Tuesday, October 24, 2017

‘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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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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Bhutan Toilet Org creating sensible toilet culture

Oct 23, 2017

Poor condition of public toilets in the country has been a topic for discourse among people- most often, informally. But now such a scenario is changing for the better. Bhutan Toilet Organisation (BTO), one of Bhutan’s first non-profit organisations, has committed towards building a sensible toilet culture in the country.

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People of Tsaenkhar, Jarey gewogs want Autsho BHU to be upgraded

Oct 23, 2017

Austsho Basic Health Unit (BHU) is grade I. The people of Tsaenkhar and Jarey gewogs would like to see it upgraded to grade II.

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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, Pema Gatshel is happy that they no longer have to process cotton threads manually which is tedious.

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Making altar, 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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Tuesday, October 24 (5th Day of 9th Bhutanese Month)
GOOD DAY TOAppease gods and deities, do Chagu, handing-taking over offices, learn astrology, give promotion, give promotion, enter into new house, start new business, hold important discussion, sow seeds, plant plants and flowers.
NOT A GOOD DAY TOMarry and hold marriage celebration.
Rest of the week


For October 24

Max: 24
Min: 10

Max: 23
Min: 9
Time of sunrise & sunset

Sunrise: 6:06am
Sunset: 5:24pm
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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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