Thursday, 26 May, 2022

Topic: Bhutan

India’s prayers for Covaxin vaccine and a geology lesson on Kashmir

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Bhutan to not allow sale of Patanjali’s Coronil, says drug not approved by its regulatory body

Bhutan's Drug Regulatory Authority has said there is no cure for Covid-19 yet and it won't allow the sale of any medicine which claims to do so.

Bhutan rejects media reports claiming it stopped irrigation water to Assam villages

Bhutan said a deliberate attempt was being made by vested interests to spread misinformation and cause misunderstanding between Assam & the country.

Why Bhutan hasn’t finalised the tourism fee it wants to charge Indians

The Lower House of Bhutanese Parliament has passed the draft tourism bill, but the Upper House is still debating its fine print.

China & Bhutan close to striking Doklam deal, holding line could become working boundary

2 years after tense India-China stand-off at Doklam plateau, Bhutan could agree to let China hang on to territory it has already captured.

Mountain Echoes turns 10 — the Indo-Bhutanese lit fest is an equal celebration of culture

The Indo-Bhutanese literature festival begins today, marking its 10th anniversary with quiet humility and a host of exciting sessions.

PM Modi launches RuPay card in Bhutan

PM Modi, who is on two-day visit to Bhutan, also inaugurated 740 MW Mangdechhu hydroelectric power plant.

Modi arrives in Bhutan on two-day visit

PM Modi will hold talks with Bhutanese King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck on strengthening bilateral ties.

Too far gone? Even if we meet Paris target, Hindu Kush Himalayas will lose 1/3rd glaciers

According to a report, the Hindu Kush Himalayas, which support 25 per cent of the world's population, are set to lose a big chunk of glaciers by 2100.

What can the kingdom of Bhutan teach us about fighting corruption

Bhutan can provide original approaches in dealing with anti-corruption policies.

On Camera


US President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on 16 August 2021. Biden defended his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan | Samuel Corum | Bloomberg

US blames failure to shut Pakistan border for Afghan defeat. India, please take note

The US could have used its coercive resources to compel Pakistan to shut down the Taliban’s transborder sanctuaries. It chose not to—costing its victory.
Vendors at a store selling edible oils at Begum Bazaar in Hyderabad, India| Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Modi govt to allow duty-free import of soybean, sunflower oil, cool surging prices

The government will permit purchases of 2 million tons each of the two vegetable oils per annum this fiscal year and the next, according to a notification by the finance ministry.


Naval helicopters | Representational image |

What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.