NEW DELHI, March 22: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday left for a two-day state visit to the neighbouring country of Bhutan.

With great respect and honour for the sacred relationship that exists between India and Bhutan and to help further strengthen the existing relationship, I would like to put forward the following urgent matters to you with the expectation that these matters could find some space during your meeting with Bhutan's monarch and political leaders.

SAFF Championship: Nepal defeats Bhutan

February 5, 2024 08:10 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 5: Nepal secured victory by defeating Bhutan in Sunday's match under the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) U-19 Women Championship.

KATHMANDU, Jan 11: The Global Campaign for the Release of Political Prisoners in Bhutan (GCRPPB) has congratulated the newly-elected Prime Minister of Bhutan Tshering Tobgay and his party for securing a majority in the lower house of the Bhutanese National Assembly.

THIMPHU, Jan 9: Former prime minister Tshering Tobgay's party won Bhutan's election Tuesday, media reported, after polls dominated by economic threats challenging the Himalayan kingdom's longstanding policy of prioritising "Gross National Happiness" over growth.

KATHMANDU, Aug 28: Bhutan's Druk Air is gearing up to introduce direct flights between the Paro International Airport in Bhutan and the Pokhara Regional International Airport (PRIA) in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Aug 26: The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan is to halve the $200 daily fee it charges tourists in an effort to boost a sector still struggling to recover a year after the end of COVID-19 restrictions.

KATHMANDU, July 24: The South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) today unveiled the match schedule of the U-16 Men's SAFF Championship football tournament. The tournament will be held in Bhutan from September 1 to10.

JHAPA, May 20: Nepal’s trade deficit with Bhutan is over Rs 126 billion in the past five years. Exports and imports with Bhutan and Bangladesh are taking place through Kakadbhitta transit in the eastern border of the country.

KATHMANDU, Aug 20: Bhutan will ban the import of all vehicles except utility vehicles, heavy earthmoving machines and agriculture machinery to save dwindling foreign exchange reserves, the government said in a notice seen by Reuters on Friday.

KATHMANDU, June 6: Nepal defeated Bhutan by four wickets in a match under the ICC U19 Women's T20 World Cup Asia Qualifiers.

KATHMANDU, March 6: International Finance Corporation (IFC) has appointed Martin Holtmann as the new Country Manager for Nepal, Bangladesh and Bhutan.

THIMPHU, Dec 17: Bhutan on Friday conferred its highest civilian award, Ngadag Pel gi Khorlo on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "Overjoyed to hear His Majesty pronounce Your Excellency Modiji's Narendra Modi name for the highest civilian decoration, Ngadag Pel gi Khorlo," Prime Minister's Office (PMO) of Bhutan said in a Facebook post.

KATHMANDU, August 5: The Bhutan government has delivered 230,000* doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines to Nepal.

GAUHATI, India. July 28: The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan has fully vaccinated 90% of its eligible adult population within just seven days, its health ministry said Tuesday.

THIMPU, Bhutan, April 12: When plotted on a graph, the curve of Bhutan’s COVID-19 vaccination drive shoots upwards from the very first day, crossing Israel, United States, Bahrain and other countries known for vaccinating people rapidly.

THIMPU, April 12: When plotted on a graph, the curve of Bhutan’s COVID-19 vaccination drive shoots upwards from the very first day, crossing Israel, United States, Bahrain and other countries known for vaccinating people rapidly.

KATHMANDU, March 27: Thousands of Bhutanese travelled to schools and public buildings for vaccination on Saturday as the Himalayan kingdom launched its biggest inoculation drive against COVID-19 with the AstraZeneca shots provided by neighbouring India.

DELHI, Aug 1: Bhutan ordered its first nationwide lockdown on Tuesday after a returning resident tested positive for coronavirus after being discharged from quarantine and coming into close contact with people in the capital Thimphu.

NEW DELHI, March 6: Bhutan said on Friday it had banned the entry of tourists for two weeks after it confirmed its first case of the coronavirus, in a tourist who arrived form neighboring India.

KATHMANDU, Nov 11: The match between Nepal and Kuwait under the second round of Asian qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup 2022 will be held at Changlimithang Stadium in Bhutan following the objection of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) regarding the poor infrastructures at Dasharath Stadium in Kathmandu which was earlier fixed as Nepal’s home venue.

Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli are currently enjoying a fun trip in Bhutan, and while the couple is their, they have made a new friend - a cute little puppy.

KATHMANDU, Oct 31: Nepal, India and Bangladesh are mulling over putting into operation the Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) motor vehicle agreement even if Bhutan chooses to opt-out of the agreement.

Bhutan holds Nepal to 1-1 draw

October 14, 2019 11:09 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 14: Nepali women failed to defend their lead as they were held to a 1-1 draw against a sluggish Bhutanese side in the SAFF U-15 Championship in Bhutan on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 27: Bangladesh has made its entry into the finals of SAFF U-18 Championship being held at APF Stadium in Halchowk, Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, Sept 23:Defending champion Nepal’s chance of advancing to the semifinals of the U-18 SAFF Championship has suffered a blow following a 3-0 loss to Bhutan on Sunday.

Bhutan beats Nepal 3-0

September 22, 2019 16:59 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 22: Defending Champion Nepal has suffered a humiliating loss in its second group match against Bhutan in the SAFF U-18 Championship being held at APF Stadium Halchowk in Kathmandu on Sunday.

DAMAK, September 11: Man Bahadur Khaling, who was in prison in Bhutan for 21 years, had just one dream when he came to Nepal in 2016 – meeting his family members and spending the rest of the time with them.

KATHMANDU, Aug 30: Nepal U-15 football team has reached the final of ongoing South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) U-15 Championship.

As Modi goes to Bhutan

August 17, 2019 00:25 am

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Bhutan on August 17-18 to boost the traditionally close consensual ties, to reiterate his government’s emphasis on the ‘neighborhood first’ policy, and to highlight bilateral cooperation between the two nations. Last month, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar made a two-day official visit to Bhutan in his first overseas trip after assuming charge of his ministry.

RPP Chairman Thapa off to Bhutan

July 1, 2019 12:41 pm

KATHMANDU, July 1:  Chairperson of Rashtriya Prajatantra Party (RPP ) Kamal Thapa has left for a week-long visit to Bhutan on Monday morning.

KATHMANDU, April 27: Although it decided in November last year to hold fresh negotiation with Bhutan to resolve the problem of Bhutanese refugees once and for all amid donors beginning to withdraw their support for the remaining refugees, the government has failed to make any concrete progress in this regard.

KATHMANDU, March 12: Nepal has defeated Bhutan 3-0 in its opener of the Fifth SAFF Women Championship being held at Shahid Stadium in Biratnagar, Morang district on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 23: Austria's Minister for Foreign Affairs Karin Kneissl left for Bhutan today, after completing her three-day official visit to Nepal. The Austrian Minister had arrived here on the official visit at the friendly invitation of Minister for Foreign Affairs, Pradeep Kumar Gyawali.

PHUNTSOLING, Feb 16: A-Division outfit Three Star Club has advanced into the semifinals of the ongoing Jigme Dorje Wangchuk Memorial Gold Cup football tournament with a 5-4 sudden-death win over Urjen Football Club of Bhutan in Phuntsoling on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 3: United States President Donald Trump thought Nepal and Bhutan were a part of India, TIME magazine reported on Saturday, quoting unidentified officials in the American intelligence establishment.

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January 22, 2019 18:00 pm

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Let them go home

November 15, 2018 01:30 am

Bhutanese refugees are desperate to go back to the land where their ancestors lived. They must be heard. International community may facilitate repatriation process

KATHMANDU, Nov 7: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Dr Lotay Tshering on his assumption of office as the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bhutan.

KATHMANDU, Nov 5: As the new government led by Lotay Tshering of Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) party gets a full shape in Bhutan after the third democratic elections last month, Nepal looks forward to holding fresh talks with the Druk government to resolve the nearly three-decade-long Bhutanese refugee problem once and for all.

DAMAK, Oct 28: Bhutanese refugee leaders have protested against preparations to settle the refugees in Nepal. They said the refugee issue would be resolved only after the refugees are sent back to Bhutan.

THIMPU, Sept 16: In what came as a major election upset the incumbent People’s Democratic Party (PDP) got knocked out of the primary round of the general elections. It secured the third highest votes after DNT and DPT.

The forgotten tale of Bhutanese refugees

September 16, 2018 06:32 am

The elderly refugees wish to ‘die in Bhutan’

KATHMANDU, Sept 7: Nepal national football team won a SAFF Suzuki Cup match for the first time since 2013 as it thrashed 10-man Bhutan 4-0 with an impressive performance from Sunil Bal at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 6: Nepal national football team suffered back-to-back losses in the opening matches in two consecutive SAFF Suzuki Cup editions, this time at the hands of Pakistan with a scoreline of 2-1, on Tuesday.  Nepal will now play against Bhutan in its second Group A match on Thursday at 3:45 pm, which can be a vital game to get three points and stay in contention for the semifinals of the tournament, which the team failed to reach in 2015.

BIMSTEC a disturbance for the locals

September 3, 2018 10:40 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 3: The summit meeting of Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) ended a few days back. The summit saw a participation of heads of state or government of its seven-member nations -- Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand.

KATHMANDU, April 19: Nepal has been drawn with Bangladesh, Pakistan and Bhutan in Group A for the upcoming SAFF Suzuki Cup 2018 (SAFF Championship) which will be played from September 4 to 15, while India has been pitted with Maldives and Sri Lanka in Group B.

Bhutan lessons

October 30, 2017 00:30 am

Nepal has a lot to learn from Bhutan on how to, and how not to, deal with India on hydropower.

Making it to Bhutan

October 13, 2017 12:06 pm

It’s the nation of legendary three-legged dragons, also “the happiest country” in Asia, they say. Bhutan, for many of us, is indeed still shrouded in mystery. It’s not only iconic images of places like the Tiger’s Nest or their unique culture (like why the obsession with phallic symbols?), but they have also managed to maintain the aura of being the last true Shangri-La of our time.

Nepal earns first win in Bhutan

September 23, 2017 08:49 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 22:   Nepal registered a 2-0 win over the Maldives in the ongoing SAFF U-18 Championship on Friday.