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Bhutan

Bhutan to review hydropower policy and act

The government is in the process of reviewing the national policy as well as legislation on hydropower development to align national pr...

Bhutan records two new orchid species

Chiloschista densiflora The National Biodiversity Centre (NBC) discovered and recorded two new orchid species- Chiloschista densif...

Assam-bound chopper from Arunachal Pradesh makes emergency...

A Guwahati-bound private chopper, operated by Skyone Airways, was forced to make an emergency landing in Bhutan on Monday when the pilo...

Bhutan High Court convicts Home Minister in fake insurance...

The High Court Friday upheld the lower court’s judgment that convicted Home Minister Sherub Gyeltshen to two months in prison for...

Bhutan King's relief grant to support pandemic-affected pe...

To support people whose sources of income are affected by COVID-19 pandemic, the King of Bhutan's relief grant will be extended to thre...

Bhutan launches credit guarantee coverage of Nu 3B

The finance minister Monday announced Nu 3 billion (B) in loan guarantee coverage under National Credit Guarantee Scheme (NCGS) which w...

Covid-19 derails Bhutan off LDC graduation track

The government has put its plan for Bhutan to graduate from the United Nation’s category of Least Developed Country (LDC) in 2023...

Bhutan PM pledges to reverse biodiversity loss by 2030

Joining other world leaders at the United Nations Leaders Event for Nature and People yesterday, Bhutanese Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshe...

Bhutan 'travel bubbles' tourism plan from March 2021

As COVID-19 has put tourism on hold globally, many countries are slowly trying to bring back tourism through the establishment of &lsqu...

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...