iBest starts work on Dragon Tales

Preserving the tradition of storytelling Bhutanese society’s oral tradition of storytelling has always played an important role in imparting social beliefs along with the moral value of entertainment. In olden times, storytelling was done through folktales, songs, dances, and various means the communities adopted to pass down tales to the new generation. This kind of […]

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Businesswoman accused of breaching COVID-19 travel protocol refutes allegations

A 37-year-old businesswoman based in Gelephu has claimed that she did not breach any quarantine protocol and followed it to travel to Thimphu on November 6, contrary to what was reported in a Kuensel article dated November 14. She said before planning her trip to Thimphu, on November 5, she had visited the Central Regional […]

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Parliament likely to ratify European Investment Banking

Though the Opposition objects strongly The European Investment Bank (EIB) framework agreement is likely to be ratified by parliament in the upcoming session which will begin from November 26  as the government has addressed some of the objections on EIB raised by the National Council (NC) which had rejected the framework agreement in 2015. The […]

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Non-emergency travellers from high to low risk zones must undergo seven-day quarantine

Travellers with emergencies, both medical and death-related, while moving from high risk to low risk areas would be tested and released on the same day while others have to follow the seven-day mandatory quarantine,  said Health Minister Dechen Wangmo in a press-brief yesterday. “Anybody who violates the protocols would be prosecuted as per the law,” […]

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Nu 225mn of agriculture produce exported last month

Govt. exported around 6,568MT of agricultural produce to India and Bangladesh and is importing only onion and tomato as of now Bhutan’s export and import business has been among the worst hit by the ongoing pandemic, especially in the first four months of the current financial year. But amidst this gloom, the Department of Agricultural […]

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Zero tourist arrivals under Air Bubble Travel

Though the arrangement has earned Drukair Nu 6.4mn in revenue  Since the start of the air bubble arrangement between Bhutan and India to enable flight operations between the two countries until normal international flights resume, revenue earned from the seven flights including to Bagdogra, Kolkata and Delhi has amounted to Nu 6.4mn. The flights have […]

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