Bhutan

Bhutan bestows its highest civilian honour upon PM Narendra Modi

Thimphu: In yet another recognition for India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, neighbouring Bhutan has conferred upon him its highest civilian award ‘Ngadag Pel gi Khorlo The country’s king and head of the state Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk bestowed the honour on PM Narendra Modi. He acknowledged India’s “unconditional friendship” and...

India, Bhutan open new trade route

India and Bhutan have opened a new trade route between Jaigaon in West Bengal and Pasakha in Bhutan. “Delighted that since yesterday a new trade route has been opened between Bhutan & India. This link between Jaigaon and Ahlay, Pasakha will facilitate connectivities between our two countries in these COVID 19 times, further strengthening our...

Bhutan rejects reports that it stopped irrigation water to Assam

Bhutan on Friday denied media reports about the country stopping the supply of irrigation water to farmers in Assam. Bhutan officials termed the reports as “totally baseless” and a “deliberate attempt” by vested interests to cause misunderstanding with India. In a statement, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Royal Government of Bhutan, said that since June 24,...

Pakistan cries foul as India takes leadership in SAARC; MEA retaliates

India on Friday said the degree of seriousness of each member nation of the SAARC in collectively fighting the coronavirus pandemic can be gauged by their behaviour, in a clear reference to Pakistan’s opposition to New Delhi’s leadership in dealing with the crisis in the region. India’s reaction came a day after Pakistan pledged to...

India proposes online platform for SAARC nations to help each other in combating coronavirus

India has proposed setting up of a common electronic platform for all SAARC nations to share expertise and best practices to jointly combat the spread of coronavirus, days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi strongly pitched for a regional approach to deal with the pandemic. India made the proposal at a video conference of senior health...