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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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Breathing new life into Lingzhipai Zhey

Changa Dorji, Lingzhi

Oct 26, 2018

Many Bhutanese would know, or at least, have heard about Goen Zhey of Gasa, Wang Zhey of Thimphu, Nub Zhey of Trongsa and Woochupai Zhey of Paro. What many probably may not know is that there are several other Zheys apart from the main four Zheys.

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Lhop meseum in need of facelift

Dec 10, 2018

The Lhop community constructed the museum in 2010 with support from the Tarayana Foundation. The one-storey wood structure located in Singye village in Dorokha houses more than 50 different traditional items used by their ancestors.

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Bhutan loses to Saudi Arabia, Oman in ICC U-19 cricket

Dec 10, 2018

Bhutan’s under-19 cricket team lost their second match of the Under-19 Cricket World Cup Qualifier Asia Division 2 against Saudi Arabia today.

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12th FYP expected to roll out from next month: PM

Dec 9, 2018

Prime Minister Dr. Lotay Tshering, said the government would be able to confirm the grant amount of 12th Five-Year-Plan (FYP) from donor partners once the electricity export tariff for Mangdechhu Hydropower Project is finalised.

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Pay Commission in the offing

Dec 9, 2018

The formation of the Pay Commission is highly likely to happen in January next year. Prime Minister Dr. Lotay Tshering shared the news at Media Meet session in Thimphu on Friday.

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Govt. to decide the fate of BBIN agreement after weighing its pros & cons

Dec 9, 2018

The government of the day will decide the fate of the Motor Vehicles Agreement for Regulation of Passenger, Personal and Cargo Vehicular Traffic between Bhutan, Bangladesh, India, and Nepal (BBIN MVA) after doing a thorough research.

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PM leads the annual nationwide cleanup campaign

Dec 9, 2018

Prime Minister Dr. Lotay Tshering led the annual nationwide cleanup campaign in the capital today. The cleanup campaign was organised to commemorate the 12th anniversary of His Majesty The King’s accession to the Golden Throne. Prime Minister along with the officials of the Cabinet Secretariat, forestry officials and locals cleaned the public spaces near the Dechenphu Lhakhang. Prime [...]

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CURRENT AFFAIRS PROGRAMME


Zakar

Tuesday, December 11(4th Day of 11th Bhutanese Month)
GOOD DAY TOTo conduct Lhabsang Thruesoel, appease local deities, appoint to new post and celebrate, hand and take over office, start education, enter new house, marry, start new business, shift house, approach higher authority, hold good discussion, sow seeds, plant trees and flowers.
NOT A GOOD DAY TOTo appoint new military leader, inaugurate military training, roof house, hoist Lungdhar, till and excavate land.
Rest of the week

Weather

For December 11
Thimphu
Paro

Max: 13
Min: -3

Max: 13
Min: -2
Time of sunrise & sunset for Thimphu (December 11)

Sunrise: 6.41AM
Sunset:5.07PM
Other Districts

Currency

For December 10
NoteBuySell
US Dollar69.7071.85
US Dollar Buy rate for denominations 50 and below62.73-
UK Pound88.7091.10
Euro79.2081.35
Japanese Yen (100)61.7063.40
Swiss Franc70.1072.10
Hong Kong Dollar8.909.15
Canadian Dollar52.9553.45
Australian Dollar50.3051.70
Singapore Dollar51.8052.25
Danish Kroner10.6010.90
Norwegian Kroner8.158.40
Swedish Kroner7.757.95
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