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Bhutan becomes the first country to adopt India’s QR payment system

Bhutan, jointly with the Indian government launched a mobile payment interface that intends to facilitate e-payments directly through banks and encourage cashless transactions. With this launch Bhutan became the first nation to use India’s Unified Payment Interface for its quick response (QR) deployment. To commemorate the launch Indian’s Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman conducted a payment […]

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Heavy monsoons trigger flash floods, landslides in Bhutan and Nepal

Heavy monsoons triggered flash floods and washed away a remote mountain camp in Bhutan, killing 10 people and injuring five. In neighbouring Nepal, at least three dead and seven missing, authorities said. When the incident occurred villagers in Bhutan were collecting cordyceps, a fungus used in medicine, were sleeping when the floodwaters hit just after […]

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Top general, judges detained in Bhutan for plotting to overthrow military and judiciary leadership

Two judges and a top general in Bhutan were detained by the police over an alleged plot to overthrow the country’s top military officer and chief justice. Former Royal Bodyguard Commandant Brigadier Thinley Tobgay, Supreme Court Justice Kuenley Tshering and top district court judge Yeshey Dorji appeared in court after being detained at their homes. […]

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American’s Bhutan rescue involved King, ventilator, 8,000-mile journey

A 76-year old American tourist arrived at the hospital in Thimphu, the sleepy capital of Bhutan, on a cool day in early March. His symptoms were perplexing. He complained of stomach trouble and breathlessness, but his vital signs were normal. There was one exception: The level of oxygen in his blood was so low that […]

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SAARC leaders hold unprecedented conference to combat Novel Coronavirus

The SAARC nations — India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka — held a conference to discuss the “roadmap to fight the challenge of COVID-19, Novel Coronavirus”. The meet was chaired by India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He suggested for the creation of an emergency fund with “voluntary contributions” to counter the […]

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India deployed P-8I Naval Jets to track Chinese troops during Doklam face-off

Indian Navy’s Poseidon 8I anti-submarine warfare aircraft was deployed to carry out surveillance on movement of Chinese troops during the 73-day-long standoff between India and China in mountainous Doklam. Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat confirmed the use of the naval aircraft while talking about the need for bringing in tri-services synergy in dealing […]

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Indian Army pilot killed on birthday after training team’s helicopter crashes in Bhutan

An Indian Military Training Team (IMTRAT) helicopter crashed in Eastern Bhutan on Friday, killing the two pilots on board. One of the pilot was from the Indian Army and the other was from the Bhutanese Army. The pilot of the Indian Army who died was identified as Lieutenant Colonel Rajneesh Parmar. Today was his birthday. […]