Japan will help young civil servants from Bhutan receive higher education at Japanese universities as the two countries aim to promote personnel exchanges, Foreign Ministry officials said Saturday.
Under a human resource development plan agreed... More
Memories of demonetisation may be fading in India but there seem to be fresh fears about the stability of the Indian rupee among neighbours where the currency is legal tender or is widely accepted.
The Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) of Bhutan has informed the general public that individuals may bring in or take out of Bhutan the New Series of INR currency notes of denominations INR 500/-, subject... More
Thimpu-based SAARC Development Fund will soon be launching a social enterprise development programme (SEDP) to fund 80 entities annually across the 8-member states, said SDF CEO Sunil Motiwal.
SDF was established by the Heads of... More
A rice specialist from agriculture research and development centre in Bajo, Mahesh Ghimeray said that one of the main problems in Bhutan is the low production base. “We’ve lots of forests and the wild... More
Finding solutions from tree rings on the impacts of climate change in mountain environments, the 10th World Dendro Conference began in Thimphu Sunday. Bhutan is the first developing country to host the conference.
Dendrochronology is... More
More than 150 trucks ferrying boulders to Bangladesh were held at Fulbari, Indian border to Bangladesh after locals stopped the trucks without any specific reasons.
This comes when the export of boulders to Bangladesh has... More
The World Bank (WB) has awarded a grant to the Royal Government of Bhutan to support reforms in the mining sector.
The Work Bank-led Extractives Global Programmatic Support (EGPS) multi-donor trust fund provided the $300,000... More
Bhutan observes "Pedestrians' Day" across the country on Tuesday (June 5) to mark the World Environment Day.
According to the notification from the Royal Bhutan Police, Traffic division, all the core urban town areas across... More
Bhutan has requested the United Nations to consider its graduation from Least Developed Countries (LDC) in 2023 instead of 2021 stating that it is in the country’s interest to graduate after the conclusion of ... More
Despite the “cordial relations”, New Delhi is seriously working on initiating a number of “strict security regulations” along India’s 699-km long “open border” with Bhutan.
Sources in the Ministry of Home Ministry told Northeast Now... More
Following the SAARC agenda for culture, Thimphu, capital of Bhutan, was declared as the second SAARC Cultural Capital city for 2018, Thursday at the Clock Tower Square in Thimphu.
This means that Thimphu has been... More
Bhutan and India are celebrating 50 years of diplomatic ties this year. The foreign ministers of the two countries formally launched the yearlong celebrations in New Delhi on February 21.
The Indo-Bhutan relation is often... More
To diversify the country’s export and promote brand Bhutan, the European Union (EU) has provided a fund of Euro 4 million on May 24.
The EU-Bhutan Trade Support Project will run over 40 months and... More
Bhutan has to date approved 64 foreign direct investment (FDI) projects worth Nu 34 billion since the country allowed foreign investment in 2002.
According to the FDI annual report 2017, the country approved five projects... More
A Bhutanese truck on May 20 mowed down a motorcycle-borne youth at Milanpur along the Indo-Bhutan border in Assam’s Barpeta district. Angry locals intercepted the killer truck and set it on fire, while another... More
At a world bank forum held in February 2002 in Kathmandu, Nepal, the representative of Bhutan, a himalayan buddhist kingdom the size of Switzerland asserted while his country's gross national product was not very... More
A 14-member delegation from the Bhutan Broadcasting Service paid a visit to the SAARC Headquarters in Kathmandu, this forenoon. The delegation was led by Mr. Jigme, Executive Producer, states a press note issued by... More
While India enjoys a favourable balance of trade, Bhutan’s export to India is growing faster than the growth of imports from India, the Indian commerce and industry secretary Rita Teaotia said.
“This is welcome,” she... More
As Bhutan completes 10 years of democratic constitutional monarchy, political parties came together to share their thoughts on the state of Bhutanese democracy.
Organised by the Bhutan Centre for Media and Democracy (BCMD) in collaboration... More
The Northeast Frontier Railway has submitted feasibility studies to the Ministry of External Affairs to extend rail connectivity to Bhutan, officials said.
At present, there is no rail link between the two countries.
The five feasible... More
The last few months have been quite difficult for the Dubai-based Abraaj Group. At the beginning of the yearan initial trickle of newsfiltered through that something was amiss at the premier investment firm specializing in private equity investments in the MENSA region. Atorrent of revelations followedin Feb this year... More
Some may not know the person who goes live on YouTube and Facebook with the unusual moniker Asad Pong Pong Vai (brother). While many of the formal media /bhadrolok crowd would sneer at him, he has followers running into thousands. He is not a cult media figure but a... More
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s decision to withdraw from its coalition with the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in Jammu and Kashmir and scuttle the three-year old government has been taken with an eye on the Indian State and parliamentary elections to be held later this year and in 2019.
China has fired back and India has threatened to follow suit in a spiralling trade conflict with the US that may finally reshape the contours of global economy.
President Donald Trump's threat to take on Chinese goods in US market has been more than reciprocated by Beijing which has announced... More
Myanmar finds itself in a new international quagmire as it attempts to redefine its solutions for reconciliation in Rakhine. In the past, Myanmar found itself in the middle of a tug of war, between the West and the East, as the US, UK and Europe imposed punitive sanctions in... More
The BJP pulled out of the coalition government and the other partner, the PDP, had no choice but to resign. The BJP pulled out of the coalition government and the other partner, the PDP, had no choice but to resign.
Only a few weeks ago I had poured out my... More
Sandwiched between U.S. President Donald Trump’s acrimonious public exchanges with other leaders at the G-7 (group of seven industrialised countries) summit (June 7-8) and the headline-hogging U.S.-North Korea summit (June 12), the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Qingdao, China (June 9-10) attracted little international attention. It was the... More
It is all but forgotten that the Korean War (1950-53) was brought to an armistice only after India agreed to make itself available to chair the UN Neutral Nations Repatriation Commission that determined which of the North Korean soldiers in Allied custody, and which of the South Koreans being... More
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday expressed their willingness to lend momentum to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), with Xi offering to work with India and other member states to carry forward the Shanghai Spirit and promote sound and stable development of the... More
Just a few days ago I warned two young student leaders in Darjeeling of West Bengal, against the violent movement which has started there for a separate Gorkhaland. I told them in no way should they support this demand. This has multifarious geo-political risks. If a Gorkhaland state is... More