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Singapore FM meets Bhutan King; reaffirms bilateral ties

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Singapore FM meets Bhutan King; reaffirms bilateral ties

- SINGAPORE: Foreign Affairs Minister Vivian Balakrishnan met Bhutan's His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck on his introductory visit to the kingdom, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a press statement on Monday (May 15). The two men had a "candid discussion on developments in Bhutan", Dr Balakrishnan in a Facebook post. "His Majesty shared his vision of restructuring Bhutan's economy while preserving the rich culture and identity of the Bhutanese," he wrote

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Japan's Princess Mako to visit Bhutan

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Japan's Princess Mako to visit Bhutan

- THIMPHU (KUENSEL/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Princess Mako will be the third member of the royal family of Japan to visit Bhutan. At the invitation Bhutan's king Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, Princess Mako of Akishino will visit Bhutan from June 1 to 7. Princess Mako, 25, is the oldest granddaughter of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko. While in Bhutan, she will grace the opening of the third Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition at the National Memorial Choeten in Thimphu

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Princess Mako to visit Bhutan in June

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Princess Mako to visit Bhutan in June

- TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Princess Mako, a granddaughter of Emperor Akihito, will travel to Bhutan next month, where she is expected to visit a flower exhibition and meet with King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck. The princess's trip was approved Tuesday in a Cabinet meeting. It will be her third official visit abroad. The 25-year-old daughter of Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko is scheduled to leave Japan on May 31 and arrive in Bhutan on June 1 via Singapore

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Toilet volunteers help clean up Bhutan in public health push

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Toilet volunteers help clean up Bhutan in public health push

- In the past three years, Passang Tshering and his team of over 1,000 volunteers have cleaned up more than 60 public toilets and built temporary bathrooms at a dozen events in Bhutan. Passang decided to take matters into his own hands after spotting a huge gap in sanitation provision in the tiny Himalayan state, launching the Bhutan Toilet Organization in 2014

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In Bhutan, happiness index as gauge for social ills

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In Bhutan, happiness index as gauge for social ills

- As a downpour settled into a thick fog outside, Dasho Karma Ura let his eyes flicker at the ceiling of a wood-panelled conference room and began expounding on the nature of happiness. “People feel happy when they see something ethical,” he said. “When you think you have done something right and brave and courageous, when you can constantly recharge yourself as a meaningful actor.” “And lastly,” he added, thumbing Buddhist

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Maldives, Bhutan have eliminated measles
NEW DELHI (AP) - The World Health Organization said Tuesday that Bhutan and the Maldives have eliminated measles, becoming the first countries in their region to stop the highly contagious disease. The Maldives has not reported any case of indigenous measles since 2009, and Bhutan since 2012, WHO said. "WHO commends them for this momentous public health achievement," said Poonam Khetrapal Singh, regional director of WHO Southeast Asia   Read More ...
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WHO: Maldives, Bhutan have eliminated measles
NEW DELHI (AP) — The World Health Organization said Tuesday that Bhutan and the Maldives have eliminated measles, becoming the first countries in their region to stop the highly contagious disease. The Maldives has not reported any case of indigenous measles since 2009, and Bhutan since 2012, WHO said. "WHO commends them for this momentous public health achievement," said Poonam Khetrapal Singh, regional director of WHO Southeast Asia   Read More ...
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Princess Mako takes on 'Tiger's Nest' challenge in Bhutan
Princess Mako takes on 'Tiger's Nest' challenge in Bhutan PARO, Bhutan--Princess Mako hiked for over two hours June 6 to reach one of Bhutan's holiest landmarks, the iconic Taktsang Lhakhang monastery, which is built into a sheer cliff face 3,120 meters above sea level. Mako, 25, attired in a white shirt and red climbing boots, arrived around 8 a.m. (local time) at the starting point for a steep trail leading to the sacred site on the outskirts of Paro   Read More ...
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Princess Mako enjoys museum, monastery on Bhutan trip:The Asahi Shimbun
Princess Mako enjoys museum, monastery on Bhutan trip:The Asahi Shimbun PARO, Bhutan--Princess Mako visited a Buddhist monastery and a national museum on June 5 during her tour of the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan. Mako, 25, called in to Paro Dzong, which serves as an administrative center as well as a Buddhist monastery, and also checked out the same national museum in Paro that her parents, Prince Fumihito and Princess Kiko, as well as Crown Prince Nahuhito, had previously visited   Read More ...
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Mako impresses spectators with her archery skill in Bhutan
Mako impresses spectators with her archery skill in Bhutan THIMPHU, Bhutan--Princess Mako, on a visit to the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, experienced the country’s traditional sport of archery on June 3, shooting an arrow herself, much to the delight of spectators. Mako, 25, wore Bhutanese ethnic costumes which her parents, Prince Fumihito and Princess Kiko, received from the country’s former king 20 years ago when they visited there. On June 3, Mako attended a national archery competition that was under way in the archery stadium   Read More ...
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Princess Mako begins a nine-day official visit to Bhutan
Princess Mako begins a nine-day official visit to Bhutan Princess Mako, the first grandchild of Japanese Emperor Akihito, on Wednesday left Tokyo’s Haneda airport for a nine-day official visit to Bhutan, during which she is expected to meet with King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck. It is the third official visit abroad by the 25-year-old princess, who will soon become engaged to a man she met at university who now works as a paralegal at a Tokyo law firm   Read More ...
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India ranks below Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal, in healthcare index: Report
India ranks below Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal, in healthcare index: Report A report published on Thursday by Global Burden of Disease in The Lancet has revealed that India has recorded a poor health care index than several neighbouring Asian nations, including Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and China in last 25 years. The data, in the report, takes a look at 195 countries, between the years 1990-2015, and assesses the measuring mortality rates from 32 diseases which should not be fatal in presence of effective medical care   Read More ...
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Singapore FM meets Bhutan King; reaffirms bilateral ties
Singapore FM meets Bhutan King; reaffirms bilateral ties SINGAPORE: Foreign Affairs Minister Vivian Balakrishnan met Bhutan's His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck on his introductory visit to the kingdom, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a press statement on Monday (May 15). The two men had a "candid discussion on developments in Bhutan", Dr Balakrishnan in a Facebook post. "His Majesty shared his vision of restructuring Bhutan's economy while preserving the rich culture and identity of the Bhutanese," he wrote   Read More ...
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Japan's Princess Mako to visit Bhutan
Japan's Princess Mako to visit Bhutan THIMPHU (KUENSEL/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Princess Mako will be the third member of the royal family of Japan to visit Bhutan. At the invitation Bhutan's king Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, Princess Mako of Akishino will visit Bhutan from June 1 to 7. Princess Mako, 25, is the oldest granddaughter of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko. While in Bhutan, she will grace the opening of the third Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition at the National Memorial Choeten in Thimphu   Read More ...
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Princess Mako to visit Bhutan in third official overseas visit
Princess Mako, a granddaughter of Emperor Akihito, will travel to Bhutan next month, where she is expected to visit a flower exhibition and meet with King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck. The trip was approved Tuesday in a Cabinet meeting. It will be her third official visit abroad. The 25-year-old daughter of Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko is scheduled to leave Japan on May 31 and arrive in Bhutan on June 1 via Singapore   Read More ...
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Princess Mako to visit Bhutan in June
Princess Mako to visit Bhutan in June TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Princess Mako, a granddaughter of Emperor Akihito, will travel to Bhutan next month, where she is expected to visit a flower exhibition and meet with King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck. The princess's trip was approved Tuesday in a Cabinet meeting. It will be her third official visit abroad. The 25-year-old daughter of Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko is scheduled to leave Japan on May 31 and arrive in Bhutan on June 1 via Singapore   Read More ...
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Bhutan: Asia's secret sanctuary
Bhutan: Asia's secret sanctuary Tucked away in the Himalayas between the giants of India and China, the Kingdom of Bhutan is one of the region's least-visited countries. In 2016, total visitor arrivals increased to just 209,570 -- a 35% rise over 2015. That could be due to the country's hard-to-reach location. Bhutan has one airport and only a dozen or so pilots in the world are licensed to fly the hair-raising manual approach through the mountains   Read More ...
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Bhutan delaying ratification of vehicle movement pact not a setback: India 
Bhutan delaying ratification of vehicle movement pact not a setback: India  India on Wednesday refused to take as a “setback” Bhutan’s decision of not immediately ratifying a sub-regional connectivity initiative, saying it is natural that all members cannot move at the same speed and that it will remain engaged with the Bhutanese government. External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay said, “It is our understanding that all members of BBIN (Bangladesh -Bhutan-India-Nepal) are fully committed to sub-regional cooperation within BBIN framework   Read More ...
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Bhutan planning to save BBIN bill from getting scrapped
The Bhutan government wants to withdraw the BBIN agreement from the voting process. Bhutan plans to move a motion to withdraw a controversial motor vehicle agreement involving Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) during a joint sitting of the Parliament next month in a bid to save the accord from getting scrapped. The decision to move the motion comes days after Bhutan announced that it would not be able to ratify the BBIN motor vehicles agreement for the time being and asked the other stakeholders to go ahead with the plan without Thimphu   Read More ...
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India plays down Bhutan’s decision on sub-regional connectivity
India plays down Bhutan’s decision on sub-regional connectivity India on Friday down played Bhutan’s decision not to immediately ratify a sub-regional connectivity initiative, saying it is natural that all members cannot move at the same speed and that it will remain engaged with the Bhutanese government. External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Gopal Baglay said, “It is our understanding that all members of BBIN (Bangladesh-Bhutan-India-Nepal) are fully committed to sub-regional cooperation within BBIN framework   Read More ...
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Toilet volunteers help clean up Bhutan in public health push
Toilet volunteers help clean up Bhutan in public health push In the past three years, Passang Tshering and his team of over 1,000 volunteers have cleaned up more than 60 public toilets and built temporary bathrooms at a dozen events in Bhutan. Passang decided to take matters into his own hands after spotting a huge gap in sanitation provision in the tiny Himalayan state, launching the Bhutan Toilet Organization in 2014   Read More ...
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Regional connectivity plan hits Bhutan hurdle
Regional connectivity plan hits Bhutan hurdle Written by Shubhajit Roy | New Delhi | Published:April 28, 2017 4:33 am INDIA’S PLAN to isolate Pakistan and move ahead with “sub-regional connectivity” appears to have hit a wall, as Bhutan has backed out of the BBIN (Bhutan-Bangladesh-India-Nepal) motor vehicles pact “for now”. This has forced the Indian government to consider alternative options which will involve only Bangladesh and Nepal   Read More ...
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In Bhutan, happiness index as gauge for social ills
In Bhutan, happiness index as gauge for social ills As a downpour settled into a thick fog outside, Dasho Karma Ura let his eyes flicker at the ceiling of a wood-panelled conference room and began expounding on the nature of happiness. “People feel happy when they see something ethical,” he said. “When you think you have done something right and brave and courageous, when you can constantly recharge yourself as a meaningful actor.” “And lastly,” he added, thumbing Buddhist   Read More ...
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Bhutan's calendar baby prince
Bhutan's calendar baby prince Wearing the trademark royal yellow robes and a beguiling smile, Bhutan's little Dragon Prince poses with his favourite toy car. He turns one on 5 February. Nestled between India and China, the tiny Himalayan Kingdom has often been declared one of the happiest places on earth. Conservation is also taken very seriously in Bhutan - 108,000 trees were planted to celebrate last year's royal birth. Curated by Bhutan's   Read More ...
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The Baby Prince Of Bhutan Is Absurdly Adorable
The Baby Prince Of Bhutan Is Absurdly Adorable Look. It’s not a competition. All babies are beautiful, including royal babies. But facts are facts, and the fact is that Bhutan’s royal baby, Dragon Prince Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck, is unbelievably cute. Like, knock-Prince-George-and-Princess-Charlotte-out-of-the-top-spot-for-cutest-babies cute. OK, they are all equal in adorableness. But just look at this kid. The cheeks. The smile. The outfit. The tiny truck. It’s too much. Baby Jigme, the son of King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck   Read More ...
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Entire Himalayan arc can produce large earthquakes
Entire Himalayan arc can produce large earthquakes The main fault at the foot of the Himalayan mountains can likely generate destructive, major earthquakes along its entire 2,400-kilometer (1,500-mile) length, a new study finds. Combining historical documents with new geologic data, the study shows the previously unstudied portion of the fault in the country Bhutan is capable of producing a large earthquake and did so in 1714. "We are able for the first time to say, yes, Bhutan   Read More ...
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In Bhutan, UNICEF Regional Goodwill Ambassador Aamir Khan spotlights battle against malnutrition
In Bhutan, UNICEF Regional Goodwill Ambassador Aamir Khan spotlights battle against malnutrition 19 October 2016 After a visit to Bhutan yesterday, actor and director Aamir Khan, a UNICEF Regional Goodwill Ambassador, praised the country’s progress to end malnutrition and recognized young mothers’ efforts to safeguard their children’s health despite high levels of stunting. “While Bhutan has made amazing progress in areas of health and nutrition, there’s still work to be done and every child is yet to be reached,” said the Goodwill   Read More ...
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Plagiarism vs. originality debate takes centre stage in book reading
The novelist Virginia Woolf once said that if you want to come up afresh in thousands of minds and books long after you were dead, the way to do it is to start thinking for yourself.   Read More ...
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