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Bhutan

China lays claim to a wildlife sanctuary, making it the th...

Bhutan, a tiny Himalayan kingdom squeezed between two giant neighbours, India and China, prefers to maintain a low profile. It has two...

Boundary with China not demarcated, under negotiation: Bhu...

Amid the border dispute between China and Bhutan, the Bhutan Embassy on Tuesday asserted that the boundary between the two nations is u...

China for border talks with Bhutan, India wary

To India’s discomfiture, China is signalling its desire to hold border talks with Bhutan after objecting to funding of a wildlife...

Covid-19 will not affect Bhutan’s graduation from LDC: PM

The Covid-19-induced economic disruptions will not affect Bhutan’s plans to graduate from the club of the United Nations’ L...

China makes border dispute with Bhutan public, in apparent...

China has refused to let go of its claim on the Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary in far-eastern Bhutan, days after Thimpu issued a demarche t...

BHUTAN-1 orbiting the earth for two years

At about 330 kilometres above the earth’s surface, Bhutan’s first satellite BHUTAN-1 is orbiting the earth. Last Friday, on...

Bhutan's prince finally gets a name: Jigme Ugyen Wangchuck

The King and Queen of Bhutan have shared the name of their newborn son, four months after his birth.  King Jigme Khesar Namgyel W...

Bhutan says no to Covid drug from India

The drug regulatory body of Bhutan has said that Patanjali’s Coronil, which the company’s founder Ramdev has touted as a cu...

India, Bhutan sign pact for first joint venture hydropower...

The 600 MW Kholongchhu project India and Bhutan took a major step forward for the construction of the 600 MW Kholongchhu project,...

Bhutanese people relieved after the announcement of relief...

The announcement of the second phase of the Covid-19 relief measures by the prime minister on June 27 on His Majesty’s command ca...

TCB to reinforce Bhutan as a high-end destination

The hotel industry that has seen an explosion in recent years and directly dependent on tourism will be in for shake up with the Touris...

Now, Bhutan stops irrigation water for Indian farmers

When the entire nation was busy in discussing about violent stand-off between Indian and Chinese soldiers in eastern Ladakh and Nepal&r...

Covid-19 hits Bhutan-India water cooperation

In Baksa district of Assam in north-east India, right next to the Bhutan border, hundreds of farmers held a demonstration this month. T...

High prevalence of corruption in public service delivery i...

The perception of corruption in the form of favouritism based on friendship and family relationship is prevalent in public service deli...

Crime drops in Bhutanese capital during Covid-19 pandemic

With fewer people on the streets, especially during the night, and more at their homes, the capital city is witnessing a drop in crime....

COVID-19 may delay Bhutan’s third LG elections

Apart from hobbling the economy and putting immense strain on the health system, the global coronavirus pandemic is delaying elections...

Bhutan parliament endorses Budget Appropriation Bill 2020-...

The National Assembly  of Bhutan on Monday endorsed the Budget Appropriation Bill 2020-21 amounting to almost Nu 74B with the curr...

Bhutan launches National Environment Strategy 2020

To further conserve biodiversity and protect the environment, the National Environment Commission Secretariat (NECS) launched the new...

Bhutanese truckers on Indian roads at risk of Covid-19

Ensuring that Bhutanese drivers on the Indian highways are following safety protocols to avoid risk of Covid-19 has become challenging...

Bhutan’s total public debt increases by Nu.8.5B

Bhutan’s total public debt stands at Nu 193B as of March this year, which is an increase of Nu 8.5B from June 2019. The debt to G...

Bhutan’s new royal baby makes his Instagram debut

In 1972, King Jigme Singye Wangchuck of the South Asian nation Bhutan (population 750,000) made headlines for coining the phrase &ldquo...