Friday, August 17, 2018
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Samchholing’s green tea business flourishes

Passang, Trongsa

Aug 16, 2018

Green tea plantation is becoming a lucrative business for the people of Samcholing in Trongsa. The Samchholing Green Tea Cooperative says with the yield getting better by the year, the business is picking up well.

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Masutake continues as key source of livelihood for Geneps

Kinley Dem, Thimphu

Aug 16, 2018

For the people of Geney Gewog in Thimphu, Masutake, locally known as Sangay Shamu, is to them what cordyceps is to the Highlanders. The highly sought-after mushroom, known for its distinct spicy-aromatic odour, fetches them about Nu 150,000 every year.

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Reminiscing about Samdrup Jongkhar’s old cinema

Kinley Wangchuk, Samdrup Jongkhar

Aug 16, 2018

When Samdrup Jongkhar got a cinema hall back in the 1950s, it was one of the first dzongkhags in the country to get a place to screen films. Located in the heart of the town, the cinema was once a popular place to hang out.

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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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CEC announces NA election dates

Aug 17, 2018

The Primary Round of the 2018 National Aseembly Election will be held on September 15, which is exactly 28 days from today.

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Man gets 16 years for rape

Aug 17, 2018

Punakha District Court has convicted a 39-year-old man of statutory rape and sentenced him to 16 years in prison.

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3 men arrested for gold smuggling

Aug 17, 2018

Police in Paro are investigating a gold smuggling case involving four suspects. Three of the four men were arrested on July 4 from Shana in Tsento Gewog. They had 20 kilograms of gold in their possession.

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Highlanders lose yaks to Gid disease

Aug 17, 2018

The people of Lunana in Gasa lose their young yaks to Gid locally known as Gu-Yum disease every year. More than 10 yaks succumbed to the disease last year.

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RUB, ECU signs MoU to promote academic cooperation

Aug 17, 2018

The Royal University of Bhutan (RUB) and the Edith Cowan University (ECU) in Western Australia signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Thimphu today. The MoU is to provide experiential learning opportunities and to promote scholarly cooperation between colleges of RUB and various schools of ECU.

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Bangladesh, India to play finals of SAFF U-15 women’s championship

Aug 17, 2018

Bhutan failed to advance to the finals of the SAFF U-15 Women's Championship after losing to the defending champions Bangladesh 0-5 yesterday.

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CURRENT AFFAIRS PROGRAMME


Zakar

Thursday, August 17(7th Day of 7th Bhutanese Month)
GOOD DAY TOTo make regular offerings only.
NOT A GOOD DAY TOTo build new monuments, consecrate, appease local deities, appoint to new post, hand and take over office, marry and celebrate, travel, roof house, enter new house, shift house, start house construction, hold good discussion, start new business and venture on a long journey.
Rest of the week

Weather

For August 17
Thimphu
Paro

Max: 30
Min: 14

Max: 29
Min: 14
Time of sunrise & sunset for Thimphu (August 17)

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

Currency

For July 13
NoteBuySell
US Dollar67.6069.70
US Dollar Buy rate for denominations 50 and below60.84-
UK Pound89.2591.75
Euro78.8581.05
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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