West Bengal  /  Published 05.05.21

Jaigaon traders hit by Bhutan Covid curbs

Over 2,000 traders from across India who ran their businesses at Jaigaon in Alipurduar — the town that shares borders with Bhutan and has Phuentsholing, its commercial capital on the other side ...
By Anirban Choudhury in Alipurduar

North East  /  Published 26.04.21

Assam helps resume Bhutan oxygen plant

He also disclosed that Sun Pharma has started producing Remdesivir at its Palashbari unit in Kamrup district, about 50km from here. The company, which has the capacity to produce 3,60,000 vials a mont...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

World  /  Published 19.04.21

Bhutan's vaccine success story

By Chencho Dema, Mike Ives in Thimphu

West Bengal  /  Published 12.04.21

Didi's tryst with KLO militants

Two decades ago, Milton Burma used to trot along the mountainous terrains of Bhutan in chequered fatigues, carrying an AK-series rifle on his shoulders.  It was a part of his regular regime to k...
By Anirban Choudhury in Alipurduar

West Bengal  /  Published 07.04.21

Three aftershocks follow Monday’s earthquake

Residents of north Bengal, neighbouring Sikkim and Bhutan experienced at least three mild earthquakes or aftershocks throughout Tuesday after an earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale struck th...
By Binita Paul in Siliguri


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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