Latest News for: Bhutan capital


Humans of Thimphu: An archive of portraits, one story at a time

Hindustan Times 04 Oct 2023
“To my surprise, Bhutan was more developed than I had imagined, with a lot of imported goods and cosy cafes,” she writes on ... Its website and social media handles feature portraits of individuals on the streets of Bhutan’s capital and provide a glimpse into their world — one story at a time.

Uniting traditions and contemporary visions

Kuensel 19 Sep 2023
VAST Bhutan and Art United ... It offers a stage for artists to unveil their creations and magnify Bhutan’s artistic heritage on the global stage ... The exhibition will be open to the public until October 18 at VAST Bhutan Centre, Chubachu and The Capital Hotel, Thimphu.

India’s historic infrastructure push propels IIP to 5-month high

Invezz 13 Sep 2023
Various key projects worth around Rs ... IIP ... Source. MOSPI. Use-based classification ... In addition, the $1.5 bn Gelephu-Kokrajhar rail link construction shall connect India with Bhutan, and is expected to usher in several new joint rail projects. Similarly, capital goods saw a doubling in growth from 2% YoY in the last report to 4.6% YoY in July 2023 ... MOSPI.

Flying Memories: Recalling Jamair’s Foray in the Bhutanese Skies

Kuensel 04 Sep 2023
In 1952, Bhutan proposed the establishment of a fully equipped aerodrome at Punakha and the purchase of a Dakota airplane ... Before the advent of the air travel, people had to rely on jeeps to travel to the capital via the freshly cut highway. For example, when India’s former ambassador to Bhutan, A.N.

A photo of ‘Bhutan’s Babe Ruth’ went viral. Can it boost baseball there?

News India Times 23 Aug 2023
Ugyen Pelzang hits a ball during a pickup game of baseball at the Great Buddha Dordenma in Bhutan ... DeSantis quickly put prints of the photo up for sale to fundraise for baseball in Bhutan ... They put up a Facebook post asking if any children in Thimphu, Bhutan’s capital, wanted to try out the sport after school.

LDC graduation is not problem -free, warns top UN official

Kuensel 21 Aug 2023
As Bhutan is set to graduate out of the Least Developed Country category by year-end, UN’s Under-Secretary-General Rabab Fatima said that it will bring both opportunities and problems ... It will also convey a strong positive signal to the international capital market on Bhutan’s steady progress on key macroeconomic indicators.

Bhutan represents the fifth largest source of students in Australia

Kuensel 19 Aug 2023
The details were shared during his talk on “Brain drain, brain circulation, brain gain” at the Centre for Bhutan and Gross National Happiness Studies (CBS) on August 7 ... It becomes a concern for a country like Bhutan because, for a lower income nation, brain drain represents the loss of human capital in which it has often invested.

Crunch time for craft beer as pandemic, fees take their toll

Live Mint 15 Aug 2023
The company had to shell out ₹22 lakh to register the variant, a mandatory fee to sell each liquor brand or variant in the capital.Co-founder Shantanu Upadhyay said Kati Patang had no choice but to shift gears ... It is a perishable product to trade, and the business requires immense working capital.

RCSC executes over 1,800 transfer overhauls

Kuensel 14 Aug 2023
Punakha – In a radical repositioning of its human capital, Bhutan’s Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) has orchestrated a sweeping series of transfers totaling 1,821 in 2023 ... The imbued authority for this reshuffling emanates from the Bhutan Civil Service Act 2010, ...

Manipur conflict drags ‘messiah of the poor’ Narendra Modi down to earth

The Observer 10 Aug 2023
say nothing, and stay above the fray ... Now, something close to a civil war in a north-eastern Indian state has dragged him down to earth ... The footage quickly spread across Indian social media, shocking a country that earlier had been content to overlook the violence in a state nearer to the capitals of Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh than to Delhi ... .

Indian football teams to compete in 7 tournaments across different age groups in September

Beijing News 09 Aug 2023
SAFF U19 Championship (Kathmandu, Nepal)The second age-group men's SAFF tournament of the month will see India travel to Nepal's capital Kathmandu to take on Bangladesh and Bhutan in Group B ... India vs Bhutan - Group B (17.15 IST, Kathmandu)September 27.

Pay revision could push inflation, many say

Kuensel 05 Aug 2023
June inflation at 3.83 percent. Thukten Zangpo ... While the Druk Holding and Investments and state-owned enterprises are also working on options for a pay raise ... President of the Construction Association of Bhutan, Trashi Wangyel, said that contractors relying on the government capital budget for construction are worried ... .

Bhutanese shooters gear up to make their mark at Asian Games

Kuensel 25 Jul 2023
In a much-anticipated event for Bhutan, two skilled shooters from the Bhutan Shooting Federation (BSF) are gearing up to represent their country at the upcoming Asian Games (AG) in China. This marks Bhutan’s second involvement in shooting at the prestigious tournament since the 2014 AG in Incheon, South Korea.

His Majesty the Third King of Bhutan Jigme Dorji Wangchuck

Kuensel 21 Jul 2023
In His late Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, Bhutan was fortunate to have such a man to guide the country during a period of transition and development.’ ... 1952 – In March 1952, he was enthroned as the Third King of Bhutan in Punakha Dzong ... 1953His Majesty shifted from Bumthang and Trongsa to Thimphu as the capital city of Bhutan.

Entertainment fraternity in Thimphu raises concerns over mega festivals

Kuensel 19 Jul 2023
THIMPHU — The recent surge of mega festivals in Thimphu has sparked agitation among the entertainment fraternity in the capital, particularly among karaoke bars and discotheques ... The Film Association of Bhutan (FAB) also organised a music festival from June 30 to July 2 as a fundraising initiative.

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