Friday, February 22, 2019
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Treating epilepsy challenged with social stigma and myths

Phub Gyem, Thimphu

Feb 14, 2019

Social stigma and myths surrounding epilepsy is a challenge to treating the illness. Epilepsy, as psychiatrists describe is a brain malfunction that can manifest in various forms- seizures and salivation being the most common.

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Lhops keep their rombu tradition alive

Damcho Zam, Samtse

Dec 3, 2018

For ages, the Lhop communities in Samtse have been burying the dead inside a tomb, locally known as 'rombu'. This unique culture of entombing the dead bodies in their own land is still practised widely in the villages of Jigme, Singye, Wangchuck and Sanglung-Satakha in Dorokha.

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Yak rearing on decline in Haa Uesu

Samten Dolkar, Haa

Nov 5, 2018

There were nearly 50 households who practiced yak farming in Eesu Gewog, Haa. But that was some three decades ago. Today, there are only six.

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The Royal Highland Festival

Yeshi Nidup, Laya

Nov 5, 2018

With temperatures dipping below -2 degree Celsius, it was freezing cold as the Third Royal Highland Festival opened in Laya late last month. Light snowfall greeted the visitors to the festival.

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Three scout leaders recognised for their service

Feb 21, 2019

Three national scout leaders received their first ever gold, silver and bronze medal at the 5th National Scouts Day celebration in Trongsa today. The medal is awarded in recognition of their active service to the scouting movement in the country.

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Documentary on Bhutan’s democratic journey

Feb 21, 2019

A documentary on Bhutan’s democratic journey, ‘Bhutan’s Democracy: A Decade On’ was launched in Thimphu yesterday. The 39 minutes documentary is produced by the Bhutan Centre for Media and Democracy (BCMD).

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Transport United FC loses to Colombo FC in AFC Cup pre qualifiers

Feb 21, 2019

Transport United FC lost their first leg of the preliminary stage of the AFC CUP 2019 as they were thrashed 7-1 by Sri Lanka's Colombo FC yesterday.

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Moenlam chhenmo in Trashi Yangtse concludes

Feb 20, 2019

The 15th annual Moenlam Chhenmo in Trashi Yangtse presided over by Gyalse Trulku Jigme Tenzin Wangpo concluded today.

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Three accused turn approvers in alleged Trongsa land scam

Feb 20, 2019

Three accused in the alleged Trongsa land scam case turned approvers during the two-day witness hearing in the district court, which ended yesterday..

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Need for social media literacy?

Feb 20, 2019

Social media has become part of our lives with a growing number of people using the medium in the country. However, experts say there is a lack of social media literacy which often leads to issues related to irresponsible and inappropriate use.

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CURRENT AFFAIRS PROGRAMME


Zakar

Friday, February 22(18th Day of 1st Bhutanese Month)
GOOD DAY TOTo make regular offerings only.
NOT A GOOD DAY TOTo consecrate, appoint to new post, start education, hand and take over office, hold good discussion, shift house, start new business, roof house, enter new house and appease Naga.
Rest of the week

Weather

February 21
Thimphu
Paro

Max: 12
Min: 1

Max: 11
Min: 1
Time of sunrise & sunset for Thimphu (February 21)

Sunrise:6.33AM
Sunset:5.56PM
Other Districts

Currency

For 20th February
NoteBuySell
US Dollar70.4572.70
US Dollar Buy rate for denominations 50 and below63.41-
UK Pound91.0593.60
Euro79.7081.95
Japanese Yen (100)63.5565.35
Swiss Franc70.1072.15
Hong Kong Dollar8.959.20
Canadian Dollar53.1054.65
Australian Dollar50.1051.50
Singapore Dollar51.9053.40
Danish Kroner10.7011.00
Norwegian Kroner8.158.40
Swedish Kroner7.557.75
Courtesy: BOB
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