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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

Bangladesh ignored many wake up calls in the past: Poet-activist Sadaf Saaz (IANS Interview)
Thimphu, Sep 2 (IANS) The Bangladesh government's failure to take action against those behind the attack on bloggers and minorities in the recent past led to the terror attack in July on a popular Dhaka cafe that left 23 dead, says poet-activist Sadaf Saaz.

Friday, September 02, 2016 3:16:05 PM

Love litfests, but no booktalk, please: Tabu (IANS interview)
Thimphu, Aug 31 (IANS) The 'thinking actress' of Bollywood, Tabu, has no pretensions in admitting that she is not a bookworm and loathes labels of any sort.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 2:10:03 PM

I want to play a warrior: Tabu
Thimphu, Aug 29 (IANS) Actor Tabu, who got rave reviews for movies like "Fitoor", "Drishyam" and "Maqbool" says she wants to essay the role of a warrior. Speaking at a packed session at the seventh edition of the Mountain Echoes Literary Festival here, the actor, known for her powerhouse performances, said that she can do justice to such a role.

Monday, August 29, 2016 8:02:11 PM

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