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Though our per person GDP is 18 times greater than that of Bhutan, Bhutan provides universal health care and we do not.
The massive search and rescue operation that has been going on for the missing Sukhoi SU-30 MKI since Tuesday afternoon may end on Thursday after reports began trickling in about some information about the jet.
To elucidate these findings, the World Bank's chief economist of South Asia region, Martin Rama (Phd) gave a public lecture on Bhutan's public finance reforms yesterday in Thimphu. The lecture was organised by the Centre for Bhutan Studies and GNH.
Tribune News ServiceLudhiana, May 24A three-member delegation from the Bhutanese ministry of education, comprising NB Raika, Chief of Department of Adult & Higher Education; Baburam Sherpa, Chief of Scholarship Office; and Dolay Tshering, Senior ...
It was a great honour for LPU students as Her Royal Highness Princess Ashi Kesang Choden Wangchuck of Bhutan inaugurated the Exhibition.
New Delhi, May 23 National broadcaster All India Radio (AIR) is likely to launch a new language service -- Dzongkha -- for Bhutan, a move seen to strengthen ties with the neighbouring country. Dzongkha will take the total foreign language offering of ...
New Delhi, May 23 (PTI) National broadcaster All India Radio (AIR) is likely to launch a new language service -- Dzongkha -- for Bhutan, a move seen to strengthen ties with the neighbouring country. Dzongkha will take the total foreign language ...
Bhutan has launched online payments for passport, business, education and traffic services, the Prime Minister announced yesterday.
Panaji: India has much to learn about sustainable tourism from Bhutan, said Amita Prasad, additional secretary, ministry of environment, forest and climate.
However, the analysis states that based on unique mitigating circumstances, such as the large share of external debt being linked to hydropower project loans, the IMF continues to assess Bhutan's external risk as moderate. "As a result, Bhutan's debt ...
She got a job at the Bhutan football Federation as a focal person in Chukha. From a player to becoming a coach in just 12 years, Tshering Yangchen's football journey has been swift.
"President Moon said during that meeting that he would implement Bhutan's happiness policy if the Minjoo Party came to power," said William Rim-jae Lee, president of the Korea-Bhutan Friendship Association, who was present during the moon and ...
A report published on Thursday by Global Burden of Disease in The Lancet has revealed that India has recorded a poor health care index than several neighbouring Asian nations, including Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and China in last 25 years. The data ...
Clean Bhutan was established on February 6, 2014. There was a need to advocate and sensitise Bhutanese citizens on managing waste and behavioural habits.
Eight months after the introduction of RemitBhutan, 637 Bhutanese living and working abroad have used this service to remit USD 1 million (M).
The minister and Bhutan Minister for Labour and Human Resources Ngeema Sangay Tshempo witnessed the signing of an agreement between Singapore's Institute of Technical education Services and the Bhutanese Ministry of Labour and Human ...
While researching a book I was writing on Bhutan, my cousin passed along Eric Weiner's geography of Bliss. Published in 2007, the book is a series of articles on different countries, most of whom rank very high on the happiness index, as to why they ...
Monks are promoting healthy diets and physical activity. finance officials are taxing tobacco and alcohol. Local health workers are dispensing heart disease and diabetes care virtually on the doorsteps of villagers.
National Council (NC) passed the Paris Agreement on climate change and the Trade, commerce and Transit Agreement between Bhutan and India on May 12. Both the agreements were passed by National Assembly last year. NC will now submit the ...
A last-ditch bid is on to salvage the BBIN motor vehicle agreement (MVA) for cross-border movement of all modes transport across the four member-countries sans dissenting Bhutan. The multimodal transport deal, signed by Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and ...
Gum-Dip Theatre is also premiering an original play devised by six Bhutanese refugees based on their personal experiences. The play explores the history of Bhutan and Nepal, resettlement in the United States and adaptation to American culture. This ...
"His Majesty shared his vision of restructuring Bhutan's economy while preserving the rich culture and identity of the Bhutanese," he wrote. "Singapore is happy to contribute to His Majesty's vision for Bhutan's development. There is much that both ...
Singapore's Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan is on a four-day visit to Bhutan that started yesterday, at the invitation of his counterpart, Mr Damcho Dorji.
Singapore: Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan is on an introductory visit to Bhutan from Sunday (May 14) to Wednesday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said in a press statement.
What was once tagged as a white elephant, the Thimphu Techpark Limited (TTL) today has employed more than 700 Bhutanese youth.
Singapore - Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan will visit Bhutan from Sunday (May 14) to Wednesday (May 17) at the invitation of Bhutan's Minister for Foreign Affairs Lyonpo Damcho Dorji. This will be the first official visit to Bhutan by ...
If you mention Bhutan today, you would hear about her stories of being the Last Shangrila, the first country to ban tobacco, or the country which formulated Gross National Happiness, a country thriving to be a hydro-power nation, a country nestled and ...
According to the World Economic Outlook database of April 2017, published by the International Monetary Fund, Bhutan's public debt is 112.87 percent of its GDP.
Thimphu, May 10 (PTI) Japan's 25-year-old Princess Mako will visit Bhutan to further strengthen the existing ties of friendship and cooperation between the two countries, becoming the first member of the royal family to visit the Buddhist nation in ...
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pet sub-regional project to boost road connectivity in India's eastern flank hit a roadblock in Bhutan, the country's closest ally, with the Bhutanese opposition parties objecting to the project on environmental ...
World Red Cross Day 2017 was special for Bhutan this year. In a ceremony steeped in tradition and graced with the presence of Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen, Bhutan Red Cross Society (BRCS) was officially launched on 8 May in Thimphu. Guests at the event ...
To investigate the current status of hydropower plants and power transmission network, two softwares have been developed under the University-Business Partnership Project between Germany and Bhutan. A two-day workshop on the three years Project ...
THIMPHU (KUENSEL/Asia NEWS NETWORK) - Princess Mako will be the third member of the royal family of Japan to visit Bhutan. At the invitation Bhutan's king Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, Princess Mako of Akishino will visit Bhutan from June 1 to 7 ...
Princess Mako, a granddaughter of Emperor Akihito, will travel to Bhutan next month, where she is expected to visit a flower exhibition and meet with King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck.
Taken near Paro, Bhutan during a hike we made to get to the Taktsang Monastery (English translation: Tiger's Nest Monastery).
New Delhi: India could go ahead with the implemention a sub-regional connectivity project with just Bangladesh and Nepal, with Bhutan finding it difficult to get parliamentary approval for a pact that would have boosted Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ...
Following a slowdown in FY 2012-13, our economy revived in the subsequent years, and growth has been progressive over the last couple of years.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge recently celebrated their sixth anniversary at the end April and those who sent the couple their best wishes received a token in return.
Serena Chopra first visited Bhutan in 2002. It was only a trekking trip with a group of friends, but when she came back to India, it turned into something much more.
Till she went to Bhutan on a trekking holiday in 2002 with 16 other Indians and 40 horses. The trek ended in a mess because the horses ran away and one of the children in the group fell sick.
The Himalayan jewel of Bhutan is a destination that must be on the travel list of all. A visit here can change the way you think and you are bound to find the secret to happiness.
(CNN) Tucked away in the Himalayas between the giants of India and China, the Kingdom of Bhutan is one of the region's least-visited countries.
Bhutan delaying ratification of vehicle movement pact not a setback: India. Last week, Bhutan had announced that it would not be ratifying the BBIN Motor Vehicles Agreement (BBIN MVA) for the time being and asked other stakeholders to go ahead with the ...
The students, in groups, visited each business unit in town including those they met on the way and distributed pamphlets that contain offences and penalties on controlled substances in Bhutan. Tshewang Tenzin said that since the first recorded ...
(MENAFN - Asia Times) Arriving in #Bhutan is not for the faint of heart. As the Airbus 319 made its final descent into Paro - through a narrow mountain opening - my awe at the captain's skills as the plane hugged the snow-capped, jagged-edged Himalayas ...
The Reporters without Borders' recent press freedom ranking has caused a stir among those working in the mainstream media industry.
Two years ago, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake on April 25 and a major aftershock on May 12 took nearly 9,000 lives and damaged hundreds of thousands of homes here in Nepal.
The exhibit opening May 5 at the Ohio History Center in Columbus explores the lives of the Bhutanese-Nepali (BOO'-tuh-neez neh-PAH'-lee) community.
On a goodwill visit to Bhutan, Indian army Chief General Bipin Rawat met King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck on Friday and assured him New Delhi's ...
Arriving in Bhutan is not for the faint of heart. As the Airbus 319 made its final descent into Paro - through a narrow mountain opening - my awe at the captain's ...


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