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Bhutan

There's a new royal baby in Bhutan!

Even as the world is struggling to contain the novel coronavirus pandemic, the King's family in Bhutan is celebrating a new royal baby....

New species of endangered orchid found in Bhutan

A new orchid species was discovered in the district of Trongsa in Bhutan by a team of forestry officials from the range office (Trongsa...

In Bhutan, tourists were once welcomed – now they are fear...

The Kingdom of Bhutan is an exception to Asia’s tourism rule. Whereas countries such as Japan and Thailand set their sights on at...

All travellers entering Bhutan will be quarantined

All travellers, including Bhutanese, coming to Bhutan will be quarantined in a designated quarantine facility for two weeks with effect...

Bhutan’s tourist ban likely to continue after two weeks

Bhutan’s Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering announced that the government could continue the restriction on all incoming tourists....

Bhutan preparing for worst case scenario

An economic contingency plan is being devised although no major economic disruptions have been reported following the first COVID-19 ca...

Coronavirus: Bhutan’s service sector could be the hardest...

The two-week ban on the entry of tourists into Bhutan following confirmation of the first coronavirus (Covid-19) case is expected to co...

Bhutan confirms first coronavirus case

People purchase face masks and hand sanitizer at a local pharmacy Bhutan announced its first case of the novel coronavirus thi...

Bhutanese Waste Warriors to battle mounting waste

If the problem of waste is a war to be won through mindset and behavioural change, Waste Warriors (WW) are here preparing for the battl...

Rural-urban migration declining in Bhutan: report

Rural-urban migration represents a major flow of migration in Bhutan, a newly published report on migration and urbanization in Bhutan...

Bhutan NA rejects NC’s recommendation and adopts GST Bill

The National Assembly is firm on adopting Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill 2020 this session. The House, Friday, with 39 votes rejecte...

Thimphu Tech Park launches Centre of Excellence for Softwa...

In a move towards building professional capacity in software engineering and to export services, Thimphu Tech Park launched the Centre...

Bhutan celebrates King's birthday with an initiative that...

King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck Even as Bhutan celebrates its king’s birthday, the country has impressed the world w...

Bhutan Kickstarts first ever space week

In 2018, Bhutan entered the realm of Space Science and Technology by launching its first ever satellite into space. Thus, in celebrati...

Coronavirus coughs loses in the millions on Bhutanese airl...

Bhutan’s two airlines have been hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak in the region with losses running into millions. Drukair ha...

Bhutan parliament passes GST Bill

The National Assembly Thursday passed the much touted Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill 2020 despite legal questions surrounding the Ho...

Bhutan receives 19 medical specialists from Bangladesh

To ease the acute shortage of specialists in the country, 19 specialists from Bangladesh have arrived in the country on February 10. T...

Boulder business could pick up if Indian truckers are allo...

Ever since the issue of overloading and under-invoicing surfaced in April last year, the boulder business in Gelephu has never been the...

When will Bhutan enforce GST Act?

Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering The National Assembly is expected to endorse the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill, but when...

Bhutan adopts BIMSTEC Convention

The Bhutan National Assembly on Wednesday adopted the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (B...

Bhutan to impose 'sustainable development fee' on Indian t...

Bhutan is introducing a "sustainable development fee" for regional tourists following a rise in Indian visitors that has sparked worrie...