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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

Principal gets prison term for beating student in Bhutan
Thimphu, July 20 (IANS) A court in Bhutan has sentenced a school principal to prison for three months for inflicting corporal punishment on a student.

Sunday, July 20, 2014 8:20:04 PM

Bhutan reports 34 new HIV-positive cases
Thimphu, July 20 (IANS) With about five new HIV-positive cases detected every month in Bhutan, the country recorded 34 more HIV-positive cases between December last and June this year, taking the total number of detected cases to 380.

Sunday, July 20, 2014 8:10:03 PM

Bhutan lifts vehicle import ban
Thimpu, July 20 (IANS) Bhutan has lifted a ban on import of vehicles imposed a year ago, with dealers saying that most clients were interested in India made vehicles.

Sunday, July 20, 2014 1:34:03 PM

Bhutan's PM Tobgay willing to auction gifts
Thimphu, June 25 (IANS) Bhutan Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay will auction off all the gifts received from visiting guests, if the country's Anti-Corruption Commission permits. The money collected will be donated to a charity fund.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 1:32:17 PM

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