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India, Bhutan discuss bilateral ties
Thimphu, Oct 4 (IANS) India and Bhutan discussed their complete range of bilateral relations during the course of Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar's ongoing visit to the Himalayan kingdom, the External Affairs Ministry said on Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 04, 2017 4:56:04 PM

Finance to Freedom: A businesswoman finds salvation in Buddhism
Thimphu (Bhutan), Sep 1 (IANS) Twenty years ago she was a chartered financial accountant in a fund management company in Hong Kong -- and before that in New York and London -- smoking cigarettes and dressing fancy. Today she wears maroon monastic clothes, her head shaven, asking people to buy her book, whose royalties go to the welfare of disabled children in Bhutan.

Friday, September 01, 2017 11:34:04 AM

Bhutan welcomes Doklam disengagement
Thimphu, Aug 29 (IANS) Bhutan on Tuesday welcomed the end of the standoff between Indian and Chinese troops on the Doklam plateau.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 2:38:05 PM

Lessons from Mountain Echoes: How a lit-fest is strengthening Indo-Bhutan cultural ties (Review)
Thimphu, Aug 29 (IANS) Druk Air flight KB 205 that took off from New Delhi on the afternoon of August 24 was no ordinary flight. At Terminal 3 of New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport, scores of passengers looked on in awe and could sense the excitement brewing in the air as stalwarts from the literary world queued up for the immigration check. The humble Ruskin Bond seemed tired of the long queue, then came Jerry Pinto, followed by Ashwin Sanghi and the list of heavyweight writers only kept increasing with the passage of every minute.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 2:30:04 PM

And the mountains echoed: Mountain Echoes Literary Festival ends
Thimphu, Aug 27 (IANS) The eighth edition of the Mountain Echoes Literary Festival reached its culmination on Sunday evening here. The three-day literary extravaganza in Bhutan's picturesque capital city saw literary stalwarts from several countries participate in debates, discussions and topics of literary interest.

Sunday, August 27, 2017 8:00:04 PM

Bhutanese embrace top Indian authors, packed houses at Mountain Echoes Day 2 (Roundup)
Thimphu, Aug 26 (IANS) Saturday turned out to be the high-point of the Mountain Echoes Literary Festival as it witnessed packed sessions by some of the most popular as well as critically-acclaimed authors from India. Sessions by some prominent Bhutanese authors such as Ashi Sonam Choden Dorji were well attended too but it was the likes of Ruskin Bond, Shashi Tharoor and Devdutt Pattanaik who ruled the roost.

Saturday, August 26, 2017 6:00:05 PM

Indira showed the world what women leaders were capable of: Bhutan's Queen Mother
Thimphu, Aug 26 (IANS) Bhutan's Queen Mother, Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck, showered praise on late Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi at a book launch here on Saturday, referring to her as a woman of great courage who had a charismatic character. Wangchuck said she was personally inspired by Gandhi.

Saturday, August 26, 2017 4:58:04 PM

Literary fever grips Thimphu as Mountain Echoes enters 2nd day
Thimphu, Aug 26 (IANS) It is the second day of the Mountain Echoes Literary Festival and a literary spell has gripped this Bhutanese capital as heavyweight writers engage in discussions and share their perspective on a range of issues.

Saturday, August 26, 2017 3:52:04 PM

Khattar should be sacked if he doesn't resign: Tharoor
Thimphu (Bhutan), Aug 26 (IANS) Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Saturday slammed Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar for his government's failure to stop the widespread violence that broke out after the conviction of Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim in a rape case.

Saturday, August 26, 2017 12:00:04 PM

Down memory lane: The Buddhist lama who unified Bhutan
Thimphu, Aug 25 (IANS) Bhutan is one of the youngest democracies of the world and among those rare countries whose ruling monarchs believed in the "government of the people, for the people and by the people". But even before the monarchs, there came a Buddhist lama from Tibet and unified the country, thus paving the way to what it is today. His contribution was so significant that even five decades after his death, his passing away was kept a secret.

Friday, August 25, 2017 4:06:04 PM

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