Of the total 4,668 students recorded for abusing drugs in 2016, about 4,000 are from schools in Thimphu, education minister Norbu Wangchuk said at the... More
The National Assembly endorsed the annual budget 2017-18, the third pay commission report, and the supplementary budget for the financial year 2016-17 on Saturday.
The house... More
The Members of the European Parliament (MEP) delegation launched a Euro 2.5 million (M) European Union Programme to support civil society in Bhutan on Thursday... More
The formal financial system may have penetrated every nook and corner of the country, but figures from the Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) reveal that 54... More
The outlook that fiscal self-reliance would be achieved with increased hydropower generation is an illusion, says a 2016 World Bank paper on public finance.
While higher... More
In commemoration of Her Majesty the Royal Grandmother Ashi Kesang Choeden Wangchuck’s 87th birth anniversary, a book titled “The Heart of a Sacred Kingdom, Her... More
The Bhutan’s mineral development policy that languished between the Cabinet and the Department of Geology and Mines (DGM) for eight years is now approved for... More
World Bank and Bhutan signed a USD 8 million (M) Global Agriculture Food Security Programme grant agreement to increase productivity and improve market access.
The government... More
Complaints on abuse of functions by public servants continue to be prevalent. It comprised nearly half (42.6 percent) of the total complaints received last year,... More
The Bhutan National Assembly (NA) resolved that the government should implement the projects for highlanders’ development and initiate more such programmes.
The members, in a majority... More
Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan reaffirmed the warm bilateral relations between Singapore and Bhutan, and discussed ways to expand bilateral cooperation during his... More
Bhutanese Finance Minister Namgay Dorji has said that economic self-reliance is a common goal and that the government’s fiscal measures are designed to achieve the... More
Princess Mako will be the third member of the royal family of Japan to visit Bhutan.
At the invitation Bhutan's king Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, Princess... More
Fourteen years after the Jabmi Act was enacted by the Bhutan Parliament, one of the most critical elements of the Act has been constituted with... More
The Bhutan government proposed to revise the monthly pay of local government (LG) members by 40 percent, their daily allowance (DA) by 33 to 66... More
Bhutan Parliament Speaker Jigme Zangpo said the joint sitting will deliberate five disputed clauses of the Customs Bill and 15 objections against the controversial Bangladesh,... More
With 209,570 tourists, including regional tourists, visiting the country, Bhutan recorded the highest tourist arrivals last year.
Tourist arrivals shot up 35 percent last year, compared... More
The controversial Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) motor vehicle agreement are up for deliberation in a joint sitting of the Bhutan parliament.
The joint sitting... More
The price of goods and services in February this year increased by 5.64 percent compared to February last year, showing an increasing trend since October... More
Bhutan’s King granted an Audience to the Secretary General of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), Amjad Hussian B Sial at the Tashichhodzong... More
Bhutan’s opposition to the BBIN (Bhutan-Bangladesh-India-Nepal) motor vehicles pact has raised a wall against Indian plan to ‘isolate’ Pakistan and move ahead with the sub-regional... More