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Indian Prez Mukherjee to visit Bhutan

November 5, 2014 Editor 0

President Pranab Mukherjee is scheduled to visit tiny northern neighbor and India’s special ally, Kingdom of Bhutan, November 7-9 on the invitation of HM King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuk. This state visit by the Indian […]

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WFP to stay for three more years

October 30, 2014 Editor 0

World Food Program that began supporting the school feeding in Bhutan sometime in 1974 will ultimately phase out the entire program from the country in 2018. This came as an extension of the program for […]

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Energy export will earn Bhutan Nu 45B by 2018

May 20, 2013 Editor 0

However, net revenue, after adjusting for annual debt repayment, works out to Nu 22B Bhutan’s yearly gross revenue from hydropower export to India would be around Nu 45B by early 2018, according to estimates made […]

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Bhutanese rice contains high level of lead

April 11, 2013 Editor 0

Rice imported to the United States from Bhutan has shown alarmingly high level of lead. US experts detected concentrations of lead ranging from six to 12 milligrams per kilogram in rice from several sources. The […]

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Bhutan says ‘no’ to private power companies

April 2, 2013 Editor 0

The Bhutan Government has turned down proposals of Indian private power companies wanting to set up projects in the country. It is learnt that Bhutan first wants to complete 10,000 MW projects with Indian Government-nominated […]

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Bhutan is the best: Tourists

March 28, 2013 Editor 0

Bhutan topped the list as travel guide publisher Lonely Planet asked its followers on various social media to assess how well they liked the countries they had visited. “This is a country where buying cigarettes […]

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REC, Bhutan seeks partnership with AIT

March 16, 2013 Editor 1

The Royal Education Council (REC), Ministry of Education, Bhutan has sought a partnership with the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT). A delegation from REC, led by its Director, Dr. Sonam Wangyel, while expressing admiration for […]

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Tata Power eyes more hydro projects in Bhutan

December 21, 2012 Editor 0

Private power producer Tata Power is eyeing more hydro-power projects in Bhutan. Tata Power’s Managing Director Anil Sardana is expected to visit Bhutan this month where he would negotiate the finer print with the Bhutan […]