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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...

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...