High altitude lifts Bhutan`s World Cup hopes
High altitude lifts Bhutan`s World Cup hopes

Bhutan`s amateurs are hoping the dizzying altitude of their Himalayan home games will give them an edge as they look to extend their World Cup fairytale.

Asia throws up intriguing World Cup qualifiers
Asia throws up intriguing World Cup qualifiers

The sheer enormity and rich diversity of Asia offers a bitter-sweet opportunity to the region`s World Cup hopefuls.

Tarun Gogoi urges Power Ministry for allocation from Bhutan projects

 Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Thursday urged the Union Ministry of Power to take appropriate action for allocation of 500 MW of power from three projects in Bhutan.

Bhutan leap 46 places in FIFA rankings, Belgium go third
Bhutan leap 46 places in FIFA rankings, Belgium go third

Bhutan jumped 46 places from the foot of the FIFA rankings to 163rd on Thursday after recording their first ever World Cup qualifying victories.

Bhutan Prime Minister to visit Sri Lanka

 Bhutanese Prime Minister Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay will embark on a three-day visit to Sri Lanka tomorrow during which he will meet the country's top leaders to strengthen bilateral ties.

China shadow over ambitious Guwahati-Tawang connectivity?

India may again approach Bhutan for an early clearance to a crucial road passing through its territory that connects strategically important Tawang with Guwahati as the neighbouring country has put on hold the project apparently due to fear of antagonising China.

Bhutan-India ties role model political relationship: Bhutan PM

Describing ties between India and Bhutan as a "model relationship", Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay said trust, cooperation and confidence have helped build close relations between the two neighbours.

IRS probationers call on President Mukherjee

A group of 182 IRS Probationers of 68th batch of the Indian Revenue Service including two officers from Bhutan Government called on President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

`World`s worst` Bhutan enjoy dream World Cup debut
`World`s worst` Bhutan enjoy dream World Cup debut

The tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, the lowest-ranked team in international football, enjoyed a dream debut in the World Cup qualifiers Thursday by recording a shock 1-0 away victory over Sri Lanka.

PM Modi will certainly visit Pakistan next year: Sartaj Aziz

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will "certainly visit" Pakistan next year, the country`s top foreign affairs adviser Sartaj Aziz said on Sunday.

Soak in the spirit of the Punakha Tshechu and Drubchen
Soak in the spirit of the Punakha Tshechu and Drubchen

Put on your best clothing, learn about the culture and history of this beautiful place and join in the festivities, says Avril-Ann Braganza

Jaishankar begins SAARC yatra Sunday with Bhutan

 Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar begins his `yatra` of four SAARC countries from Sunday, with Bhutan as the first stop, in a major push to the Indian government`s neighbourhood outreach.

Jaishankar to begin SAARC Yatra with Bhutan

Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar will begin his 'SAARC Yatra' with his first visit to Bhutan March 1, followed by Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

President Mukherjee greets King of Bhutan on his birthday

President Pranab Mukherjee has conveyed his greetings and felicitations to the King of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, on his birthday which is on February 21.

SSB deploys unarmed 'smiling' squads at Nepal, Bhutan borders

In a unique initiative, border guarding force SSB has replaced its gun-toting troops with a 'smiling' non-combatised personnel team to interact and frisk people who cross-over to India from the international borders of Nepal and Bhutan.

India, Bhutan experts join hands to save black-necked crane

Described by environmentalists as a symbol of the "cultural identity of the Himalayan ecosystem", the black-necked crane is facing a grim battle for survival now prompting experts in India and Bhutan to call for regional cooperation for the conservation of the species.

Bhutan's seed bank to ensure food security

Boasting of more than 300 local rice varieties that have withstood varying weather conditions over the ages, Bhutan is relying on its seed bank - a conserve of seeds and other genetic resources of indigenous plants - to tackle food security issues arising out of climate change.

Rajnath Singh underlines two-pronged role for SSB

Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday called for a two-pronged role of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) while safeguarding the country's borders.

Bhutan, Maldives echo India on global climate change pact

Echoing India's stand, its neighbours Bhutan and Maldives Friday called for a "strong" agreement that is geared towards the needs of developing countries to adapt to climate change as well as pumps in funds in the global climate kitty.

Bhutan special: Chillies, cheese fire-up Bhutanese cuisine
Bhutan special: Chillies, cheese fire-up Bhutanese cuisine

Fridge magnets and postcards with pictures of red and green chillies of all shapes and sizes - there you go! Picturesque Bhutan's love affair with chillies - and also with cheese - is so profound that it's not just a food seasoning for its people.