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What fate for Bhutanese returnees from the Middle East?

Not able to find jobs in the country, thousands of Bhutanese applied for the labour ministry’s overseas employment programme

Impact of COVID-19 on Bhutanese legislature

The fourth session of the Bhutanese National Assembly (NA), which otherwise would have been concluded by now, is expected to be convened right after summer to meet the constitutional mandate of having two sessions a year

e-Library portal in Bhutan begins with fanfare, remains unknown

Following the announcement of the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi during his state visit to Bhutan in June, 2014 the e-Library portal was established in 49 schools and 12 colleges

Bhutan initiates inventory to record its rich medicinal plants

More than 50 years after traditional medicine was first integrated into the formal system of health care, Bhutan still lacks a database of its rich medicinal plants and herbs available in the wild

Local transmission inevitable in Bhutan: Health minister

Community or local transmission of the COVID-19 pandemic is inevitable in Bhutan. According to Health Minister Dechen Wangmo, it is only a matter of when and how

Bhutan reopens businesses with extended closing time

In the first phase of the transition to a new normal in Bhutan, all businesses including informal businesses, street vendors, snooker rooms and video game parlours will be allowed to operate till 9pm starting next month

Classes X, XII, institutes and colleges to reopen on July 1

The Bhutanese government announced  that classes X and XII will resume from July 1 in the first phase of the transition to a new normal

Bhutan gives out guideline for responsible reporting on mental illness and suicide

More than 80 people take their life in Bhutan every year. Many, due to reasons myriad, go unreported. Because suicide and mental illness are sensitive subjects, reporting and writing about these issues require extreme care beginning with as simple as choice of words to avoid imitation and other damaging psychological impacts in the society

Work from home to continue in Bhutan

Royal Civil Service Commission will allow agencies to continue work from home (WFH) to avoid crowding in offices until the Covid-19 situation improves, officials said

Crime drops in Thimphu during COVID-19 pandemic

With fewer people on the streets, especially during the night, and more at their homes, Bhutan's capital city is witnessing a drop in crime

Bhutanese start returning from West Bengal

After three months of waiting, Norbu Wangmo was able to get her belongings to Phuentsholing from Jaigaon in neighbouring West Bengal state in India yesterday

COVID-19 response programmes at heart of 2020-21 Bhutan budget

As expected, the Bhutanese government has kept the COVID-19 response programmes at the heart of the annual budget 2020-21 with a primary goal – to stimulate economic activities and achieve a minimum GDP growth of 2 percent

Challenges for Bhutan's health services

Almost 40 percent of the Bhutanese population has at least one form of non-communicable disease (NCD) that includes hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, alcohol-liver disease and tobacco-related diseases

WHO applauds Bhutan’s efforts in fighting COVID-19

Bhutan has successfully managed to prevent community transmission of COVID-19 so far

16 minors sexually assaulted in five months in Bhutanese capital

At least one child was sexually abused every week in the past five months in the Bhutanese  capital according to reports with the national referral hospital

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When truth-telling is replaced by agenda-setting: Media in an 'illiberal democracy'

India ranked 142nd out of 180 countries in the World Press Freedom Index, 2020, an annual document published by Paris-based Reporters Sans Frontiers (RSF)

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The lost temples of Karachi

"You are free to go to your temples… in this State of Pakistan," said Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah on the eve of Independence