Wednesday, October 17, 2018
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GLOF threat from Lunana looms large

Sherub Dorji, Lunana

Sep 28, 2018

Lunana, one of Bhutan’s northern-most regions, is pristine. It remains largely untouched by humans. But amidst its hypnotic beauty lurks danger. The danger of glacial lake outbursts flood (GLOF). And the threat is looming large.

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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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Landslides threaten retreat houses at Ossay

Oct 16, 2018

A cluster of 17 retreat houses at Ossay on the Gelegphu-Zhemgang highway is at a risk of being washed away by landslides.

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Lhuentse HSS ranked in top 10 sees increasing visits from other schools

Oct 16, 2018

Lhuentse Higher Secondary School (LHSS) has consistently ranked in the top 10 schools in the country for the last five years. It was ranked second last year. This has attracted other schools to visit the LHSS to observe the successful methodologies.

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Aerobic dance for students attracts parents as well

Oct 16, 2018

Happy Walk is an aerobic dance exercise program introduced by Trashi Yangtse Lower Secondary School to keep its students fit.

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ECB says all set for the NA General Election 2018

Oct 15, 2018

The nation will go to the polls on Thursday to cast their votes in National Assembly General Elections 2018. Out of 438,663 registered voters, 304,659 people are expected to exercise their franchise on the poll day.

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Tshulag Lopen honoured with peace award and honorary doctorate

Oct 15, 2018

The Tshulag Lopen Samten Dorji of the Central Monastic Body was recently honoured with the International Buddhist Peace Award.

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Housing crunch worsens in Trongsa

Oct 15, 2018

It took Karma Chimi, a shopkeeper in Trongsa, almost eight months to find a shop space in the town. Finding a house is becoming difficult as the town's housing crunch grows.

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CURRENT AFFAIRS PROGRAMME


Zakar

Tuesday, September 11(2nd Day of 8th Bhutanese Month)
GOOD DAY TOTo make annual and scheduled calendar offerings only.
NOT A GOOD DAY TOTo consecrate, appoint to new post, start education, hand and take over office, start new business, shift house, enter new house, hold good discussion, marry and venture on a long journey.
Rest of the week

Weather

For October 17
Thimphu
Paro

Max: 21
Min: 5

Max: 20
Min: 4
Time of sunrise & sunset for Thimphu (October 17)

Sunrise: 6.02 AM
Sunset:5.31PM
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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