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Tale of two NHPC projects: Bhutan on, India off

India and Bhutan signed a protocol in April 2019, formalising the tariff at Rs 2.4 per unit (kWh) for a period of 35 years.

Bhutan’s literary festival, Mountain Echoes, turns 10

Eighty writers, cultural and spiritual icons will deliberate on “Many Lives: Many Stories” — with tales of a traveller, a spiritual leader, a celebrated river, a civilisation, a venerated mountain, the life of a jungle, of a migratory bird and tracking the Bhutanese national animal Taikin, among others.

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History Headline: Aksai Chin, from Nehru to Shah

Sixty years ago, from the very spot Amit Shah reiterated the Indian position on Aksai Chin, prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru had informed the nation, belatedly, about what the Chinese had been up to in Aksai Chin, “where not even a blade of grass grows”.

PM’s Bhutan visit: Slew of MoUs inked, RuPay launched

After the talks, Modi said, “India is fortunate to be one of the key partners of Bhutan. India’s support for Bhutan’s five-year plans will continue in the future as based on your wishes and priorities.”

Modi in Bhutan: 10 MoUs signed, RuPay card launched; everything that happened on first day

Bhutan was the first country Modi visited after assuming charge as prime minister in 2014.

PM Modi to visit Bhutan on Aug 17-18, hypropower sector collaboration to top agenda

Prime Minister Modi will arrive in Bhutan on August 17 and will call on Bhutanese King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck.

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In Bhutan, teachers, medical staff will now be highest paid civil servants

Explaining the improved pay scale, the report states: "The numbers of teachers involved in the hike are huge as there are 8,679 teachers, followed by the medical staff who number around 4,000".

Bhutan's lower house of parliament votes to decriminalise homosexuality

Scrapping Sections 213 and 214 of the code, criminalising "unnatural sex" — widely read as homosexuality — still needs to be ratified by Bhutan's upper house, the National Council, to become law.

Ex-Bhutan premier criticises two Indian TV channels for wrongly identifying Prime Minister

"India's media would be up in arms if any other country got the picture of their PM wrong. Yet they continue to embarrass themselves and insult us when it comes to identifying our PM," tweeted Former Bhutan premier Tshering Tobgay.

India to provide Bhutan Rs 4,500-crore assistance

Mentioning it was the 50th year of Indo-Bhutan diplomatic relations, Modi identified hydro-power projects as an “important component in the long history of our cooperation”.

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Bhutan

From their vehicle, they were ushered by traditional dancers, flag-bearers, pipers, and Buddhist monks down a 500-meter walkway to meet Bhutan's King Jigme Namgyal Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema.

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Sikkim Impasse Explained: What Is The India-China-Bhutan Border Standoff? Watch video

Doklam standoff: On June 16, Indian soldiers stopped Chinese soldiers from constructing a road through the area in Doklam. This lead to a tense standoff between the two sides.

New India-Bangladesh immigration centre to be opened

Jalpaiguri, Feb 17 (ANI): A new immigration check point between India and Bangladesh is expected to boost trade and ties between the neighbours. The immigration centre would be inaugurated in Siliguri town on February 18. The new check point has been set up after fervent protests by local businessmen. The first immigration centre was opened in 1994 for trade between Bhutan and Bangladesh and in 1997 for trade between Nepal and Bangladesh

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