Bhutan

COVID: Bhutan vaccinates 93% of its adult population within 16 days

When plotted on a graph, the curve of Bhutan’s COVID-19 vaccination drive shoots upwards from the very first day, crossing Israel, the United States, Bahrain and other countries known for vaccinating people rapidly.

Apr 15, 2021, 13:21 PM IST

Gift from a 'trusted friend', says Bhutan's PM Dr Lotay Tshering after receiving Indian COVID-19 vaccines

Bhutan on Wednesday became the first country to receive 'Made in India' COVID-19 vaccines. It was delivered with an Indian Air Force's AN32 which landed in the country with 1,50,000 doses of it. Following the delivery, Bhutan's PM Dr Lotay Tshering while receiving the vaccine expressed that it is a gift from a 'trusted friend' who has been with Bhutan all through the decades and in this pandemic too.

Jan 20, 2021, 20:51 PM IST

Bhutan cop politely asking Indian revelers at border to vacate area wins hearts online - Video goes viral

A policeman from Bhutan in a polite and calm demeanour asks party goers to leave the area as there was a curfew in place. The video has been widely shared on social media, watch here...

Jan 07, 2021, 14:19 PM IST

ISRO begins training four Bhutanese space engineers for satellite launch scheduled next year

Phase one of the training will take place at ISRO's UR Rao Satellite center (URSC) from 28th December 2020 to 25th February 2021 and will involve theoretical and technical aspects. It will also involve visits to labs and test facilities. The 2nd phase of training will focus on developing the satellite for Bhutan--INS-2B.

Dec 29, 2020, 12:51 PM IST

Bhutan enforces 7-day nationwide lockdown from today as Covid-19 cases surge

Bhutan has decided to impose a seven-day nationwide lockdown from Wednesday. This will enable the government to control the spread of the disease and also discern the extent of transmission in the communities, the PM’s office said.

Dec 23, 2020, 06:58 AM IST

Israel inks deal establishing formal diplomatic ties with Bhutan

Bhutan and Israel on Saturday formally established diplomatic relations with the exchange of diplomatic documents.

Dec 13, 2020, 00:02 AM IST

Badhir News: Special show for hearing impaired, Nov 20, 2020

Badhir News is a special section of Zee News for deaf people which is specially designed by keeping deaf people in mind only. This brings you the latest news updates of every afternoon.

Nov 20, 2020, 16:54 PM IST

PM Narendra Modi launches RuPay card Phase-II in Bhutan

PM Modi launched RuPay card Phase-II in Bhutan through a video conference. Phase-II allows Bhutanese card holders to access in India.

Nov 20, 2020, 15:38 PM IST

Bhutan's envoy to India dismisses claims of Chinese village in its territory

Bhutan dismissed reports of a 'village' in Doklam area, claims made by a Chinese journalist. 

Nov 20, 2020, 12:21 PM IST

India-made Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Project in Bhutan wins top UK engineers body award

The Mangdechhu Hydroelectric project in Bhutan, constructed by India has been awarded the Brunel Medal 2020 conferred by UK's top engineering body.

 

Oct 23, 2020, 06:38 AM IST

India will now import these five agri-products from Bhutan

Bhutan's there Ministry of Agriculture & Forests has allowed import of Tomato, Onion, and Okra from India under the Plant Quarantine Rules and Regulations of Bhutan, 2018.

Oct 17, 2020, 14:39 PM IST

Bhutan supports G4's bid for UNSC reforms

Earlier this week Foreign ministers of G4 countries met and called for urgent reforms "to better reflect contemporary realities".

Sep 26, 2020, 09:36 AM IST

Video: Amid tension with India at LAC, China mobilized PLA troops at Bhutan border

While China has deployed  its troops on the LAC with the intention of capturing the Indian territories in Ladakh, The PLA has been also eying to occupy some part of Bhutanese territories.

Sep 15, 2020, 11:06 AM IST

Amid tension with India at LAC, China mobilized PLA troops at Bhutan border

Since the Doklam dispute in 2017, China has been preparing roads, helipads and troops near the Bhutan border. China claims 318 square kilometers in the western sector and 495 square kilometers in the central sector. 

Sep 15, 2020, 06:27 AM IST

Bhutan shows interest in joining India’s coronavirus COVID-19 vaccine trials

The government has confirmed that it has received interest from Bhutan to be part of COVID-19 vaccine trials. 

Aug 14, 2020, 17:32 PM IST

Beijing unilaterally trying to change status quo from India to Bhutan to South China Sea: Japan

Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea are administered by Japan but China claims them as their own and call it Diaoyu. 

Jul 14, 2020, 15:04 PM IST

Now, China calls Bhutan's Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary ‘disputed area’

Amid its ongoing border dispute with India, China has now claimed that the Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary situated in Bhutan is a "disputed" territory.

Jun 30, 2020, 11:14 AM IST

India, Bhutan sign 600 MW Kholongchhu hydroelectric project agreement

India and Bhutan signed concession agreement on the 600 MW Kholongchhu hydroelectric project (KHEL) on Monday (June 29). The hydroelectric project will be the first-ever joint venture project to be implemented in Bhutan. The joint venture partners of the project are India's Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited (SJVNL) and Bhutan's Druk Green Power Corporation Limited (DGPC).

Jun 30, 2020, 10:26 AM IST

'No water channel was ever stopped to Assam', clarifies Bhutan on false media reports

The Bhutan government on Friday said that no water channel was ever stopped between Bhutan and India as stated by some media reports. Bhutan Foreign Ministry said that people of Bhutan, especially those living along the borders of India, deeply value their age-old ties of friendship.

Jun 26, 2020, 13:32 PM IST

Sikkim asks Delhi govt to withdraw offensive ad referring state as independent country

The Sikkim government on Saturday (May 23) wrote to Delhi Chief Secretary Vijay Kumar Dev expressing disappointment over an advertisement, published by the Delhi government, which referred to the state as an independent country and clubbed it with other nations like Nepal and Bhutan. 

May 23, 2020, 20:46 PM IST