Bhutan has established a centre on the lines of India’s National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) to monitor cross-border tiger movements, which will help protect big cats.
The National Tiger Center (NTC), based in Gelephu on... More
Bhutan will be importing 10 Gbps (Gigabits per second) of internet bandwidth from Bangladesh. A technical team from the country carried out a survey on the economic feasibility of importing internet bandwidth.
The country’s Information... More
Hemmed in by China and India, the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan is caught in a delicate balancing act to avoid getting embroiled in a military confrontation between its giant neighbors.
The issue revolves around... More
A total of 234,535 voters have voted in Bhutan’s third National Council election on Saturday. That’s 54.3 per cent of the 432,030 total registered voters.
This means the voter turnout rose by nine per cent... More
Bhutan is known for its unique index focused on factors that make its citizens feel happy, such as health and environment, rather than economic growth. The index is called Gross National Happiness, or GNH.
With its scenic mountains and stunning Buddhist monasteries on hilltops, Bhutan is a traveller's dream and described by some as the last Shangri-La - a mystical beautiful place where everything is perfection.
The country's capital,... More
A Bhutanese delegation led by foreign secretary Sonam Tshong is attending the 18th mid-term ministerial meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in Baku, Azerbaijan from April 5-6.
The President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Ilham... More
India’s foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale held extensive talks with the leadership of Bhutanese government on importantbilateral and regional issues during his two-day visit to Bhutan, India’s ministry of external affairs (MEA) said on... More
The Public Works Department in Assam has installed signboards at several locations along Bengtol-Santipur road restricting movement of Bhutanese vehicles on that route.
According to the signboard, movement of all Bhutanese vehicles is restricted. â€œMovement... More
Export of minerals to Bangladesh has increased by a huge margin in 2017, figures with the Bhutan Exporters Association (BEA) indicated.
Bhutan was able to export about 2.12 million (M) metric tonnes (MT) of minerals... More
A team led by the Bhutan Exporters Association (BEA) will hold a meeting on Saturday (March 24) with representatives of at least 20 financial institutions in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Representatives from financial institutions from Bhutan will... More
Campaigning officially started on 21 March for the third election of the Bhutanâ€™s National Council (NC) slated for April 20.
The month-long campaign period will end on April 18.
Spokesperson of the Election Commission of Bhutan,... More
A total of 130 candidates have been nominated to contest the National Council (NC) election on April 20.
A total of about 170 aspiring candidates contested in the zomdus, according to the Election Commission of... More
Experts conducting the United Nations triennial review of the least developed country (LDC) category for 2018 have decided to accept Nepalâ€™s request and withhold its graduation from the group.
A meeting of the Committee for... More
The 25th round of boundary talks between Bhutan and China, of great interest to India and deferred on account of last yearâ€™s Doklam standoff, are due to take place later this year, possibly in... More
Bhutan was awarded the Earth Award at a ceremony in ITB (International Tourism Bourse) in Berlin, Germany on March 7.
Tourism Council of Bhutanâ€™s (TCB) director, Chhimmy Pem, said the Tourism Council of Bhutan was... More
The first national economic census in Bhutan scheduled to be conducted in June this year is deferred by a year.
National Statistics Bureau (NSB) proposed the deferment to the governmentâ€™s performance management division and the... More
By the end of summer, Bhutan will have its first satellite orbiting the earth. The miniature satellite is called Bhutan-1, and weighs less than two kilograms.
Four Bhutanese studying space engineering at the Kyushu Institute... More
Narendra Modi is India's most travelled Prime Minister. The opposition Congress recently wanted his name on the Guinness Book of World Records for the most travelled Prime Minister, mockingly writing," We are overwhelmed and”extremely happy to suggest the name of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi who has set the... More
For the Indian policy makers, one of the crucial questions today is of how to walk a balancing act between the US, their prime strategic ally, and Iran, their traditional regional ally and, of course, third biggest supplier of oil. The question has become even more significant ever since... More
Even a cursory analysis of the three Nawaz Sharif sackings as PM reveals one constant sordid fact, his incurring penchant to listen to a bunch of “unelectable advisors” who constantly feed his already inflated ego about his supposed omni-potency. The 1993 sacking did him wonders, turning an Establishment “puppet... More
There is something scared about the relationship between a University, its teachers and students. It is built on trust, obligation, mutual affection and much more.
Its as if the teacher is the parent, the campus is the home. A relationship is inherently therefore written into this unwritten contract. It was... More
Myanmar’s new finance minister, Soe Win is determined to revitalize the government’s economic policies and ensure their effective implementation, according to government insiders. Although he has only been in his post for less than two months, there are significant signs that with him at the helm, the government’s commitment... More
Social-media platforms are often criticized for their susceptibility to toxic dialogue and vicious attacks. It is a problem that India knows well. Just ask External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, whose recent vilification by members and supporters of her own ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is a case in point.
Since the start of the year, U.S. President Donald Trump has lashed out at allies and adversaries alike on trade. Often, as with India, the U.S. has pushed for enhanced security cooperation at the same time it declared trade relations a national security threat. The belligerence has left many... More
The much-awaited Gazipur city election is over, the “we-knew-it-from-before” polls results are upon us, the “impartiality” of the police and the “neutrality” of the civil administration have once again been demonstrated, the never-too-late-to-follow “certificate” of the Election Commission has been delivered and, of course, our democracy now stands “strengthened”.
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
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