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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.

India slips one spot down to 131st rank on UN’s 2020 human development index; Norway tops list
India

India slips one spot down to 131st rank on UN’s 2020 human development index; Norway tops list

While lauding India's commitment to reducing carbon emissions, UNDP’s Shoko Noda said the drop in ranking doesn't mean ‘India didn't do well but other countries did better’

Bhutan's hydropower exports flourish during lockdown, but for rural communities it's a mixed blessing
World

Bhutan's hydropower exports flourish during lockdown, but for rural communities it's a mixed blessing

For many rural communities, having hydropower stations nearby is a mixed blessing. Houses in these areas have developed cracks that often reappear even if they are fixed. Much of the damage remains unrepaired.

Israel establishes 'formal diplomatic relations' with Bhutan; deal to bolster multi-sector cooperation
World

Israel establishes 'formal diplomatic relations' with Bhutan; deal to bolster multi-sector cooperation

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed the agreement, saying in a statement that Israel was 'in contact with other countries that want to establish relations with' the Jewish state

Narendra Modi and Bhutan PM Lotay Tshering jointly launch RuPay card Phase 2
India

Narendra Modi and Bhutan PM Lotay Tshering jointly launch RuPay card Phase 2

The RuPay cards issued by the Bhutan National Bank will allow card holders to use ATMs and point-of-sale terminals in India

In Bhutan, erratic rainfall and changing weather patterns lead to a decline in the bee population
World

In Bhutan, erratic rainfall and changing weather patterns lead to a decline in the bee population

Prospects look bleak for beekeepers this year, as bees keep dying and honey production has dropped over the past few years.

Bhutan: Can progress in household electrification provide relief from expensive fossil fuel imports?
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Bhutan: Can progress in household electrification provide relief from expensive fossil fuel imports?

Bhutan has made substantial progress in household electrification in recent years, according to the Department of Renewable Energy. In 2018 over 99.97 percent of households had access to electricity, up from just 30 percent in 2003.

FinMin notifies changes in FDI policy; prior govt approval must for investments from countries sharing land borders
Business

FinMin notifies changes in FDI policy; prior govt approval must for investments from countries sharing land borders

The Finance Ministry on Wednesday notified changes in FDI rules, which made prior approval of the government mandatory for foreign investments from countries that share border with India, to prevent the opportunistic takeover of domestic firms amid COVID-19 pandemic under the FEMA law

Changes in FDI rules necessary to ensure no Indian entity is shortchanged during COVID-19 pandemic, especially by 'opportunist' China
World

Changes in FDI rules necessary to ensure no Indian entity is shortchanged during COVID-19 pandemic, especially by 'opportunist' China

With its new FDI rules, the Government of India has decided to ensure that the country comes out of the COVID-19 pandemic with its industries and entities intact and still in Indian control

How Narendra Modi got foreign junkets in check and video chats going long before Sonia Gandhi’s advice
India

How Narendra Modi got foreign junkets in check and video chats going long before Sonia Gandhi’s advice

The number of foreign visits by ministries and departments under the Government of India has dipped from 2,283 in 2017 to 1,936 in 2018, and to 1,806 in 2019.

SAARC nations should chalk out joint strategy against coronavirus, leave no stone unturned to ensure people are healthy, says Narendra Modi
India

SAARC nations should chalk out joint strategy against coronavirus, leave no stone unturned to ensure people are healthy, says Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi said SAARC leadership can discuss via video conferencing ways to keep their citizens healthy

Assam raises coronavirus alert after Bhutan reports first case; American who tested positive had spent week in state
India

Assam raises coronavirus alert after Bhutan reports first case; American who tested positive had spent week in state

An American tourist, who tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Bhutan, had gone on a weeklong Brahmaputra river cruise on board the MV Mahabaahu, along with three other passengers, embarking and disembarking at various places during the journey

In Bhutan, misinformation, lack of funds pose major hurdles in move towards electric vehicles
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In Bhutan, misinformation, lack of funds pose major hurdles in move towards electric vehicles

Even if the introduction of 300 electric vehicles pans out as expected by 2021, the UNDP funding stops there. If Bhutan hopes to continue with an electric vehicle programme beyond next year, the government will have to find new sponsors – a process that could derail the programme’s future.

Nepal offers to mediate between India, Pakistan; expresses concern over SAARC, says body should be 'revitalised'
India

Nepal offers to mediate between India, Pakistan; expresses concern over SAARC, says body should be 'revitalised'

Nepal offered to play the role of a mediator between India and Pakistan, saying that it was important for the two countries to have a dialogue to resolve their issues.

Rajya Sabha passes Citizenship Amendment Bill: What is a Hindu and why are Myanmar, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka left out of CAB?
Politics

Rajya Sabha passes Citizenship Amendment Bill: What is a Hindu and why are Myanmar, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka left out of CAB?

The Hindus in Myanmar are facing atrocities if not from the government but from the Rohingya Muslim militants.