Saturday, November 25, 2017

Man earns his living by inking others

Pema Seldon Tshering, Thimphu

Nov 22, 2017

As much as getting a tattoo is becoming trendy among people in the country, there is still a stigma associated with it. But on the brighter side, it has become a source of livelihood for some.

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‘Rap’ becoming popular among youngsters in Bhutan

Sonam Pem, Thimphu

Oct 22, 2017

Often times when people hear about Rap, they paint a picture of something negative. But today, the popularity has picked up quite well and rap is now well accepted by the Bhutanese audience. Rap is an abbreviation for Rhythm and Poetry.

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Spiritual essence of offering Ku-Sung-Thug-Ghi-Mendrel

Pema Tshewang, Thimphu

Oct 13, 2017

Ku-Sung-Thug-Ghi-Mendrel is one of the integral parts of religious offerings in Buddhism. It is also believed to be one of the best ways to accumulate merits and purify oneself from all the sins.

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Farmers in Bumthang revive buckwheat cultivation

Kipchu, Bumthang

Oct 12, 2017

Buckwheat cultivation in Bumthang has been on a declining trend over the last few decades. However, the district is now seeing a revival in the cultivation of the traditional crop. Thanks to an initiative by the Dzongkhag Agriculture Sector and the National Biodiversity Centre which aims at diversifying and marketing buckwheat products.

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Other Stories

3 best architectural designs selected for Clock Tower Square facelift

Nov 24, 2017

Thimphu thromde will give the Clock Tower Square, one of the capital city's iconic landmarks, a brand new look based on the three best architectural designs selected through a competition.

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Empowering women through climate smart livelihood

Nov 24, 2017

Handicrafts made out of recycled wastes were put on display at an exhibition held yesterday as part of events to celebrate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

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His Holiness presides over Punakha Moenlam Chenmo

Nov 23, 2017

Over four thousand devotees from across the country gathered today to receive blessings at Punakha’s second Moenlam Chenmo or the World Peace Prayers.

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DAHE preparing to send Bhutanese students back to Sri Lanka

Nov 23, 2017

The Department of Adult and Higher Education (DAHE) under the Education Ministry is planning to send Bhutanese medical students back to their universities in Sri Lanka. The students returned to the country following continuous strike in Sri Lanka since January this year.

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43 Bhutanese receive Australian government scholarships

Nov 23, 2017

The Australian government has awarded scholarships to 43 Bhutanese professionals. 28 of them are recipients of  Australia Awards, while the remaining 15 have been granted Endeavour Awards.

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Friday, November 24 (6th Day of 10th Bhutanese Month)
GOOD DAY TOPerform Lhabsang Thruesel, appease gods and deities, learn astrology, give promotion, handing-taking over offices, start new business, marry, hold important discussion, meet superiors, give name to places and villages, sow seeds, plant plants and flowers.
NOT A GOOD DAY TOConsecrate, roof house, hoist prayer flags, sell land, sell properties, till soil and stones.
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For November 24

Max: 19
Min: 2

Max: 16
Min: 2
Time of sunrise & sunset

Sunrise: 6:27am
Sunset: 5:06pm
Other Districts


For November 24
US Dollar63.7565.85
US Dollar Buy rate for denominations 50 and below57.38-
UK Pound84.8087.20
Japanese Yen (100)57.3058.90
Swiss Franc64.9566.80
Hong Kong Dollar8.158.40
Canadian Dollar50.2051.65
Australian Dollar48.5549.85
Singapore Dollar47.3048.65
Danish Kroner10.1510.45
Norwegian Kroner7.808.05
Swedish Kroner7.657.85
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