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Indian Prez Mukherjee to visit Bhutan

President Pranab Mukherjee is scheduled to visit tiny northern neighbor and India's special ally, Kingdom of Bhutan, November 7-9 on the invitation of HM King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuk. This state visit by the Indian head of state in 26 years aims to boost the “unique” and “special” relations with...

WFP to stay for three more years

World Food Program that began supporting the school feeding in Bhutan sometime in 1974 will ultimately phase out the entire program from the country in 2018. This came as an extension of the program for three more years, which initially planned to phase out completely by 2015. According to a...

Subsidy Phased out, LPG Price Soars High

As the decision of government of India came to phase out the subsidy on LPG and kerosene oil, a long queue of LPG cylinders snaked out in the LPG depot in Motithang, yesterday. Bhutan has been enjoying the subsidy on these essential commodities allowed by the GoI for a...

Energy export will earn Bhutan Nu 45B by 2018

However, net revenue, after adjusting for annual debt repayment, works out to Nu 22B Bhutan’s yearly gross revenue from hydropower export to India would be around Nu 45B by early 2018, according to estimates made by a private research firm. By that time, Punatsangchu I, II and Mangdechu are expected to...

Bhutanese rice contains high level of lead

Rice imported to the United States from Bhutan has shown alarmingly high level of lead. US experts detected concentrations of lead ranging from six to 12 milligrams per kilogram in rice from several sources. The researchers have concluded that the lead levels were found significantly high in samples from Bhutan, the...

High tariff deters Thais from visiting Bhutan

It has been a dream for Tanapron, 56, a teacher from Sing Buri vocational college in northern Thailand, to visit Bhutan, but she has not been able to because of the high tourist tariff charged by the government there. "It's beyond my means to go to Bhutan, since US$250 per...

Bhutan says ‘no’ to private power companies

The Bhutan Government has turned down proposals of Indian private power companies wanting to set up projects in the country. It is learnt that Bhutan first wants to complete 10,000 MW projects with Indian Government-nominated agencies before allowing any private companies to set their roots in Bhutan. “In Bhutan things are...

Bhutan is the best: Tourists

Bhutan topped the list as travel guide publisher Lonely Planet asked its followers on various social media to assess how well they liked the countries they had visited. “This is a country where buying cigarettes is illegal, where the rice is red and where chillies aren’t just a seasoning but...

REC, Bhutan seeks partnership with AIT

The Royal Education Council (REC), Ministry of Education, Bhutan has sought a partnership with the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT). A delegation from REC, led by its Director, Dr. Sonam Wangyel, while expressing admiration for AIT, stated that AIT enjoys enormous goodwill in Bhutan. Dr. Wangyel stated that REC is...

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