Thimpu, July 22 (IANS) Dressed in India's Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) fatigues and armed with AK-47 rifles, about 40 militants looted a house in Bhutan's Sarpang district, the second such incident in the area in three weeks. The attacks, which have spread fear among the people, are being attributed to the separatist Bodo militant group from the Indian state of Assam.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009 2:01:14 PM
Thimphu, July 22 (IANS) Cordyceps, a peculiar health weed native to Bhutan and highly valued for its medicinal properties, fetches astronomical prices at the yearly auction. This year a man from Thimphu district got the highest price for his cordyceps - Rs.351,000 for a kg!
Wednesday, July 22, 2009 12:07:21 PM
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Bhutanese Prime Minister Lyonchhoen Jigmi Y. Thinley arrives here Tuesday on a four-day visit - the first by a foreign leader to India since the new government took charge last month.
Saturday, June 27, 2009 4:03:54 PM
Thimphu, Jan 1 (IANS) Bhutan has sounded a massive security alert after the killing of four forest rangers in a powerful landmine explosion by Nepal-based Maoist guerrillas, officials here said Thursday.
Thursday, January 01, 2009 9:41:26 AM
Thimphu, Nov 6 (IANS) Oxford-educated Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck Thursday became the world's youngest reigning monarch of the newest democracy of Bhutan after the fourth king Jigme Singye Wangchuck handed over the Raven Crown to his eldest son.
Thursday, November 06, 2008 5:40:33 PM
Thimphu, Nov 5 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil arrived here Wednesday on a four-day visit to attend the coronation of Bhutan's fifth king Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck.
Wednesday, November 05, 2008 7:38:36 PM
Thimpu, May 17 (IANS) Having relished their country's isolation for years, not many Bhutanese are sure if the historic poll held in March, which transformed their quaint Himalayan nation from a kingdom to a democracy, is going to make a qualitative change in their lives.
Saturday, May 17, 2008 9:36:19 AM
Thimpu, May 17(IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday pledged Rs.100 billion ($2.5 bn) over the next five years as part of a package of economic engagement with Bhutan, asserting that the challenge before both countries was to evolve a model of sustainable development.
Saturday, May 17, 2008 9:04:46 AM
Thimphu (Bhutan), May 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday assured Bhutan of 'every possible' help from India to strengthen its democracy, as he arrived in the Himalayan state to a warm and rousing welcome.
Friday, May 16, 2008 3:14:36 PM
Thimphu, May 16 (IANS) Manmohan Singh arrived in Bhutan on a two-day visit Friday, the first trip by an Indian prime minister after the Himalayan nation became the youngest democracy in South Asia. He was received by his Bhutanese counterpart Jigne Thinley at the airport.
Friday, May 16, 2008 11:15:26 AM
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