Monday, October 23, 2017

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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A 63-year-old man’s love for archery

Pema Tshewang, Thimphu

Oct 5, 2017

Age is just a number for 63-year-old Gyem Dorji from Paro who is taking part in the ongoing open Yangphel style archery tournament with other archers who are much younger than him.

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Khengkhar’s Palang business grows

Sonam Tsheirng, Monggar

Oct 4, 2017

Palang is a wooden container traditionally used to store Ara, a locally brewed alcohol. Locals of Kengkhar in Monggar are known for palang making. The age old craft has been a lifeline of many in the community for ages.

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Thongsa cotton weaving group gets thread processing machines

Oct 23, 2017

Thongsa Kamthangma Detshen or Thongsa cotton weaving group in Chongshing Gewog is happy that they no longer have to process cotton threads manually which is tedious.

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Altar making business, an alternate source of income for Kengkhar farmers

Oct 23, 2017

Other than agricultural works, people of Tongla Goenpa in Kengkhar Gewog, Monggar are also engaged in altar (Choesham) making business. Today, business has become lucrative. Thanks to Tarayana Foundation which helped the altar makers to work in group in 2011, to enhance the art in the locality.

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60 students from Dagana to play for National football tournament

Oct 23, 2017

Sixty students from six schools in Dagana were selected to represent the dzongkhag at the National football tournament which will be held during the winter vacation.

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BAF International Style Compound Archery Competition ends

Oct 22, 2017

Tandin Dorji is now crowned as the best archer in the two-day BAF International Style Compound Archery Competition held in the capital. Yangphel organised the competition for the very first time with the motive to find the best archers in compound archery.

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‘Rap’ becoming popular among youngsters in Bhutan

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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Sunday, October 22 (3rd Day of 9th Bhutanese Month)
GOOD DAY TOPerform annual rituals only.
NOT A GOOD DAY TOConsecrate, appease gods and deities, learn astrology, give promotion, marry, hold celebration, give promotion, roof house, start new business, hold important discussion, take the new born baby out of the house and celebrate birthday.
Rest of the week


For October 22

Max: 24
Min: 6

Max: 23
Min: 5
Time of sunrise & sunset

Sunrise: 6:04am
Sunset: 5:27pm
Other Districts


For October 21-23
US Dollar64.0066.10
US Dollar Buy rate for denominations 50 and below57.60-
UK Pound84.1086.40
Japanese Yen (100)56.4558.00
Swiss Franc65.1566.95
Hong Kong Dollar8.208.45
Canadian Dollar51.1552.60
Australian Dollar50.2051.60
Singapore Dollar47.0548.35
Danish Kroner10.1510.45
Norwegian Kroner8.008.25
Swedish Kroner7.858.05
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