Bangla Saturday, September 26, 2020

Bhutan

Bhutan issues first sovereign bond to meet increasing fisc...

The Royal Government of Bhutan has announced its first sovereign bond to support the economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic while...

Bhutan’s GDP growth projection for 2020 revised to negativ...

The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth projection for 2020 has been revised downward to negative 2.1 after the country went into its f...

India’s SSB in for long haul along Bhutan

The Ministry of Home Affairs is learnt to have told the ITBP and SSB brass to prepare their personnel for a long winter haul at high-al...

Amid tension with India at LAC, China mobilized PLA troops...

While China has deployed its troops on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with the intention of capturing the Indian territories in Ladak...

Sino-Indian conflict serves to further alienate Bhutanese...

Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, India is facing tensions with neighbors Nepal, Pakistan and China. Out of India’s neighbors, Bhu...

Bhutan ends lockdown, to reopen education institutions nex...

The government of Bhutan announced that the schooling for students of classes X and XII will resume from Monday. For students in IX an...

Bhutan has one of the highest per capita testing rates glo...

Most Covid-19 positive cases detected after the nationwide lockdown was linked to earlier patients, but not all. The recent positive c...

Bhutan’s export dropped to 20 percent during lockdown

Export of goods from major industries declined to around 20 percent of the normal export capacity during the three-week nationwide lock...

Bhutan‌ ‌nominates‌ ‌Tenzin‌ ‌Lekphel‌ ‌as‌ ‌SG‌ ‌for‌ ‌BI...

One the founders of Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa, Tenzin Lekphel, is set to become the next secretary general (SG) of the Bay of Bengal Initiat...

PTA between Bangladesh, Bhutan likely to be signed by Sept...

Signing of a preferential trade agreement (PTA) between Bangladesh and Bhutan has been delayed further as two neighbouring countries ar...

Bhutan yet to finalise guidelines to ease lockdown

With the Covid-19 positive cases increasing, total lifting of the nationwide lockdown is still uncertain. The implementation of lockdo...

Domestic violence cases in Bhutan almost double during the...

The National Commission for Women and Children (NCWC) and Respect, Educate, Nurture and Empower Women (RENEW) recorded an increasing nu...

Bhutan lifts tobacco ban to block COVID spillover from Ind...

Bhutan has relaxed its tobacco ban to combat the coronavirus pandemic, whose most worrisome case entered the Himalayan kingdom f...

Bhutan eases lockdown in rural areas

The government announced yesterday that it has decided to allow movement of individuals within their gewogs across the country. The Pr...

Bhutan govt. to buy back apples and redistribute if lockdo...

Apple growers in Bhutan need not worry about the nationwide lockdown hampering export of the cash crop. The agriculture ministry has d...

Lockdown hitting the low-income group hard in Bhutan

Essential items and vegetables are being delivered door-to-door during the nationwide lockdown. People who can pay can avail themselves...

Online lottery still popular in Bhutan despite ban on it

With his head almost touching the small sheet of paper on a rickety table, Ugyen is busy. The corporate employee, a commerce graduate i...

Bhutan orders first coronavirus lockdown as cases hit 113

Bhutan ordered its first nationwide lockdown on Tuesday (Aug 11) after a returning resident tested positive for coronavirus after being...

Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition to open by August 14 in Haa

Haa wears an exotic and refreshing look as one gets a glimpse of the dzongkhag descending down from the Chelela pass. At Haa, the temp...

Gender-based violence increases in Bhutan during the pande...

Gender-based violence (GBV) cases have increased during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to records with the Respect, Educate, Nurture...

Bhutan to resume boulder export from Samtse soon

Export of boulders (and aggregates) to Bangladesh and India from Samtse is expected to resume this week, according to dredging companie...