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Vijayveer, Anjum Bashir and Nisha(HT Photo)

HT Youth Forum 2018 l Trailblazers high on dreams, grit and glory

By Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2018 12:58 PM IST
HT presents the achievers and what fires their dreams.
Members of Bhutan army during the BIMSTEC military exercise in Pune, September 14, 2018(HT)
Members of Bhutan army during the BIMSTEC military exercise in Pune, September 14, 2018(HT)

India must balance its strategic interests with Bhutan’s aspirations

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2018 01:19 PM IST
As India takes steps connected to its legitimate security concerns in the region, it must ensure that it is not perceived as an overbearing presence but one that has the best interests of the Bhutanese people at heart
Dr Lotay Tshering, president of Bhutan party Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT), talks with the media after winning the elections.(AFP)
Dr Lotay Tshering, president of Bhutan party Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT), talks with the media after winning the elections.(AFP)

Narendra Modi congratulates newly elected PM of Bhutan

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON OCT 19, 2018 11:18 PM IST
Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa party leader Lotay Tshering won Bhutan’s third general election.
Buddha Dordenma statue atop a hill in the Kuensel Phodrang Nature Park in Thimphu.(AFP Photo)
Buddha Dordenma statue atop a hill in the Kuensel Phodrang Nature Park in Thimphu.(AFP Photo)

China woos neighbouring Bhutan, to India’s displeasure

Thimphu (Bhutan) | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2018 07:32 PM IST
China’s policy of mixing soft diplomacy and economic aid has reaped rich dividends in South Asian countries where India has long held sway like Sri Lanka and the Maldives.
File picture of Sandeep Lamichhane(IDI via Getty Images)
File picture of Sandeep Lamichhane(IDI via Getty Images)

Defeated in 11 balls - China schooled by Nepal in WT20 qualifier

Kuala Lumpur | By AFP
PUBLISHED ON OCT 11, 2018 02:43 PM IST
China’s latest foray on the international stage ended in a huge defeat on Wednesday as they scored only 26 all out in a World Twenty20 qualifier, a total which Nepal surpassed in just 11 balls.
A joint military exercise of Bimstec members, in Pune, September 14(Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)
A joint military exercise of Bimstec members, in Pune, September 14(Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)

India must be prepared for the long haul on the Bimstec front

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2018 07:42 PM IST
While the countries around the Bay of Bengal are part of one of the fastest growing economic regions, trade among them accounts for only five percent of all trade in the region. Even the implementation of the connectivity master plan will take a long time
India defeated Hong Kong in the AFC U-16 Qualifiers in Ulan Bator, Mongolia.(AIFF)
India defeated Hong Kong in the AFC U-16 Qualifiers in Ulan Bator, Mongolia.(AIFF)

Indian women’s football team thrash Hong Kong 6-1 in AFC U-16 Qualifiers

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2018 07:28 PM IST
The Indian women’s football team, who won the SAFF U-15 Championship last month in Bhutan, are aiming to qualify into the final phase of the AFC Women’s Championship.
Subhasish Bose has two caps for the India national team.(Twitter)
Subhasish Bose has two caps for the India national team.(Twitter)

Subhasish Bose to lead Indian football team in SAFF Cup opener

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2018 11:34 PM IST
India are clubbed with Sri Lanka and one-time champions Maldives (2008) in Group B whereas hosts Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal and Pakistan are placed in Group A.
Usha Uthup, Naseeruddin Shah and Ajoy Bose launching into the Beatles!(Courtesy Mountain Echoes Literary Festival)
Usha Uthup, Naseeruddin Shah and Ajoy Bose launching into the Beatles!(Courtesy Mountain Echoes Literary Festival)

Report: The Mountain Echoes Literature Festival in Bhutan

Hindustan Times | By Danish Raza
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2018 09:21 PM IST
The Beatles and the Yeti, among others, livened up things at the ninth edition of the Mountain Echoes Literary Festival in Bhutan
With the India-Pakistan bickering coming in way of a smooth functioning of the Saarc, groupings such as BIMSTEC can take forward the concept of regional cooperation in a different manner.(PTI File Photo)
With the India-Pakistan bickering coming in way of a smooth functioning of the Saarc, groupings such as BIMSTEC can take forward the concept of regional cooperation in a different manner.(PTI File Photo)

What is BIMSTEC and why is it important for India?

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2018 11:21 AM IST
This is only the fourth summit of the sub-regional group of seven countries in South Asia and South East Asia that had started with four countries in 1997.
Troops of India and China were locked in a 73-day stand-off in Doklam in the Sikkim sector from June 16 last year, after the Indian side stopped construction of a road in the disputed tri-junction by the Chinese Army. Bhutan and China have a dispute over Doklam.(AP File Photo)
Troops of India and China were locked in a 73-day stand-off in Doklam in the Sikkim sector from June 16 last year, after the Indian side stopped construction of a road in the disputed tri-junction by the Chinese Army. Bhutan and China have a dispute over Doklam.(AP File Photo)

Parliamentary panel asks govt to encourage Bhutan to deploy more soldiers in Doklam

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2018 07:34 PM IST
During earlier discussions, Rahul Gandhi had questioned External Affairs Ministry officials on China’s objective and why Beijing chose Doklam to create a confrontation.
Bhutan is a tiny country which believes in a low impact form of tourism that doesn’t harm the environment.(Shutterstock)
Bhutan is a tiny country which believes in a low impact form of tourism that doesn’t harm the environment.(Shutterstock)

5 eco-friendly destinations for sustainable travellers to visit this year

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2018 09:31 AM IST
Sustainable tourism: If you are travelling, ensure that you don’t pollute the environment or leave a high carbon footprint. Visit these 5 places that are known for their sustainable, eco-friendly practices.
The international border at Nathu La Pass, in Sikkim.(File photo)
The international border at Nathu La Pass, in Sikkim.(File photo)

‘Join BRI and share development bonus’: China reached out to Bhutan

Beijing, Hindustan Times | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2018 08:11 PM IST
The two sides exchanged views on China-Bhutan ties, and also the boundary issue, and reached many agreements, said an official.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with Prime Minister of Bhutan, Tshering Tobgay at a meeting in New York.(PTI File Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with Prime Minister of Bhutan, Tshering Tobgay at a meeting in New York.(PTI File Photo)

Bhutan PM Tshering Tobgay on 3-day to India visit from Thursday

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2018 04:54 PM IST
Prime Minister of Bhutan Tshering Tobgay will arrive in New Delhi on Thursday on a three-day visit
Chencho Gyeltshen has signed a one year deal with Bengaluru FC.(Twitter)
Chencho Gyeltshen has signed a one year deal with Bengaluru FC.(Twitter)

Chencho Gyeltshen becomes first Bhutanese player to sign for Bengaluru FC

Press Trust of India, Bangalore | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2018 06:56 PM IST
The 22-year-old becomes the Bengaluru FC’s fifth foreigner and the first one the club has ever signed from Bhutan.
The four-day meet, starting on Tuesday, has been advanced by three weeks from its original dates of July 15-18.(HT Photo)
The four-day meet, starting on Tuesday, has been advanced by three weeks from its original dates of July 15-18.(HT Photo)

Inter-State athletics: Chasing Asian Games entry with eye on weather

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Navneet Singh
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2018 05:11 PM IST
India’s track and field stars chase qualification for the Jakarta Asian Games in August-September at the Inter-State Athletics Championships starting in Guwahati on Tuesday.
A medical officer at a primary health centre in Maharashtra. One fourth of the country’s primary health centres do not have access to round-the-clock power supply, and nearly 20% don’t have water supply(Hindustan Times)
A medical officer at a primary health centre in Maharashtra. One fourth of the country’s primary health centres do not have access to round-the-clock power supply, and nearly 20% don’t have water supply(Hindustan Times)

India spends less on health than Bhutan, Nepal and Maldives

UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2018 07:27 AM IST
In the absence of a significant hike in spending on healthcare, achieving the national health targets could be an uphill task.
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary is under the scanner for his recent trip to Bhutan.(BCCI)
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary is under the scanner for his recent trip to Bhutan.(BCCI)

Acting BCCI secretary runs up travel bills of Rs.52 lakh in 169 days!

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Khurram Habib
PUBLISHED ON JUN 22, 2018 01:23 AM IST
In the letter, the Committee of Administrators seeks clarification as to why BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary took a recent trip to Bhutan.
Right next to the standoff site, located at the plateau’s southwestern corner, China has built military fortifications and facilities overlooking Indian positions. Yet there is no debate in India on how Doklam was lost(AFP)
Right next to the standoff site, located at the plateau’s southwestern corner, China has built military fortifications and facilities overlooking Indian positions. Yet there is no debate in India on how Doklam was lost(AFP)

Doklam standoff anniversary: Will China repeat an Aksai Chin?

By Brahma Chellaney
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2018 01:05 PM IST
Like how it occupied Aksai Chin in the 1950s and what it is doing in the South China Sea, China is slowly altering the landscape at the Doklam Plateau in its favour
Indian runners like Sudha Singh will train in Bhutan for the 2019 Asian Games.(Getty Images)
Indian runners like Sudha Singh will train in Bhutan for the 2019 Asian Games.(Getty Images)

Indian runners to train in Bhutan ahead of 2019 Asian Games

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2018 11:30 PM IST
A 17-member Indian team, along with three coaches and a masseur, will train at the Thimphu Track and Field Centre from May 21 to June 20.
BJP insiders opine it would not be politically prudent for PM Narendra Modi to visit Pakistan in the run up to the elections.(PTI)
BJP insiders opine it would not be politically prudent for PM Narendra Modi to visit Pakistan in the run up to the elections.(PTI)

To let Pakistan earn global legitimacy or isolate it: India’s SAARC dilemma

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Prashant Jha
PUBLISHED ON MAY 03, 2018 09:54 AM IST
Indian officials argue that at a time their diplomatic efforts are focused on isolating Pakistan internationally on the question of its support to terror, it would be counter-productive to let Islamabad earn international legitimacy by hosting SAARC.
A tiger that was trapped by a camera in Askot Wildlife Sanctuary at an altitude of 12,000 ft in Uttarakhand in 2016.(HT File)
A tiger that was trapped by a camera in Askot Wildlife Sanctuary at an altitude of 12,000 ft in Uttarakhand in 2016.(HT File)

In search of elusive high-altitude tigers, India, Nepal and Bhutan fall back upon camera traps

Hindustan Times | By Nihi Sharma
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2018 09:11 PM IST
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) will conduct the project in the three countries, with the Global Tiger Forum (GTF) and Dehradun-based Wildlife Institute of India (WII) playing a crucial role in synchronising the programme.
Actor Tanishaa Mukerji on her latest fitness transformation
Actor Tanishaa Mukerji on her latest fitness transformation

A mind, soul and body transformation for Tanishaa

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Anjali Shetty
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2018 08:05 PM IST
Actor Tanishaa Mukerji talks about her fitness regimen and what prompted her to lose weight and become fit
The Indian football team will face Maldives and Sri Lanka in the group stages of its SAFF Cup title defence in Bangladesh later this year.(AFP/Getty Images)
The Indian football team will face Maldives and Sri Lanka in the group stages of its SAFF Cup title defence in Bangladesh later this year.(AFP/Getty Images)

Indian football team clubbed with Maldives, Sri Lanka in 2018 SAFF Cup

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2018 11:46 PM IST
The SAFF Cup, South Asia’s premier football tournament, will be played in Bangladesh from September 4 to 15 - marking the third time it has been staged in the country
Mohan Bhagwat, chief Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), speaks during an event in Ahmedabad, India.(REUTERS File Photo)
Mohan Bhagwat, chief Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), speaks during an event in Ahmedabad, India.(REUTERS File Photo)

GDP does not reflect true economic performance of India: RSS chief

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Eeshanpriya MS, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2018 07:41 AM IST
The RSS chief said India by adhering to good economic principles can set an example before the world
Plan your summer holiday now. Sri Lanka has heritage properties, rich culture, diverse landscape and seafood-based cuisine.(Shutterstock)
Plan your summer holiday now. Sri Lanka has heritage properties, rich culture, diverse landscape and seafood-based cuisine.(Shutterstock)
A container is loaded on to the Cosco Wellington, the first container ship to depart after the inauguration of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor port in Gwadar, Pakistan, in 2016 .(Reuters)
A container is loaded on to the Cosco Wellington, the first container ship to depart after the inauguration of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor port in Gwadar, Pakistan, in 2016 .(Reuters)

Why regional connectivity in South Asia should be a strategic priority for India

By Shyam Saran
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2018 12:14 PM IST
China has made the laying of fibre optic cables an integral component of its Belt and Road Initiative. This could lead to the marginalisation of India in its own neighbourhood.
The Telugu Desam government is planning to set up a Happiness Commission headed by chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu(PTI)
The Telugu Desam government is planning to set up a Happiness Commission headed by chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu(PTI)

Creating jobs and hospitals can raise the happiness quotient in Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2018 05:54 PM IST
Andhra Pradesh has become the second state in the country to introduce an exclusive ministry for happiness, after Madhya Pradesh
Nepal’s Prime Minister KP Oli during a meeting with Indian industrialists in New Delhi on Friday.(PTI Photo)
Nepal’s Prime Minister KP Oli during a meeting with Indian industrialists in New Delhi on Friday.(PTI Photo)

Nepal top recipient of India aid with Rs 253 crore

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayanth Jacob
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2018 11:15 PM IST
China's foreign minister Wang Yi speaks to the media during a news conference during the National People's Congress (NPC), China's parliamentary body, in Beijing, on March 8, 2018.(REUTERS)
China's foreign minister Wang Yi speaks to the media during a news conference during the National People's Congress (NPC), China's parliamentary body, in Beijing, on March 8, 2018.(REUTERS)

Even Himalayas can’t stop China, India if there is political trust, says foreign minister Wang Yi

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2018 09:32 PM IST
Foreign minister Wang Yi said China is willing and ready to inherit and take forward the traditional friendship and be a friend and partner of the Indian people.
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