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Tag: Bhutan

China Constructing Villages At Disputed Bhutan Territory
China Constructing Villages At Disputed Bhutan Territory

In 2017, China was carrying out infrastructural development work at Doklam, to which India had objected. China then claimed that there was a boundary dispute between Bhutan and China and to which India had no claims.

Bhutan Confers Its Highest Civilian Decoration On PM Modi
Bhutan Confers Its Highest Civilian Decoration On PM Modi

The Bhutanese Prime Minister had tweeted that the country has conferred its highest civilian award on Prime Minister Modi.

Brahmaputra Bridge Will Link Northeast India, Bhutan With Vietnam
Brahmaputra Bridge Will Link Northeast India, Bhutan With Vietnam

New Delhi: The longest bridge over the Brahmaputra, which has been cleared for construction will become the lynchpin of a giant trans-Asian corridor that will connect Northeast India and Bhutan with Dan Nang in Vietnam. The giant project showcases the growing strategic partnership between India and Japan, balancing China’s inroads in the region. The ambitious […]

ISRO To Send Bhutan satellite In Space Next Year: PM Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with his Bhutanese counterpart Lotay Tshering on Friday launched RuPay card Phase-II that will allow Bhutanese card holders to access the RuPay network in India. The prime ministers of the two countries had jointly launched Phase-I of the project during Modi’s state visit to Bhutan in August last […]

How Virat & Anushka Go Unrecognised To Find 'Pure Human Connection'

India skipper Virat Kohli turned 31 on Tuesday and the run-machine is off-the-field, celebrating his birthday with his better half in the capital of Bhutan. Anushka took to social media platform Instagram and shared a series of pictures with Virat trekking in the mountains of Bhutan and mentioned that they were touched by the gesture […]

PM Narendra Modi arrives in Bhutan on two-day visit

Paro: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Bhutan on Saturday on a two-day state visit during which he will hold talks with Bhutanese leaders to further deepen the bilateral ties. This is prime minister’s second visit to Bhutan and the first since his re-election. Bhutanese Prime Minister Lotay Tshering received Modi at the airport. Modi […]

Himalayan glaciers getting smaller every year: Study

New Delhi: Himalayan glaciers across India, China, Nepal and Bhutan have been losing the equivalent of more than a vertical foot and half of ice each year since 2000, a new comprehensive international study said on Wednesday. The analysis, spanning 40 years of satellite observations, indicates that melting of the Himalayan glaciers caused by rising […]

Ex-Bhutan PM slams Indian media over photo gaffe

Thimphu: Former Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay has lashed out at some Indian media outlets for using wrong pictures, including his own photo, for the country’s current Premier Lotay Tshering. Taking to Twitter to point out the gaffe on Thursday, Tobgay said: “India’s media would be up in arms if any other country got the […]

India commits Rs 4,500 crore to Bhutan's 12th Five-Year Plan

New Delhi: India on Friday announced that it will contribute Rs 4,500 crore to Bhutan’s 12th Five-Year Plan, following delegation-level talks headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bhutanese counterpart Lotay Tshering here. The two sides also reviewed the progress of various hydro-power projects in the Himalayan kingdom. “I have assured the Prime Minister […]

PLA troops patrolling Dokalam to exercise sovereignty: China

Beijing: China today defended the presence of its troops in the Dokalam area, over a month after the standoff with India ended, saying its soldiers are patrolling the region, also claimed by Bhutan, to exercise Beijing’s sovereignty. “The Donglang (Doklam) area has always belonged to China and has been under the effective jurisdiction of China,” […]

India thrash Bhutan at SAFF U-18 football championship

Thimpu (Bhutan): India thrashed hosts Bhutan 3-0 in their second encounter of the ongoing SAFF U-18 Championship 2017 at the Changlimithang Stadium here on Friday. Lalawmpuia (38th, 79th minutes) and Asish Rai (90+) found the net for the boys in blue. India now have three points from two matches. They had suffered a 3-4 defeat […]

Sushma meets Bhutanese PM, Tunisian counterpart

New York: On a day of hectic diplomatic engagements, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday met Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay and Tunisian Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui ahead of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) session here. “#EAM@UNGA Stregthening (sic) traditionally unique bilateral relations. EAM@SushmaSwaraj meets with Bhutanese PM @tsheringtobgay in New York,” External Affairs […]

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International conclave poised to give exposure to Odisha’s Buddhist treasure

Bhubaneswar: The famous archaeological sites in Lalitgiri-Udaygiri-Ratnagiri in Odisha’s Jajpur district would be abuzz with intellectual discourses during a three-day International Buddhist Conclave scheduled to begin on April 10. “Hundreds of Buddhist scholars and researchers will attend the global meet. The event of this nature will provide much needed international exposure to Buddhist treasures spread […]

BSNL to improve connectivity along borders

Agartala: To improve connectivity along the borders with Bangladesh, Bhutan and Myanmar, the BSNL would set up mobile phone towers along the frontiers, an official said here today. “We have initiated the process to install BTS (Base Tower Stations) along the borders with Bangladesh, Bhutan and Myanmar to improve mobile phone connectivities in the bordering […]