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Tough for India to make Nehru Cup hat-trick


August 21st, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) India's first major test in the post-Bhaichung Bhutia era is whether they can make a hat-trick of Nehru Cup victories when they take the field ... Read more...

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International Happiness Day created


June 30th, 2012 - 1:27 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Enjoying life finally has a place on the world's calendar now, as the UN General Assembly has passed a resolution appointing March 20 as the ... Read more...

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India, Bhutan to refresh friendship over fine print


April 25th, 2012 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) A three-day confluence of narratives, ideas, literary expositions and cultural showcases from India and Bhutan will strengthen the growing South Asian cultural solidarity in the ... Read more...

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Bhutan Army chief in India


March 14th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) The Royal Bhutan Army chief, Major General Batoo Tshering, is in India on a five-day visit to explore further expansion of defence ties between the ... Read more...

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Happiness true reflection of sustainable growth: Bhutan PM


December 21st, 2011 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) hutan's Prime Minister Jigmi Y. Thinley Tuesday said that happiness is the purpose and ultimate desire of every human being and for real sustainable ... Read more...

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SAFF Cup: Thapa’s late strike sees Nepal beat Bangladesh


December 4th, 2011 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) A last minute strike by Sagar Thapa gave Nepal a 1-0 win over Bangladesh while Pakistan and the Maldives played out a goalless draw in ... Read more...

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Deepti Naval’s short stories look at real India


November 9th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) Actress Deepti Naval has joined the legion of Indian writers with her maiden collection of short stories."The Mad Tibetan: Stories From Then And Now", ... Read more...

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India to host Bhutan’s royal couple


October 13th, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) India Thursday felicitated Bhutan's king and queen on their marriage, wishing them health and happiness, and said it looked forward to welcoming the royal ... Read more...

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Oxford-educated Bhutan king weds commoner (Lead)


October 13th, 2011 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Punakha (Bhutan), Oct 13 (IANS) The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan Thursday crossed yet another historic threshold with its 31-year-old King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk entering into a wedlock with his ... Read more...

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Oxford-educated Bhutan king weds commoner


October 13th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Punakha (Bhutan), Oct 13 (IANS) The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan Thursday witnessed a historic event with 31-year-old King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk entering into a wedlock with his commoner heartthrob, ... Read more...

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Mathai in Thimphu, India highlights special ties


August 18th, 2011 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Making his first overseas trip since assuming charge over a fortnight ago, Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai called on Bhutan's monarch Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck in ... Read more...

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Hindus call Nepal closure to save the cow


May 19th, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 19 (IANS) With only nine days left for a constitutional crisis in Nepal and Hindu groups renewing their demand for the restoration of a Hindu state, protesters have ... Read more...

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Tagore in spotlight at Indo-Bhutan literature fest


May 17th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Literatures of the Himlayan country of Bhutan and India and the legacy of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore will be the focus of a three-day festival ... Read more...

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Chomping on cheese and chilli delights in Bhutan


April 29th, 2011 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
Thimphu, April 29 (IANS) Fancy some long, slit chillies cooked to creamy perfection with cheese? Or a combination of trotter, chillies and garlic? Then Bhutan is the place you are ... Read more...

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No supply of lethal equipment to Nepal Army, says India


January 17th, 2011 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) India Monday dismissed media speculation about supplying arms to Nepal, saying New Delhi had not provided any lethal equipment to the Nepal Army since 2005. "The Indian ... Read more...

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Bhutan seeks help of Brit experts to preserve endangered temple art


January 2nd, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 2 (ANI): British art experts have been given access to the hidden heritage of the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, including 16th to 19th century wall paintings from its 2,000 temples ... Read more...

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One more screening of ‘Sikkim’ at Kolkata Film Festival


November 16th, 2010 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 16 (IANS) The documentary "Sikkim" directed by Satyajit Ray will be screened again Nov 17 at the 16th Kolkata Film Festival, festival authorities said Tuesday."I am very happy to announce ... Read more...

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Court stops screening of Satyajit Ray’s ‘Sikkim’


November 11th, 2010 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 11 (IANS) Within minutes of the first public screening of Satyajit Ray's documentary "Sikkim" at the 16th Kolkata Film Festival, its remaining shows during the event were suspended following a ... Read more...

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Assam linked with Bhutan, Thailand by flights


October 26th, 2010 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Oct 26 (IANS) The Guwahati airport will soon go international with Bhutan's Druk Air Tuesday announcing bi-weekly flights connecting the Himalayan kingdom and Thailand to Assam.Beginning Oct 31, Druk Air would ... Read more...

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India, Bhutan to enhance cooperation in energy sector


October 20th, 2010 - 8:31 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.20 (ANI): India and Bhutan have decided to boost cooperation in the energy sector.Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, who is in the national capital on a nine-day visit ... Read more...

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Indian animal vaccine maker gives Nepal a shot


September 20th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Sep 20 (IANS) Leading Indian animal vaccine maker Hester Biosciences Ltd has entered into a collaboration with a veteran Nepali corporate group to extend its wings overseas for export.The ... Read more...

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Nepal Muslims warn of World War III over religion


September 10th, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Sep 10 (IANS) Muslims in Nepal Friday joined the raging worldwide debate over an American pastor's plan to burn copies of the Quran to mark 9/11 terror attack anniversary, ... Read more...

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Indian minister flouts currency ban, says was unaware (Second Lead)


June 30th, 2010 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Kathmandu, June 30 (IANS) Nagaland Home Minister Imkong L. Imchen, who was detained In Kathmandu Wednesday for flouting a currency ban, said it was his first visit to the Himalayan kingdom ... Read more...

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Bhutan to ban tobacco sale - again


June 11th, 2010 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
By Shubha Singh Thimphu (Bhutan), June 11 (IANS) Bhutan, the Himalayan kingdom that takes pride in living by a pristine set of values, began its second attempt to ban the sale of tobacco ... Read more...

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Indian Army chief to visit Bhutan


June 4th, 2010 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Indian Army Chief Gen. V.K. Singh will arrive in Bhutan next week on a five-day visit, official sources said Friday. This will be Singh's first official foreign visit ... Read more...

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Meira Kumar to address Bhutanese parliament Friday


May 27th, 2010 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Thimphu, May 27 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, on a three-day visit to Bhutan, Thursday said India's democratic experience needed to be shared with the Himalayan kingdom that adopted constitutional ... Read more...

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In Bhutan, development is in pursuit of happiness (Letter from Thimphu)


May 2nd, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani Thimphu, May 2 (IANS) Where on the earth would you find farmers who willingly vacate their homes and hearths to let rare birds have a shot at life? In environment-conscious ... Read more...

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PM back home after hectic three-day Bhutan visit


April 30th, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Thimphu, April 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh laid the foundation stone of three key projects in Bhutan Friday before returning home after a hectic three-day trip to the Himalayan ... Read more...

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Welcome change for Indians amid climate worries in Bhutan


April 27th, 2010 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani Thimphu, April 27 (IANS) From a scorching 40 degrees Celsius or more at home to below 15 in this idyllic Himalayan kingdom, it was a welcome change of climate ... Read more...

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Bhutan hopes SAARC summit would boost tourism


April 26th, 2010 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
Thimpu, April 25 (IANS) Bhutan hopes the upcoming 16th summit of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) here will help revive the country's jaded tourism industry. For the first ... Read more...

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Freed after six years, ULFA leader returns to empty home


February 25th, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Barama (Assam), Feb 25 (IANS) After six years in jail, he was a free man Thursday. But Mithinga Daimary - the 43-year-old publicity chief of terror outfit United Liberation ... Read more...

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Nepali filmmaker is in love with Sikkim


January 2nd, 2010 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 2 (IANS) On New Year's Day a sudden protest called by ethnic groups paralysed Nepal but failed to deter filmmaker Shovit Basnet from reaching his office and working ... Read more...

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5.5 magnitude earthquake rocks Assam, Bhutan


December 31st, 2009 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Dec 31 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale rocked Assam and Bhutan Thursday, triggering panic among the people. This is the second tremor to jolt the region in ... Read more...

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India-Bhutan relations model for bilateral ties: Bhutanese King


December 23rd, 2009 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) India and Bhutan's relations are a model for an ideal bilateral partnership, visiting King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck said here Wednesday. "Despite vast differences in ... Read more...

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India-Bhutan ink 12 agreements, four in hydropower (Second Lead)


December 22nd, 2009 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) India and Bhutan Tuesday inked a dozen agreements, including four on hydropower generation, after Bhutanese King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck held extensive talks with Prime Minister ... Read more...

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