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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...

In a first, Bhutan’s approves tourism policy

The much-awaited tourism policy has finally been cleared by the Cabinet this month. Unlike in the past, the government will now have to...

Bhutan PM to be among the first to take Covid-19 vaccine

Bhutan’s Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering will be among the first recipients of the Covid-19 vaccine in the country. Lyonchhen s...

Bhutan identifies tourism as a key driver to realise USD 1...

It would take at least five more years for the tourism industry to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic disruptions and reach the same le...

Bhutan targets GDP of USD 10B by 2030

The 21st Century Economic Roadmap task force has finalised a draft report, which sets an ambitious target of a high-income economy by 2...

Bhutan’s economic growth projection downgraded to negative...

The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth projection for 2020 has been revised further downward to negative 6.8 percent following the sec...

Brand Bhutan and tourism in BIMSTEC

Tourism is important to Bhutan, contributing about seven percent to the Gross Domestic Product. It is the second-highest revenue genera...