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Hope to begin second-dose vaccination in four weeks: Bhutan PM

Bhutan Prime Minister Lyonchhen Dr Lotay Tshering has said his government hoped to begin administering the second shot of Covid 19 vaccine to the kingdom’s eligible population in four weeks

Bhutan budget lays stress on sustaining economic activities amid pandemic

The Bhutanese government has unveiled a budget of Nu 80 billion (USD 1,10,50,68,800) for the fiscal year 2021-22 aimed at maintaining public confidence and sustaining economic activities amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Kuensel reported

Bhutanese health minister elected as president of World Health Assembly

Bhutanese Health Minister Dechen Wangmo has been elected as the president of the World Health Assembly (WHA), a forum of the World Health Organization with 194 countries as its member states, thus becoming the first Bhutanese to be the president of the global health body

We will be wiped out in no time if Covid spread is not checked: Bhutan PM

Bhutan Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering has warned that the country would be "wiped out" if the fast-spreading coronavirus infection was not controlled and the people failed to adhere to safety norms

Bhutan may see moderate rise in emissions if measures not taken

Bhutan - one of the world's greenest countries with a high forest cover - could see a moderate rise in emission level by 2050 if it failed to maintain emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, Kuensel reported

Bhutan’s construction sector faces brunt of rising cases in region

Bhutan’s construction sector, which mainly relies on men and materials resourced from India and other neighbors, has been hit hard by the coronavirus surge in India and Nepal

Despite pandemic, Bhutan registers 2 percent growth in exports, import plunges

Despite Covid disruption, Bhutan’s export in 2020 has increased to $652 million, recording a slight growth of 2 percent, mainly driven by growth in hydropower export, the national newspaper Kuensel reported

Bhutan expresses solidarity with India in its fight against Covid

Bhutan on Tuesday expressed solidarity with the government and the people of India in their efforts against a severe second wave of the Covid 19 pandemic

Bhutan home minister resigns after court sentences him two months in prison

Bhutanese Home Minister Dasho Sherub Gyeltshen has resigned on Thursday following a High Court sentenced him to two months in prison, Kuensel reported

Bhutan confident of Covishield from India; also exploring other sources

Bhutanese Foreign Minister Tandi Dorgi has said that the Indian government has assured them to supply Covishield which the Himalayan country required to administer the second dose

Bhutan expects 3.3 GDP growth next fiscal year

Bhutan’s GDP is expected to grow by 3.3 percent next fiscal year, according to an estimate by the Bhutanese government

Bhutan puts all southern districts under lockdown

The Bhutanese government on Friday night decided to put all southern border districts under lockdown as authorities detected two positive cases of the Covid-19, possibly through local transmission

Saudi-bound special flight for workers canceled in Bangladesh

Over 300 Saudi-bound workers were left in the lurch in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Saturday morning when they were informed that their flight was canceled, reported the Daily Star

Bhutan launches a million trees project

A million trees would be planted in the next five years in Bhutan’s fallow land under a drive, “Million Trees Project’, that kicked off this week in the Himalayan nation The drive aims to make optimal use of the limited arable land available in the country

Journalist who accompanied Bhutan PM to Bangladesh tests positive

A Bhutanese journalist, who was a member of Prime Minister  Lotay Tshering’s entourage to Bangladesh last month, tested positive for COVID-19 and has been quarantined at a facility in the capital Thimphu

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