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Bhutan to vote in primary election round on Saturday
Thimphu, Sep 14 (IANS) Bhutan will vote in a primary round of the third general election on Saturday, officials said.

Friday, September 14, 2018 2:00:04 PM

India-Bhutan 'Mountain Echoes' takes neighbours a step closer, enhances people-to-people ties (Review)
Thimphu, Aug 25 (IANS) An Assamese band performing Bihu folk songs to a gathering of Bhutanese locals in a nightclub; Rajasthani delicacies including the popular Daal-Baati and three types of Churmas being relished by men and women dressed in the traditional Gho and Kira; tales arising from India's northeastern states coming alive for students of the Himalayan country, along with a host of several other well-curated programmes at "Mountain Echoes" literary festival here brought India a step closer to Bhutan by enhancing people-to-people ties.

Saturday, August 25, 2018 6:14:03 PM

Greatest mistake Bhutan can make is to live in isolation: Environmentalist
Thimphu, Aug 25 (IANS) Conservation of the environment is one of the four pillars of Bhutan's Gross National Happiness philosophy but "the greatest mistake" the Himalayan nation can make is "to live in isolation", Daniel C. Taylor, who has been engaged in social change and environmental conservation for over four decades, said here on Saturday.

Saturday, August 25, 2018 3:52:04 PM

Literary masterpieces of 11th-century Buddhist poet explored
Thimphu, Aug 25 (IANS) The final day of the ninth edition of Bhutan's distinctive Mountain Echoes literary festival saw an insightful discussion on an 11th-century Tibetan mystic who had a harrowing past but later became an accomplished poet.

Saturday, August 25, 2018 1:18:04 PM

Mountain Echoes climbs a notch higher on Day 2 (Roundup)
Thimphu, Aug 24 (IANS) The little known secrets of the theatre world, recitation of Vikram Seth's poems by Bollywood veterans Naseeruddin Shah and Ratna Pathak Shah, experiences of two young novelists from Bhutan and India, along with chronicles of wanderlust came together under one roof here at the Mountain Echoes literary festival on Friday.

Friday, August 24, 2018 7:06:06 PM

Footprints of the elusive Yeti unravelled, discussed at Bhutan Lit Fest
Thimphu, Aug 24 (IANS) The mystery surrounding the Himalayan Yeti attracts scores of explorers ever year to the snow-capped mountains, but few return with answers. Daniel C. Taylor, who has spent about six decades of his life in search of the elusive creature, shared his findings, insights and rare photographs at the Mountain Echoes literary festival here on Friday.

Friday, August 24, 2018 4:26:04 PM

Usha Uthup's day out in Bhutan
Thimphu, Aug 23 (IANS) A singer for five decades, Usha Uthup has enthralled audiences in several countries. But the versatile singer said on Thursday that her visit to Bhutan and the experience of performing for the local audiences has been "incomparable".

Thursday, August 23, 2018 8:30:04 PM

Sarah Kay enthrals Bhutan lit fest with poetry
Thimphu, Aug 23 (IANS) American poet Sarah Kay led the audiences at the opening day of the Mountain Echoes literary festival into the old-world charm of poetry, reciting verses with eloquence and interacting with the gathering on lighter notes.

Thursday, August 23, 2018 7:54:03 PM

No regrets, but not very hopeful from Bombay film world: Naseeruddin
Thimphu, Aug 23 (IANS) Veteran Bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah, known for his roles in movies like "A Wednesday" and "Nishant" expressed his disappointment with the Hindi film industry on Thursday, but maintained that he has no regrets from life.

Thursday, August 23, 2018 6:32:04 PM

Indo-Bhutan friendship anchored on unwavering trust: Bhutanese Queen Mother
Thimphu, Aug 23 (IANS) Bhutanese Queen Mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck, regarded highly by the people and top officials in the Himalayan country, on Thursday said that India and Bhutan enjoy "excellent and exemplary friendship", anchored on "unwavering trust, goodwill, understanding and mutually beneficial cooperation".

Thursday, August 23, 2018 6:28:04 PM

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