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India, Bhutan to place more emphasis on education, capacity building

Narendra-ModiThimphu, June 16 : India and Bhutan on Monday agreed to give more emphasis to the education sector and capacity building .

In a joint statement released on behalf of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bhutanese counterpart Tshering Tobgay, the former announced announced the doubling of the Nehru-Wangchuck Scholarship to Rs. 20 million per year.

The India Government also agreed to provide grant assistance for the establishment of the digital section/ E-library in the National Library of Bhutan and in all 20 districts of Bhutan.

PM Modi's visit to Bhutan extremely satisfying: Sushma Swaraj

Sushma-Swaraj_Thimphu, (Bhutan) June 16 : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday termed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Bhutan as extremely successful and satisfying.

"India selected Bhutan because it is one of our important neighbours, and certainly the friendliest country. This visit has been extremely successful and satisfying. It has reinforced and further strengthened relations between India and Bhutan. In spite of being a very short visit, the Prime Minister could interact with the legislator, judiciary and executive, all the three wings of democracy," said Swaraj at a press conference here today.

Prime Minister Modi enroute to Thimphu from Paro

Narendra-ModiParo, (Bhutan), June 15 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi has left Paro Airport for Bhutan's capital Thimphu, which is at a distance of at least 52 kilometers.

The Prime Minister is on a two-day official visit to Bhutan.

Earlier today, the Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft carrying Modi landed at Paro Airport, where Modi was received by Bhutan's Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay, members of his cabinet and senior Bhutanese and Indian Embassy officials.

''India still working to prevent derailment of ties with Pakistan'': Khurshid

''India still working to prevent derailment of ties with Pakistan'': Khurshid Thimpu, Jan. 15 : External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid has said that India would continue to strive to save the peace process with Pakistan that has been continuously violating ceasefire norms in Kashmir.

Khurshid, who arrived here on a two-day official visit yesterday, said India is trying hard to prevent derailment of its ties with the neighbouring nation.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has arrived in Bhutan for SAARC summit

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has arrived in Bhutan for SAARC summitIndian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has arrived in Bhutan for the SAARC summit 2010. The 16th SAARC Summit is to be held at Bhutan this year. Dr. Manmohan Singh has arrived in Thimphu at the Paro International airport.

After that he has received a warm reception from the host. Then he has received a guard of honor by Bhutanese Prime Minister Jigme Y Thinley and Indian's Bhutan Ambassador Mr. Pavan Varma.

India, Bangladesh and Bhutan to show stronger growth performances

India, Bangladesh and Bhutan to show stronger growth performancesAccording to a World Bank report, with sound economic policies, India, Bangladesh and Bhutan are expected to emerge from the global economic crisis with stronger growth performances in South Asia.

Noting that growth has been weakest in countries that entered the crisis with large internal and external imbalances, such as Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the Maldives, the report said that these three countries generally have sound economic policies and greater resilience of trade, investment, and remittances.

BHEL bags Rs 1,000 crore order from Bhutan

BHEL bags Rs 1,000 crore order from BhutanBharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), India’s largest engineering and manufacturing enterprise, has bagged new order from Bhutan. BHEL manufactures more than 180 products under 30 major product groups.

The company caters to core sectors of the Indian Economy viz., Power Generation & Transmission, Industry, Transportation, Telecommunication, Renewable Energy, etc. The company also has been earning profits continuously since it inception in 1971-72 and paying dividends since 1976-77.

Bhutan King, Manmohan hold talks

Manmohan Singh, Jigme Khesar Namgyel WangchuckNew Delhi, Dec 22 : Bhutan's King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck Tuesday held extensive talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as they wrapped up agreements in several sectors, from water resources to civil aviation.

The 29-year-old Bhutanese sovereign is on his first foreign visit since his formal coronation in November 2008. He arrived on a six-day visit Monday morning.

On Tuesday, he began his programme with a ceremonial welcome at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhawan. He then laid a wreath at the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi at Raj Ghat.

Bhutan's king in India next week

Bhutan's king in India next weekNew Delhi, Dec 17 : Bhutan's King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck will come to India on a six-day state visit Monday, his first state visit since his formal coronation over a year ago that is expected to strengthen the special relationship between the two countries.

"Relations between India and Bhutan are characterised by profound friendship, deep understanding and trust," the external affairs ministry said here Thursday while announcing the visit.

Bangladesh seeks link to Bhutan via India

http://www.topnews.in/files/Sheikh-Hasina-1088.jpgThimphu, Nov 7 : Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has sought a road to Bhutan through India for bettr trade and people-to-people contact. She told her hosts at this Bhutanese capital that India had accepted the idea in principle.

Bangladesh and Bhutan could develop land communication through India at three points in Bangladesh -- Burimari Port (Lalmonirhat), Tamabil (Sylhet) and Naoka (Sherpur) -- she said while speaking to Bhutanese Foreign Minister Lyonpo Ugyen Tshering, United News of Bangladesh (UNB) reported Saturday.

Bhutan takes lead in dialogue on democracy in Asia

Bhutan takes lead in dialogue on democracy in AsiaParo (Bhutan), Oct. 15 : Asia has the promise of democracy with democratically elected Governments in all of South Asia and in many other parts of the region.

Countries in Asia have adopted different systems and models of democracy that have been influenced by their historical past.

Bhutan takes lead in dialogue on democracy in Asia

Bhutan takes lead in dialogue on democracy in AsiaParo (Bhutan), Oct. 15 : Asia has the promise of democracy with democratically elected Governments in all of South Asia and in many other parts of the region.

Countries in Asia have adopted different systems and models of democracy that have been influenced by their historical past.

India vies with China, plans 6 Nepal rly links

Indian RailwaysTo counter China’s great push to build railway links in South Asia, the Indian Railways has come up with a plan to build links with Nepal and Bhutan.

A senior Railways Ministry official said on condition of anonymity that Rail India Technical and Economic Services (RITES) had been commissioned to conduct feasibility studies on six railway links with Nepal and three with Bhutan.

China, at Nepal Prime Minister Madhav Nepal’s invitation, has already drawn up plans to extend its 1,956-km-long railway line, connecting Qinghai province and Tibet across the Tibetan plateau, to Kathmandu.

KPMG identifies 11 areas for Indo-Bhutanese cooperation

KPMG identifies 11 areas for Indo-Bhutanese cooperationThimphu (Bhutan), Aug. 23 : Leading audit, tax and advisory services firm KPMG has reportedly identified eleven keys areas in which India and Bhutan can cooperate.

Titled a ‘Study of Investment Climate in Bhutan,’ the KPMG report identifies environment management, tourism, agro processing, non-timber forestry, horticulture, ICT, education, medicinal plantations, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications and automobiles as investment opportunity areas.

Bhutan first private insurance company opens shop

Bhutan first private insurance company opens shopThimphu (Bhutan), Aug 23 : Bhutan''s first private insurance company has opened shop here with a promise of providing quality and speedy service to become the country''s insurer of choice.

According to a report filed by Chennai Online, except for life insurance, Bhutan Insurance Ltd (BIL) will offer all schemes available with the state-run Royal Insurance Company of Bhutan Ltd (RICBL) at the same premium. These include personal, commercial, industrial and liability insurance.

Chidambaram meets Bhutan King

Chidambaram meets Bhutan KingThimpu (Bhutan), Aug. 22 : Visiting Indian Home Minister P. Chidambaram called on Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck here on Saturday.

According to Kuensel News, the two leaders are said to have reviewed bilateral relations and discussed issues of mutual importance to both countries.

Chidambaram is on a three-day visit to Bhutan.

On Friday, Bhutan’s Home Minister Lyonpo Minjur Dorji, Foreign Secretary Daw Penjo and Indian Ambassador to Bhutan Pavan K. Varma received Chidambaram at the Paro International Airport,

Bharti Airtel inks pact with Bhutan Government

Bharti Airtel inks pact with Bhutan Government Bharti Airtel, Asia's leading integrated telecom services provider with operations in India and Sri Lanka, has entered into an agreement with the Bhutan government for creating a new terrestrial cable network in the neighboring country.

The telecom giant stated in a release that it has signed a MoU with the Royal Government of Bhutan to extend fibre connectivity to the Himalayan Kingdom. The launch of Bhutan Fibre Connect is reiteration of Bharti Airtel's commitment to building a truly global network.

Bhutan Prime Minister to arrive in India today

Bhutan Prime Minister to arrive in India todayNew Delhi, June 30 : Bhutan Prime Minister Jigmi Y Thinley will arrive here today on a four-day visit to strengthen ties between the two countries.

During his visit, Thinley will meet President Pratibha Patil and his Indian counterpart Dr. Manmohan Singh.

Bhutan Prime Minister is also scheduled to meet Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, External Affairs Minister S M Krishna, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and BJP leader L K Advani.

Gammon India wins order worth Rs 400 crore; Stock soars over 7%

Gammon India LtdMumbai-based Gammon India Ltd has notified that it has secured a project costing Rs 400 crore from Punatsangchhu Hydro Electricity Project authority.

The contract involves construction of approximately 7500 m long 10 m finished dia, Circular Shaped concrete lined Head Race Tunnel (HRT) at Wangdue, approx. 80 kms. from Thimpu, Bhutan.

Gammon India Limited provides infrastructure engineering and construction services in India and internationally.

At 10:26 am, the shares of Gammon India were quoting at Rs 75.75, up Rs 5.05, or 7.14%. The scrip touched an intraday high of Rs 77.70 and an intraday low of Rs 71.30.

Bachchan to shoot in Bhutan for Talismaan

talismaanAfter Aladdin, Big B will be seen in yet another fantasy film “Talismaan”. The film will go on the floors by the end of 2009 and the shooting will take place in Bhutan jungles.

We spoke to our source from the production house,




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