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Wed, 02 Nov 2016 15:32:13 GMT
'Hindi will strengthen integration of NE states with national mainstream'  -  Eastern Mirror
Stressing that development of the state was vital for India as it bordered several countries including Myanmar, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal, Sharma said “post independence, there was just 50 kilometre of rail network in the state, but now better rail ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 10:14:46 GMT
Gas leak from overturned tanker, road link closed  -  Business Standard
A gas leak from an overturned oil tanker at Mainaguri area in Jalpaiguri district has led to snapping of roadlink between Dooars and Assam and Bhutan, with NH 31 being closed for several hours. The Oil India tanker overturned in front of the BDO office ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 05:41:34 GMT

Planning a trip to Maldives? You can't leave without trying this therapy  -  VOGUE India (registration)
Hot sand poultices in the Maldives, heated raw rice in Sri Lanka or hot stone baths in Bhutan—the fire element combined with medicinal herbs is as important in traditional healing in these countries as it is in India. It isn't surprising, though—our ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 00:23:06 GMT

(Yonhap Interview) Bhutan's ambassador hopes for stronger ties, more cooperation, investment  -  Yonhap News
In an interview with Yonhap News Agency, Sonam Rabgye, Bhutan's newly appointed ambassador to South Korea, also asked the Seoul government to provide more opportunities for its younger people to get job training here, calling it a "win-win" strategy ...
Tue, 01 Nov 2016 21:53:30 GMT

Vermont's Bhutanese Community Celebrates Tihar, the Festival of Lights  -  Seven Days
Here in Vermont, Bhutanese have to take time off from work and school to observe Tihar. Singers perform deusi bhailo outside homes, instead of indoors. That way, they cover more ground, Pokhrel explained. They don't need music scores or song sheets ...
Tue, 01 Nov 2016 16:23:34 GMT
Travel expert Anthony Eddies-Davies on Bhutan's rare beauty  -  The Week UK
Mention Bhutan and the first question most people will ask is: "Where is it?" - if they've heard of it at all. Many people give a blank look and then confuse it with Borneo. When I was first asked to go, I knew nothing about the country myself, to be ...
Tue, 01 Nov 2016 16:02:10 GMT
Tiger skin recovered, four arrested in Assams Manas National Park | Guwahati NYOOOZ  -  NYOOOZ
Summary: Latest monitoring by the Transboundary Manas Conservation Area, a joint initiative by India and Bhutan, found 21-tigers in the landscape. GUWAHATI: Manas National Park authority and police recovered a tiger skin and arrested three persons on ...
Tue, 01 Nov 2016 11:05:05 GMT
Worldline launches prepaid currency card for Bank of Bhutan  -  Finextra
Worldline [Euronext: WLN], the European leader in the payment and transactional services industry, announced its expansion in Bhutan with the launch of a prepaid currency/travel card for Bank of Bhutan (BOB), the largest commercial bank in the country.
Tue, 01 Nov 2016 08:19:24 GMT

250-year Zhabdrung statue to be loaned to Bhutan  -  The Statesman
The 250-year-old statue of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel housed in the Asiatic Society building in Kolkata is soon coming back to Bhutan albeit on loan for a year. The statue measuring six feet tall is believed to have been found by a British officer ...
Tue, 01 Nov 2016 07:45:07 GMT

The future of Bhutan's hydropower  -  thethirdpole.net
There has been increasing criticism of the hydropower industry in Bhutan. Recently an Indian think tank, the Vasudha Foundation, came out with a blistering report focussing on the financial, ecological and other problems of the sector in the country ...