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Bhutan

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...

ICT must be the third language for Bhutanese: PM

As Bhutan prepares to embrace the fourth industrial revolution, it is imperative that Bhutanese speak ICT as its third language for edu...

Bhutan to observe first Space week

In an effort to bring the country’s focus on space science and technology, the Department of Information Technology and Telecom (...

Bhutan’s economy projected to rebound to more than 6 % thi...

With the commissioning of the Mangdechhu hydropower project, Bhutan’s economy is projected to rebound to more than six per cent t...

Road to electric vehicles in Bhutan is paved with hurdles

Memoirs from the late 1900s about Bhutan often talk about its infamous form of transit: a series of minibuses ruefully called ‘Vo...

Bhutanese truckers tortured and beaten by Indian mob

Two Bhutanese truckers and an Indian driving a Bhutanese truck were brutally tortured and beaten by Indian mob at Fulbari at the India-...

Philippine seeks diplomatic relations with Bhutan

The Philippines has taken the initial step towards the establishment of diplomatic relations with the Kingdom of Bhutan, the Department...

Bhutan introduces revolutionary GST reform

The Bhutan’s Ministry of Finance introduced GST of flat 7% that will replace all indirect taxes like sales tax, customs duty and...

Tourists from India to now pay Rs. 1,000 in Bhutan as deve...

Tourists from India, Bangladesh and Maldives will have to pay Rs. 1,000 in Bhutan, news reports from the neighbour said on Thursday. Th...

Bhutan-Japan Learn and Earn scheme agency charged with for...

Bhutan Employment Overseas was the company at the centre of a scandal where participants in a work program to Japan were forced to work...

Bhutan parliament holds 1st legislative public hearing on...

Bhutan's parliament took a historic step by conducting its first-ever Legislative Public Hearing on a mine-related bill here on Friday....

Bhutan charges 3 Indian businessmen for gold smuggling

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) of Bhutan charged three Indian businessmen for smuggling 1.49kgs of gold worth Nu 5.065 millio...

Is Bhutan’s conservation development-oriented?

As envisioned in the Vision 2020 document, Bhutan’s long term commitment to the maintenance of biological diversity is rooted in...

UNHCR to stop supporting Bhutanese refugees in Nepal

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Damak Branch Chief K Fansa has said the UN refugee agency won’t support Bhutanese r...