Bhutanese across the border gripped by COVID-19 fear

With COVID-19 cases confirmed in India, Bhutanese living across the border in Jaigaon in India are gripped by fear, but they are taking precautionary measures like not venturing out. The government has urged the families to either shift to Phuentsholing with their respective families or return to their villages until the situation is under control, […]

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Bhutanese abroad coming home should consult the embassy concerned: PM

Bhutanese who are returning home should resort to the Bhutanese Embassy in the region and the country concerned, said Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering during a press meet on Thursday. Lyonchhen also said that the government has shared that if an individual is not able to contact the embassy, they should contact the concerned government […]

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Pandorabiz opens way for online promotion of businesses

In a world of fast everything driven by technology and modernization, an entrepreneur has innovated an online marketing and advertising platform on Facebook. PandoraBiz.com, launched by Sandeep Rai Chamling on January 1, 2020 is a marketing and advertising agent that helps business owners within and outside the country to advertise and promote locally and internationally. […]

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NA adopts BIMSTEC convention

To cooperate in combating international terrorism, transnational organized crime and illicit drug trafficking, the National Assembly adopted the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) Convention. There are seven member states, including Bhutan, Bangladesh, Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Thailand. The convention is to facilitate and strengthen collaboration and sharing […]

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MoU signed to develop human resources in cultural management

Acknowledging the need of local human resources development in the field of cultural heritage management, research and policy, the Department of Culture and Bhutan Nyo Foundation (BNF), a religious organization founded under Sumtrhang Chojee entered into an understanding to enhance manpower and professional expertise needed for the Department of Culture as an authority overlooking Bhutan’s […]

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Bhutan Space Week to be an annual event

The Department of Information Technology and Telecom (DITT), information and communications ministry (MoIC) will launch the Bhutan Space Week from February 17 to 23, in commemoration of the 40th birth anniversary of His Majesty the King. Hereafter, the space week would be an annual event.  “The space program in the country was started under the […]

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Govt. holds Public-Private Dialogue on GST

Following the government’s announcement to introduce Goods and Services Tax (GST) at 7% in the National Assembly, a Public-Private Dialogue on GST was held at the office of the Bhutan Chamber of Commerce & Industry (BCCI) yesterday afternoon. The meeting was attended by the Prime Minister, Finance Minister, parliamentarians, government officials and stakeholders from the […]

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