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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

Bhutan, a vaccination success story, to continue jabs till April end

Bhutan will continue its COVID -19 vaccination till the end of April for those who could not avail of the services during the weeklong campaign that ended on April 2

Oral healthcare poor among pregnant women in Bhutan

Oral healthcare during pregnancy is poor in Bhutan, with 40 percent of expectant mother’s never visiting dental hospital despite having problems, according to a recent study

Unemployment rate in Bhutan hits 5 percent in 2020

The unemployment rate in Bhutan has increased drastically to 5 percent, according to the latest statistics announced by the Labour Force Survey, which was conducted in November and December 2020

Man dies after vaccine jab in Bhutan; experts say death from existing health condition

More than 72 hours after taking the COVID-19 vaccine, a 44-year-old man died in Bhutan

Menstrual advocacy, sex education a 'pressing need' in Bhutan

Women and girls in Bhutan still think menstruation is a curse from God or disease, with many fearing they will be seen as possessed by evil spirits

Bhutan expects strong economic recovery next year

The Bhutanese government is hopeful that the economy will see significant improvement and rebound strongly after the COVID-19 vaccination drive

Bhutan parliamentarians recommend 30 percent nomination for women in politics, other decision-making roles

Bhutanese parliamentarians have recommended 30 percent nominations for women in politics and other decision-making roles to increase their participation in political, economic and social life

Bhutan approves 10 FDI projects amidst pandemic, India remains major investor

The Bhutanese government has approved 10 Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) projects amidst the COVID-19 pandemic last year

Non-resident Bhutanese help boost remittances to Bhutan

Inward foreign remittance from non-resident Bhutanese increased significantly in 2020 despite the COVID-19 pandemic affecting the global economy badly

Multidrug-resistant TB emerges as public health concern in Bhutan

Multidrug-resistant (MDR) tuberculosis (TB) has emerged as a major health concern for Bhutan, with cases steadily increasing in the country in the last five years

Bhutan announces alternative feed for yaks to address winter fodder scarcity

Feed and fodder scarcity for yaks has been a major challenge for the yak herders every winter in Bhutan

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