Monday, September 16, 2019

Chimi Dema, First Bhutanese woman to complete the TOD

Sep 13, 2019

Chimi Dema, the 23-year-old, recently became the first Bhutanese woman to complete the tough and unforgiving ultra-marathon mountain bike race known as “The Tour of the Dragon” and even managed to come in the second place. As a young girl growing up in Thimphu, she discovered her zeal in sports when she won her first medal [...]

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Bhutan Alternatives, a story of an entrepreneur

Sep 7, 2019

Patience and perseverance are some of the key ingredients for running a good business. A young entrepreneur Leki Dawa stands as living proof to this. Although he started out only a few years ago, today Leki runs a successful company worth more than Nu 20 M, all thanks to his patience and perseverance.

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Jojo Kinley, the oldest archer in Phuentshogling

Sonam Penjor, Phuentshogling

Aug 30, 2019

Archers in Phuentshogling are inspired and motivated by the presence of an 81-year-old archer, who is currently taking part in the Yangphel style tournament in the thromde.

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A bullied reaching out to help fight bullying

Samten Dolkar, Thimphu

Aug 27, 2019

While bullying covers physical, psychological and sexual, many times, children only report physical bullying because it is easy to recognize.

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An eight-year-old girl died in house fire

Sep 16, 2019

An eight-year-old girl living with disabilities died in a house fire yesterday in Kakaniwog under Bidoong Gewog, Trashigang.  She was living with her grandparents who were not in the house during the incident.

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World Ozone Day observed

Sep 16, 2019

To mark the World Ozone Day, the National Environment Commission Secretariat is organising World Ozone Day throughout the Nation in collaboration with 20 Dzongkhags to take forward sensitization on the impact of Ozone Layer Depletion at the regional level.

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Samchhoeling green tea cultivation picking up

Sep 16, 2019

Samchhoeling green tea plantation under Draagteng gewog in Trongsa will be a mini tea estate in few years time if all goes well as per the plans of the Trongsa dzongkhag administration.

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A Chorten vandalised in Nyishog Gewog

Sep 16, 2019

An old Namgay Khangzang Chorten in Geylegkha_Kuenzangling chiwog under Nyishog Gewog, Wangdue Phodrang was vandalised on the night of September 14th.

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Kho-Kho game launched in Bhutan

Sep 16, 2019

The Kho-Kho Federation of India in collaboration with Bhutan Olympic Committee (BOC) launched the game, Kho-Kho in Bhutan for the first time in the capital today. Kho-Kho is an ancient popular tag sport originated in India.

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The burden of ‘officiating’ without incentive

Sep 14, 2019

According to some of the local leaders of Zhemgang Dzongkhag, the prolonging case of the Goshing Gup has been affecting gewog developmental activities and those officiating individuals have been shouldering double responsibilities as an officiating Dzongkhag Thrizin and officiating gup of Goshing Gewog for more than a year, without any incentive or allowances.

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Tuesday, September 17(18th Day of 7th Bhutanese Month)
GOOD DAY TOTo appease local deities, perform wealth accumulation ritual, start education, appoint to new post, shift house, hand and take over office, enter new house, start new business, hold good discussion, sow seeds, plant trees and flowers.

NOT A GOOD DAYTo consecrate, shift house, designate cremation ground.
Rest of the week


September 16

Max: 23
Min: 14

Min: 13
Time of sunrise & sunset for Thimphu (September 17)

Other Districts


For 16th September
USD DENOMINATION (50 & above)70.00 72.20
USD DENOMINATION (5,10 & 20) 67.90 -
USD DENOMINATION (1 & 2)66.50-
UK Pound87.15 89.55
Euro77.70 79.80
Japanese Yen (100)64.75 66.55
Swiss Franc70.85 72.85
Hong Kong Dollar8.95 9.20
Canadian Dollar52.90
Australian Dollar48.10 49.40
Singapore Dollar50.95 52.35
Danish Kroner10.40 10.70
Norwegian Kroner7.808.05
Swedish Kroner7.307.50
Courtesy: BOB
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