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President gets tumultuous welcome in Bhutan; second big visit in five months (Roundup)
By Tarun Basu

Friday, November 07, 2014 6:34:08 PM

Indian visits to Bhutan sign of its importance: President
Thimphu, Nov 7 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee has described the visit by two top Indian leaders - Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his own - to Bhutan within a year as "an important signal" of India's sincere desire to promote good neighbourly relations in South Asia and the importance attached to Bhutan.

Friday, November 07, 2014 3:36:21 PM

Bhutan pulls out all stops to welcome Pranab
Thimphu, Nov 7 (IANS) For the second time in five months, Bhutan pulled out all stops to demonstrate its special feelings for India with President Pranab Mukherjee, who has come here on a state visit, being given a rousing ceremonial welcome that dates back to antiquity and that had half of the Bhutanese capital out on the streets.

Friday, November 07, 2014 2:32:15 PM

'Rare for president, PM to visit Bhutan so soon'
Thimpu, Nov 7 (IANS) Indian President Pranab Mukherjee's two-day visit to Bhutan just five months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's sojourn is "rare" and shows the importance the two countries attach to each other, a Bhutanese daily said Friday.

Friday, November 07, 2014 1:10:03 PM

Pranab Mukherjee arrives in Bhutan, king receives him
Thimphu, Nov 7 (IANS) Indian President Pranab Mukherjee arrived here Friday on a two-day state visit and as a special gesture was received by Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck.

Friday, November 07, 2014 10:52:16 AM

ADB to fund USD 120 million for Bhutan's hydropower project
Thimphu, Sep 27 (IANS) The Asian Development Bank will fund $120 million towards Bhutan's 118 MW Nikachu hydropower project, whose total estimated project cost is $200 million dollars.

Saturday, September 27, 2014 1:50:03 PM

Bhutan minister hails Modi's initiative
Thimphu, Sep 27 (IANS) The Indian government's "Make in India" fast track development initiative will make the country a global economic superpower, a senior Bhutanese minister has said.

Saturday, September 27, 2014 1:24:03 PM

Worker from Kerala dies in Bhutan accident
Thimphu, Aug 19 (IANS) An Indian worker employed with Jaiprakash Associates at Punatsangchhu Hydro Power Project in Bhutan died after a falling boulder hit him, media reports said Tuesday.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 6:20:04 PM

Twenty tigers identified in Bhutan
Thimphu, Aug 16 (IANS) Bhutan's first nationwide tiger survey that began in February has identified 20 animals in the Himalayan nation's southern region.

Saturday, August 16, 2014 7:36:19 PM

Bhutan to test Indian tea for pesticides
Thimphu, Aug 16 (IANS) The Bhutan Agriculture and Regulatory Food Authority (BAFRA) will next week conduct tests on various varieties of tea originating from India after a Greenpeace report claimed to have found pesticides in the beverage, a Bhutan daily reported Saturday.

Saturday, August 16, 2014 7:08:06 PM

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