Sunday, March 18, 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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Tussle between govt. and Opposition may appear ugly, but it is good for future govt.: PM

Mar 18, 2018

Prime Minister Dasho Tshering Tobgay said as part of the compound wall built for security purposes at his private residences, no floodlights or CCTV cameras were installed.

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Bumthang’s only condom vending machine dysfunctional

Mar 18, 2018

A mechanical failure has affected the operation of the only condom vending machine at Chamkhar town in Bumthang. It has been more than a month since the machine became non-functional.

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Kholongchhu Project investigates alleged damages to houses in Koenchholing

Mar 16, 2018

Kholongchhu Hydroelectric Project is investigating the alleged damages the project caused in Koenchholing Village of Trashi Yangtse.

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Focusing on control of zoonotic diseases in Bhutan using One Health Approach

Mar 16, 2018

Every year, many people around the world get sick from diseases spread between animals and humans.

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Sarpang: 121 homes to be electrified by end of 2019

Mar 16, 2018

During the recent Dzongkhag Tshogdu sitting in Sarpang Dzongkhag, members quizzed the Bhutan Power Corporation (BPC) officials as to why 121 homes in five gewogs (Umling, Chhudzom, Senggey, Dekiling and Gakiling) are still not electrified.

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Monday, March 19 (2nd Day of 2nd Bhutanese Month)
GOOD DAY TOPerform daily rituals only.
NOT A GOOD DAY TOConsecrate, appease gods and deities, give promotion, handing-taking over offices, enter into new house, shift house, roof house, marry, hold celebration, hold important discussion, venture on a long journey and start new business.
Rest of the week


For March 17

Max: 21
Min: 3

Max: 20
Min: 4
Time of sunrise & sunset for Thimphu (March 17)

Sunrise: 6:09am
Sunset: 6:10pm
Other Districts


For March 16
US Dollar63.8565.95
US Dollar Buy rate for denominations 50 and below57.47-
UK Pound89.0591.50
Japanese Yen (100)60.2561.95
Swiss Franc67.5069.40
Hong Kong Dollar8.158.35
Canadian Dollar49.2550.65
Australian Dollar50.2051.60
Singapore Dollar48.7550.10
Danish Kroner10.6010.90
Norwegian Kroner8.308.55
Swedish Kroner7.808.05
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