Saturday, 21 May, 2022

Topic: India-Bhutan

No stop to China’s building spree in Bhutan as new village springs up, satellite images show

China has built at least one more village in Bhutan near tri-junction with India. Satellite images now show a total of 6 such sites with more than 200 structures on disputed land.

PM Narendra Modi conferred with Bhutan’s highest civilian award

Bhutan PM Lotay Tshering said on social media that he was overjoyed to hear that PM Modi was awarded the highest civilian decoration, Ngadag Pel gi Khorlo.

Centre’s order to expand BSF’s jurisdiction in border states strains fragile federal set-up

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Bhutan’s exports hit by ‘extortion racket’ of Bengal journalists, SSB officers, police probe on

Bhutan hasn’t taken up the matter officially with India, but officials say extortion is common at border posts like Jaigaon, and has become more common since Covid lockdowns.

Launch of BHIM-UPI in Bhutan will help strengthen bilateral ties, says Nirmala Sitharaman

With this launch, Bhutan will become the first country to adopt Unified Payment Interface standards for its QR deployment, and the only country to accept RuPay cards.

EU’s non-inclusion of Covishield for travel Green Pass discriminatory

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PM Modi thanks Lotay Tshering for Bhutan’s support amid Covid crisis

The leaders noted that the present crisis situation has served to highlight the special friendship between India and Bhutan based on mutual understanding, a PMO statement said.

Bhutan to supply liquid oxygen to India to help combat Covid crisis

The liquid oxygen to India will be supplied from the new plant being set up at the Motanga Industrial Estate, Samdrup Jongkhar district by a Bhutanese company.

India wants Bhutan to settle China border issue so it can define trijunction area near Doklam

According to India, once Thimpu settles the matter with Beijing, it will be “easier” for New Delhi to at least begin talks on the trijunction.  

India ‘talking’ to Bhutan as Beijing opens new front with Thimphu along Arunachal border

India believes that the main reason Beijing has opened a new front with Thimphu over the Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary in eastern Bhutan is to ‘provoke’ New Delhi.

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Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
File photo of chief economic advisor V. Anantha Nageswaran | Photo: Twitter | @FinMinIndia

Stock market turmoil, crypto craze proof of human ‘fear, greed’ says chief economic advisor

Speaking at India Ideas Conclave, organised by think tank India Foundation in Bengaluru, V. Anantha Nageswaran, also said India was now in position to deliver domestically-driven growth'.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

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.