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 in Thimphu.
To be implemented by Helvetas,... 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 percent of financial service networks are... 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 export revenue, manageable external debt service,... 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 Majesty the Royal Grandmother Ashi Kesang... 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 implementation. The need for the policy... 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 will add USD 1.33M to the... 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, according to the Anti Corruption Commission’s... 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 show of hands, decided as suggested... 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 introductory visit to the kingdom.
In a... 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 same.
The government during the recently held... 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 Mako of Akishino will visit Bhutan... 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 the establishment of the Bar Council... 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 percent along with the entitlement to... 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, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) motor... 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 to the previous high of 16... 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 will deliberate the National Council’s objections... 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 last year.
Having achieved an all time... 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 on Thursday.
The secretary general, who is... 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 connectivity. This may force the Indian... More
Gasa is once again cut off after a flash flood washed away a section of road at Tashithang along the Punakha-Gasa highway, Bhutan, on the night of April 25.
According to the... More
Even after three rounds of elections, with the last having been held on April 18, 10 local government (LG) positions remain vacant.
The Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) had called for elections... More