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Sri Lanka agrees to grant concessions on visa fees

… No revision of stipends for APEMS students in Sri Lanka Students pursuing education in Sri Lanka, and the future students will not have to pay a visa of USD 270 for the entire study period, they will only have to pay one-time visa fee. The overall visa fee of USD 270 is also expected to come down. This was …

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Strengthening Indo-Bhutan ties

To strengthen the already existing close ties of friendship and cooperation between India and Bhutan, and following the long-established tradition of regular exchange of high-level visits between the two countries, Dr. S. Jaishankar visit to Bhutan is country’s first high-level official visit since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. S. Jaishankar, External Affairs Minister of India was in the …

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165 victims of trafficking receive skilling and psychosocial support

By Sangay Choden In line with the standard operating procedure on multi-sectoral response to trafficking inperson, 165 victims of trafficking were referred to National Commission for Women andChildren (NCWC) for psychosocial support. Earlier in 2020, under His Majesty’s Command, the government rescued 184 women fromthe Middle East – the government provided livelihood training, medical examination, shelterservices, and other necessities to …

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Bhutan-Bangladesh Trade Sees Major Boost

Staff Reporter According to latest media reports in Bangladesh, exports from Bangladesh to Bhutan could rise rapidly, on the back of the bilateral trade pact signed last year, after shipment between the two southasian nations saw a significant upward trend.  The two countries struck their maiden preferential trade agreement (PTA) on December 6 last year. The deal, albeit only 10 …

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Bhutan-India Cooperation in Space Technology

By Tandin Wangchuk On September 24 this week, a virtual signing ceremony for the Implementing Arrangement between Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Department of Information Technology and Telecom on the Joint Development of a Small Satellite for Bhutan was held at the Ministry of Information and Communication premises in Thimphu. The ceremony was attended by Ambassador of India to …

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A golden era in Bhutan’s modern history

This year marks 50 years of Bhutan’s admission to the United Nations By Tashi Dendup On September 21, 1971 His late Majesty Druk Gyalpo Jigme Dorji Wangchuck remained up late into the night on excitedly waiting for the news from New York and giving instructions for the celebrations in the following days after the formal announcement of admission into the …

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Finance Minister appointed Vice-chair of the WB Group

By Staff Reporter In a milestone for Bhutan, finance minister Namgay Tshering will step in as the Chair of the Small States Forum (a group of 50 countries) and as one of the Vice Chairs of the Board of Governors of the World Bank Group. Bhutan, as the current chair, will lead the forum that brings together finance ministers and …

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