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Last updated: Monday, December 01, 2014 7:46:20 PM

Bhutan to test Indian tea for pesticides
Thimphu, Aug 16 (IANS) The Bhutan Agriculture and Regulatory Food Authority (BAFRA) will next week conduct tests on various varieties of tea originating from India after a Greenpeace report claimed to have found pesticides in the beverage, a Bhutan daily reported Saturday.

Saturday, August 16, 2014 7:08:06 PM

Principal gets prison term for beating student in Bhutan
Thimphu, July 20 (IANS) A court in Bhutan has sentenced a school principal to prison for three months for inflicting corporal punishment on a student.

Sunday, July 20, 2014 8:20:04 PM

Bhutan reports 34 new HIV-positive cases
Thimphu, July 20 (IANS) With about five new HIV-positive cases detected every month in Bhutan, the country recorded 34 more HIV-positive cases between December last and June this year, taking the total number of detected cases to 380.

Sunday, July 20, 2014 8:10:03 PM

Bhutan lifts vehicle import ban
Thimpu, July 20 (IANS) Bhutan has lifted a ban on import of vehicles imposed a year ago, with dealers saying that most clients were interested in India made vehicles.

Sunday, July 20, 2014 1:34:03 PM

Bhutan's PM Tobgay willing to auction gifts
Thimphu, June 25 (IANS) Bhutan Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay will auction off all the gifts received from visiting guests, if the country's Anti-Corruption Commission permits. The money collected will be donated to a charity fund.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 1:32:17 PM

Bhutan's rupee reserves likely to drop
Thimpu, June 25 (IANS) Bhutan's Indian rupee reserves, which improved marginally to about Rs.10 billion in May, will most likely decline, with the government here deciding to lift import ban on vehicles from July.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 12:36:07 PM

Bhutan PM declines revised salary
Thimphu, June 20 (IANS) Bhutan Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay has refused to take his enhanced salary, and announced he would donate the additional Nu 50,000 (Rs.50,000) from his revised monthly salary to charity.

Friday, June 20, 2014 6:02:13 PM

Over half of tourists to Bhutan in 2013 were Indians
Thimphu, June 20 (IANS) Over half of the tourists to Bhutan in 2013 were Indians, Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay has said.

Friday, June 20, 2014 5:44:04 PM

Child dies after being locked in showcase by sister
Thimphu, June 19 (IANS) A four-year-old boy in Bhutan's Paro district suffocated to death after his younger sister locked him accidentally inside a showcase while they were playing, police said.

Thursday, June 19, 2014 4:04:03 PM

Bhutan parliament raises tobacco import limits
Thimphu, June 18 (IANS) To curb the proliferation of tobacco in the black market, the Bhutanese parliament has endorsed a three-fold rise to the permissible import of tobacco products.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 4:12:05 PM

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