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SAARC is glass half empty, region needs empowerment: PM
Thimphu, April 28 (IANS) The 25-year experience of SAARC has been like a glass half empty, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Wednesday, warning South Asian leaders that the region housing a fourth of the human race could face 'marginalisation and stagnation' if not empowered and better connected.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 4:47:42 PM

Manmohan, Gilani to meet on SAARC summit margins
Thimphu, April 28 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will meet his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani here Thursday on the margins of the SAARC summit, an Indian official said Wednesday, ending the suspense over the much anticipated talks between the two South Asian rivals.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 4:10:57 PM

Welcome change for Indians amid climate worries in Bhutan (Thimphu Diary)
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 for the Indian media delegation, the largest media contingent at the 16th SAARC summit themed around global warming.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010 6:29:10 PM

Idyllic Thimphu hosts SAARC for first time
Thimphu, April 27 (IANS) This tiny Himalayan nation with its idyllic beauty and natural simplicity of its people is all set to host for the first time the 16th SAARC summit Wednesday with trade and climate high on its agenda.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010 3:46:04 PM

Will India, Pakistan ties again cast shadow over SAARC?
Thimphu, April 27 (IANS) As Bhutan gets ready to host for the first time the 16th SAARC summit Wednesday, all eyes are on India and Pakistan and whether their dispute will overshadow the eight-nation association in its silver jubilee year.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010 3:31:35 PM

Bangladesh seeks link to Bhutan via India
Thimphu, Nov 7 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has sought a road to Bhutan through India for bettr trade and people-to-people contact. She told her hosts at this Bhutanese capital that India had accepted the idea in principle.

Saturday, November 07, 2009 4:59:43 PM

High roller in Nepal? Beware high notes (Letter from Kathmandu)
Kathmandu/Pokhara, Nov 5 (IANS) 'Heading for Nepal? Be sure to hit the casinos.' These words of encouragement came from family and friends urging me to chance a game or two at the famous gambling destinations in Nepal.

Thursday, November 05, 2009 9:46:04 AM

Bhutan to hold special prayers after quake, 12 deaths reported
Samdrup Jhonkhar (Bhutan), Sep 22 (IANS) Bhutan Prime Minister Lyonchen Jigme Yoser Thinley will be among those joining a special prayer ceremony led by senior Buddhist monks Tuesday after an earthquake the day before claimed 12 lives and left a trail of destruction in this Himalayan nation.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 3:37:48 PM

Strong earthquake kills three in Bhutan
Thimpu, Sep 21 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale Monday killed three people in Munggar in Bhutan, reports said.

Monday, September 21, 2009 5:31:17 PM

Earthquake strikes Bhutan, tremors felt in Lhasa
Lhasa, Sep 21 (Xinhua) An earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale jolted Bhutan Monday afternoon and the tremors were felt in Lhasa, authorities said.

Monday, September 21, 2009 4:29:50 PM

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