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Bangladesh now knocks on Russia’s doors seeking help in Rohingya repatriation

As part of its global reach-out to ensure the repatriation of the Rohingya Muslim refugees, Bangladesh has sought Russia's "active and fruitful cooperation" for facilitating the reintegration and return of the Rohingyas to their homeland in Myanmar

Bhutan to use vaccines in mix and match method

Despite the warning from the WHO against mixing and matching Covid-19 vaccines, Bhutan has decided to go ahead with the mix-matching mode of vaccination for the second dose

Bhutan now has surplus vaccines; US sends 500,000 Moderna vaccines doses

Bhutan has now secured surplus Covid-19 vaccines as the United States confirmed donating 500,000 vaccines to the country

Our journey will not end with second dose of vaccine: Bhutan health minister

Bhutanese Health Minister Dechen Wangmo has said that the government was considering some relaxation after the completion of the second phase of the vaccination drive

Bhutan set to become first country to vaccinate all

Bhutan is set to become the world’s first country to vaccinate all its eligible population by this month’s end

Bhutan plans for 100 percent enrollment in early childhood care by 2030

In what seems an ambitious target, the Bhutan government is aiming for 100 percent enrollment for the Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) by 2030. The country, currently, has just 24 percent

Bhutan likely to begin second round of vaccination before month-end

Bhutan’s Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering has said that the second dose of Covid-19 vaccination would be given before the end of the 16th week after the first dose

'Bhutan needs to build institutions that can make country an education hub'

Border closure, travel restrictions and Covid-19 vaccine passport systems have limited the higher education opportunities for thousands of Bhutanese students who finished higher secondary school this year

Bhutan to receive 250,000 AstraZeneca vaccines from Denmark

In what comes as big relief for the small Buddhist kingdom, that had been staring at a potential vaccine shortage, Bhutan will receive around 250,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine from Denmark in the coming weeks, the Danish foreign ministry said

Bhutan records 330 teenage pregnancy cases, including 12 minors

Bhutan recorded at least 330 cases of teenage pregnancy in 2020. Of them, only 18 cases were reported to the police

Bhutan signs MoU with Singapore for technical training for Bhutanese youth

Bhutan and Singapore have signed a MoU under which the latter will provide “high-quality practice orienting skilling training” in the field of automobile technology

Bhutan’s parliament passes bill allowing sale and consumption of tobacco

Bhutan lifted the ban on the sale, distribution, and consumption of tobacco, as its parliament passed the Tobacco Control (Amendment) Bill 2021 in an attempt to check Covid spread risk through smugglers

Bhutan king treks miles of mountain terrain to alert his people to pandemic's dangers

Dressed in his traditional gho robe and a baseball cap, photos of Bhutanese King Jigme Keshar Namgyel Wangchuk trekking the treacherous mountain terrain of the country’s southern border went viral on social media this week

Driving electric vehicle becomes easier in Bhutan; 21 charging stations installed

A total of 21 electric vehicles (EV) charging stations were installed in six districts of Bhutan, making driving of electric vehicles drive even easier now, one of the first countries in South Asia to show such environmental advancement in combating pollution

Bhutan to diversify export market

Bhutan will diversify its export market outside the SAARC region, the country’s Economic Minister Loknath Sharma said, adding that five more exportable items will be identified in the future

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