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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

Assam's Bodo militants loot houses in Bhutan, spread terror
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

Unique Bhutanese health weed as precious as gold
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

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