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12 Aug 2013 | CHARU SUDAN KASTURI The Telegraph | COMMENTS 0

Ties on the mend, Bhutan PM set to visit Delhi

Bhutan Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay will visit India next week amid quiet desperation in both nations to reset ties that have recently suffered unprecedented jolts, upsetting New Delhi’s regional calculus and almost sinking Thimphu’s economy.

12 Aug 2013 | RON GLUCKMAN | COMMENTS 0

Bhutan's Constants in a Time of Change

Bhutanese arrive to Tsechu gatherings in their greatest finery, often saving all year for outfits. Many girls collectively purchase a gown, taking turns at the days-long celebrations of storytelling and dance.

07 Aug 2013 | Times of India | COMMENTS 0

Top Tibetan monk under ministry of home affairs scanner for using Bhutan registered vehicles

Recently, on the directions of MHA, the state government had imposed restriction on foreigners visiting Palpung Sherabling monastery of Tai Situ Ripoche. Following the directions of MHA, the state government had brought the foreigners visiting Palpung Sherbaling monastery at Bhattu village of Kangra district under the ambit of Protected Area Permit.

06 Aug 2013 | PTI | COMMENTS 0

NSA, Foreign Secretary to visit Bhutan on August 8

National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon and newly appointed Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh will arrive here on a three-day official visit from August 8 to hold talks with the new Bhutanese leadership.

06 Aug 2013 | PTI Business Standard | COMMENTS 0

Bhutan hosts exhibition on contemporary Indian artists

A week-long exhibition showing the works of 14 contemporary Indian artists like Jamini Roy and M F Husain was inaugurated here today as part of efforts to promote Indian art in Bhutan.

06 Aug 2013 | FMT News | COMMENTS 0

Bhutanese no longer happy folk

Bhutan's famed 'Gross National Happiness' index is set to be replaced by the more sterile 'Gross National Product'.

05 Aug 2013 | Wayne Madsen | COMMENTS 2

Obama’s “Asia Pivot”: The Himalayan Angle

The most recent covert operation in the encirclement of China played out in the recent election in the Buddhist Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan

05 Aug 2013 | TNN | COMMENTS 0

Eight injured in bus bomb blast, National Democratic Front of Bodoland role suspected

About 50 passengers, mostly Bhutanese nationals, had a miraculous escape when a powerful bomb planted inside the bus they were travelling in exploded at Borobisa near the Assam-West Bengal border on Sunday.

05 Aug 2013 | TNN | COMMENTS 0

Eight injured in bus bomb blast, National Democratic Front of Bodoland role suspected

About 50 passengers, mostly Bhutanese nationals, had a miraculous escape when a powerful bomb planted inside the bus they were travelling in exploded at Borobisa near the Assam-West Bengal border on Sunday.

05 Aug 2013 | TNN | COMMENTS 0

Eight injured in bus bomb blast, National Democratic Front of Bodoland role suspected

About 50 passengers, mostly Bhutanese nationals, had a miraculous escape when a powerful bomb planted inside the bus they were travelling in exploded at Borobisa near the Assam-West Bengal border on Sunday.

05 Aug 2013 | TNN | COMMENTS 0

Eight injured in bus bomb blast, National Democratic Front of Bodoland role suspected

About 50 passengers, mostly Bhutanese nationals, had a miraculous escape when a powerful bomb planted inside the bus they were travelling in exploded at Borobisa near the Assam-West Bengal border on Sunday.

05 Aug 2013 | TNN | COMMENTS 0

Eight injured in bus bomb blast, National Democratic Front of Bodoland role suspected

About 50 passengers, mostly Bhutanese nationals, had a miraculous escape when a powerful bomb planted inside the bus they were travelling in exploded at Borobisa near the Assam-West Bengal border on Sunday.

05 Aug 2013 | TNN | COMMENTS 0

Eight injured in bus bomb blast, National Democratic Front of Bodoland role suspected

About 50 passengers, mostly Bhutanese nationals, had a miraculous escape when a powerful bomb planted inside the bus they were travelling in exploded at Borobisa near the Assam-West Bengal border on Sunday.

05 Aug 2013 | TNN | COMMENTS 0

Eight injured in bus bomb blast, National Democratic Front of Bodoland role suspected

About 50 passengers, mostly Bhutanese nationals, had a miraculous escape when a powerful bomb planted inside the bus they were travelling in exploded at Borobisa near the Assam-West Bengal border on Sunday.

05 Aug 2013 | TNN | COMMENTS 0

Eight injured in bus bomb blast, National Democratic Front of Bodoland role suspected

About 50 passengers, mostly Bhutanese nationals, had a miraculous escape when a powerful bomb planted inside the bus they were travelling in exploded at Borobisa near the Assam-West Bengal border on Sunday.

05 Aug 2013 | TNN | COMMENTS 0

Eight injured in bus bomb blast, National Democratic Front of Bodoland role suspected

About 50 passengers, mostly Bhutanese nationals, had a miraculous escape when a powerful bomb planted inside the bus they were travelling in exploded at Borobisa near the Assam-West Bengal border on Sunday.

05 Aug 2013 | TNN | COMMENTS 0

Eight injured in bus bomb blast, National Democratic Front of Bodoland role suspected

About 50 passengers, mostly Bhutanese nationals, had a miraculous escape when a powerful bomb planted inside the bus they were travelling in exploded at Borobisa near the Assam-West Bengal border on Sunday.

05 Aug 2013 | Leslie Hendry Huffington Post | COMMENTS 0

'Happy' the Documentary: Happy, the Life

Recently, I was reminded of the documentary Happy by filmmaker Roku Belic. A friend brought up the 2011 film in conversation and I couldn't remember if I'd seen it. Such is the information overload I experience being connected to the 24/7 library a.k.a. the web. I check subjects in and out so much I don't give each source enough time to resonate.

05 Aug 2013 | The Oregonian Editorial Board | COMMENTS 0

Time to forget Bhutan and focus on job creation

Bhutan explored methods that governments are using to track growth and sustainability instead of, or in addition to, the traditional economic measure, gross domestic product.

05 Aug 2013 | PTI/ Economic Times | COMMENTS 0

India will not allow Bhutan to engage with China: Report

The recent withdrawal of subsidies on cooking gas and kerosene to Bhutan, since revived, has raised the hackles in China, with a state-run daily saying India will not allow Bhutan to freely engage with it.

05 Aug 2013 | BBC | COMMENTS 0

Bhutan PM casts doubts over Gross National Happiness

GNH aims to measure quality of life in more complete terms than gross national product (GNP), striking a balance between the spiritual and material.






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