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Squeezed by an Indian-Chinese standoff, Bhutan holds its breath

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Squeezed by an Indian-Chinese standoff, Bhutan holds its breath

- HAA, BHUTAN (NYTimes) - India's main garrison in the Kingdom of Bhutan sits only 13 miles from a disputed border with China. There is a training academy, a military hospital, a golf course - all testament to India's enduring role defending this tiny Himalayan nation. Earlier this summer, China began extending an unpaved road in the disputed territory, and India sent troops and equipment to block the work
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Amid Border Standoff, India, Bhutan Converge At Event For Chinese Army

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Amid Border Standoff, India, Bhutan Converge At Event For Chinese Army

- New Delhi: While a face-off between the armies of India and China near the Sikkim sector inched towards a third month and a fresh Chinese incursion was confirmed by sources at the centre in Uttarakhand, signs of strain - at least on Monday - were noticeably absent closer home. At an event to mark the 90th anniversary of China's army in New Delhi, in attendance were representatives from India besides those from Bhutan, Pakistan and other countries
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India used Bhutan as excuse to trespass into China - Regional

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India used Bhutan as excuse to trespass into China - Regional

- BEIJING: China has criticised India for trespassing onto Chinese territory under the cloak of “protecting Bhutan”, and questioned India’s so-called security concerns regarding the construction of a road by China. Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters at a daily news conference in Beijing on Thursday that China was willing to peacefully solve the issue through diplomatic channels, but a precondition would be the unconditional withdrawal of Indian troops
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A Dragon’s eye view of Bhutan

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A Dragon’s eye view of Bhutan

- China has zeroed in on the kingdom in order to secure strategic advantage in the Chumbi Valley at India’s cost The Chinese are masters in obfuscation; deftly combining history and legacy while cherry-picking portions of agreements that are laced with coercion. In the current standoff at Dokalam, they want to build a road through the disputed Bhutanese territory to an undetermined tri-junction involving India, China and Bhutan even as bilateral border talks are going on between them
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Bhutan 'hopes' China will follow bilateral agreement on borders

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Bhutan 'hopes' China will follow bilateral agreement on borders

- Bhutan hoped that the status quo in the Doklam area will be maintained as before 16 June 2017, the country said in a statement that was shared on Thursday Bhutan on Thursday hoped that China will respect the bilateral agreements between the two countries on the borders. Bhutan said it has conveyed to the Chinese side, both on the ground and through the diplomatic channel, that the construction of the road inside Bhutanese territory is a direct violation of the agreements and affects the process of demarcating the boundary between our two countries
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Amid India-China Standoff, Bhutan Protests Road Building In Sikkim Sector

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Amid India-China Standoff, Bhutan Protests Road Building In Sikkim Sector

- New Delhi: Highlights Bhutan objects to China's road construction in Sikkim sector Lodges formal protest with Beijing, calls it "violation" of agreement This comes amid face-off between Indian, Chinese troops in Sikkim sector Bhutan refuted China's claim that its road construction in Sikkim sector's Donglang was "legitimate" and lodged formal protest with Beijing asking it to "stop the work immediately" near Bhutanese army camps
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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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  • Squeezed by an Indian-Chinese standoff, Bhutan holds its breath
    Squeezed by an Indian-Chinese standoff, Bhutan holds its breath

    , straitstimes.com

    HAA, BHUTAN (NYTimes) - India's main garrison in the Kingdom of Bhutan sits only 13 miles from a disputed border with China. There is a training academy, a military hospital, a golf course - all testament to India's enduring role defending this tiny Himalayan nation. Earlier this summer, China began extending an unpaved road in the disputed territory, and India sent troops and equipment to block the work
    Read More ...

     

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Health

  • Toilet volunteers help clean up Bhutan in public health push
    Toilet volunteers help clean up Bhutan in public health push

    , indianexpress.com

    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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Society & Culture

  • In Bhutan, UNICEF Regional Goodwill Ambassador Aamir Khan spotlights battle against malnutrition
    In Bhutan, UNICEF Regional Goodwill Ambassador Aamir Khan spotlights battle against malnutrition

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    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
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Travel & Recreation

  • Aadhaar Not Valid For Indians Travelling To Nepal, Bhutan: Home Ministry
    Aadhaar Not Valid For Indians Travelling To Nepal, Bhutan: Home Ministry

    , ndtv.com

    New Delhi: Aadhaar is not a valid identification document for Indians travelling to Nepal and Bhutan, the Union home ministry has said. Indians can travel to Nepal and Bhutan--both countries for which they don't need visas--if they possess a valid national passport or election ID card issued by the Election Commission. Moreover, to ease travel, persons over 65 and below 15 years can show documents with photographs to confirm their age and identity
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  • Amarnath Yatra terror attack: Condolences, condemnation pour in from world leaders
    Amarnath Yatra terror attack: Condolences, condemnation pour in from world leaders

    , indianexpress.com

    Leaders from across the world, including those from neighbouring Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bhutan, have condemned the Amarnath terror attack in which seven people were killed and 15 injured. Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina wrote to PM Narendra Modi, terming the act of terror as dastardly as she also conveyed her condolences from the government and people of Bangladesh, news agency ANI reported
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