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Bhutan Parliament decriminalises homosexuality

A joint sitting of both houses of Bhutan's Parliament approved a Bill on Thursday (Dec 10) to legalise gay sex, making the tiny Himalay...

Bhutan, Bangladesh sign preferential trade deal

Bhutan and Bangladesh on Sunday signed the first ever preferential trade agreement (PTA) to boost bilateral trade. Bhutanese Economic...

Bhutan to open four new int’l trade routes soon

In what could be a major boost to the country’s bilateral and transit trade with India and Bangladesh, the Government of India (G...

BIMSTEC Convention ratification sparks debate in Bhutan

Speaker Wangchuk Namgyel during the National Assembly winter session The BIMSTEC Convention on combating international terrorism,...

Gov’t exploring to give a tablet phone each to student: Bh...

The Ministry of Education is developing Learning Management System (LMS), an e-learning platform, to prepare the ministry to tackle sit...

Satellite Bhutan-1 is just a beginning

Bhutan-1, the country’s first satellite has reached the earth’s atmosphere and is predicted to have disintegrated over Sout...

Bhutan establishes formal ties with Germany

Bhutan announced on Wednesday that it had established diplomatic relations with Germany, increasing the restricted number of capitals t...

Gender-based violence in Bhutan increases by 36.6% this ye...

Gender-based violence (GBV) in Bhutan increased by 36.6 percent this year, according to records maintained by a non-governmental organi...

Conservation sites in Bhutan receive award for doubling ti...

Transboundary partnership between the Royal Manas National Park in Bhutan and Manas Tiger Reserve in India, known as the Transboundary...

Indian media hype Pangda village as in Bhutan

Pangda village With some Indian media hyping a Chinese village two kilometers within Bhutanese territory, which is claimed to the...

India announces plans to launch Bhutanese satellite, provi...

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday announced India’s preparations to launch a Bhutanese satellite into space and provi...

Bhutan denies Chinese village in its territory

Prime Minister of Bhutan Dr Lotay Tshering Reports showing the construction of a Chinese village inside sovereign Bhutanese territ...

How to behave as a monarch? Ask Bhutan's Thunder Dragon ki...

In the months past, as Covid-19 raged, Bhutan's King Jigme Khesar (above) and his father have toured the nation checking on patients,...

PM Tshering, Indian PM to jointly launch RuPay card Phase-...

Prime Minister Lotay Tshering along with his indian counterpart Narendra Modi will on November 19 launch RuPay card Phase-II that will...

Glaciers in Bhutan retreating at an alarming rate

Benchmark glaciers, Ganju la and Thana retreating at 11.4 and 18.2 m/year The 700 glaciers in Bhutan are losing its mass or retrea...

Bhutan spends more than Nu 289M on quarantine facilities

The government has spent Nu 289.653 million (M) on hotels that served as quarantine facilities as of November 1. Of the 24,148 people...

Bangladesh-Bhutan to ink trade deal 6 December

Bangladesh will sign its first bilateral trade agreement – Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) – with Bhutan on 6 December....

King & Queen of Bhutan share rare photos of their new roya...

These brand-new photos of King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck’s family are totally frame-worthy. The Bhutanese royals recently...

Out-of-pocket expenditure for healthcare on the rise in Bh...

Despite the health care services being free across all three levels of the health care systems, the out-of-pocket expenditure for healt...

Bhutanese Royal Family are celebrating a surprise wedding

2020 is officially the year of the micro-wedding (or minimony), with celebrities, socialites and royalty all deciding to go ahead with...

Bangladesh hopes for road connectivity with Bhutan

Foreign minister AK Abdul Momen expressed his hope that road connectivity would be established between Bangladesh and Bhutan to give a...