Yearly Archives: 2014

China Is Building A Railway Linking To India

China plans to extend a railway line linking Tibet with the rest of the country to the borders of India, Nepal and Bhutan by 2020 once an extension to a key site in Tibetan Buddhism opens, a state-run newspaper reported on Thursday. China opened the railway to Tibet's capital Lhasa in 2006, which passes spectacular icy peaks on the Tibetan highlands, touching altitudes as high as 5,000 meters (16,400 feet) above sea level, as part of government efforts

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China distributes millions of controversial maps to troops, incorporating claim on Arunachal

China is distributing millions of controversial updated maps to its military in the first upgrade in 30 years, reportedly reinforcing its claims over Arunachal Pradesh. All major army units will receive new, more accurate maps in the near future, PLA Daily reported. The Lanzhou Military Command, one of seven PLA ground force commands, has updated more than 15 million maps for its troops, it said. Though the official media here has not published the

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India Grant Increase for Bhutan

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's engagement with Bhutan has helped the Kingdom nation with the grants and loans allocated to the latter going up by nearly 50% — from Rs 4,100 crore last year to Rs 6,000 crore this year. Bhutan has always been getting significant financial aid from India by way of grants, both under plan and non-plan expenditure heads. This year, particularly after PM Narendra Modi visited the neighbouring country soon after

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Seventh Convention of Association of Bhutanese in America

Association of Bhutanese in America (ABA) held its 7th annual convention in Philadelphia on 4th and 5th July. The first day was focus at giving skills to the Bhutanese refugee communities for managing family finance and navigating access to resources particularly for school going children. On the second day there were invitees from external agencies. Janet Peanning of Lutheran Children and Family services, Fernando Fernando of mayor’s office and

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The Eastern Regional Conference on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention for Bhutanese Refugees at Harrisburg ended

The Regional Conference 2014 Community Initiative for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention concluded successfully at Temple University of Harrisburg Pennsylvania June 28, 2014. Over 130 Bhutanese participants attended the event from various cities in the eastern region as well as representation from Minnesota and Phoenix Arizona. Besides the Bhutanese participants, 29 refugee stakeholders, mainly doctors, social workers, mental health specialists,

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No Question of Chinese Embassy Here: Bhutan PM Tshering Tobgay

http://www.ndtv.com/video/player/news/no-question-of-chinese-embassy-here-bhutan-pm-tshering-tobgay/326093

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Modi’s symbolic visit to Bhutan ends

Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned home on Monday from his 2-day Bhutan trip. This was PM's first foreign trip since assuming charge. During Modi's tour, both countries reaffirmed their commitment to extensive development cooperation and discussed ways to further enhance economic ties. Here are some of the key points of Modi's visit to the Himalayan nation: 1. India and Bhutan reiterated their commitment to achieving the 10,000 MW target in hydropower

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Druk National Congress(DNC) observes foundation day

By Karma Dupthob The members of DNC celebrated 20th Anniversary of Party Foundation day in Kathmandu today. The customary suja desi was served. Coinciding with the auspicious day, a Brief Report to the Hon’ble Members of the Bhutanese Parliament and Holders of Constitutional Post was unveiled. The report enlists the denial of democratic rights to people. The report says “ Fundamental Rights as enshrined in Article 7 of the Constitution exists

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 Modi’s first foreign visit will be to Bhutan later June 

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be  traveling to neighboring Bhutan later this month in his first foreign visit after assuming power. Modi will be travelling to Bhutan and will hold talks on key bilateral and regional issues with the leadership of the Himalayan nation, top government sources said.The visit reflects the importance India attaches to its ties with Bhutan whose Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay was among the leaders from the neighboring

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DNC congratulates new Indian Prime Minister

By Karma Dupthob, Kathmandu, Nepal Druk National Congress sent letter on 30th May congratulating Shri Narendra Damodardas Modi, Prime Minister of India and the Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) for the victory in the recent Lok Sabha elections. The letter reads, “The people of India have voted for your vision of India. It is a drawing of new era for India under your leadership, and we too are optimist and enthusiast like our Indian friends.” [caption

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