Bhutan minister hails Modi's 'Make in India' initiative

The Indian government's "Make in India" fast track development initiative will make the country a global economic superpower, a senior Bhutanese minister has said.

Bhutan, Maldives, East Timor eye maiden Asian Games medals
Bhutan, Maldives, East Timor eye maiden Asian Games medals

 Three countries at the 17th Asian Games are tuning up and hoping for their first podium finish at the continent's largest sports event, scheduled to open here Friday.

India, Bhutan to hold 3rd round of development talks on Thursday

Bhutan and India will hold the third round of Development Cooperation Talks here tomorrow for Bhutan's 11th Five Year Plan during which Indian aid of Rs 45 billion would be discussed and 50 proposed projects would be reviewed.

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

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

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.

Thousands of border pillars missing on Nepal, Bhutan borders

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

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.

Gogoi concerned about downstream impact of Bhutan project

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Bhutan visit extremely successful and entirely satisfying: Swaraj

India Monday described as "extremely successful and entirely satisfying" Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s visit to Bhutan and said it would strengthen Indo-Bhutan relations.

Bhutanese clap to make an exception for Modi

People of Bhutan do not clap as a congratulatory gesture as they believe that clapping is done only to ward off evil spirits. But Monday they made an exception for Indian prime minister Narendra Modi who gave a rousing speech at the joint session of Bhutanese Parliament.

PM Modi lays foundation stone of Kholongchu hydro-power project in Bhutan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday laid the foundation stone of the 600MW Kholongchu Hydro- electric project, a joint venture between India and Bhutan.

Stronger India would be better for Bhutan, South Asian nations: PM Modi

Addressing the joint session of Bhutan Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the relationship between India and Bhutan is historic and the new government is committed to make it even stronger.

More vegetarian, Gujarati dishes on table for PM Modi in Thimphu

With visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi being a strict vegetarian, the Bhutanese government and the hotel he is staying in here are serving more vegetarian dishes as well as some Gujarati dishes.

A good neighbour important for happiness: PM Modi tells Bhutan

In comments that may be seen as reference to China and Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday night said having a good neighbour is important for a country`s happiness and in its absence a nation cannot live in peace despite prosperity.

PM Narendra Modi receives rousing welcome in Bhutan, stresses on `B2B` ties

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said though government in India has changed, Bhutan remains a priority for New Delhi and it will strengthen further the relations between both the South-Asian nations after reaching here, his first foreign destination since he took over.