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Bhutan approves tourist entry points at Gelegphu, Samdrup Jongkhar

In a move to boost the outflow of tourists, Bhutan has approved two new tourist entry points in Gelegphu and Samdrup Jongkhar of the country as part of the Economic Contingency Plan (ECP). Currently, Phuentsogling and Paro are the only two tourist entry points in the country. According to the ECP, the Tourism Council of [] The post Bhutan approves tourist entry points at Gelegphu, Samdrup Jongkhar appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

7 Jul 2020 11:59 am
Biman Bangladesh suspends international flights

Biman Bangladesh Airlines has suspended all flight operations to international destinations, except London, until July 30. On July 1, the airlines said it would resume flights to Dubai and Abu Dhabi on July 6 adding that the United Arab Emirates would allow it to fly to these destinations temporarily until July 16, reports bdnews24. But [] The post Biman Bangladesh suspends international flights appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

6 Jul 2020 12:50 pm
Now China doubles down on claims on Eastern Bhutan boundary

China has doubled down, including Bhutans Eastern sectors to the boundary dispute between the two countries for the first time. Chinese reaction came days after Bhutan sent the neighboring country a demarche protesting Chinese claims to the Sakteng wildlife sanctuary in Eastern Bhutan, Hindu reported. The boundary between China and Bhutan has never been delimited. [] The post Now China doubles down on claims on Eastern Bhutan boundary appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

5 Jul 2020 8:17 pm
Standoff continues in Nepal over PM Olis resignation demand

The ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has deferred its Standing Committee meeting till Monday in an attempt to reconcile differences among party co-chairs, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal and senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal. The rival faction of the NCP has demanded Olis resignation, while some other leaders have asked him [] The post Standoff continues in Nepal over PM Olis resignation demand appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

5 Jul 2020 1:26 pm