Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Shabei Goenchu, an income generator

Changa Dorji, Punakha

May 29, 2019

Cucumbers, locally known as Shabei Goenchu is flooding the market these days and people from Punakha are making good incomes from selling it. 35-year-old Daw is one among others from Mendagang, Dzomi Gewog, Punakha who do mass cucumber plantation.

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The Last Shepherd of Thakhorling village in Tsirang

Namgay Wangchuk,Tsirang

May 16, 2019

Seventy-eight years old Dhan Maya Tamang serves breakfast for her 74 years old husband Phurba Tamang in the morning and restlessly waits for him to finish eating because a flock of over twenty sheep were bleating in the lush cardamom field. They are calling for their old shepherd to untie them.

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Engaging local community in conserving snow leopards

Sangay Chezom, Paro

Apr 18, 2019

Bhutan is one of the 12 countries in Asia that is home to snow leopards. However, due to human encroachment for poaching and retaliatory killings, the endangered big cats are losing their habitat.

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Dagana farmers target schools as an alternative market

Namgay Wangchuk, Dagana

Apr 2, 2019

Farmers' group of Dagana are persuading the schools in their locality to opt for locally grown vegetables over the imported ones. While the farmers will get a ready market, the students can have access to organic vegetables.

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Sustainable Land Management practices effective in Wangphu

Jun 19, 2019

The people of Wangphu Gewog in Samdrup Jongkhar say that sustainable land management practices have benefitted them. It has helped in effectively utilising about 300 acres of vulnerable land, while at the same time increasing the production of cash crops.  

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Bhutan to receive an additional fund of 7.3 M Euros from the EU

Jun 19, 2019

Bhutan will receive an additional fund of 7.3 M Euros from the European Union (EU). The grant is approved for the establishment of the National Training Centre for Search and Rescue and the Water Flagship Programme.

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FM questioned on govt.’s intervention to regulate the high-interest rates

Jun 19, 2019

The conversion of Rural Enterprise Development Corporation Limited (REDCL) into a Cottage and Small Industries (CSI) bank is expected to address the issues related to high-interest rates charged by the banking institutions in the country. 

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Ambulance for all Grade II BHU not possible in the 12th FYP:Health Minister

Jun 19, 2019

Providing ambulances for all Grade II Basic Health Unit (BHU) will not be possible in the 12th Five Year Plan. The health minister shared this during the Question Hour of the National Assembly yesterday. Sombaykha's Member of Parliament (MP) Dorjee Wangmo had questioned the minister on what basis the health ministry decides the allocation of ambulances.  

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Tsherphu roadblock likely to be cleared by Friday

Jun 19, 2019

The major roadblock at Tsherphu,41.5 kilometres from Nganglam towards Gyalpozhing is expected to clear after two days according to the Department of Roads (DoR). The Nganglam-Gyalpozhing highway has been closed to traffic since June 16.

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HH the Je Khenpo appoints new Lams…

Jun 17, 2019

His Holiness the Je Khenpo appointed new Lams of Lha Dzong Goenpa in Thimphu and Shemagangkha in Chhukha. His Holiness awarded Tashi Lekdhar to two lams yesterday morning in Tashichhodzong.

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Thursday, June 2-(18th Day of 4th Bhutanese Month)
GOOD DAY TOTo build new monuments, appease local deities, appoint to new post, hand and take over office, start education, hold good discussion, enter new house, set up storage, start new business, approach higher authority, sow seeds, plant trees and flowers.
NOT A GOOD DAYTo roof house, hoist prayer flags and designate a new cremation ground
Rest of the week


June 20

Max: 27
Min: 13

Min: 12
Time of sunrise & sunset for Thimphu (June 20)

Other Districts


For 19th June
USD DENOMINATION (50 & above)68.6570.80
USD DENOMINATION (5,10 & 20) 66.59-
USD DENOMINATION (1 & 2)65.22-
UK Pound85.9088.30
Japanese Yen (100)63.3565.10
Swiss Franc68.5570.50
Hong Kong Dollar8.75 9.00
Canadian Dollar51.0552.50
Australian Dollar46.9548.25
Singapore Dollar50.0051.40
Danish Kroner10.2510.55
Norwegian Kroner7.858.05
Swedish Kroner7.25 7.45
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