The ending of a stand-off between Chinese and Indian troops in the Himalayas on Monday may have eased bilateral tensions but both countries will continue to test their influence in the small nation... More
With two JCBs, an excavator, a road roller and 10 tripper trucks deployed to reconstruct the washed away portion of the Gelephu-Assam highway on August 26, the road is now open to traffic.
The Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) will contest the 2018 election, says the Opposition Leader. Dr. Pema Gyamtsho made the statement at the party’s General Convention held in Thimphu yesterday. It comes amid rumors... More
The Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA) Standing Committee meeting on social and cultural affairs would be held from August 31 – September 2 at the Convention Centre in Thimphu.
According to a press release from... More
The Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) has demanded that the Government stop its move to corporatise the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH).
In a press release issued on Friday, DPT says that the... More
According to the National Suicide Registry of the health ministry, Bhutan saw 92 suicides last year. This is an increase from 73 cases recorded every year in the past years.
An analysis of suicide... More
The Bhutanese government proposed assistance for six new projects to the government of Japan for the next cycle of the 2017 – 2018 economic cooperation. The annual consultation meeting for the purpose was... More
The quality of Bhutan’s education and also the related issue of the inability of educated youth to go beyond government jobs has been two much discussed issues.
Two domestic assessments showed that not only... More
Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay and the officials from the ministry of finance (MoF) on August 19 emphasised the opportunities India’s Goods and Services Tax (GST) could bring to traders in Phuentsholing.
Representatives from... More
The Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) has filed a lawsuit in the High Court against the government. The party is suing the government for an alleged unconstitutional implementation of tax alteration.
DNT’s President Dr. Tandin... More
More than 70 students have returned to Bhutan while others are still in Sri Lanka waiting for the strike to end.
The Department of Adult and Higher Education (DAHE) has issued a circular asking... More
Bhutan Government pool vehicle drivers in the country will now have to use a card while refuelling their vehicles. The finance ministry, in collaboration with Bank of Bhutan, launched the fuel card in... More
The governments of Bhutan and Japan signed the technical cooperation agreement for the project on the Power System Plan 2040 yesterday. It is to update the master plans of hydropower projects developed in... More
The country’s biggest cement plant, Dungsam Cement Corporation Limited (DCCL) is facing a financial crisis in commissioning timely payments to its transporters and suppliers as the Corporation has not able to claim huge... More
Three more new species of snails have been discovered by a group of researchers from Bhutan and the Netherlands.
The three new species are named Rahula kleini, Rahula trongsaensis, and Erhaia wangchuki.
Rahula kleini was collected in 2015 from Monggar... More
The Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan is finest generally known as an idyllic getaway for rich vacationers searching for the religious and unique. Now, nevertheless, the tiny mountain nation is being examined on its... More
As the ongoing Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) protest enters the 59th day, Bhutanese residing in the border town of Jaigaon, which falls in the Alipurduar district of West Bengal are caught in the abrupt... More
Bhutanese Foreign Minister in a meeting with Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in Kathmandu today said that they hope the Doklam standoff is resolved peacefully and amicably.
Amid the border tension in Doka... More
Despite India's continuous pressure on Bhutan to openly take India's side, Thimpu's passive resistance has embarrassed New Delhi.
Indian media reported Thursday that anonymous sources in the Bhutanese government told the media to refer... More
The Government of Bhutan on Thursday refuted Chinese foreign ministry claims about Thimpu telling Beijing that the trilateral border stand-off area in Doklam in the Sikkim sector is not Bhutan's territory.
A top Chinese diplomat Wang Wenli had claimed that Bhutan... More
Myanmar was used to be a pariah state in the past, but for the former democracy icon it has become an unwelcome nuisance, forcing Aung San Suu Kyi to realize that in the current global world its... More
If the US’ new Afghan strategy was aimed at forcing the Afghan Taliban to the negotiating table, the recent wave of highly sophisticated attacks has shown that this strategy has not only failed, but also backfired. The... More
Assam’s leaders, whether of the Hindutva variety or the Assamese nationalistic variety, are livid with JamaitUlema-e-Hind leader Maulana Arshad Madani, for warning that the on-going revision of the National Register of Citizenship (NRC) could lead to a... More
The Magna Carta, or the “Charter of Liberties”, limiting the King's power and strengthening the rights of nobles was signed by King John at Runnymede near London on June 15, 1215. Brokered by the Archbishop of Canterbury... More