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Welcome to Daily Bhutan, formerly known as New Bhutan Times. Established in June 2017, Daily Bhutan seeks to deliver content, updates and features about the Kingdom to readers beyond Bhutan. We hope to act as the “gateway” to Bhutan, a place where you can understand more about this tiny Himalayan country.

At Daily Bhutan, we curate the top news from Bhutanese publications that appeal to foreign readers. We also cover lifestyle features and human interest stories that we believe the international audience will be interested in.

We are a young website that hopes to tell the remarkable story of a young democracy that possesses a unique identity and place in world history, and also one that is doing its part to thrive in a world that is constantly changing.

Our News section aggregates top stories from Bhutanese publications and in our Features section, we tell of stories to do with extraordinary and ordinary Bhutanese. The Sports section contains updates on the sports and athletic scene in Bhutan, while our Business section provides an insight into the entrepreneurial spirit of the Bhutanese. Our section on Travel is an informative one that hopes to give a better understanding of traveling within the country and the Lifestyle section covers entertainment, food and other features.

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News

Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom is one of the 15 shortlisted films for Oscars 2022 International Feature Film Category

The Academy Awards, popularly known as Oscars is the most prestigious award within the film industry.

Jan 10, 2022 16:01

Bhutan experienced one of the heaviest snowfalls in a decade

On December 29, 2021, Bhutan experienced one of the heaviest snowfalls since Gasa’s record of 12cm in 2018.

Dec 30, 2021 16:47

Features

Bhutan's transition into the age of digitalisation

Bhutan embraced the ICT sector and endeavour to build its economy around it.

Jan 13, 2022 12:07

Sighting a red panda in the wild is good luck

From becoming endangered to having a beer named after them, the red pandas are an icon of Bhutan.

Jan 03, 2022 14:46

Business

Online businesses are becoming more and more popular in Bhutan

Even though the Internet was developed in the 1960s, the tiny Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan was only introduced to it in June 1999.

Jan 20, 2022 12:41

Yathra weaving, the uniquely Bumthang culture

Unlike other places in Bhutan, the people of Bumthang don’t do agricultural work. Instead, they weave yathra products. Traditionally, every...

Sep 13, 2021 17:06

Sports

Outstanding individuals, schools and clubs awarded for their contributions to grassroots football

On December 22, 2021, the Bhutan Football Federation (BFF), a bronze member of the AFC Grassroots Charter,presented awards to unsung heroes...

Jan 11, 2022 14:15

Bhutan's national women cricket team won ICC Women's T20 World Cup Asia Qualifier 2021 opening match

The United Arab Emirates is currently hosting the ICC Women's T20 World Cup Asia Qualifier. The two ICC Academy grounds in Dubai Sports City...

Nov 23, 2021 11:13

Travel

Bhutan banned mountaineering out of respect for the local spiritual beliefs

While there are many stunning peaks in Bhutan, mountaineering is prohibited in Bhutan.

Nov 29, 2021 11:51

My first Jomolhari Base Camp Trek experience, a journey within and beyond

Find out what to expect on a 5-day Jomolhari Base Camp Trek itinerary

Nov 26, 2021 15:01

Lifestyle

Ngenpa Gudzom is the most inauspicious day on the Bhutanese calendar

Ngenpa Gudzom literally means the meeting of the Nine Evils. (Ngenpa = Evil, Gu = Nine, Dzom = Meet)

Dec 10, 2021 11:43

Tshoglhams, the 'colour-coded' traditional boots of Bhutan

The colour of the traditional boots indicates the status of the wearer.

Nov 22, 2021 15:29

COVID-19

Bhutan undergo blackout period to curb COVID-19 transmission

Bhutan went into a “24 hours blackout” in 14 Dzongkhags with the detection of a positive community case on 15th January 2022. 141 new cases...

Jan 18, 2022 16:43

Bhutan to roll out booster shots next week for priority groups

Kingdom of Bhutan has thus far organized two vaccination campaigns in March and July 2021.

Dec 16, 2021 12:26

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