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What it takes to participate in the 'world's toughest' Snowman Race
World

What it takes to participate in the 'world's toughest' Snowman Race

The Snowman Race is an initiative by the King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, who wants to use this platform to raise awareness about climate emergencies. The trail will cover a distance of 203 km in the Himalayan wilderness and see the participation of 29 athletes from around the world

Bhutan, Nepal thank India for COVID-19 vaccine shipments at UN General Assembly
World

Bhutan, Nepal thank India for COVID-19 vaccine shipments at UN General Assembly

Under the Vaccine Maitri initiative, India has supplied more than 250 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to over 100 countries, including nearly 95 lakh doses to Nepal and 5.5 lakh doses to Bhutan

Tourists give Bhutan a miss after Himalayan kingdom levies hefty fees for visitors
Lifestyle

Tourists give Bhutan a miss after Himalayan kingdom levies hefty fees for visitors

The reopening has come with a revised tourism levy, known as Sustainable Development Fee

India-Bhutan borders to reopen for trade and transit from 23rd September
India

India-Bhutan borders to reopen for trade and transit from 23rd September

The Bhutan government has announced the reopening of its borders for trade, commerce, and official transit from September 23 as the COVID-19 situation has comparatively improved.

Why India should support China-Bhutan boundary agreement
India

Why India should support China-Bhutan boundary agreement

An iron-clad Sino-Bhutanese boundary would act as a veritable wall against any nefarious moves by China against India in the Eastern Sector

Army Chief Gen Manoj Pande begins two-day visit to Bhutan, amid Chinese intrusion
India

Army Chief Gen Manoj Pande begins two-day visit to Bhutan, amid Chinese intrusion

The general's visit comes days after new satellite images emerged showing China constructing a village East of the Doklam plateau on the Bhutanese side, a region that is considered important for India's strategic interest

Explained: Why China keeps interfering in Doklam time and again
World

Explained: Why China keeps interfering in Doklam time and again

Doklam is considered vital to India’s security interests due to its location near the Siliguri Corridor – a 22 kilometre stretch connecting India and the northeast through West Bengal’s Siliguri. The corridor, also known as the Chicken’s Neck, is a vulnerable point for India

Expert consultation needed to resolve flood, erosion from Bhutan waters: Himanta Biswa Sarma
India

Expert consultation needed to resolve flood, erosion from Bhutan waters: Himanta Biswa Sarma

Himanta Biswa Sarma underlined that a study was needed on how the water flowing in from Bhutan could be channelised so that erosion along the river banks was controlled

Neighbourhood concern: Beware of growing Chinese, Pakistani and Islamist bogeys in Bangladesh
India

Neighbourhood concern: Beware of growing Chinese, Pakistani and Islamist bogeys in Bangladesh

Although the manner in which the anti-India subterfuges are taking place may at this point in time be restricted to ‘court intrigues’ and ‘commercial benefits’, the danger to India’s national security lies in the fact more than half of Bangladesh’s population was becoming anti-India

Bengal lost 75 lakh man-days every year during the Left Front rule, but now its zero: Mamata Banerjee
India

Bengal lost 75 lakh man-days every year during the Left Front rule, but now its zero: Mamata Banerjee

At the Bengal Global Business Summit, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced that the state government will set up Rs 72,000-crore industrial zone in Junglemahal' along the eastern freight corridor

First Take | If Bhutan can go to Oscars with Lunana, why can't India with a back-to-roots film like Kadaisi Vivasayi?
Entertainment

First Take | If Bhutan can go to Oscars with Lunana, why can't India with a back-to-roots film like Kadaisi Vivasayi?

One reason why Indian films always get snubbed at the Oscars is their verbosity. Indian filmmakers are petrified of silences. They make the characters speak constantly to ensure the audience does not lose interest.

'Felt like a bullet': Bhutan's prime minister mourns rare COVID death
World

'Felt like a bullet': Bhutan's prime minister mourns rare COVID death

The remote Himalayan nation of around 800,000 people, sandwiched between China and India, has recorded fewer COVID fatalities than almost anywhere else in the world

China must realise changing names does not change sovereignty
India

China must realise changing names does not change sovereignty

China has released ‘new’ names for 15 places situated in Arunachal Pradesh. Time for India to reassert its claim on Minsar near Mt Kailash, and support Thimbu in its claims of the eight Bhutanese enclaves located in Western Tibet

SAARC Charter Day 2021: All you need to know about regional body and its significance
India

SAARC Charter Day 2021: All you need to know about regional body and its significance

On 8 December 1985, the SAARC Charter was adopted, in Dhaka, during the first summit of the group.

Second village constructed by China near LAC? Here's what we know
India

Second village constructed by China near LAC? Here's what we know

Satellite images show that there are new constructions by the Chinese along the LAC.

How China’s border bullying in Bhutan is aimed at compromising India’s security
India

How China’s border bullying in Bhutan is aimed at compromising India’s security

Beijing is working doggedly to take Bhutan to its side and attack India’s Achilles heel, the Siliguri corridor

Congress questions PM Modi on 'Chinese' villages coming up near Doka La plateau
Politics

Congress questions PM Modi on 'Chinese' villages coming up near Doka La plateau

Congress spokesperson Gourav Vallabh said latest satellite images show that China has built four villages in Bhutan, next to Dokalam, and has grabbed 100 square kilometres of land in the area through illegal incursions

India, China border emerging as a bigger flashpoint than Taiwan for a short, sharp war; all bets are off​
India

India, China border emerging as a bigger flashpoint than Taiwan for a short, sharp war; all bets are off​

India has been forced to respond. It has matched Chinese force posture and deployments along the high Himalayas but so far, despite some success, it has been unable to get China to withdraw its massive deployment of troops and equipment

ISRO and Bhutan's Dept of telecom signs contract to jointly develop a small satellite
India

ISRO and Bhutan's Dept of telecom signs contract to jointly develop a small satellite

Kamboj said the joint development was envisioned during the state visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Thimphu in 2019.

Indian conservationists release a dozen of the world's smallest pygmy hogs into the wild
India

Indian conservationists release a dozen of the world's smallest pygmy hogs into the wild

Once thought to be existing, the conservation programme released seven male and five females to boost the population.