Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Reviving the tradition of Lolay

Passang Dorji, Thimphu

Jan 3, 2018

The tradition of Lolay is what sets Nyilo apart from other New Year celebrations in the country. In the good old days, Lolay chants would reverberate through villages in Wang-Tsho-Chen-Gey region as children visit every home, merrily singing the traditional verse of good wishes.

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Coming out of the HIV/AIDS closet

Sonam Phuntsho, Thimphu

Dec 4, 2017

Having lived in shame and fear for the last 14 years, 35-year-old Tashi Pelzom finally went public with her HIV positive status at an event held to mark World Aids Day last Friday. So did Losem Zangmo who is also a HIV positive.

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Lingzhi Dzong to be restored to its former grandeur

Changa Dorji, Thimphu

Nov 27, 2017

Lingzhi dzong, once an important frontier dzong in the country’s north, built sometime in between 1667 to 1680, has now fallen into ruins.

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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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Transport United to play against Bengaluru FC in AFC Cup Qualifier

Jan 15, 2018

Transport United will face Indian football club, Bengaluru FC, in a two-legged AFC Cup South Asian Zone Preliminary Round Qualifier. In preparation for the first-leg encounter at Changlimithang on 23 January, the team has been training for more than a month.

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Teachers learning to operate power tillers to strengthen School Agriculture Programmes

Jan 15, 2018

To boost agricultural activities in schools, the School Agriculture Programme under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests conducted a weeklong training in Lobesa, Punakha recently.

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Issuance of Lag Thrams brings hope to residents of Panbang

Jan 15, 2018

It may not long when Panbang- the satellite town or Yenlag Thromde of Zhemgang will be transformed into a bustling town. The National Land Commission issued Lag Thrams or Land Ownership Certificate to 34 residents a few months ago.

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New Orchid species named in honour of Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen

Jan 15, 2018

‘Spathoglottis Jetsuniae’ is a new orchid species named in honour of Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen Jetsun Pema Wangchuck.

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Bhutan & India jointly unveil ‘Special Logo’ to mark 50 years of bilateral ties

Jan 12, 2018

Bhutan and India celebrate 50 years of friendship this year. To commemorate the golden jubilee, a special logo was jointly launched in Thimphu and New Delhi, today.

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(Traditional Day of Offering)
Wednesday, January 17 (1st Day of 12th Bhutanese Month)
GOOD DAY TO perform daily rituals only.
NOT A GOOD DAY TOappease gods and deities, give promotion, do Chagu, roof house, hoist Lungdhar, learn astrology, give promotion, shift house, enter into new house and start new business.

Rest of the week


For January 17

Max: 15
Min: -5

Max: 13
Min: -4
Time of sunrise & sunset for Thimphu (January 17)

Sunrise: 6:52am
Sunset: 5:29pm
Other Districts


For January 15
US Dollar62.5564.65
US Dollar Buy rate for denominations 50 and below56.30-
UK Pound85.1087.45
Japanese Yen (100)56.3057.90
Swiss Franc64.3566.15
Hong Kong Dollar8.008.20
Canadian Dollar49.9551.35
Australian Dollar49.3050.70
Singapore Dollar47.1048.45
Danish Kroner10.2010.45
Norwegian Kroner7.858.05
Swedish Kroner7.707.95
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