Bhutanese economy likely to be impacted by GST: ADB

The Government of Bhutan, the report said, has decided for the time being not to levy higher taxes on imports from India, but to use credit policy to restrain import demand, especially for automobiles.… Read More Bhutanese economy likely to be impacted by GST: ADB

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Bhutan and Nepal – 2 ‘least developed countries’ that could change the face of Asia

Because the development performance of least developed countries (LDCs) has been so disappointing, only four have graduated to developing country status in the time since the category was established in 1971. None of these are in Asia. According to a recent UN report, “48 of the world’s most vulnerable countries will lose ground in economic development… Read More Bhutan and Nepal – 2 ‘least developed countries’ that could change the face of Asia

After a bland new year, Bhutan is reversing an import ban on India’s toxic chillies

Dawa Gyelmo The new year lacked flavour for Zangmo, a villager in Bhutan’s western district of Haa. She had been looking for fresh green chillies to prepare hoentey—a dumpling-like dish served exclusively during the annual Bhutanese festival of Lomba—but none was to be found. As per tradition, on the night of Lomba, which is celebrated… Read More After a bland new year, Bhutan is reversing an import ban on India’s toxic chillies

Centuries of Buddhist Tradition Make Room for Bhutan’s First Law School

Under the gaze of the Buddhist god of wisdom, embodied in the form of a craggy hillside here, an American academic stood in front of 500 teenagers and posed a simple question: “What does a lawyer do?” As the vice dean of Bhutan’s first law school, the American, Michael Peil, has been doing a lot… Read More Centuries of Buddhist Tradition Make Room for Bhutan’s First Law School