Latest News for: Bhutan capital


Price of commodities rise despite tax revision

Kuensel 26 Nov 2021
Additionally, he said the government also supported the importers and wholesalers with a 5 percent interest working capital loan to help with the supply disruptions. Lyonpo said that the Public Finance Act of Bhutan 2007 requires the money bill to be executed from the time it is introduced in the National Assembly (NA).

China’s claims tested in Bhutan

Taipei Times 25 Nov 2021
However, this is not the first time China and Bhutan have taken such efforts on this issue ... While China’s position against Bhutan has remained unchanged, Beijing has attempted to fulfill its multiple interests through the government in Thimphu, the capital, via the MOU in seven ways.

Heritage at Risk as urbanization spreads

Kuensel 20 Nov 2021
This is a typical description of Bhutan, as it was a long time ago. Looking around today, using the same description would be misleading, if not wrong, particularly in the capital city and some dzongkhags in western Bhutan ... in the capital city ... All is not over in the capital city.

Bhutanese dealers meet India EV producers

Kuensel 19 Nov 2021
She said that the meeting was also aimed at expanding the presence of Indian manufactured EVs in Bhutan ... Bhutan Sustainable Low Emission Urban Transport System started in 2019 to introduce EV taxis in the capital city and nearby districts ... Officials said that Bhutan imported 14 EVs from Tata Nixon in India ... Currently, Bhutan has around 130 EVs.

Love, hate and tragedy: A three-part history of Bhutan-Cooch relations

Kuensel 01 Nov 2021
He also emerged as a key political ally and played a central role in securing Bhutan’s sovereign status ... When the Mughal army was within three days’ journey, Pran Narayan escaped to the Bhutan hills and on 19 December, Muazzam Khan (Mir Jumla) occupied the capital of Cooch Behar without resistance.

Another Bhutanese plays for Indian football club

Kuensel 26 Oct 2021
Thinley Namgay. One of the newest Bhutanese footballers to play outside the country is former High-Quality FC winger, Kezang ... Kezang joined the Garhwal FC in March of this year ... He also competed in the Arunachal Pradesh League representing Capital Complex FC last year. While in Bhutan, he has played for Druk United FC, Thimphu FC, Bhutan Clearing FC ... .

Bhutan to integrate smooth transition strategy in next Plan for LDC graduation

Kuensel 25 Oct 2021
Bhutan will graduate from LDC list in 2023 ... The least developed countries LDC) graduation task force has recommended that Bhutan will integrate its smooth transition strategy (STS) for Bhutan’s effective and sustainable graduation into the next 13th Five-Year Plan (FYP), according to the Gross National Happiness Commission secretariat.

The Postcard Hotel wins multiple honours at World Travel Awards

Beijing News 21 Oct 2021
The Postcard Dewa, Thimphu is nestled in a forest on the outskirts of Bhutan's capital city ... In the beginning of 2020, the brand marked its international presence in Bhutan and Sri Lanka- The Postcard Dewa, Thimphu and The Postcard Galle respectively.

Cautious response from India as Bhutan and China sign MoU on boundary negotiations

Hindustan Times 14 Oct 2021
Bhutan’s foreign minister Tandi Dorji and China’s assistant foreign minister Wu Jianghao signed the MoU during a virtual ceremony ... (MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS/ROYAL GOVT OF BHUTAN.) ... China does not have a diplomatic presence in Bhutan’s capital Thimphu, and the Chinese embassy in New Delhi coordinates relations between the two sides.

LDCs demand more from developed countries at the COP26

Kuensel 12 Oct 2021
The group adopted the Thimphu Call for Ambition and Action on Climate Change during the ministerial meeting held yesterday in the capital that points to key priorities for the LDC group. Bhutan has been the chair of the LDC Group since 2019, and the meeting is the last under Bhutan’s chairmanship.

What we can learn from Bhutan’s vaccine rollout

Asiatimes 01 Oct 2021
But the tiny Himalayan nation of Bhutan isn’t one of them ... Health minister Dechen Wangmo credits solidarity, Bhutan’s small size and its science-based policymaking for its success ... Bhutan’s success wouldn’t have been possible without international cooperation ... Bhutan is remote ... User research was also central to Bhutan’s planning phase.

What the world can learn from Bhutan's rapid COVID vaccine rollout

Beijing News 28 Sep 2021
But the tiny Himalayan nation of Bhutan isn't one of them ... Health minister Dechen Wangmo credits solidarity, Bhutan's small size and its science-based policymaking for its success ... Bhutan's success wouldn't have been possible without international cooperation ... Bhutan is remote ... User research was also central to Bhutan's planning phase.

Central Bank of Bhutan partners Ripples to trial CBDC

Cryptopolitan 22 Sep 2021
Central Bank of Bhutan to trial CBDC alongside Ripple.Ripple legal tussle with SEC persists.Bhutan is a country in South Asia ... The Central Bank of Bhutan, also called the Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan, is set to begin trialing its Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) with Ripple, ... Where is Bhutan?. Bhutan is a country in South Asia.

Once in a Life Time Event

Kuensel 21 Sep 2021
How Bhutan celebrated her admission to the United Nations. Exactly fifty years ago, Bhutan was unanimously elected as the 128th member of the United Nations ... The highlight of the grand celebration in the capital was the archery match held in the Lungtenphu ground ... It was specially made for the occasion showcasing Bhutan’s rich culture and tradition.

Ants found in Air India plane headed to LondonThe aircraft, which also had the Prince ...

Deccan Herald 06 Sep 2021
Bizarre as it could get, swarms of ants were found in an Air India plane headed for London from the national capital on Tuesday, prompting the national carrier to change the aircraft ... Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck is the son and heir apparent of King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of Bhutan.