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34 new HIV cases detected in six months in Bhutan

Heterosexual act or sexual intercourse with the opposite sex is the common mode of transmission among the 34 new Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) cases detected in the last six months

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Hoteliers express gratitude to Bhutan king

With the fiscal measures, especially the loan interest waiver, coming to an end on June 30, hotelier Kencho Lham was worried

Dark days for Bhutan's new hotels

It was the much-awaited day. After over two years of hard work, stress, numerous journeys to the border towns, banks and a few trips abroad, the property, a three-star hotel, was ready

Import of packaged and frozen meat allowed into Bhutan

Bhutan's Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF) has lifted the ban on import of processed and packaged meat, fish and dry fish except pork with effect from June 22

Mandatory 21-day quarantine keeps hotels afloat

With no alternatives, Bhutan's hoteliers are banking on the 21-day mandatory quarantine rule to keep their businesses afloat

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

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51 years of bank nationalization in India: Crying need for a better corporate work culture

Bank nationalization in India happened 51 years back, part of the measures undertaken by then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi to bring in a socialist economy

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Taj Mahal not to reopen, for now

The Agra district administration has decided not to reopen the world-famous Taj Mahal to visitors as yet