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14 Sep 2013 | OLGA KHAZAN | COMMENTS 0

Should Governments Try to Make Us Happy?

Recent reports expose cracks in Bhutan's strategy of promoting contentment, not income.

13 Sep 2013 | Pratibha Masand | COMMENTS 0

Health ministers adopt 'New Delhi Declaration' to combat high blood pressure

The health ministers committed to according high priority to the prevention and control of high blood pressure and to strive towards measurable reduction in the prevalence of hypertension in the region by 2025.


Why I Recommend Bhutan for Couples Traveling in Retirement

What travel destination would you recommend for Baby Boomers that they might not know about?

10 Sep 2013 | Saurabh Shukla | COMMENTS 0

Ask America for 'explosive' gift

China has in fact offered to allow Bhutan to open a diplomatic mission in Guangzhou, where India also has a consulate. The proposal has yet another dimension: the Chinese have also asked Bhutan to enter into long-term cultural exchanges, yet another attempt to make inroads into a country that has been a strategic buffer between the two Asian giants. Read more at: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/manmohan-singh-barack-obama-meet-indo-us-ties-d-company-mohammed-nasheed-beijing-thimpu/1/309058.html

10 Sep 2013 | Tia Ghose | COMMENTS 0

The Happiest Country in The World Is ...

The happiest people in the world may live in Scandinavia, a new study suggests.

10 Sep 2013 | COMMENTS 0

Bernama Operations Impress Visiting Bhutanese

The group included a former journalist from the Kuensel newspaper, Tshering Pamo, who said she had learned a lot from her visit to Bernama which she described as very modern.

08 Sep 2013 | Utpal Bhaskar/ Live Mint | COMMENTS 0

Electricity links from North-East, Bhutan to be finished by 2016

The projects, planned in 2009, would result in transmission of 6,000MW of electricity generated by hydropower projects

05 Sep 2013 | Anselm Noronha with Ayush Srivastava at the stadium | COMMENTS 0

Bhutan 2-8 Maldives: Ali Ashfaq scores four as Urbanyi's side march into the semis

Maldives record their second straight win courtesy Ali Ashfaq scoring four to record a regulation win against Bhutan...

04 Sep 2013 | Press TV | COMMENTS 0

Explosion in Bhutan arms depot kills at least 11 soldiers

A powerful explosion at a military arms depot has killed at least 11 soldiers in the Kingdom of Bhutan, security sources say.

04 Sep 2013 | The Economic Times | COMMENTS 0

Bhutan seeks investments from India in various sectors

"We are keen to attract more investments from India. We provide huge opportunities. India is permitted to invest in Indian currency. Our foreign direct investment policy is friendly for them,"

04 Sep 2013 | Andrew Davison | COMMENTS 0

Letter from Bhutan: finding happiness

The buttermilk tea was like sucking down a warm liquidised slab of fermented blue cheese and sat churning in my stomach, but I enjoyed the warming quality of it.


Archery Gives Bhutan Its Sporting Chance

Its national championship, the Yangphel archery tournament, is held here on an archery pitch, which is centuries old, just as the monsoon season ends.

03 Sep 2013 | By English News | COMMENTS 0

Bhutanese woman nabbed for smuggling Ketamine worth Bt15 million

BANGKOK, Sept 2 - Thai customs authorities nabbed a Bhutanese woman for smuggling 4.9kg of ketamine, also known as K, with street value worth Bt15 million, into the kingdom at Suvarnabhumi Airport.

01 Sep 2013 | TNN | COMMENTS 0

India announces Rs 5,000 crore aid for Bhutan

India will also contribute Rs 500 crore to a special Economic Stimulus Package (ESP) devised by Thimphu to facilitate loans for private sector from banks and enhance youth employment.

25 Aug 2013 | Devirupa Mitra/ The New Indian Express | COMMENTS 0

NSA advises Bhutan on border talks with China


Business Cape May store owner finds wares everywhere

"When I was in Bhutan, I happened across an incense manufacturer. Now I have someone in Bhutan who collects incense for me," she said. "In Asia, it's a different culture. Incense is burning everywhere. But the fragrance of Bhutanese incense is different from anything else I've experienced."

17 Aug 2013 | Jayanta Kumar Das | COMMENTS 0

67th I-Day celebrated in Udalguri district

A ten member good will delegation from Bhutan also attended India's Independence Day celebration at Udalguri at the invitation of Thaneswar Malakar, Deputy Commissioner of Udalguri district.The Bhutanese delegation was headed by Sherub Dorji,SDO (Civil) ,Jomotsangkha.

17 Aug 2013 | DNA | COMMENTS 0

India assures Bhutan of assistance in 11th Five Year Plan

Special Secretary of Development Partnership Administration PS Raghavan assured India's assistance in financing, executing and monitoring the 11th Five Year Plan in a proficient and effective way

14 Aug 2013 | Richa Shukla | COMMENTS 0

Mountain Echoes Lit fest 2013 concludes

The four-day literary feast Mountain Echoes 2013 that brought writers, authors, musicians with many thought provoking and informative sessions on diverse subjects, intriguing discussions, and musical concerts came to a close on Sunday evening. An initiative by the India-Bhutan Foundation, Mountain Echoes is produced by Siyahi.

13 Aug 2013 | TNN | COMMENTS 0

India allays Bhutan’s fears over financial aid

As Bhutan struggles to chalk out its 11th Five Year Plan, which is essential for acquiring financial assistance from India, national security adviser (NSA) Shivshankar Menon and foreign secretary Sujatha Singh visited Thimphu last week.

12 Aug 2013 | Smita Pranav Kothari Forbes India | COMMENTS 0

The Correlation between Money and Happiness

A recent study by University of Michigan professors Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers united moolah and mirth after Richard Easterlin, an economist and professor at the University of South Carolina, separated them in 1974.

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