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PM Modi gets Bhutan’s highest civilian award. Here are his other awards

PM Modi has received several awards over the years. 
Published on Dec 17, 2021 08:03 PM IST

Bhutan confers its highest civilian award on Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, the Druk Gyalpo (head of state) of the Kingdom of Bhutan.  
Updated on Dec 17, 2021 10:52 AM IST

'How to lose friends': Rahul Gandhi takes swipe at Centre after Bhutan-China MoU

Rahul Gandhi said the government’s foreign policy is to “lose friends and influence nobody”.
Published on Oct 15, 2021 07:21 PM IST

India cautious as Bhutan, China sign pact

Bhutan and China on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on a roadmap for expediting negotiations on their boundary dispute. (MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS/ROYAL GOVT OF BHUTAN.)
Updated on Oct 15, 2021 04:29 AM IST

Ranchi's 'Chala Akhra Khorha' organisation promotes tribal art and culture

Ranchi's 'Chala Akhra Khorha' organisation promotes tribal art and culture
Updated on Sep 02, 2021 08:14 AM IST

Bhutan fully vaccinates 90% population in one week, Unicef lauds 'success story'

This photograph provided by Unicef shows airport personnel in protective suits handle unloaded consignment as 500,000 doses of Moderna Covid-19 vaccine gifted from the United States arrived at Paro International Airport in Bhutan, July 12, 2021.
Published on Jul 28, 2021 10:27 AM IST

China invading Bhutan in a gradually, stealthily: Report

In this representative photo, construction workers prepare to install one of 18 wide-field air telescopes at an observatory at Haizi Mountain near Daocheng in southwestern China's Sichuan Province.
Published on May 23, 2021 02:23 PM IST

Bhutan to supply liquid oxygen to India from its new oxygen plant

The provision of oxygen by Bhutan will augment India's efforts to win the fight against Covid-19 and save precious lives. ( Praful Gangurde / HT Photo )
Published on Apr 27, 2021 10:30 PM IST

Bhutan delivers first vaccine dose to 85% of adult population in a week

A health worker inoculate a dose of a COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine to a woman during the first day of vaccination in Bhutan, at Lungtenzampa Middle Secondary school in Thimphu on March 27, 2021. (Photo by Upasana DAHAL / AFP)
Updated on Apr 12, 2021 04:24 AM IST

China, Bhutan hold discussions to resolve border dispute

Bhutan and China held the 10th Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on Bhutan-China Boundary. In this photo, Bhutanese college students enter the Royal University of Bhutan in Thimphu.
Published on Apr 09, 2021 11:07 PM IST

Covid-19: Bhutan vaccinates over 60% people in record time, leaves behind Israel

A healthcare worker inoculates a dose of a Covid-19 vaccine to a Buddhist monk in Thimphu on March 27.
Published on Apr 08, 2021 03:05 PM IST

Bhutan rolls out nationwide Covid-19 vaccination program

Vaccines have been distributed to all 20 districts across the country, as the country expects to run the mass vaccination within a week's time.
Published on Mar 27, 2021 11:45 PM IST

Bhutanese girl’s thank you message to India for Covid-19 vaccines wins tweeple

The image shows child artist Khenrab Yeedzin Syelden from Bhutan.
Published on Mar 27, 2021 10:27 AM IST

India's vaccine diplomacy in south Asia pushes back against China

A policeman watches as an aircraft from India carrying Covishield, AstraZeneca-Oxford's Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine made by India's Serum Institute arrives at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu on January 21, 2021.
Updated on Jan 21, 2021 08:49 PM IST

Bhutan, Maldives first to benefit from India’s ‘Vaccine Maitri’

With the shipping of doses to Bhutan and the Maldives, India also became the first country to provide South Asian nations with vaccines as aid.
Updated on Jan 21, 2021 06:50 AM IST

Bhutan to receive Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine from India

A vial and syringe are seen in front of a displayed AstraZeneca logo.
Published on Jan 18, 2021 09:41 PM IST

Bhutan PM congratulates India for launch of vaccination drive against Covid-19

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bhutan PM Lotay Tshering inaugurated the Mangdecchu hydroelectric power plant in Bhutan on Saturday. PM Modi had arrived in Bhutan for a two day visit and laid out details of several projects. PM Modi also launched the RuPay card in Bhutan.

Published on Jan 16, 2021 12:55 PM IST

India delivered 9 consignments of Covid-19 relief supplies to Bhutan since March

As per the latest update by Johns Hopkins University, Bhutan has reported 755 Covid-19 cases in total.
Published on Jan 07, 2021 05:31 PM IST

Tibetans-in-exile set to vote in first phase of global election

Of the 80,000 voters 56,000 live in India, Nepal and Bhutan while 24,000 are in other countries.
Updated on Jan 03, 2021 12:49 AM IST

Bhutanese engineers to train with ISRO for satellite launch next year

The four space engineers from Bhutan’s department of information technology and telecom will undergo the first phase of training at ISRO’s UR Rao Satellite Centre in Bengaluru from December 28 to February 25.
Updated on Dec 28, 2020 06:32 PM IST

Bhutan PM announces 7-day nationwide lockdown amid new Covid-19 cases

As per a bulletin by Ministry of Health of the Himalayan Kingdom on December 22, the total number of Covid-19 cases stood at 479 out of which 430 have recovered. Bhutan is yet to record a Covid-19 fatality.
Published on Dec 23, 2020 08:10 AM IST

Israel, Bhutan establish formal diplomatic relations

The development came a little more than a fortnight after Bhutan established full-fledged diplomatic relations with Germany on November 25. (HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 12, 2020 10:14 PM IST

Bhutan parliament decriminalizes homosexuality, to delight of activists

Sections 213 and 214 of the penal code had criminalized “unnatural sex”, widely interpreted as homosexuality.
Updated on Dec 10, 2020 07:20 PM IST

Vivek Atray to head Chandigarh chapter of PRCI

The Public Relations Council of India is the national apex body of public relations practitioners, communicators, academicians, and media personalities with 34 chapters across India and chapters in Dubai, Sri Lanka,Bangladesh,Nepal and Bhutan.
Updated on Dec 10, 2020 01:11 AM IST

China setting up villages on borders with India and Bhutan, satellite imagery shows

Satellite imagery that emerged last month showed China has built a village called Pangda some two kilometres within territory claimed by Bhutan on Doklam plateau.
Updated on Dec 07, 2020 06:29 AM IST

Satellite imagery shows China setting up border villages between India, Bhutan

File photo: Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Updated on Dec 06, 2020 10:52 PM IST

Travel Thursday: As Milind Soman goes trekking on Sandakphu, here are 3 attractions of West Bengal’s highest peak

As Milind Soman goes trekking on Sandakphu, here are 3 attractions of West Bengal’s highest peak
Updated on Nov 26, 2020 01:20 PM IST

Germany, Bhutan establish full-fledged diplomatic ties

The two sides have had consular relations since 2000, and Germany’s envoy to India, Walter Lindner, and Bhutanese ambassador V Namgyel exchanged notes verbale on the establishment of diplomatic relations. (Photo @AmbLindnerIndia)
Updated on Nov 25, 2020 09:57 PM IST

India to launch Bhutan’s satellite next year, train space engineers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also launched phase two of the RuPay card scheme in Bhutan, via video conference in New Delhi on Friday.
Updated on Nov 20, 2020 04:03 PM IST
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