Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Ranjung Mikyo Dorji- First Bhutanese cricketer to play for an international club

Sep 6, 2021

Bhutan can now boast of having a national cricketer playing for an international club. Breaking new grounds, national cricket player Rangjung Mikyo Dorji joined a Nepalese team, Lalitpur Patriots. The cricket club is the defending champions of Nepal’s top cricket league, the Everest Premier League.

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Woman with disability makes opportunities out of a challenging life

Aug 15, 2021

She is physically challenged but she has a burning desire to learn. And so, began Pema Yuden’s journey. Today, she has developed knitting and paper craft as her habits, and a couple of other life skills as well. In this story, our reporter in Bumthang takes us through the inspiring story of the 32-year-old.

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Overcoming addiction and becoming an inspiration to others

Aug 4, 2021

Long before COVID-19, another pandemic, silent but similarly deadly, affected the lives of people. Alcohol has killed millions and it still continues to do so. Although difficult, many have also been successful in walking the path of recovery. This is a story of a man from Monggar who overcame the grips of alcohol addiction and now lives as an inspiration to others. 

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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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Team Orong Gewog wins Mewang Gyalsey Archery Tournament

Oct 19, 2021

Team Orong Gewog won the 4th edition of the Mewang Gyalsey Archery Tournament. In the finals played over the last two days, they defeated team Dhuk-Tipa by two straight sets.

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Weringla without Drungpa, administrative office and court

Oct 19, 2021

People of Weringla Drungkhag in Monggar are troubled by the absence of a Drungpa and a proper administrative office. The Drungkhag also does not have a court. 

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New fire van to improve services in Punakha

Oct 19, 2021

The lack of appropriate fire-fighting equipment has delayed effective and prompt fire-related emergency response in Punakha. However, the new fire van is expected to improve the services. Last year, Punakha recorded seven fire disasters including three house fires which claimed a life.

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Biogas use gaining popularity in Pema Gatshel

Oct 19, 2021

A few years ago, five households of Bartseri in Pema Gatshel decided to try biogas. They were the first ones in the district to opt for the alternate source of clean energy. Today, looking back, the people say it has been a wise decision. 

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DHI BizAP trains DeSuups with digital knowledge and skills

Oct 18, 2021

With the advancement of technology, people can accomplish all kinds of tasks without much effort. In the business world, entrepreneurs can explore the market including the global arena from the comfort of their homes. This is exactly what the DHI BizAP Digital Skill-Up Freelancing Programme aims to do. The programme is currently training 25 DeSuups with digital knowledge and skills.   

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Wednesday, October 20(15th Day of 9th Bhutanese Month)
GOOD DAY To make regular offerings only.
NOT A GOOD DAYTo build new monuments, consecrate, appoint to new post, start education, hand and take over office, enter new house, roof house, hoist Lungdhar, shift house, marry, celebrate and start new business.
Rest of the week


October 20

Max: 20
Min: 11


Time of sunrise & sunset for Thimphu, Bhutan

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