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India for further advancing ties with Bhutan

Foreign Ministers of India and Bhutan cut cakes, jointly on Wednesday, at a customary function hosted at the Bhutanese embassy in Delhi marking the 50 years of India-Bhutan formal diplomatic ties. The event also celebrated the birthday of King Jigme

Indian aid to Bhutan decreasing

The budgetary assistance that Bhutan is receiving from India is gradually decreasing in the recent years. In 2018-19 budget, the government of India has increased its aid to Bhutan by approximately IRs 800 million. However, this is down by almost

Young Bhutanese in Victoria dies

A young boy, Dhan Nepal, from Bhutanese Community from Melton in the Australian state of Victoria committed suicide on Monday. Families and friends were shocked to find him hung in the morning. They had no clue of him making attempts

An Interview with Princess Kesang Choden Wangchuck

By Buddhistdoor A member of the Bhutanese Royal Family, Princess Ashi Kesang Choden T. Wangchuck is executive director of Bhutan’s Thangka Conservation Center and a scholar of ancient Buddhist scriptural texts and iconography. In this she follows in the footsteps

DNT disheartened by court verdict

The High Court has ruled that only the parties in the party have rights to file any constitutional cases in the court, creating debates whether individual citizens will have any say in the constitutional cases. The court ruled Druk Nyamrup

PDP renames Tobgay as pary president

The national convention of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) held on Sunday in Thimphu re-elected Tshering Tobgay as the party’s president for the next five-year term. The gathering named Thrimshing MP Dorji Choden as Vice President. Choden had joined PDP in

Conflict Escalation: China and India’s Territorial Dispute in the Himalayas

By Felix K. Chang, Foreign Policy Research Institute During the summer of 2017, an unusually volatile territorial spat between China and India erupted in the Himalayan Mountains. For over two months, hundreds of Chinese and Indian troops were locked in an

King Khesar travels to Delhi

King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuk flew to New Delhi on Tuesday for a four-day visit at the invitation of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The high level visit comes as Bhutan prepares for the third parliamentary election next year. The

Resettled Bhutanese in US kills wife

A resettled Bhutanese man in Burlington, Vermont (US) killed his wife Yogeshwari Khadka, 32, and severely injured mother in law Tulsa Rimal, 54. Aita Gurung, 34, who attacked the two women with meat Cleaver, has been in custody. He had

PM claims southern road construction halted due to security

The Tobgay government has suspended the construction of the National Highway intended to connect the southern districts, citing security reasons. Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay claimed the increasing trend of kidnapping and militant activities led of suspension of the road construction.