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China expert to be next Bhutan envoy

20 Mar 2014 | Indrani Bagchi | COMMENTS 0

Gautam Bambawale, joint secretary East Asia and currently South Block's best known "China hand", is slated to take over from V P Haran from August 1

16 Feb 2014 | TNN | COMMENTS 0

Bangladesh may bring SEA closer to south Asia

Not only that, the neighbouring country is also eager to serve as a bridge between south Asian countries like Nepal, Bhutan and India and southeast Asian nations like Myanmar and Thailand.

16 Feb 2014 | Debasis Sarkar | COMMENTS 0

India accepted restructuring of 336 MW Chukha Hydroproject in Bhutan

After years long discussion, finally India and its Himalayan neighbor Bhutan have agreed to restructure the power tariff of Chukha Hydroproject in Bhutan of which sole external buyer is India. The development will cost India an additional load of Rs 45crore per annum.

16 Feb 2014 | TNN | COMMENTS 0

Man with a pierced heart gets a new lease of life

Doctors in a Kolkata hospital saved a 22-year-old Bhutanese man who had his heart pierced by a 10-inch long dart.

16 Feb 2014 | ET Bureau | COMMENTS 0

Bhutan to start three more major hydro power projects

Himalayan country Bhutan is putting serious effort to start 3 new hydroprojects by next one year. All these projects are under Bhutan's plan to achieve its goal of providing 10,000 MW additional power to India by 2020.

16 Feb 2014 | H.S. Brahma | COMMENTS 0

A democracy and a kingdom

The socio-economic and infrastructural transformation has been remarkable. The political landscape has also undergone a remarkable change from monarchy to democracy.

16 Feb 2014 | Toby Antony - KOCHI | COMMENTS 0

Sikkim Govt Not Keen on Implicating Officials

The Bhutanese Government till now has not given any information regarding the sale of its lotteries in Kerala. “It would might take more time to finish the probe regarding Bhutan lottery sale in Kerala. Even though frequent requests were sent to the Bhutanese Government, no reply has come so far. We would approach the Bhutanese Government through the External Affairs Ministry for getting the required information,” CBI officials said.

02 Feb 2014 | TNN | COMMENTS 0

HC quashes Rs 91 lakh penalty on Bhutan lottery promoter

The high court has quashed the state government's order imposing a penalty of Rs 91.3 lakh on Bhutan Lotteries' promoter, A John Kennedy.

01 Feb 2014 | Debasis Sarkar | COMMENTS 0

India and Bhutan to have new transit routes soon

In order to facilitate growth in cross border trade, Indian and its North eastern neighbor Himalayan country Bhutan are going to have many new transit routes soon.

01 Feb 2014 | The Hindu | COMMENTS 0

Bhutan’s Drukair to fly to Mumbai

Bhutan’s Drukair to fly to Mumbai from May 1

31 Jan 2014 | Vijaita Singh | COMMENTS 0

SSB to be deployed on Assam-Arunachal border

An unmanned stretch of 50 km along Bhutan border, used by insurgent groups as an easy getaway, will be secured now.

29 Jan 2014 | Debasis Sarkar | COMMENTS 0

Underground lizard trade worth million dollars flourishing in Indo-Bhutan foothills

Underground lizard trade worth million dollars flourishing in Indo-Bhutan foothills

29 Jan 2014 | Melody Ng | COMMENTS 0

Bhutan’s New Development Paradigm advocates for sustainable development

Much of the research in the report is supported by The Centre for Bhutan Studies (CBS), a government-supported center in Bhutan that evaluates and provides feedback on government programs and policies.

27 Jan 2014 | PRABHAKAR GHIMIRE | COMMENTS 0

Proposal to reduce SAFTA sensitive list to 100

SAARC countries have put a total of 6,768 and 5,148 goods for Non-Least Developing Countries (NLDCs) and Least Developed Countries (LDCs), respectively, inside the SAARC region under the sensitive lists.

26 Jan 2014 | Bangkok Post | COMMENTS 0

Bhutan village feels the power of TV

What happens when a remote village in the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan gets electricity and television?

26 Jan 2014 | Debasis Sarkar | COMMENTS 0

India and Bhutan to have new transit routes soon

In order to facilitate growth in cross border trade, Indian and its North eastern neighbor Himalayan country Bhutan are going to have many new transit routes soon.

23 Jan 2014 | Zee News | COMMENTS 0

Murli Manohar Joshi, Shazia Ilmi dominate democracy debate on last day at Jaipur Lit Fest

Lily Wangchhuk offered a slightly different perspective from Bhutan which she said they received as a gift from their king. "There is no perfect system of governance; it is the leaders and individuals that make the difference."

20 Jan 2014 | Shyam Prasad S | COMMENTS 0

Dorji: From Thimphu to Bangalore

The Bhutanese actor will make his Kannada debut in Puneeth's next, remake of Mahesh Babu's Dookudu

15 Jan 2014 | IBNS | COMMENTS 0

Germany eases visa process in India, Bhutan

Travellers from India and Bhutan to Germany will not require to apply for the necessary Schengen Visa (short-term visa) at the German missions in India any more, but can do so much more conveniently.

15 Jan 2014 | Press Trust of India | COMMENTS 0

Bhutan's finance minister to visit India for SAARC conclave

Bhutan's Minister for Economic Affairs will lead an 11-member delegation to New Delhi to attend SAARC's business leaders conclave starting tomorrow.

15 Jan 2014 | Bahar Gholipour | COMMENTS 0

'Dead Priest's Hair'? Alternative Medicine Poisoned Man

The Bhutanese traditional medicines the patient was taking consisted of parchment with ink writing and pellets that contained high levels of lead.

10 Jan 2014 | PTI | COMMENTS 0

India-Bhutan ties based on shared strategic perceptions: Pranab

Pointing out that bilateral ties were based on shared strategic perceptions, President Pranab Mukherjee has assured Bhutan that India will continue to support capacity-building efforts in the neighbouring country.






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