunrise & sunset for Thimphu (February 23)

Sunrise: 6:32am
Sunset: 5:57pm
Other Districts


For February 20
US Dollar63.2565.35
US Dollar Buy rate for denominations 50 and below56.93-
UK Pound88.5590.15
Japanese Yen (100)59.3061.00
Swiss Franc68.0570.00
Hong Kong Dollar8.108.30
Canadian Dollar50.3551.80
Australian Dollar50.1051.50
Singapore Dollar48.2049.55
Danish Kroner10.5510.85
Norwegian Kroner8.108.35
Swedish Kroner7.908.15
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