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Survey finds Bhutanese highly receptive to Covid-19 vaccin...

If numbers are any indication, Bhutanese are ‘highly’ receptive to the Covid-19 vaccination. To understand and assess publ...

Bhutan’s pandemic success story deserves to be shared with...

Assistant Secretary-General, UNDP Assistant Administrator & Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, Kanni Wignaraja talks to Ku...

38 business projects approved in Bhutan to generate jobs

With the aim to generate more jobs, about 38 business projects from farming to mediatech to postal services have been approved by the N...

Bhutan to have a forensic lab by next year-end

Two girls aged 14 were raped and impregnated in Punakha last year. One of them has already given birth, while the other is in her last...

Movie theatres still closed, Film Industry counting losses

“Interest on the money I borrowed from private individuals is piling up. It has affected me a lot. I really want to screen my mov...

Impact of climate change on Bhutan’s forests

If blue pine is encroaching into spruce, maple and birch forests, what does it indicate? Experts say this is a sign of impact of clima...

Bhutan’s graduation from LDC on track

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, Bhutan is well on track to graduate from the club of Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in 2023, according...

REC, PFC sign pact to finance 600-megawatt hydropower proj...

State-owned entities REC Ltd and Power Finance Corporation (PFC) have entered into a pact with Bhutan-based Kholongchhu Hydro Energy Lt...

2020 showed we are resilient: PM

A year has gone by since Bhutan saw its first Covid-19 case, on March 5 2020. Many describe 2020 as a rough year. The world had to figh...

Bhutan aims to achieve GNI per capita of USD 12,000 by 203...

The 21st-century Economic Roadmap draft report proposes a goal to achieve high-income nation status by 2030. This will be defined...

Bhutan conspiracy trial to begin this week

As a Thimphu court prepares for the opening of a trial against three prominent officials accused of plotting to topple and take over to...

Election process in Bengal is putting Bhutan-Bangladesh tr...

With the rising mercury level around the election process in Bengal, life is getting tougher there for thousands of Indians involved in...

Tiny Himalayan nation Bhutan shows how to fight Covid-19 p...

Authorities in the country of around 750,000 people said it will start vaccinating its citizens in March.PHOTO: AFP Bhutan was the...

King of Bhutan personally presents service honour to volun...

Photo: Royal Office for Media King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of Bhutan personally presented a Desuup volunteer with two medal...

Launch of the aommemoration of the 50th anniversary of Bhu...

It was a proud and solemn moment for Bhutan when the United Nations (UN) formally admitted the country as its 128th member state at the...

Top Bhutan general and judges detained for overthrow plot

Police in Bhutan, the Himalayan kingdom famed for its happiness index, have detained a top general and two judges over an alleged plo...

High probability of Uttarkhand-scale flood in Bhutan

The devastation caused by the Uttarakhand floods earlier this month has once again brought into sharp focus the vulnerability of the fr...

Vehicle imports increased by 5 percent despite Covid-19

As tourism and commercial flights stopped in March last year following the first case of Covid-19 in the country, the number of interna...

First Bhutanese to coach in India, Chencho Dorji is both a...

41-year-old Chencho Dorji isn’t your everyday head coach. With him, it isn’t all about barking instructions supplemented by...

Impact of COVID-19 on Bhutan’s economic, estimated loss of...

The overall economic loss in the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic is estimated at Nu 4.8bn in 2020 against the previous year. The s...

King and Queen of Bhutan send Chinese New Year greetings

King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema of Bhutan have sent their well wishes on the occasion of the Chinese New Year...