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Bhutan: Landlocked kingdom in Eastern Himalayas
Bhutan, officially the Kingdom of Bhutan, is a landlocked country in South Asia. Located in the Eastern Himalayas, it is bordered by the Tibetan Autonomous Region of China in the north, the Sikkim state of India and the Chumbi Valley of Tibet in the west, the Arunachal Pradesh state of India in the east, and the states of Assam and West Bengal in the south. Bhutan is geopolitically in South Asia and is the region's second least populous nation after the Maldives. Thimphu is its capital and largest city, while Phuntsholing is its financial center.

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Arunachal urges Centre to open up trade routes by road with Bhutan, China, Myanmar


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India backs new sub-regional economic bloc, excluding Pakistan

India is backing the revival of a new regional economic bloc, excluding Pakistan as New Delhi presses ahead to deepen ties and push regional integration under the South Asia sub-regional Economic..
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Almost every world leader has discussed yoga with me: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said almost every conversation he has with a world leader starts with yoga and there is scarcely any dignitary who has not spent five-10 minutes discussing the..
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PM Modi conferred highest civilian award in UAE, RuPay card launched

UAE is the first country in the Gulf and the third country globally after Singapore and Bhutan to adopt the RuPay card.
DNA - Published

PM Modi launches RuPay card in UAE

PM Modi on Saturday launched the RuPay card in UAE. RuPay card scheme was launched in 2012 to fulfil the Reserve Bank of India's vision to have a domestic, open and multilateral system of payments...
IndiaTimes - Published

After Bhutan and Nepal, Bangladesh too backs India move on J&K


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Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives back India's stance on Article 370

Pakistan not getting much support from subcontinental nations.
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People line the streets to see off PM Narendra Modi

Held at Tashichhodzong, the lunch was preceded by a cultural performance which saw a presentation of different styles of performing arts of Bhutan
DNA - Published

PM Narendra Modi's spiritual push bonds Bhutan ties

'Natural ally' Bhutan understood essence of happiness, says PM Modi; Seeks cooperation on new frontiers
DNA - Published

PM Modi meets Opposition leader of Bhutan's National Assembly

Addressing students and parliamentarians at the Royal University of Bhutan earlier today, Modi stressed that historical, cultural and spiritual traditions have created unique and deep bonds between the..
DNA - Published

Democracy, education aim to set us free: PM Modi tells students, parliamentarians in Bhutan

"Democracy and education, both aim to set us free, neither can be complete without the other and both help us reach our fullest potential and to be the best we can," PM Modi told the gathered audience..
DNA - Published

Narendra Modi in Bhutan Day 2: PM addresses Royal University students in Thimpu, says great time for young people to 'innovate'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a two-day visit to Bhutan, addressed students at the Royal University of Bhutan in Thimpu on Sunday. This is Modi's second visit to the neighbouring country..
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'No better time to be young than now', PM Modi tells Bhutanese students, says 'find your real calling'

Addressing students of the Royal University of Bhutan, PM Modi said, "I want to tell you all, there is no better time to be young than now, the world today offers more opportunities than ever before."
DNA - Published

India, Bhutan agree to explore new areas of bilateral cooperation

Moving beyond the hydropower sector, India and Bhutan on Saturday agreed to explore new areas of bilateral cooperation including healthcare, education, science, and technology during Prime Minister..
DNA - Published

Honour for India to be part of Bhutan's development: PM Narendra Modi

He said India will continue to extend cooperation to Bhutan in its five-year plans according to the needs of the Himalayan nation
DNA - Published

PM Modi meets monks at Simtokha Dzong in Bhutan

Modi arrived in Bhutan earlier today and held talks with Tshering to further deepen bilateral ties
DNA - Published

Narendra Modi in Bhutan: Prime minister launches RuPay card, signs 10 MoUs with counterpart Lotay Tshering

On his second visit to Bhutan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched stamps to commemorate five decades of India-Bhutan hydropower cooperation
Firstpost - Published

Bhutan has a special place in hearts of 130 cr Indians: PM Modi

Bhutan has a special place in the hearts of 130 crore Indians, Modi said in a joint press statement with his Bhutanese counterpart.
DNA - Published

PM Modi launches RuPay in Bhutan; 9 MoUs exchanged between two countries

Nine MoUs and one power purchase agreement were exchanged between India and Bhutan in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bhutanese counterpart Lotay Tshering at the Semtokha Dzong..
DNA - Published

Watch: Bhutanese school children, locals welcome PM Modi at Paro

Both countries are expected to sign 10 MoUs, in fields like education amongst others during the ongoing visit.
DNA - Published

'His gesture is deeply touching': PM Modi thanks Bhutanese counterpart Tshering for welcoming him at airport

This is PM Modi's second visit to the Himalayan nation and first since his re-election as Prime Minister.
DNA - Published

PM Modi leaves for two-day Bhutan visit

The Prime Minister's focus during this visit would be on talks regarding space, hydropower projects and Ru Pay cards.
DNA - Published

Watch: PM Modi arrives in Bhutan, receives guard of honour at Paro Airport

The Prime Minister's focus during this visit would be on talks regarding space, hydropower projects and Ru Pay cards.
DNA - Published

PM Narendra Modi on two-day visit to Bhutan from today

Bhutan was Modi's first foreign destination after taking charge as PM in 2014
DNA - Published

Bhutanese king lights thousand lamps in memory of Sushma Swaraj

Bhutanese King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck lit thousand butter lamps and offered prayers in the memory of Sushma Swaraj, who passed away after suffering cardiac arrest, according to a media report.
IndiaTimes - Published

PM Narendra Modi to visit Bhutan on August 17-18, hypropower sector collaboration to top agenda

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will pay a two-day visit to Bhutan on August 17-18. He will be meeting Bhutanese king Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and also hold delegation-level talks with his Bhutanese..
IndiaTimes - Published

PM to travel to Bhutan for two-day visit on Aug 17

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to Bhutan on August 17 for a two-day visit during which the two strategic allies will explore ways to further strengthen and diversify bilateral partnership,..
IndiaTimes - Published

'Neighbourhood First' policy: PM Modi will be on two day official visit to Bhutan on 17-18 August

The visit will reflect the importance New Delhi attaches to its ties with the Himalayan nation and would reiterate the government's emphasis on its 'Neighbourhood First' policy
DNA - Published

Narendra Modi to visit Bhutan: Inclusive gestures from New Delhi key to keeping Himalayan kingdom from China's embrace


Firstpost - Published

PM Modi to visit Bhutan in August

The visit will reflect the importance New Delhi attaches to its ties with the Himalayan nation and would reiterate the government's emphasis on its 'Neighbourhood First' policy. The two countries share..
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PM to visit Bhutan, Jaishankar to China


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WhatsApp alerts from Bhutan reach out to Assam


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First Indian cargo ship from Bhutan arrives in Bangladesh via India

An inaugural ceremony held at Narayanganj city near here on Thursday, Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Riva Ganguly Das, Ambassador of Bhutan to Bangladesh Sonam T Rabgye and vice-chairman of..
IndiaTimes - Published

PM Modi plans Bhutan trip to boost regional link

Bhutan is India’s closest neighbour and the PM’s visit is expected to give fillip to sub-regional cooperation, including connectivity.
IndiaTimes - Published

India connects Bangladesh to Bhutan, through waterway

The first ship carrying nearly 70 truckload of crushed stones from Bhutan started its journey from Dhubri riverport in Assam to Narayanganj in Bangladesh on Friday. “This is the first time an Indian..
IndiaTimes - Published

Indian Waterways connect Bhutan, Bangladesh

The ship was digitally flagged off by Minister of State for Shipping Mansukh Mandaviya and will use the Indo Bangladesh Protocol Route.
DNA - Published

Rains in Bhutan raise river water level in Assam's Tamulpur; bridge washes away

This has left the locals in the region in great difficulty. People are using bamboo or banana rafts to cross the water
DNA - Published

Jaishankar calls on Bhutanese King, highlights India's 'Neighbourhood First' policy

Jaishankar also met Bhutan's Prime Minister Lotay Tshering and discussed important elements of the bilateral ties. He also held talks with his Bhutanese counterpart Tandi Dorji and discussed issues of..
IndiaTimes - Published

S Jaishankar discusses key elements of ties with Bhutan's top leadership

External affairs minister S Jaishankar on Friday met Bhutan's top leadership, including Prime Minister Lotay Tshering, and discussed important elements of the bilateral ties with emphasis on..
IndiaTimes - Published

S Jaishankar arrives in Bhutan for first overseas trip, likely to hold talks with Bhutanese counterpart during two-day visit

External Affairs minister S Jaishankar arrived in Bhutan on Friday on a two-day visit, his first overseas trip after assuming charge of the ministry, during which he will hold talks with his Bhutanese..
Firstpost - Published

Foreign minister Jaishankar in Bhutan on first overseas visit


IndiaTimes - Published

Jaishankar to embark on first bilateral visit to Bhutan today

The visit reflects the importance that India attaches to its bilateral relationship with Bhutan, a close friend, and neighbour, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said in a press statement.
IndiaTimes - Published

Jaishankar’s first trip as mantri from today, to Bhutan


IndiaTimes - Published

S Jaishankar first foreign visit will be Bhutan: Ministry of External Affairs

Ministry of External Affairs says that the visit reflects the importance that India attaches to its bilateral relationship with Bhutan, a close friend and neighbour
DNA - Published

PM holds bilateral talks with BIMSTEC leaders; focus on boosting ties

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday held separate meetings with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, Nepalese Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli and Bhutanese Prime Minister Lotay Tshering,..
IndiaTimes - Published

Invite to BIMSTEC leaders signals India’s focus eastwards

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, Bhutanese Prime Minister Lotay Tshering, Nepalese PM K P Sharma Oli and Mauritian PM Pravind Jugnauth arrived on Thursday morning. This was Jugnauth’s..
IndiaTimes - Published

Modi's oath taking ceremony: Lankan President Sirisena, Bhutanese PM Lotay Tshering, others arrive in Delhi

Leaders from all BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) member-states have confirmed their attendance for the event.
DNA - Published

BIMSTEC leaders to attend Narendra Modi's swearing-in: India must expand trade, investment footprint in Bay of Bengal region

The Narendra Modi Government Mark 2.0 Plus - a suitable appellation given its huge majority in a second term - has decided to invite BIMSTEC leaders for the swearing-in ceremony on 30 May. BIMSTEC or..
Firstpost - Published

BIMSTEC gets invited to PM Narendra Modi's swearing-in

BIMSTEC members include Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Nepal, Bhutan and India.
DNA - Published

172 students from Bhutan, Afghanistan commissioned as officers of Indian Army

A total of 172 students has been commissioned as gentlemen and lady cadets, including those hailing from Bhutan and Afghanistan, during a passing out parade at the Officers Training Academy.
DNA - Published

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