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Bhutan modernises...with soul intact (IANS Travel)
Paro (Bhutan), March 22 (IANS) Colourful wooden windows, intricate work on roof railings and paintings of tigers, snakes and dragons adorn the walls of most homes. Pointing to a new concrete house architecturally similar to the old ones made of mud, Bhutanese tourism official Namgay Tenzin says, 'We are modernising, not Westernising.'

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 12:02:03 PM

'US-Pakistan engagements will continue'
Thimphu, Feb 8 (IANS) Amid reports that the US has put on hold high-level bilateral contacts with Pakistan over the continued detention of Raymond Davis, Islamabad Tuesday stressed that engagements between the two sides would continue.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011 10:15:46 PM

Pakistani foreign secretary calls on Krishna
Thimphu, Feb 8 (IANS) Pakistani Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir Monday night called on Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna and complimented him for guiding and taking the dialogue process forward.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011 12:25:56 AM

India conveys concern over fishermen's deaths to Sri Lanka
Thimpu, Feb 7 (IANS) Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Monday expressed 'deep concern' over the alleged killing of Indian fishermen by the Sri Lankan Navy to his Sri Lankan counterpart G.L Peiris here.

Monday, February 07, 2011 11:37:30 PM

India, Pakistan agree to carry forward dialogue process
Thimphu, Feb 6 (IANS) The foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan met Sunday in Bhutan's capital and affirmed the need to carry forward the dialogue process to resolve all ouststanding issues, an official said.

Sunday, February 06, 2011 11:23:27 PM

Bhutan to ban tobacco sale - again
Thimphu (Bhutan), June 11 (IANS) Bhutan, the Himalayan kingdom that takes pride in living by a pristine set of values, began its second attempt to ban the sale of tobacco and tobacco products this month by enacting legislation that makes it illegal to buy or sell cigarettes in the country.

Friday, June 11, 2010 2:02:39 PM

Gilani invites Manmohan to visit Pakistan
Thimphu, April 29 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Thursday invited his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh to visit Pakistan.

Thursday, April 29, 2010 10:44:40 PM

SAARC summit ends, pledges 'green and happy South Asia'
Thimphu, April 29 (IANS) Vowing to plant '10 million trees over the next five years' to build a 'green and happy South Asia' and boost trade cooperation, the 16th SAARC summit concluded Thursday in this scenic capital city of an environment-conscious Bhutan.

Thursday, April 29, 2010 8:27:35 PM

Afghanistan, Balochistan not discussed: India
Thimphu, April 29 (IANS) India's role in Afghanistan and the Balochistan issue did not figure in the talks here Thursday between the Indian and Pakistani prime ministers, Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao said.

Thursday, April 29, 2010 7:48:36 PM

India, Pakistan take steps to revive spiked peace process
Thimphu, April 29 (IANS) Prime Ministers Manmohan Singh of India and Yousuf Raza Gilani of Pakistan Thursday held their first talks in nine months here and agreed to think afresh on how to 'honestly' take forward their peace process stalled after the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack.

Thursday, April 29, 2010 7:38:00 PM

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