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Bhutan government planning to save BBIN bill from being scrapped
Thimphu, April 29 (IANS) The Bhutan government is preparing to move a motion to withdraw the controversial Motor Vehicle Agreement involving Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) during the joint sitting of the Parliament next month, in order to save it from being scrapped in Parliament, a media report said.

Saturday, April 29, 2017 9:10:04 PM

WHO Southeast Asia members pledge inclusive approach for autism
Thimphu, April 21 (IANS) Accelerating efforts to enable people with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders to lead a productive life, countries in WHO Southeast Asia Region on Friday adopted the 'Thimphu Declaration which calls for integrating the needs of such individuals and their families into national health and socioeconomic development plans.

Friday, April 21, 2017 9:44:05 PM

Bangladesh, Bhutan agree to consolidate ties during Hasina visit
Thimphu, April 20 (IANS) Bangladesh and Bhutan agreed to consolidate their "already excellent" ties for mutual benefit, during a meeting between visiting Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Bhutanese counterpart Tshering Tobgay here.

Thursday, April 20, 2017 6:08:04 PM

National champ Ajgar in lead in Himalayan Drive
Paro (Bhutan), Feb 27 (IANS) Reigning national Time Speed Distance (TSD) champions Ajgar Ali and Mohammed Mustafa (co-driver) cruised to the lead after first two legs of the Biswa Bangla JK Tyre Himalayan Drive 5 here on Monday.

Monday, February 27, 2017 7:04:11 PM

Fear looms large of demonetised Indian notes entering Bhutan
Thimphu, Nov 25 (IANS) With a sudden demonetisation of old Rs 500 and 1,000 notes in India, fears of black money entering Bhutan looms large, with concerns about its impact on the country's export market.

Friday, November 25, 2016 12:54:03 PM

Bhutan PM assuages concerns about BBIN, asks Parliament to review sub-regional accord
Thimphu/Kathmandu, Nov 19 (IANS) Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay on Saturday tried to assuage the concerns raised over the Bangladesh-Bhutan-India-Nepal (BBIN) motor vehicle agreement, saying it was about four neighbours working together and by rejecting it Bhutan would stand to lose out on regional cooperation.

Saturday, November 19, 2016 8:06:04 PM

Bhutan exports to India hit by demonetisation
Thimphu, Nov 19 (IANS) Farmers and exporters in Bhutan's Phuentsholing town, on the border with India, have been hit hard as the demonetisation of high-value currency by India has led to cardamom and potato sales dropping drastically.

Saturday, November 19, 2016 2:56:03 PM

Aamir Khan travels to Bhutan to advocate against malnutrition
Thimphu, Oct 20 (IANS) Actor Aamir Khan, who is a Unicef Regional Goodwill Ambassador, took time out from his schedule to meet children affected by malnutrition here and to witness how the organisation is working to address stunting across the country.

Thursday, October 20, 2016 1:16:07 PM

Bhutan condemns Uri attack
Thimphu, Sep 19 (IANS) Bhutan on Monday said it is "deeply concerned" at the "despicable" terror attack on Uri in India and called for the need to step up global cooperation to combat terrorism.

Monday, September 19, 2016 8:42:03 PM

If Gods can be gay, why can't we? Maori author Witi Ihimaera (IANS interview)
Thimphu, Sep 4 (IANS) Aboriginal, litterateur and rebel, Witi Ihimaera is a moving force in giving voice to the Maoris in New Zealand. The first published novelist in Maori literature, the 72-year-old has several novels, short stories and recognitions to his credit.

Sunday, September 04, 2016 12:38:03 PM

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