Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay urged foreign investors to explore investment opportunities in Bhutan while speaking at the â€œAdvantage Assam â€“ Global Investorsâ€™ Summit, 2018â€ in Guwahati, in Indiaâ€™s state of Assam.
Hundreds of business... More
Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay has expressed eagerness to import more medicine from Bangladesh saying that Bangladeshâ€™s drugs are becoming popular increasingly in Bhutan because of high quality.
The Bhutanese premier said this during a... More
Bhutan on Friday (Feb 2) became the second country after Bangladesh to open a consulate in Guwahati.
The consulate office was jointly inaugurated by Bhutanese Foreign Minister Damcho Dorji and Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal... More
As Bhutan opens up to modernization, the number of vehicles and pollution level are increasing, thereby threatening the small Himalayan countryâ€™s pristine environment.
The constitution of Bhutan requires the government to maintain 60 percent of... More
For every five working age population, there are three persons contributing to the production of goods in Bhutan, according to the Labour Force Survey Report 2016 the labour ministry released.
The report estimated about 190,819... More
Bhutan is one of the fastest-growing economies in Asia, but the Himalayan kingdom has a fundamental problem: Its private sector is relatively underdeveloped and starved for capital.
The Asian Development Bank projects gross domestic product... More
While Indiaâ€™s goods and services tax (GST) has cut the competitive edge of Bhutanâ€™s export-oriented industries, Bhutan still has a few advantages, the countryâ€™s Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay said.
The government, he said, must accept... More
Ranking 124th of the 144 countries, the global gender gap report (GGGR) 2017 shows that Bhutan saw an increase in gender imparity over the past few years.
This is a drop from the 121st position... More
The application of Indian goods and services tax (GST) has hit some of the largest export-oriented manufacturing industries in the country.
Since all imported goods coming into the country from India are zero taxed, the... More
Bhutanâ€™s multidimensional poverty rate has come down to 5.8 per cent from 12.7 per cent in 2012, according to the Bhutan Multidimensional Poverty Index 2017. The National Statistics Bureau (NSB) released the report on... More
The government of Indiaâ€™s West Bengal state has decided to construct a new road near the border of Bhutan which will help strengthening the tourism infrastructure in the region. According to state government sources... More
Although six years is the official minimum age for entering primary school, 42 percent of the population aged six years and above do not have education according to the Bhutan Living Standards Survey (BLSS)... More
Parliamentary elections are nearing in Bhutan. Political parties have started to announce their candidates.
People's Democratic Party, Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (Bhutan Peace and Prosperity Party), and Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party (BKP) have declared 20 candidates to... More
A total of 56,865Â people in Bhutan live below the poverty line, according to the Bhutan Poverty Analysis Report (PAR) 2017.
This means that one out of 12 people belongs to households whose per capita consumption... More
Low carbon vehicle strategy and a roadmap developed by National Environment Commission (NEC) recommend using e-taxis, urban buses and hybrid vehicles to address the growing vehicle emission in the country.
According to Bhutan State of... More
Ever since the previous King of Bhutan mooted the idea of Gross National Happiness as an alternative index, it has caught on in many places other than the idyllic Himalayan kingdom too.
Not only does... More
The Thorthomi glacier has receded by 1.2kms in the last 16 years, according to a research by a volunteer expert with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Jun Saito.
Jun Saito teaches researchers to use Quantum... More
Bhutan has become the first country to pledge rapid deployment troops to the UN peacekeeping operations, keeping them at the ready for participation in missions within 60 days.
Under-Secretary-General for Field Support Atul Khare and... More
Preparations are in full swing for the 2018 parliamentary elections that will mark the 10th year of a successful democracy, the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) stated.
ECB has entered the pre-election period with the... More
Despite the loss of revenue from the ripple effect of goods and services tax (GST) in India and delay in hydropower construction, the government is making efforts to reduce fiscal deficit for the 11th... More
When Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena recently arrived in Pakistan as a chief guest to celebrate the Pakistan Day on March 23, he was not just witnessing the military parade, but was also making a meaningful statement about Pakistan’s importance in the region and the value Sri Lanka itself... More
James Brien Comey Jr served as Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for four years till fired by President Donald Trump on May 9, 2017. Trump initially claimed this was because of Comey's mishandling of the investigation into the private email of Hillary Clinton. The overriding perception... More
The UN Human Rights Committee (UNHRC), which went into the trial of former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed had listed the flaws in it and asked the Maldivian government to release him to enable him to contest the September 2018 Presidential election.
But the government on Sunday rejected the UNHRC’s observations and recommendations... More
It’s pretty odd to think that Bangladesh elections should be of any interest to China and India given the complete lack of its strategic value. However, Bangladesh maybe becoming a reluctant pawn of sorts in a regional ‘great game’.
China’s rising influence in the region and India’s relative decline in what... More
Biplab Deb is a BJP chief minister with a difference. In a 40-minute interview with this writer last week, he did not mention even once any of the usual saffron agenda -- Ram Mandir, beef, illegal migration from Bangladesh. "My agenda is development, development, development all the way," he... More
The problem starts at a fundamental level. How does one define a sadhu? Tied to the meaning of this word, or character, is in a way the well-being of the world’s largest democracy. Most people would think of a sadhu as an ascetic or monk of some sort. Dictionaries,... More
As US President Donald Trump decides whether to reauthorize the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, which he has long wanted to exit or renegotiate, Iranian authorities have announced they will be getting help with their nuclear program from China.
"Some negotiations have been held on mutual cooperation and building small nuclear... More
The American think tank, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, had featured a riveting ‘curtain-raiser’ to the 2014 poll in India entitled Does Good Economics Mean Good Politics In India? The essay appeared in December 2013 and I’d carefully stored it in my archives, as a fairly prescient analysis of... More
I will not reach any deal that would go against the national interest of Nepal,” K P Sharma Oli, the prime minister of Nepal, reportedly assured parliamentarians in Kathmandu earlier this week, before heading out to India. That such questions should be asked and answered is a definitive sign... 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