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BHUTAN NEWS

Bhutan’s most senior SC judge, top Army officer detained in ‘conspiracy’ case

February 18, 2021 8:19 am

It said that the former RBG Brigadier Thinley Tobgay allegedly had “illegally obtained some documents from the RBA on the procurement of United Nation vehicles” and was attempting to use the documents to “undermine the COO”.

India begins Covid-19 vaccine diplomacy, first doses in Bhutan, Maldives

January 20, 2021 1:57 pm

Bhutan and Maldives will be the first to get the vaccines from Wednesday, followed by Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar and Seychelles. Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Mauritius will also get doses once they give necessary regulatory approvals.

Video of Bhutan cop politely requesting Indian revellers at border to vacate goes viral

January 08, 2021 11:18 am

In the video, the policeman can also be seen requesting the Indians politely to put on their facemasks and stay indoors amid the ongoing pandemic.

Israel establishes diplomatic ties with Bhutan

December 13, 2020 3:38 pm

An official signing event between the Israeli and Bhutanese ambassadors to India took place earlier on Saturday. The two nations agreed to work closely on water management, agriculture, health care and other areas.

Bhutan lawmakers vote to decriminalise same-sex relations

December 11, 2020 2:11 pm

The amendment was approved Thursday by 63 out of 69 lawmakers, with six abstaining from voting. The amendment now needs to be approved by Bhutan's king to become law.

PM Modi and Bhutanese counterpart Tshering jointly launch RuPay card Phase-II

November 20, 2020 12:56 pm

The RuPay card is an Indian debit and credit card payment network, with acceptance at ATMs, POS devices and e-commerce websites.

China using coercive tactics in pursuit of territorial, maritime claims: Pentagon

September 02, 2020 3:22 pm

China has been fast expanding military and economic influence in the Indo-Pacific region, triggering concern in various countries of the region and beyond.

Bhutan imposes first nationwide virus lockdown

August 13, 2020 12:52 pm

The government issued a stay-at-home order for its approximately 750,000 people, and all schools, offices and commercial establishments were closed.

China makes new claim in eastern border with Bhutan

July 06, 2020 11:34 am

Beijing made this claim while objecting to a request to develop the Sakteng wildlife sanctuary in eastern Bhutan’s Trashigang district at an online meeting of the Global Environment Facility (GEF). Set up in 1992, GEF is a US-based global body to finance projects in the environment sector.

Explained: What Bhutan's new tourism fee means for Indian travellers

February 06, 2020 12:20 pm

Bhutan will now levy a 'sustainable development fee' of 1,200 ngultrums (Rs 1,200.17) per day on tourists from India, Bangladesh and the Maldives.

BHUTAN PHOTOS

Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli make the most of their time in Bhutan

November 11, 2019 2:28 pm

Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli are making their fans jealous by sharing photos of picturesque Bhutan.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Bhutan

April 15, 2016 10:37 am

From their vehicle, they were ushered by traditional dancers, flag-bearers, pipers, and Buddhist monks down a 500-meter walkway to meet Bhutan's King Jigme Namgyal Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema.

BHUTAN VIDEOS

Sikkim Impasse Explained: What Is The India-China-Bhutan Border Standoff? Watch video

June 22, 2020 6:57 pm

Doklam standoff: On June 16, Indian soldiers stopped Chinese soldiers from constructing a road through the area in Doklam. This lead to a tense standoff between the two sides.

New India-Bangladesh immigration centre to be opened

February 17, 2016 5:05 am

Jalpaiguri, Feb 17 (ANI): A new immigration check point between India and Bangladesh is expected to boost trade and ties between the neighbours. The immigration centre would be inaugurated in Siliguri town on February 18. The new check point has been set up after fervent protests by local businessmen. The first immigration centre was opened in 1994 for trade between Bhutan and Bangladesh and in 1997 for trade between Nepal and Bangladesh