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  1. GraphitiRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | The Telegraph

    ... Jain Sa'ab's shikanji. Having grown up in that region, I know what shikanji is. But I remember it had... Paro in Bhutan is the perfect getaway with its friendly people and the spectacular 'Tiger's Nest' monastery, says SUPRIYA NEWAR For a country ...


  2. No border for vehicles by end of 2015Read the original story

    Friday May 22 | The Daily Star

    In a major push towards sub-regional cooperation, four South Asian countries are set to sign an agreement on June 15, which would allow movement of vehicles through their borders just like in the 27 European Union countries. Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal have finalised the deal for a seamless transit of passenger, personal and cargo vehicles between their countries by end of 2015.


  3. Narendra Modi's foreign visit timeline: 18 countries, 55 daysRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | The Indian Express

    In the span of last one year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has visited 18 countries, a majority of which were official state visits and spent close to 55 days abroad. His first foreign destination was the neighbouring Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, which has remained one of India's closest allies for decades.


  4. School Playgrounds, Grainy PortraitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 15 | Wall Street Journal

    ... and there are only eight toilets for 815 pupils. The red-robed boys at the mountaintop "Dechen Phodrang, Thimphu, Bhutan" are the most exotic. Beginning in 1972, Candida HA fer studied photography at the Kunstakademie DA1 4sseldorf under Bernd and ...


  5. Wayland Public Library Hosts Memoir DiscussionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 13 |

    This discussion will describe a young woman's experience traveling from Canada to live in the isolated Kingdom of Bhutan.


  6. Thimphu: Nepal Quakes: Bhutanese medics extend stay to treat victims from Tuesday quakeRead the original story

    Wednesday May 13 | Asia News Network

    ... Bhutanese team to suspend its exit plan and remain in Nepal. A second returning batch was supposed to have arrived in Bhutan tomorrow. Prime minister Lyonchoen Tshering Tobgay also announced on social media that a high-level multi-sectoral ...


  7. Seoul's Jogyesa Buddhist Temple Welcomes Its Newest (And Littlest) MonksRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 11 | Switched

    ... reached the lower mountains and the "atmosphere" of disappeared. Jumolhari is revered as the most sacred mountain in Bhutan. I've wanted to see it ever since I visited the holy site of Mt. Kailash in western Tibet. The trek to Jumolhari takes about ...


  8. Inside Bhutan's media evolutionRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 10 | ABC News

    It was an unexpected conversation over dinner that would find Bunty Avieson helping a local family establish the Kingdom of Bhutan's first independent newspaper. There with her husband, who was working on a film, Ms Avieson and her baby stayed with a family who owned a printing press.


  9. Bengal Chamber delegation to visit BhutanRead the original story

    Saturday May 9 | Big News

    ... the Indian ambassador to the neighbouring country. An MOU would be inked on behalf of the Bengal Chamber with the Bhutan Chamber to promote bilateral business between Eastern India and Bhutan. "The visit will focus primarily on B2B meetings and B2G ...


  10. THIMPHU: Bhutan parliament to discuss football budgetRead the original story

    Friday May 8 | Asia News Network

    The budget proposed by the Bhutan Football Federation to the government to fund the second round of the FIFA World Cup qualification matches will be discussed during the upcoming parliament session, said Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay. The national team will have to travel to China, Hong Kong, Maldives and Qatar for away leg of the competition and host the four countries at Changlimithang starting June 11. During a meet-the-press session yesterday, the Prime Minister said the government has drafted a budget for the upcoming World Cup matches that the National Assembly will have to approve.


  11. Bhutan looks to Australia for workforce helpRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 6 | ABC News

    Sandwiched between India and China, the Kingdom of Bhutan is most famous for its ranking as the happiest country in Asia. A delegation of 12 people from Bhutan recently visited Mildura and Robinvale, in northern Victoria, to tour TAFEs, universities and farms and learn about workforce development, Wendy Perry from Workforce Blue Print, who is leading the group, said she cannot think of another example of a whole country having one plan.


  12. More - Late Night LiveRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 1 | Australian Broadcasting Corporation

    Sandwiched between India and China, the Kingdom of Bhutan is most famous for its ranking as the happiest country in Asia, it is best known for measuring Gross Domestic Happiness instead of gross domestic product. But is there a dark side? Dr Bunty Avieson lived there for over 12 months helping to establish the country's first independent newspaper and got to see the other side of this hitherto unknown nation.


  13. What Playgrounds Look Like Around the WorldRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 29 | Wired

    ... Today, students no longer go from school to sea, but the Dinner Day tradition survives. Dechen Phodrang, Thimphu, Bhutan. Living conditions at the monastery are rudimentary; the children sleep on mats on the floors of the drafty study rooms. ...


  14. Iconic High-Altitude DestinationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 28 |

    Taktsang Palphug Monastery, also known as Tiger's Nest, sits on a sheer cliff face 3,000 feet above Paro Valley in Bhutan.


  15. Change Makers to Discuss Economic, Social Impacts at 'Impact X' Event in Santa BarbaraRead the original story

    Monday Apr 27 | Noozhawk

    ... will discuss how Mountain Hazelnuts, the first international social enterprise in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan, will engage 15 percent of the population in building a major hazelnut production capability. Others featured in the book are Santa ...


  16. Thimpu: Nepal Quake: Bhutan to dispatch medical teamRead the original story

    Sunday Apr 26 | Asia News Network

    Bhutan will be sending a 37-member medical team assisted by 15 military members to Kathmandu to offer medical assistance for the earthquake relief operations. The medical team coordinated by the Kidu Mobile Medical Unit , will comprise of surgeons, medical specialists, nurses and technicians from the Ministry of Health, and Royal Bhutan Army.


  17. Refugee family finds a future in WestfieldRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 26 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    ... Social Services of New England), and the United Nations. Basnet was only 5 when his family had to flee their home in Bhutan, officially now the Kingdom of Bhutan, a landlocked country in south Asia at the eastern end of the Himalayas. "We had a big ...


  18. Via Boat, Aerial Tram Or Scooter: How Kids Around The World Get To SchoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 24, 2015 | Switched

    ... apprentice Tandi Dorji (left) speaks with an older monk as they walk to the dining hall at a monastery in Thimphu, Bhutan, on June 4, 2013. Tandi Dorji sits in a group with other young monks repeating holy scriptures at a monastery in Thimphu on ...


  19. 2015 Neuro Film Festival WinnersRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 24, 2015 | Bioscience Technology

    Farrah J. Mateen, M.D., from Cambridge, Mass., is the grand prize winner of the 2015 Neuro Film Festival, the American Academy of Neurology has announced. Mateen's short film, titled "The Curse: The Bhutan Epilepsy Project" depicts epilepsy in the remote Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan, a place where much superstition and faith surrounds treatment of the disease.


  20. India and Bhutan: Strengthening a unique relationshipRead the original story

    Apr 24, 2015 |

    Exemplifying their historical ties, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay chose Bhutan and India as the destinations for their first respective foreign visits recently. Broadly, the spread and depth of the bilateral relationship draws from, and is driven by, the national interests including political, economic and security aspects of both countries which are closely linked to each other.