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A university graduate pursuing her passion in weaving

Nov 17, 2020

These days, the stories of university graduates breaking stereotypes and setting trends in the country are becoming more common. And among them is the story of Tashi Lhamo who believes the traditional art of textile weaving is not limited to housewives or illiterates as believed to be in the past. Pursuing her passion, she is undergoing weaving training at the Royal Textile Academy and in the history of the Academy, is the first university graduate to participate in such a program. 

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Declining sheep rearing culture, Tsirang

Nov 13, 2020

Difficulty in rearing sheep and lack of interest from younger generations is leading to the decline in sheep rearing culture in Thakorling chiwog of Tsirang. Today, the lone shepherd in Patshaling Gewog although challenged by age, continues to rear sheep to keep the culture alive.

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An artist’s life amid COVID-19

Nov 13, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected livelihoods across the globe. It has become even more difficult for painters and artists to sustain in this current time. We bring you s story of a full-time artist who has been impacted badly in his already challenging effort to attract patrons. 

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Namkha Gyeltshen, Bumthang’s first florist

Oct 8, 2020

Fifty-five-year-old Namkha Gyeltshen, a retired forester in Bumthang has had a fulfilling career. Besides his regular job, he has been a lifelong environmentalist and a nature lover. His love for nature has influenced his everyday life, raising flowers and trees, not just for business but as a vocation he dearly relishes. This is a story of Bumthang's first florist whose love for flowers and plants has not just earned him money but happiness and contentment as well.

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Carpentry training for youth , Tsirang

Dec 5, 2020

To create more self-employment opportunities among youth, 21 unemployed youths from Patshaling Gewog in Tsirang were trained on basic construction carpentry skills for a month. The month-long training equipped the youth with wood carpentry skills.

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NC endorses Fiscal Incentives (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2020

Dec 4, 2020

The National Council passed the Fiscal Incentives (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2020, today. However, the House brought forward the expiry date of the Bill to December 31, 2021. Adopting the Fiscal Incentives Bill of Bhutan 2020 on Wednesday, the National Assembly decided to extend the expiry date up to 30th June 2022.

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On the shortage of non-subsidized LPG cylinders, National Assembly

Dec 4, 2020

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, most of the industries in the neighbouring countries are temporarily shutdown which affected the supply of cylinders in the country. In response to Tashichhoeling Member of Parliament's (MP) question on the shortage of non-subsidised LPG cylinder, the Economic Affairs Minister informed this to the House in the National Assembly today. 

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Farmers request for electricity under Norboogang in Pema Gatshel

Dec 4, 2020

Earlier this year, some 25 households left Nyingshingborang and Norboogang chiwogs to live in Karmawoong and Gongri Balay in Pema Gatshel. They wanted to grow paddy in these places where they have land and were left fallow. But now, the problem is, they don’t have electricity.

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NA supports NC’s resolution to exclude members and commissioners from resigning before joining Constitutional Offices

Dec 3, 2020

The Social and Cultural Committee of the National Assembly recommended that a person appointed as the Holder, Member and Commissioner of a Constitutional Office shall resign from his/her previous office with post-service benefits. However, with a majority in favour of Council's resolution, the House decided to exclude members and commissioner from resigning.

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People question PM and OL for breaching COVID-19 preventive protocols during the Chhoekhor_Tang bye-election

Dec 3, 2020

The success of the first-ever election in the country amid the global pandemic is shadowed by the frustrations shared by some pertaining to the protocols that are allegedly forced on ordinary people and relaxed when it concerns influential people. Netizens and people across the country questioned why the Prime Minister and the Opposition Leader, two of the most influential figures in Bhutan didn’t completely observe COVID-19 preventive protocols during the Chhoekhor_Tang bye-election campaigns.

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CURRENT AFFAIRS PROGRAMME


Zakar

Sunday, December 6(21st Day of 10th Bhutanese Month)
GOOD DAY TOTo conduct Lhabasang Thruesoel, appease local deities, perform wealth accumulation ritual, start education, enter new house, marry and celebrate, shift house, start new business, long journey, sow seeds, plant trees and flowers.
NOT A GOOD DAYTo receive and see off guest.
Rest of the week

Weather

December 6
Thimphu
Paro


Max: 15
Min: 3


Max:14
Min:2

Time of sunrise & sunset for Thimphu (December 6)

Sunrise:6.37AM
Sunset:5:06PM
Other Districts

Currency

Current Exchange Rate
NoteBuySell
USD DENOMINATION (50 & above)72.5574.85
USD DENOMINATION (5,10 & 20) 70.37-
USD DENOMINATION (1 & 2)68.92-
UK Pound92.2594.85
Euro84.4586.8
Japanese Yen (100)68.7570.7
Swiss Franc78.1580.4
Hong Kong Dollar9.359.6
Canadian Dollar54.255.8
Australian Dollar51.152.55
Singapore Dollar52.6554.2
Danish Kroner11.3511.65
Norwegian Kroner7.958.15
Swedish Kroner7.67.8
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