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China, Bhutan to hold 22nd round of boundary talks on Thursday

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 13:55

China and Bhutan will hold the 22nd round of boundary talks in Beijing from Thursday to resolve the issue of disputed land, which also borders India`s northeastern states of Sikkim and Arunanchal Pradesh.

Bhutan reports 34 new HIV-positive cases

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 21:47

With about five new HIV-positive cases detected every month in Bhutan, the country recorded 34 more HIV-positive cases between December last and June this year, taking the total number of detected cases to 380.

55 species of herpetofauna found in Manas landscape

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 11:31

At least 55 species of herpetofauna, comprising 20 amphibian species and 35 reptile species, have been recorded in a recent survey conducted in the Greater Indo-Bhutan Manas landscape.

Thousands of border pillars missing on Nepal, Bhutan borders

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 13:20

More than 2,700 border pillars along India`s open border with Nepal have either gone "missing" or are "damaged", setting alarm bells ringing in the internal security establishment of the country.

Neighbourhood outreach: Sushma Swaraj leaves for Bangladesh on Wednesday

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 00:02

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will leave for Bangladesh on Wednesday on her first stand-alone visit abroad after assuming office with India expected to raise its concerns over illegal migration and Dhaka likely to raise the land boundary agreement and Teesta water treaty.

Modi`s visit boosts traditional bonds of friendship: Bhutan

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 15:27

Terming Prime Minister Narender Modi`s recent visit to Bhutan as most successful, his Bhutanese counterpart Tshering Tobgay has said it helped to renew and strengthen the traditional bonds of friendship between the two nations.

Gogoi concerned about downstream impact of Bhutan project

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 15:52

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Thursday expressed concern over the likely adverse downstream impact in Assam of the 600-MW Kholongchu Hydro-electric dam project in Bhutan to be built under a India-Bhutan joint venture.

Japan to help Bhutan brush up `happiness` census

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 12:03

Unlike other countries` focus on gross domestic product, Bhutan determines how well it is working by plotting "Gross National Happiness", or GNH.

Modi thanks guardian deities, Kings for Bhutan visit success

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 17:36

Happy over his successful Bhutan visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has thanked the "blessings of our guardian deities, leadership of our Kings, good fortune of our people" for it.

Modi visit a success, tweets Bhutan PM

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 19:50

Bhutan`s Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay on Monday said his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi`s visit to his country was a "success" and the Bhutanese people were fortunate to host the new Indian premier.

Bhutan has always supported India, says Subramanian Swamy

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 19:37

Bharatiya Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy said Monday that Prime MinisterNarendra Modi`s trip to Bhutan had a strategic content to it, and added that the country has always been a great supporter of India.

China says not perturbed by growing India, Bhutan ties

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 19:29

Playing down its unsuccessful bid to establish diplomatic ties with Bhutan, China on Monday said it is glad to see New Delhi and Thimphu develop their relations further during the just-concluded visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.