Friday, July 30, 2021
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From being unemployed to a successful entrepreneur, pullet business- Monggar

Jul 14, 2021

Becoming an entrepreneur was never a dream for him. However, taking advantage of the COVID-19 situation, he decided otherwise. Deciding to take over his father’s poultry business, 28-year-old Sonam Penjor from Tsamang Gewog in Monggar has raised himself from being unemployed to a successful entrepreneur, today. 

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Langkey-a disappearing culture

Jul 7, 2021

There was a time when songs would echo across the fields of Jibjo Yuesarkha chiwog in Punakha during the paddy transplantation season. A farmer would sing to his oxen while ploughing the fields, bringing alive the otherwise a tedious and monotonous task. These days, it has become a rare sight. The practice, commonly known as Langkay, is slowly fading; the songs are becoming more distant.

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Flourishing business of Trongsa’s lone potter

Jul 1, 2021

As an art, it may be dying. But as a business, it is thriving. At least, this is what Trongsa's lone potter, Ugyen Dema, claims after being in the line of work for some six years now. She says although illiterate, pottery earned her a decent living.

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More profitable crops replace paddy in Paro and Thimphu

Jun 24, 2021

The focus is shifting. An increasing number of farmers in Paro and Thimphu are growing other crops in their paddy fields. And this, according to experts, has led to a decrease in the area used for rice cultivation adding pressure on the country's target of achieving rice self-sufficiency.

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Torrential rain wreaks havoc in Monggar

Jul 29, 2021

Heavy rainfall has wreaked havoc in Monggar yesterday. More than 250 households in three gewogs have reported damages to crops, properties and farm roads.

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BPC employee allegedly embezzled around Nu 1.42 M, Paro

Jul 29, 2021

A former accountant of Bhutan Power Corporation (BPC) in Paro allegedly embezzled funds amounting to around Nu 1.42 M. According to the Anti-Corruption Commission's (ACC) investigation report, she also allegedly forged signatures and submitted fake bills to settle advances and repay her borrowings. BPC reported the case to the ACC in 2018.

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Drangja Goenpa’s farm road in dire need of maintenance, Paro

Jul 29, 2021

Over the years, Drangja Goenpa of Loong-nyi Gewog in Paro has seen several developmental activities. If there is one thing that hasn't been able to keep up with the ever-developing community it is the farm road there. The three-kilometre long farm road was constructed over 15 years ago and is in dire need of maintenance today.

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People question quality of roads in Zhemgang

Jul 29, 2021

People of Zhemgang have become frustrated over the condition of the Tingtibi-Gongphu Highway. Around six kilometres of the road blacktopped in February has already started to deteriorate. People are questioning the quality of the works carried out.

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Water woes in Samdrup Jongkhar Thromde

Jul 29, 2021

Many in the south welcome the rain because it is an opportunity to beat the blazing heat. But it is not without problems. The water sources are damaged and supply disrupted. And this is a perennial problem in Samdrup Gatshel, Kipshe and Bangtsho in Samdrup Jongkhar Thromde. 

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CURRENT AFFAIRS PROGRAMME


Zakar

Saturday, July 31(23rd Day of 6th Bhutanese Month)
GOOD DAY To appease local deities, perform wealth accumulation ritual, start education, start new business, celebrate, marry, shift house, enter new house, hold good discussion, make medicine and start medication.
NOT A GOOD DAYTo take new born out of house and celebrate birth.
Rest of the week

Weather

July 30
Thimphu
Paro


Max: 26
Min: 13


Max:26
Min:13

Time of sunrise & sunset for Thimphu (July 30)

Sunrise:5.23AM
Sunset:6:52PM
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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