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Bhutan's seed bank to ensure food security
Thimphu (Bhutan), Feb 10 (IANS) Boasting of more than 300 local rice varieties that have withstood varying weather conditions over the ages, Bhutan is relying on its seed bank - a conserve of seeds and other genetic resources of indigenous plants - to tackle food security issues arising out of climate change.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 2:06:20 PM

'India can achieve highest emission reduction in Asia'
Thimphu (Bhutan), Feb 8 (IANS) India can achieve the highest reduction in emission levels in Asia by 2050 by adopting agricultural practices that prevent the release of methane and nitrogen oxides into the atmosphere, a Japanese expert has said.

Sunday, February 08, 2015 10:50:04 AM

Mountain Echoes Festival to begin Aug 20
Thimpu, Feb 6 (IANS) Bestselling author Chetan Bhagat, Bollywood actress Kalki Koechin, among several Bhutanese authors and scholars will attend the annual Mountain Echoes festival that will take place here between Aug 20-22, organisers said Friday.

Friday, February 06, 2015 5:56:13 PM

'Rahasya' - gripping, edge-of-the-seat whodunit (IANS Movie Review, Rating: ***1/2)
Film: "Rahasya"; Cast: Kay Kay Menon, Tisca Chopra, Ashish Vidyarthi, Ashwini Kalsekar and Mita Vashisht; Director: Manish Gupta; Rating: *** ½

Friday, January 30, 2015 12:06:07 PM

Chillies, cheese fire-up Bhutan's cuisine (Foodie Trail-Thimphu)
Fridge magnets and postcards with pictures of red and green chillies of all shapes and sizes - there you go! Picturesque Bhutan's love affair with chillies - and also with cheese - is so profound that it's not just a food seasoning for its people.

Friday, January 30, 2015 12:06:06 PM

Indian rupee debt forms 64 percent of Bhutan's total owing
Thimphu, Jan 29 (IANS) Bhutan's outstanding external debt went up by 9.5 percent between June 2013 and June 2014, with Indian rupee debt constituting 64 percent of the total owing.

Thursday, January 29, 2015 4:18:03 PM

Bhutan's private media seeks to merge
Thimphu, Jan 29 (IANS) The Media Owners Association of Bhutan (MOAB) is considering a merger of private media companies and has sought government incentives to make it feasible.

Thursday, January 29, 2015 4:00:10 PM

Japanese technology to boost flood warnings in South Asia
Thimphu (Bhutan), Jan 25 (IANS) A sophisticated flood forecast model developed by Japanese scientists will enhance early warnings and help mitigate the impact of climate change in the flood-ravaged trans-boundary river basins of India, Pakistan and even China.

Sunday, January 25, 2015 12:58:05 PM

Pune FC aim for first ever overseas trophy (Preview)
Thimpu, Dec 1 (IANS) Pune FC will aim to clinch their first ever overseas title when they face Bangladesh's Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi in the King's Cup final at the Changlimithang Stadium here Tuesday.

Monday, December 01, 2014 7:46:20 PM

Pune FC maintain hot form in King's Cup
Thimpu, Nov 25 (IANS) Pune FC finished their King's Cup group engagements in style, winning 2-0 against Bangladesh's Abahani Limited at the Changlimithang Stadium here Tuesday, to collect a maximum 12 points from four matches.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 7:14:04 PM

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