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In much of Asia, race is just too hard to talk about

Economist 30 Mar 2023
Asian values are universal values. European values are European values,” he declared in 1996 ... Chinese from Vietnam; Vietnamese from Cambodia; Nepalis from Bhutan; Indians from Fiji; Rohingyas from Myanmar; and on and on. The Chinese minority in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, suffered horrific violence in 1998; hundreds were killed.

Bangladesh to allow Bhutan access to its ports for trade

Reuters 23 Mar 2023
Bhutan's Minister for Energy and Natural Resources Loknath Sharma said the agreement was expected to help reduce the cost of transportation. Sanjeev Mehta, a professor of economics at the Royal Thimphu College in the Bhutanese capital, said the agreement "will reduce Bhutan's dependence on India for transit to a certain extent".

Bhutan's last year's Oscar nomination 'Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom' continues to win hearts

Beijing News 21 Mar 2023
Bhutan's last year's Oscar nomination 'Lunana ... The film is set in Lunana, a remote village in the Gasa district where Ugyen (Sherab Dorji), a young teacher from the Bhutanese capital Thimphu, has been sent on a posting to Bhutan's remotest school ... Bhutan charges 65 Dollars per night as a sustainability fee for tourists coming from western countries.

New picture of Camilla hides an unexpected detail, and all royal fans are saying the same thing

Newsner 20 Mar 2023
King Charles and his wife, Queen Consort Camilla, will be crowned in less than two months ... READ MORE ... It happened once again in 2016 while she was laying down a wreath at the India Gate in the Indian capital of New Delhi. Then again in 2019, while she was doing archery in Bhutan. Kate’s dress had flown up several times during the trip to Bhutan ... .

Costly Bhutan tour’s silver lining: Cheap gold

The Telegraph India 10 Mar 2023
Bhutan has begun allowing tourists to buy 20 grams of duty-free gold in a move apparently aimed at attracting highend Indians to the Himalayan country ... “From March 1, tourists fulfilling some basic criteria can buy 20 grams of gold from two duty-free shops — one in the capital Thimphu and the other at Phuentsholing,” said a source in Bhutan.

Poor thromde, poor services!

Kuensel 08 Mar 2023
Kinga owns three buildings in Thimphu. Last income year, he paid Nu 700,000 in income taxes ... Kinga is helpless ... The capital city’s thromde is cash-strapped ... After decades of planning, Bhutan’s capital city is grappling with the same issues ... In Bhutan, the road ahead is as clogged as the capital city’s drains and policy maker’s brains ... It’s a quagmire ... .

Great Escapes: Bhutan’s Undisturbed, Remote Beauty

Barrons 03 Mar 2023
In the eyes of many travelers, Bhutan exists in a shroud of mystery that much of the hyper-connected, modern world has lost ... The typical tourist track across Bhutan includes stops in Thimpu, the modern capital and largest city; Punakha, the historical capital; and Paro, home of the international airport ... Six Senses has five lodges in Bhutan.

Tourist amenities remain dismal

Kuensel 18 Feb 2023
Almost six months after Bhutan launched its major tourism reforms, those in tourism and hospitality sectors and visitors are not satisfied with the quality of amenities for tourists ... He says that the standard of service across the tourism service chain is bound to fall, given the sudden exodus of Bhutanese human capital to Australia.

Russia accepted to compete at SAFF Under-17 Women's Championship

Inside The Games 15 Feb 2023
The tournament is set to be hosted in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka from March 20 to 28. Nepal, India, Bhutan, Nepal and the hosts are due to play in the round-robin tournament alongside Russia ... SAFF is part of the larger Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and consists of India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka ... .

Cabinet approves Nu 65M sovereign guarantee for BLDCL

Kuensel 02 Feb 2023
The Cabinet approved the provision of a sovereign guarantee to Bhutan Livestock Development Corporation Limited (BLDCL) in availing loan amount of Nu 65 million (M) for the automated poultry processing line project ... of which Nu 1.84B was for recurrent and Nu 75.89M for capital.

New taekwondo facility to be ready by 2025

Kuensel 25 Jan 2023
His Royal Highness Prince Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck, President of the Bhutan Olympic Committee, Health Minister Dechen Wangmo, dignitaries, and civil servants, among others attended the ceremony ... Bhutan can host international championships after its completion ... “The new facility will further promote taekwondo in Bhutan.

Walk the Trans Bhutan Trail – a 400km hike through a Himalayan hideaway

Irish Independent 13 Jan 2023
But an ambitious project instigated by Bhutan’s King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck – also a keen hiker – has been undertaken to repair and restore these historic routes.“I think this may be the greatest, long-distance trail in the world,” says Sam ...

‘A lifeline’: mental health camps bring peace of mind to thousands in rural Assam

The Observer 13 Jan 2023
It is Saturday morning, and some 40 people on foot, bikes and rickshaws begin trickling into Kuklung village ... Among those seated is Ayesha Ali*, 32, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia as a teenager ... In the past, she sometimes had to travel 200km from her home in Kuklung, near the Bhutan border, to the state capital Guwahati for treatment ... Show ... .

Best Limited Release Movies 2022

Rotten Tomatoes 12 Jan 2023
Best Limited Release Movies 2022. Happening depicts a teenager’s pregnancy in 1960s France, and is lauded for Anamaria Vartolomei central performance and director Audrey Diwan’s restraint and tone on the subject ... #1 ... 99%. #1 ... #2 ... An aspiring singer living with his grandmother in the capital of Bhutan dreams of getting a visa to relocate to...

Why Himalayan hideaway Bhutan is becoming a walker's paradise

RTE 09 Jan 2023
But the unusual mural, I later learn, belongs to one of Bhutan’s most renowned Buddhist teachers ... When we meet at the Khang Residency hotel in Bhutan’s surprisingly modern capital Thimphu, Sam speaks enthusiastically about an ancient network of pathways he’d heard about 40 years ago and always dreamed of walking.

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