Bhutan

Country Bhutan
Capital Thimphu
Continent Asia(South Asia)
Currency Bhutanese Ngultrum(BTN)
Languages Dzongkha

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In 1865, Britain and Bhutan signed the Treaty of Sinchulu, under which Bhutan would receive an annual subsidy in exchange for ceding some border land to British India. Under British influence, a monarchy was set up in 1907; three years later, a treaty was signed whereby the British agreed not to interfere in Bhutanese internal affairs and Bhutan allowed Britain to direct its foreign affairs. This role was assumed by independent India after 1947. Two years later, a formal Indo-Bhutanese accord returned the areas of Bhutan annexed by the British, formalized the annual subsidies the country received, and defined India's responsibilities in defense and foreign relations. A refugee issue of over 100,000 Bhutanese in Nepal remains unresolved; 90% of the refugees are housed in seven United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) camps. In March 2005, King Jigme Singye WANGCHUCK unveiled the government's draft constitution - which would introduce major democratic reforms - and pledged to hold a national referendum for its approval. In December 2006, the King abdicated the throne to his son, Jigme Khesar Namgyel WANGCHUCK, in order to give him experience as head of state before the democratic transition. In early 2007, India and Bhutan renegotiated their treaty to allow Bhutan greater autonomy in conducting its foreign policy, although Thimphu continues to coordinate policy decisions in this area with New Delhi. In July 2007, seven ministers of Bhutan's ten-member cabinet resigned to join the political process, and the cabinet acted as a caretaker regime until democratic elections for seats to the country's first parliament were completed in March 2008. The king ratified the country's first constitution in July 2008.

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Bhutan - Wikipedia
Bhutan - CIA World Fact Book
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Bhutan Vaccinates 93% Of Eligible Adults In Under 2 Weeks : Coronavirus Updates - NPR
  1. Bhutan Vaccinates 93% Of Eligible Adults In Under 2 Weeks : Coronavirus Updates  NPR
  2. Bhutan vaccinates 93% of adults in 16 days  The Hindu
  3. Small but quick: Bhutan vaccinates 93% of adults in 16 days  India TV News
  4. Bhutan Vaccinated 93% of Adult Population in Only 16 Days  Insider
  5. Bhutan vaccinates 85% of the population in record time  WION
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Increased availability of insulin: an injection of hope for Bhutan - World Health OrganizationIncreased availability of insulin: an injection of hope for Bhutan  World Health Organization

Bhutan delivers first vaccine dose to 85% of adult population in a week - Hindustan TimesBhutan delivers first vaccine dose to 85% of adult population in a week  Hindustan Times

Supported Bhutan’s recovery during pandemic: United Nations - EastMojoSupported Bhutan’s recovery during pandemic: United Nations  EastMojo

Bhutan-China officials meet, agree to schedule much delayed boundary talks soon - The HinduBhutan-China officials meet, agree to schedule much delayed boundary talks soon  The Hindu

Bhutan vaccinates 60% of population in record time - Economic TimesBhutan vaccinates 60% of population in record time  Economic Times

China-Bhutan Boundary Talks Bound To Upset India — Chinese Analysts - EurAsian TimesChina-Bhutan Boundary Talks Bound To Upset India — Chinese Analysts  EurAsian Times

Bhutan vaccinated almost all its adults against covid-19 in a week - The EconomistBhutan vaccinated almost all its adults against covid-19 in a week  The Economist

Bhutan vaccinates 60% of population against COVID in record time - Al Jazeera EnglishBhutan vaccinates 60% of population against COVID in record time  Al Jazeera English

Bhutan vaccinates 60% of the population with Covishield in record time - WIONBhutan vaccinates 60% of the population with Covishield in record time  WION

Bhutan's future threatened by Chinese aggression: Report - ANI NewsBhutan's future threatened by Chinese aggression: Report  ANI News

Bhutan begins biggest vaccination drive against Covid-19 - Times of IndiaBhutan begins biggest vaccination drive against Covid-19  Times of India

Bhutan Prime Minister Thanks India For 4 Lakh Doses Of Covid Vaccine - NDTVBhutan Prime Minister Thanks India For 4 Lakh Doses Of Covid Vaccine  NDTV

Travel - Bhutan's 350-year-old recipe for wellbeing - BBC NewsTravel - Bhutan's 350-year-old recipe for wellbeing  BBC News

Bhutanese girl’s thank you message to India for Covid-19 vaccines wins tweeple - Hindustan TimesBhutanese girl’s thank you message to India for Covid-19 vaccines wins tweeple  Hindustan Times

How Bhutan managed to vaccinate more than half its citizens in a single week - Telegraph.co.ukHow Bhutan managed to vaccinate more than half its citizens in a single week  Telegraph.co.uk

India, Bhutan, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh to hold joint military exercise - Times of IndiaIndia, Bhutan, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh to hold joint military exercise  Times of India

India-Bhutan friendship - Sentinelassam - The Sentinel AssamIndia-Bhutan friendship - Sentinelassam  The Sentinel Assam

The King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck shares pics of younger son as he turns 1 - Republic TVThe King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck shares pics of younger son as he turns 1  Republic TV

'Shukriya Bharat': Bhutanese Girl Thanks India For Sending COVID-19 Vaccines, Video Is Too Cute to Miss | Wat - India.com'Shukriya Bharat': Bhutanese Girl Thanks India For Sending COVID-19 Vaccines, Video Is Too Cute to Miss | Wat  India.com

Lisa Napoli: Bhutan's entire story - GazetteNETLisa Napoli: Bhutan's entire story  GazetteNET

HAF: Bhutan Documentary Aims to Spread ‘Happiness’ in Post-Pandemic World - VarietyHAF: Bhutan Documentary Aims to Spread ‘Happiness’ in Post-Pandemic World  Variety

Bhutan royals offer prayers and light 1,000 butterlamps in memory of Prince Philip - HELLO! CanadaBhutan royals offer prayers and light 1,000 butterlamps in memory of Prince Philip  HELLO! Canada

'Shukriya': Bhutanese girl thanks India for sending COVID-19 vaccines, netizens say, 'too cute to handle' - Times Now'Shukriya': Bhutanese girl thanks India for sending COVID-19 vaccines, netizens say, 'too cute to handle'  Times Now

We are grateful: Guyana, Bhutan thank PM Modi for India-made Covishield vaccine jabs - Republic TVWe are grateful: Guyana, Bhutan thank PM Modi for India-made Covishield vaccine jabs  Republic TV

Bhutan, with only 37 doctors, vaccinates 470000 people in 9 days - Mothership.sgBhutan, with only 37 doctors, vaccinates 470000 people in 9 days  Mothership.sg

Bhutan's COVID-19 Response Protects Those in Poverty - BORGEN - Borgen ProjectBhutan's COVID-19 Response Protects Those in Poverty - BORGEN  Borgen Project

Bhutan vaccinates 459858 in a week – Kuensel Online - Kuensel, Buhutan's National NewspaperBhutan vaccinates 459858 in a week – Kuensel Online  Kuensel, Buhutan's National Newspaper

Bhutan is ready – Kuensel Online - Kuensel, Buhutan's National NewspaperBhutan is ready – Kuensel Online  Kuensel, Buhutan's National Newspaper

Bhutan is on brink of vaccinating its entire adult population within a week of launching campaign - The IndependentBhutan is on brink of vaccinating its entire adult population within a week of launching campaign  The Independent

Assam: SSB jawans rescue Tokay gecko from Indo-Bhutan border - Northeast NowAssam: SSB jawans rescue Tokay gecko from Indo-Bhutan border  Northeast Now

Bhutan to construct chancery in Dhaka – Kuensel Online - Kuensel, Buhutan's National NewspaperBhutan to construct chancery in Dhaka – Kuensel Online  Kuensel, Buhutan's National Newspaper

Bhutan expects strong economic recovery next year - indiabloomsBhutan expects strong economic recovery next year  indiablooms

Bhutan exploring railway link to Bangladesh – Kuensel Online - Kuensel, Buhutan's National NewspaperBhutan exploring railway link to Bangladesh – Kuensel Online  Kuensel, Buhutan's National Newspaper

Living amid Covid-19 in Bhutan – Kuensel Online - Kuensel, Buhutan's National NewspaperLiving amid Covid-19 in Bhutan – Kuensel Online  Kuensel, Buhutan's National Newspaper

Covid-19 threat looms large, as Bhutanese become complacent – Kuensel Online - Kuensel, Buhutan's National NewspaperCovid-19 threat looms large, as Bhutanese become complacent – Kuensel Online  Kuensel, Buhutan's National Newspaper

Menstruation stigmas are adversely affecting Bhutan's society, economy, and culture – Kuensel Online - Kuensel, Buhutan's National NewspaperMenstruation stigmas are adversely affecting Bhutan's society, economy, and culture – Kuensel Online  Kuensel, Buhutan's National Newspaper

Bhutan's King and Queen pay tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh - Royal CentralBhutan's King and Queen pay tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh  Royal Central

Vaccination remains the key to reopening Bhutan – Kuensel Online - Kuensel, Buhutan's National NewspaperVaccination remains the key to reopening Bhutan – Kuensel Online  Kuensel, Buhutan's National Newspaper

Bhutan conspiracy trial to begin this week - The HinduBhutan conspiracy trial to begin this week  The Hindu

China’s activities in Bhutan, Nepal should ring alarm bells in India. Does Delhi have a plan? - ThePrintChina’s activities in Bhutan, Nepal should ring alarm bells in India. Does Delhi have a plan?  ThePrint

Bhutan announces 1-week nationwide lockdown from Wednesday after spike in COVID-19 cases - Times NowBhutan announces 1-week nationwide lockdown from Wednesday after spike in COVID-19 cases  Times Now

New Chinese village in Bhutan? China journalist’s tweet starts row, Thimphu denies encroachment - ThePrintNew Chinese village in Bhutan? China journalist’s tweet starts row, Thimphu denies encroachment  ThePrint

What is Bhutan? - The Media LineWhat is Bhutan?  The Media Line

Video of Bhutan cop politely requesting Indian revellers at border to vacate goes viral - The Indian ExpressVideo of Bhutan cop politely requesting Indian revellers at border to vacate goes viral  The Indian Express

Bhutan's Denial Of China Incursion Is "Blatant Untruth": Global Observers - NDTVBhutan's Denial Of China Incursion Is "Blatant Untruth": Global Observers  NDTV

Bhutan denies Chinese village in its territory - The HinduBhutan denies Chinese village in its territory  The Hindu

Bhutan reports first COVID-19 death - MintBhutan reports first COVID-19 death  Mint

India Stands With Bhutan, Meeting Its Needs "Top Priority": PM Modi On COVID-19 - NDTVIndia Stands With Bhutan, Meeting Its Needs "Top Priority": PM Modi On COVID-19  NDTV

Covishield: India dispatches 1.5 lakh doses of vaccine as gift to Bhutan - MintCovishield: India dispatches 1.5 lakh doses of vaccine as gift to Bhutan  Mint

Bhutan establishes formal ties with Germany - The HinduBhutan establishes formal ties with Germany  The Hindu

Bhutan: Wangchu bridge at Damchu-Haa road collapses, says PM - Times NowBhutan: Wangchu bridge at Damchu-Haa road collapses, says PM  Times Now

Chinese PLA’s new expansion plans on Bhutan - Hindustan TimesChinese PLA’s new expansion plans on Bhutan  Hindustan Times

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

India resumes import of potatoes from Bhutan - The HinduIndia resumes import of potatoes from Bhutan  The Hindu

Bhutan’s most senior SC judge, top Army officer detained in ‘conspiracy’ case - The Indian ExpressBhutan’s most senior SC judge, top Army officer detained in ‘conspiracy’ case  The Indian Express

Bhutan: Role of tourism in post-pandemic economic revival - Observer Research FoundationBhutan: Role of tourism in post-pandemic economic revival  Observer Research Foundation

Bhutan general, 2 judges held for ‘overthrow’ plan - The HinduBhutan general, 2 judges held for ‘overthrow’ plan  The Hindu

China repeats claim on Bhutan’s east - The HinduChina repeats claim on Bhutan’s east  The Hindu

`Gesture of compassion & generosity`, says Bhutan PM as country gets `Made in India` vaccines - WION`Gesture of compassion & generosity`, says Bhutan PM as country gets `Made in India` vaccines  WION

Bhutanese engineers to train with ISRO for satellite launch next year - Hindustan TimesBhutanese engineers to train with ISRO for satellite launch next year  Hindustan Times

Jaygaon exists on the map because of Bhutan. Now the border gate is shut and the town is struggling to survive - The HinduJaygaon exists on the map because of Bhutan. Now the border gate is shut and the town is struggling to survive  The Hindu

China says it has border dispute with Bhutan too - Hindustan TimesChina says it has border dispute with Bhutan too  Hindustan Times

Beijing Takes Its South China Sea Strategy to the Himalayas - The New York TimesBeijing Takes Its South China Sea Strategy to the Himalayas  The New York Times

You can now travel to Bhutan; India’s travel bubble now extends to 15 countries - HappytripsYou can now travel to Bhutan; India’s travel bubble now extends to 15 countries  Happytrips

PFC and REC to loan ?4058 crore to strategic Bhutan JV hydropower project - MintPFC and REC to loan ?4058 crore to strategic Bhutan JV hydropower project  Mint

Keeping up with the royals - The Financial ExpressKeeping up with the royals  The Financial Express

Travel to Bhutan, Kenya now possible as India signs air bubble agreement - MintTravel to Bhutan, Kenya now possible as India signs air bubble agreement  Mint

Bhutan lawmakers vote to decriminalise same-sex relations - The Indian ExpressBhutan lawmakers vote to decriminalise same-sex relations  The Indian Express

India wants Bhutan to settle China border issue so it can define trijunction area near Doklam - ThePrintIndia wants Bhutan to settle China border issue so it can define trijunction area near Doklam  ThePrint

Bhutan, Germany establish diplomatic relations - India TodayBhutan, Germany establish diplomatic relations  India Today

13,000 More Troops Cleared For Nepal, Bhutan Borders, Tri-Junction Area - NDTV13,000 More Troops Cleared For Nepal, Bhutan Borders, Tri-Junction Area  NDTV

Bhutan: SC Justice and Pemagatshel Judge Detained in Alleged Conspiracy Case - The WireBhutan: SC Justice and Pemagatshel Judge Detained in Alleged Conspiracy Case  The Wire

China crosses India's red lines, fast-tracks construction of road and 2nd village inside Bhutan's territory - India TodayChina crosses India's red lines, fast-tracks construction of road and 2nd village inside Bhutan's territory  India Today

Bhutan to receive Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine from India - Hindustan TimesBhutan to receive Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine from India  Hindustan Times

Will discuss all disputed areas with China: Bhutan - The HinduWill discuss all disputed areas with China: Bhutan  The Hindu

This Bhutanese policeman is winning over netizens, know why - DNA IndiaThis Bhutanese policeman is winning over netizens, know why  DNA India

Nepal, Bhutan Flyers Allowed Under Air Bubble Between India, 11 Nations - NDTVNepal, Bhutan Flyers Allowed Under Air Bubble Between India, 11 Nations  NDTV

Bhutan trip for first timers - HappytripsBhutan trip for first timers  Happytrips

Bhutan: India First, But Not India Alone? – The Diplomat - The DiplomatBhutan: India First, But Not India Alone? – The Diplomat  The Diplomat

Bhutan: COVID-19 cooperation push to India relations - Observer Research FoundationBhutan: COVID-19 cooperation push to India relations  Observer Research Foundation

Israel & Bhutan establish diplomatic relations - Economic TimesIsrael & Bhutan establish diplomatic relations  Economic Times

Land Cruisers and phones — How the UN spread the virus of consumerism in Bhutan - ThePrintLand Cruisers and phones — How the UN spread the virus of consumerism in Bhutan  ThePrint

India opens four trade routes with Bhutan - WIONIndia opens four trade routes with Bhutan  WION

SII dispatches Covishield to Bhutan, Maldives - Hindustan TimesSII dispatches Covishield to Bhutan, Maldives  Hindustan Times

China setting up villages on borders with India and Bhutan, satellite imagery shows - Hindustan TimesChina setting up villages on borders with India and Bhutan, satellite imagery shows  Hindustan Times

Cabinet approves MoU between India and Bhutan on cooperation in peaceful uses of outer space - Economic TimesCabinet approves MoU between India and Bhutan on cooperation in peaceful uses of outer space  Economic Times

In China's Territorial Claims in Eastern Bhutan, a Message for India? - The WireIn China's Territorial Claims in Eastern Bhutan, a Message for India?  The Wire

Conflict, conservation, and cooperation across the India-Bhutan border - Brookings InstitutionConflict, conservation, and cooperation across the India-Bhutan border  Brookings Institution

India hails Germany’s decision to establish diplomatic ties Bhutan - Economic TimesIndia hails Germany’s decision to establish diplomatic ties Bhutan  Economic Times

Bhutan Becomes Latest Asian Nation to Dial Back Anti-Gay Laws - The New York TimesBhutan Becomes Latest Asian Nation to Dial Back Anti-Gay Laws  The New York Times

Bhutan PM congratulates India for launch of vaccination drive against Covid-19 - Hindustan TimesBhutan PM congratulates India for launch of vaccination drive against Covid-19  Hindustan Times

India-Bhutan friendship to touch skies, literally! ISRO to help Bhutan launch its first satellite in 2021 - The Financial ExpressIndia-Bhutan friendship to touch skies, literally! ISRO to help Bhutan launch its first satellite in 2021  The Financial Express

PM Modi speaks to Bhutan King, conveys readiness to support Thimphu in Covid-19 fight - Hindustan TimesPM Modi speaks to Bhutan King, conveys readiness to support Thimphu in Covid-19 fight  Hindustan Times

Bhutan: Regional grouping a must for economic revival - Observer Research FoundationBhutan: Regional grouping a must for economic revival  Observer Research Foundation

UN award for Bhutan’s Queen Mother - The HinduUN award for Bhutan’s Queen Mother  The Hindu

After India and Nepal, relentless China now triggers border disputes with Bhutan - Times NowAfter India and Nepal, relentless China now triggers border disputes with Bhutan  Times Now

Bhutan Orders First Nationwide Lockdown As Coronavirus Cases Hit 113 - NDTVBhutan Orders First Nationwide Lockdown As Coronavirus Cases Hit 113  NDTV

PLA begins more aggressive patrolling in Bhutan amid India-China face-off in Ladakh - Times NowPLA begins more aggressive patrolling in Bhutan amid India-China face-off in Ladakh  Times Now

Bhutan Is the World's Unlikeliest Pandemic Success Story - The AtlanticBhutan Is the World's Unlikeliest Pandemic Success Story  The Atlantic