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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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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Possible second lockdown to be ‘smart’ with stay-at-home orders in identified area

Lockdowns are not planned and it happens when something alarming takes place such as sudden outbreak or in masses, according to the health ministry. Currently, Bhutan has not seen local transmission of COVID-19 or new active cases in masses apart from those in quarantine centres though there is still a risk of an upsurge in […]

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Drone regulations rigid, stumbling block for creative industries

Since 2018 till date, civil aviation has fined 20 private individuals for flying drone illegally Tshering Denkar, the first Bhutanese solo travel blogger and a vlogger, was recently imposed a penalty of Nu 20,000 by the Bhutan Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA) for flying a drone. Along with her, a few other independent film makers were […]

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Way forward for media is to integrate traditional and new journalism, say professionals

With the media gasping for breath and trying to survive through COVID times, media professionals are of the opinion that journalists should synergize traditional and new media platforms so that media does not remain in the ancient ages, and would manage to at least perform its mandate. Traditional journalism refers to mainstream media journalism, where journalistic […]

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