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The oldest woman in Lhuentse

Sonam Tshering, Lhuentse

Jul 16, 2019

Living well and happy, Kunzangmo from Lhuentse is probably the envy of many of those much younger than her. But as much as that, she is a source of inspiration as well. Born in 1917, Kunzangmo is still going strong and claims to be the oldest living woman in the district.

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Druk Pici, Bhutan’s first pencil factory

Passang Dorji, Thimphu

Jul 7, 2019

Bhutan will soon add another product to its tag of ‘Made in Bhutan’. And this time, it will be pencils. Today, works are in full swing to establish its production unit in Guma Gewog of Punakha. BBS met with its founder and brings you this yet another story of an aspiring and a promising young entrepreneur.

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Shabei Goenchu, an income generator

Changa Dorji, Punakha

May 29, 2019

Cucumbers, locally known as Shabei Goenchu is flooding the market these days and people from Punakha are making good incomes from selling it. 35-year-old Daw is one among others from Mendagang, Dzomi Gewog, Punakha who do mass cucumber plantation.

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The Last Shepherd of Thakhorling village in Tsirang

Namgay Wangchuk,Tsirang

May 16, 2019

Seventy-eight years old Dhan Maya Tamang serves breakfast for her 74 years old husband Phurba Tamang in the morning and restlessly waits for him to finish eating because a flock of over twenty sheep were bleating in the lush cardamom field. They are calling for their old shepherd to untie them.

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Other Stories

Nazhoen Lamtoen sees increasing clients

Jul 16, 2019

The Nazhoen Lamtoen Children's Halfway Home in Thimphu has been seeing an increasing number of clients since its establishment in December last year. Nazhoen Lamtoen, a Civil Society Organization (CSO) established the facility to cater after-care services to children in difficult circumstances.

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Boomdeling Gup detained for alleged rape

Jul 16, 2019

Trashi Yangtse police detained the Gup of Boomdeling Gewog for alleged rape of a 16-year-old girl earlier this month.

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Three men arrested for stealing Thangkas

Jul 16, 2019

Punakha police arrested three men for stealing seven Thangkas from Khenchendrak Lhakhang at Nidupchu in Chhubu Gewog of Punakha. Police recovered one stolen Thanka from the suspects.

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Hazelnut growers in Lumang expecting better yield this year

Jul 16, 2019

Some farmers in Trashigang are expecting a good hazelnut production this year, with their hazelnut nut trees showing signs of a good yield. Until now, people have been complaining about trees bearing no fruits even after many years.

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The oldest woman in Lhuentse

Jul 16, 2019

Living well and happy, Kunzangmo from Lhuentse is probably the envy of many of those much younger than her. But as much as that, she is a source of inspiration as well. Born in 1917, Kunzangmo is still going strong and claims to be the oldest living woman in the district.

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Mendrelgang farmers shift their focus from maize to vegetable cultivation

Jul 16, 2019

If not for fodder, farmers in Mendrelgang Gewog in Tsirang would gradually do away with maize cultivation. Maize, once a staple diet for the people there, is now losing its significance with vegetable farming becoming a lucrative business.

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Zakar

Wednesday, July 17(16th Day of 5th Bhutanese Month)
GOOD DAY TOTo make regular offerings only.
NOT A GOOD DAYTo consecrate, appease local deities, start education, hand and take over office, appoint to new post, marry and celebrate. shift house, start new business, enter new house and roof house.
Rest of the week

Weather

July 17
Thimphu
Paro

Max: 24
Min: 14

Max:23
Min: 13
Time of sunrise & sunset for Thimphu (July 17)

Sunrise:5.16AM
Sunset:6.59PM
Other Districts

Currency

For 16th July
NoteBuySell
USD DENOMINATION (50 & above)67.5069.60
USD DENOMINATION (5,10 & 20) 65.48-
USD DENOMINATION (1 & 2)64.13-
UK Pound84.7587.05
Euro76.0578.20
Japanese Yen (100)62.5064.30
Swiss Franc68.6070.55
Hong Kong Dollar8.608.85
Canadian Dollar51.7553.25
Australian Dollar47.4548.75
Singapore Dollar49.7551.15
Danish Kroner10.2010.45
Norwegian Kroner7.908.15
Swedish Kroner7.207.40
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