Saturday, January 18, 2020

Donating her kidney to a total stranger

Dec 3, 2019

If you have an impulse to kindness, act on it. That's what 29-year-old Tshering Choden from Pema Gatshel did. Without giving a second thought, she donated one of her kidneys to save someone's life. Interestingly, that someone is a total stranger.

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Towards a clean environment – more vigorously- a waste management business

Nov 6, 2019

It is said one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. And this has turned out to be true for a family in Trashigang that has ventured into a waste management business.

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‘Pangbara/Kambja’ cultivation on the decline

Nov 4, 2019

Upland paddy cultivation was once widely practised in the eastern region as well as in a few districts like Zhemgang and Sarpang. But farmers slowly stopped the cultivation. But there is one man in Lamthang under Goshing Gewog in Zhemgang who still cultivate upland paddy.

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Bhutan’s first woman satellite engineer

Oct 15, 2019

Space engineering is globally still considered as a male-dominated profession. However, in Bhutan, Yeshi Choden helped break this stereotype when she became the first woman satellite engineer in the country.

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Offence against Ku, Sung, Thuk-ten and Zung- National Council

Jan 17, 2020

The Legislative Committee of the National Council proposed to repeal section 7b during the deliberation on the Penal Code (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2019. The section states "Life imprisonment shall be awarded to the defendant for the offence against the Ku, Sung, Thuk-ten and Zung."

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Two taxi drivers and an Indian convicted for illegal transportation of immigrants

Jan 17, 2020

Thimphu District Court, on last Thursday, sentenced two men to three years each in prison for helping two non-nationals to enter the country without valid immigration documents and an Indian man to 18 months for solicitation.

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Bhutan and India renews MoU on Nehru-Wangchuck Scholarship

Jan 17, 2020

The Royal Government of Bhutan and the Royal Government of India renewed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Nehru-Wangchuck Scholarship at the Gyalyong Tshogkhang today.

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Govt. proposes 25% of USD$ 65 per night halt as SDF for regional tourists

Jan 17, 2020

During the National Assembly session today, the government proposed to introduce sustainable development fee for regional tourists at 25 per cent of the USD $ 65 per night halt. The USD $ 65 per person per night halt is the SDF for international leisure tourists.

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NC wants Trade and Investment Bill tabled

Jan 17, 2020

The Economic Affairs Committee of the National Council is of the view that the growing issue of fronting can only be addressed by the “'Trade and Investment Bill' which is yet to be tabled. The Bill was recommended to be urgently tabled during the last session due to grave problems surfacing especially in large business and construction sectors.

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PIT exemption limit to be raised from Nu 200,000 to Nu 300,000

Jan 16, 2020

Under the Income Tax (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2020, the government proposed to raise the Personal Income Tax (PIT) exemption limit from the current Nu 200,000 to Nu 300,000. 

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Saturday, January 18(23rd Day of 11th Bhutanese Month)
GOOD DAY TOTo appease local deities, perform wealth accumulation ritual, start education, appoint to a new post, preach and listen, shift house, start a new business, enter a new house, marry and celebrate, approach higher authority, hold a good discussion, sow seeds, plant trees and flowers.
NOT A GOOD DAYTo appoint new military leader and inaugurate military training.
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January 18

Max: 13
Min: -4

Min: -3

Time of sunrise & sunset for Thimphu (January 8)

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For 17th January
USD DENOMINATION (50 & above)69.9072.05
USD DENOMINATION (5,10 & 20) 67.80-
USD DENOMINATION (1 & 2)66.41-
UK Pound91.1593.65
Japanese Yen (100)63.4565.25
Swiss Franc72.5074.55
Hong Kong Dollar9.009.25
Canadian Dollar53.5555.05
Australian Dollar48.3049.60
Singapore Dollar51.8553.35
Danish Kroner10.4010.70
Norwegian Kroner7.908.10
Swedish Kroner7.357.55
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