Sunday, May 20, 2018
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The last surviving potter of Gangzur

Yeshi Nidup, Lhuentse

Apr 8, 2018

Pottery making, one of Bhutan’s traditional crafts, is on the verge of extinction. In Gangzur in Lhuentse, the fate of this ancient tradition rest in the hands of Tshewang Choden.

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Laya’s traditional hat under threat of disappearance

Sherub Dorji, Gasa

Apr 8, 2018

Laya’s traditional bamboo hat, once widely worn by its women, is fast disappearing. There aren’t many weavers left around now and the women too seldom wear their the hats.

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Traditional Korean room heating system piloted in Gasa

Sherub Dorji, Gasa

Apr 3, 2018

The use of Gudeul, a traditional Korean room heating technology, has been successfully piloted in Gasa.

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Bhutanese working in Kuwait and their stories

Phub Gyem, Kuwait

Mar 19, 2018

Wearing a big, radiant smile on her face, 28-year-old Tshering Dema helps a female customer looking to buy a perfume in a shopping mall in Kuwait. Tshering Dema is one of the 385 Bhutanese living and working in Kuwait.

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Saving Dara Tsho in Patshaling Gewog from extinction

Namgay Wangchuk, Tsirang

Mar 16, 2018

Dara Tsho (lake) in Patshaling Gewog in Tsirang District has been drying up for years, but the gewog administration is determined to restore it.

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Other Stories

OAG forwards JDWNRH anesthetic technician case to court

May 18, 2018

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has charged the national referral hospital’s anaesthetic technician with rape of a married person and forwarded the case to Thimphu District Court on Wednesday.

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Bhutan to launch first satellite into space on June 28

May 18, 2018

Bhutan-1, Bhutan’s first cube satellite is set to launch into space on June 28.

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Invaluable role of Music of Bhutan Research Centre

May 18, 2018

Archiving and documentation play an invaluable role in preserving the rich cultural heritage of any country. By recording and making available the music, arts, knowledge and traditions, it helps to spread a broader understanding and respect for different cultures.

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BT launches ‘Paku’- mobile financial solution

May 18, 2018

The launch of Paku– a mobile financial solution will enable unbanked population in the country to financial transaction.

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Lack of funds- barrier to implementing HPE curriculum

May 18, 2018

The Health and Physical Education (HPE) was introduced as a curriculum in primary schools in 2009. However, some remote schools have not been able to effectively implement the curriculum even today.

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NC Chairperson elect requests court to dismiss petition against him by candidate Passang Thrinlee

May 17, 2018

The National Council Chairperson elect, Tashi Dorji, requested the High Court to dismiss the petition filed by candidate Passang Thrinlee against him.

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Sunday, May 20 (5th Day of 4th Bhutanese Month)
GOOD DAY TOPerform annual rituals only.
NOT A GOOD DAY TOConsecrate a house, construct religious monuments, appease gods and deities, learn astrology, marry, hold celebration, give promotion, shift house, enter into new house, handing-taking over offices, start new business, roof house, hoist prayer flags and venture on a long journey.
Rest of the week

Weather

For May 20
Thimphu
Paro

Max: 24
Min: 12

Max: 20
Min: 10
Time of sunrise & sunset for Thimphu (May 20)

Sunrise: 5:10am
Sunset: 6:45pm
Other Districts

Currency

For May 19-21
NoteBuySell
US Dollar66.9569.20
US Dollar Buy rate for denominations 50 and below60.26-
UK Pound90.3592.85
Euro78.9081.10
Japanese Yen (100)60.3562.05
Swiss Franc66.9568.85
Hong Kong Dollar8.558.75
Canadian Dollar52.2053.65
Australian Dollar50.2551.65
Singapore Dollar49.8051.20
Danish Kroner10.6010.90
Norwegian Kroner8.208.45
Swedish Kroner7.657.85
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