Home » Archives by category » SOUTH-ASIA » Bhutan

Bhutan is no longer FIFA bottom ranker

Bhutan is no longer FIFA bottom ranker

Football: Bhutan is no more the lowest ranked soccer playing nation. After the memorable double victory in the two-legged encounter with Sri Lanka, Bhutan jumped 46 places from the bottom…

Children’s rights for Bhutan’s young monks

Children’s rights for Bhutan’s young monks

The world of monastic schools in Bhutan is veiled in mystery. It is home to around 4,000 boys, some of them as young as five, training to become monks. In…

Bhutan key to India’s water security, courts US funds

Bhutan key to India’s water security, courts US funds

Bhutan, tucked between China and India, is a key player in Indian water security. The country sits on the southern slope of the Tibetan Plateau, which holds more ice than…

Bhutan PM gets preferred Modi dinner treatment?

Bhutan PM gets preferred Modi dinner treatment?

New Delhi: Bhutan’s Prime Minister was the one who was seated beside Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the dinner after the swearing in ceremony, and this set off a…

Is TV killing Bhutan’s festive spirit?

Is TV  killing Bhutan’s festive spirit?

Is a modern Bhutan losing interest in local religious festivals? An editorial in Bhutan’s government paper believes so. There were not many locals at the Paro dzong courtyard where the…

Bhutan reels under the Indian Rupee famine

Bhutan reels under the Indian Rupee famine

Thimpu (Bhutan): Bhutan’s Indian rupee crisis hasn’t gone away yet. Despite many restrictions imposed by Bhutan in utilization of Indian currency and some help from India, Bhutan’s Rupee reserve crisis…

Yankee flood in Bhutan soon?

Yankee flood in Bhutan soon?

Americans are getting very interested in Bhutan, and with the country opening up to tourists, watch out for the Yankee Flood. Although the government tightly controls tourism, Bhutan is now…

Bhutan’s new Bangkok flight awaited at Calcutta

Bhutan’s new Bangkok flight awaited at Calcutta

Calcutta: When Bhutan Airlines’ brand new aircraft  touches down at Calcutta airport later this month, it be its maiden international flight. It will also be the first new carrier to…

Bhutan Film opens Busan International Film Festival

Bhutan Film opens Busan International Film Festival

BUSAN, South Korea –It was a film from the tiny Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan that opened Asia’s largest film festival.  Established Asian stars as well as budding actors and actresses…

China, India in tussle over Bhutan

China, India in tussle over Bhutan

Are India and China engaged in a tussle over neighbouring Bhutan? This is so, according to an article in “The International’. Quietly nestled within the Himalayas’ eastern edge, the Kingdom…

Bodo bomb blast targets Bhutan travellers

Bodo bomb blast targets Bhutan travellers

GUWAHATI: About 50 passengers, mostly Bhutanese nationals, had a miraculous escape when a powerful bomb planted inside the bus they were travelling in exploded at Borobisa near the Assam-West Bengal…

Bhutan’s former PM resigns seat in Parliament, causes stir

Bhutan’s former PM resigns seat in Parliament, causes stir

THIMPU [BHUTAN] Within days of  the new government taking over, Bhutan’s  former prime minister and president of the  Druk Phuensum Tshogpa’ party,  Jigmi Y Thinley resigned his seat on the National…

Bhutan in Rupee debt trap, not so happy now!

Bhutan in  Rupee debt trap, not so happy now!

It’s a fact. the Gross National Happiness of the dragon kingdom is sliding. Bhutan is caught in a rupee debt trap. How can it extricate itself? Bhutan’s economy and the…

Bhutan’s first electoral upset in national politics

Bhutan’s first electoral upset in national politics

Call it the’ incumbency factor’, or whatever you like, the fact is that the Bhutanese people have thrown out their first democratically elected government, and opted for a whole new…

India to ‘consider’ cheaper LPG for Bhutan

India to ‘consider’ cheaper LPG for Bhutan

Bhutan is facing a fierce crisis, as cooking gas prices hit the roof because neighbour India suddenly lifted its ‘special subsidy’ on LPG. Some observers have said that India is…

Page 1 of 212