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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...

UNDP launches Accelerator Lab in Bhutan

The Accelerator Lab, part of UNDP global, aims to address issues in the society by testing innovative solutions from local expertise an...

Bhutan’s film industry incurs a loss of Nu 90 million

Film industry has incurred loss, as new film releases are postponed, film shootings are halted and theatres are unable to screen movies...

Covid-19 claims first victim in Bhutan

The 34-year-old man who died today is the first death case of Covid-19 in the country, Health Minister Dechen Wangmo just confirmed. T...

Bhutan: First phase of smart unlocking begins on Wednesday

Except for Thimphu and Paro, people of other dzongkhags that are considered green zone would be allowed to move within the dzongkhag fr...

Boulder export from Bhutan to neighboring countries lowest...

Bhutan’s Gelephu has exported over 500 truckloads of boulder worth Nu 8 million since March 2020. Additional 600 trucks of bould...

India, Bhutan sign pact on cooperation in peaceful uses of...

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the Memorandum of Understanding between India and Bhutan on cooperation in the peaceful uses of...

Bhutan - The Kingdom with many new year celebrations

If you are a Bhutanese or residence living in Bhutan, you will be fascinated to witness several traditions of celebrating New Year in t...

Thimphu city of Bhutan goes into complete lockdown

Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan, went into complete lockdown starting Sunday after a 25-year-old woman who visited a flu clinic at...

Bhutanese to celebrate National Day 2020 virtually

The Covid-19 pandemic would change how Bhutanese would celebrate this year’s National Day, as people are expected to stay home bu...

Israel and Bhutan establish diplomatic relations

A signing ceremony was held between the Israeli and Bhutanese ambassadors to India (above).PHOTO: ISRAELI FOREIGN MINISTRY Israel...