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VAST continues to play crucial role in promoting contemporary art

Sonam Choden, Thimphu

Jun 30, 2018

Contemporary art has soared in popularity in Bhutan over the years . All or much of the credit goes to the Voluntary Artists Studio of Thimphu (VAST).

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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 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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Swollen Sukrety river worries residents of Gawadoong

Jul 20, 2018

The residents of Gawadoong village in Samtse spend every monsoon worried with the swelling of Sukrety river.

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PM Prayut Chan-o-cha graces opening of new Thai consulate office

Jul 20, 2018

The Royal Thai Honorary Consulate-General Office, previously located above the RICBL colony, has now moved into a new office space near the Royal Textile Academy in Chubachhu.

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Bridge over Mangdechhu in Zhemgang opens

Jul 20, 2018

After missing three deadlines, the suspension bridge over Mangdechhu in Rindigang, Zhemgang was finally inaugurated on Wednesday.

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New potato seeds to improve yield

Jul 20, 2018

The National Potato Program’s new variety of seeds could be a game changer that could revitalize potato farming, which remains affected by late blight.

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Bailey bridge over Longdachhu brings four Gewogs closer to Daga Dzong

Jul 20, 2018

The opening of the newly built bailey bridge over Londachhu in Dagana has shortened the distance between the dzongkhag administration and four gewogs of Drukjeygang, Khebisa, Largyab and Tsangkha.

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Bumthang-Monggar road widening to be complete by year end

Jul 20, 2018

The widening of the highway from Ura in Bumthang till Yadi in Monggar is likely to complete by the end of this year. At present, over 72 per cent of the works are complete, according to the Department of Roads (DoR) in Lingmethang.

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CURRENT AFFAIRS PROGRAMME


Zakar

Thursday, July 19 (7th Day of 6th Bhutanese Month)
GOOD DAY TOPerform annual rituals only.
NOT A GOOD DAY TOConsecrate, appease gods and deities, give promotion, learn astrology, start new Shedra, handing-taking over offices, marry, hold celebration, start new business, roof house, enter into new house and hoist Lungdhar.
Rest of the week

Weather

For July 19
Thimphu
Paro

Max: 31
Min: 15

Max: 29
Min: 14
Time of sunrise & sunset for Thimphu (July 19)

Sunrise: 5:18am
Sunset: 6:58pm
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
Courtesy: BNBL
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