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Bhutan
World  /  Published 12.12.20

Bhutan MPs amend same-sex law

Bhutan’s parliament has voted to decriminalise same-sex relations, amending an existing law that penalised what it deemed “unnatural sex”. The amendment was approved on Thursday by ...
By AP via PTI in Guwahati

West Bengal  /  Published 08.09.20

Bhutan entry with Covid rider

Bhutan’s health ministry has notified that a visitor to the country needs to carry a Covid-19 negative certificate, spelling relief for migrant workers and traders of India near the border. The...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 04.09.20

Bhutan: unlock spells hope

The Bhutan government has decided to start relaxing the nationwide lockdown, prompting loud cheers among traders on the Indian side of the border. The neighbouring country’s move signals that c...
By Avijit Sinha, Anirban Choudhury in Siliguri, Alipurduar

West Bengal  /  Published 23.08.20

Why Ngultrum spells moneychangers

Illegal moneychangers are mushrooming at Jaigaon in Alipurduar district that shares borders with Bhutan’s commercial capital Phuentsholing. Reason: hundreds of traders in Jaigaon are helplessly...
By Our Correspondent in Alipurduar

West Bengal  /  Published 17.08.20

Bhutan to start mass testing

The spike in Covid-19 cases in Bhutan in the past one week has prompted its government to start mass testing and hire extra health workforce for the job.  So far, 138 Covid-19 infections and zer...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

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West Bengal  /  Published 14.08.20

Bhutan lockdown adds to traders' woes

The Bhutan government has decided to start relaxing the nationwide lockdown, prompting loud cheers among traders on the Indian side of the border. The neighbouring country’s move signals that c...
By Avijit Sinha, Anirban Choudhury in Siliguri, Alipurduar

West Bengal  /  Published 12.08.20

Bhutan lockdown blow to border trade

Bhutan announced a nationwide, indefinite lockdown from Tuesday to battle the spread of Covid-19 in the country, the decision — the first in the kingdom since the pandemic broke out — pres...
By Avijit Sinha, Anirban Choudhury in Siliguri, Alipurduar

West Bengal  /  Published 16.07.20

New road link to Bhutan

Traffic from India to Bhutan commenced along Asian Highway 48 for the first time on Wednesday. To mark the start of the trade through the new route that would connect Pasakha, an industrial town in t...
By Our Correspondent in Alipurduar

World  /  Published 06.07.20

China: Bullying on in Bhutan

China has opened a new territorial dispute, this time with Bhutan by staking claim to tracts in eastern Bhutan that include the Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary adjoining Arunachal Pradesh. Bhutan had prot...
By Anita Joshua in New Delhi

World  /  Published 04.10.18

Bhutan self-reliance call worries India

A party that is widely expected to win the Bhutan elections later this month is pitching for self-reliance, causing consternation in New Delhi against the aftermath of the Doklam crisis in which the t...
By Devadeep Purohit in Calcutta


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