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Pitt-Bradford student researchers seek to find power of childhood cure

The Bradford Era 31 Mar 2023
Dhimal’s family is part of a large ethnic minority called Lhotshampas who settled in southern Bhutan in the late 19th century to clear forest, create rice fields and then work them ... They were not welcomed by India, which occupies a tongue of land between Bhutan and Nepal, and so they kept going back to the country of their ancestors.

Bhutan-India relationship facing Chinese challenge, says Congress

The Siasat Daily 30 Mar 2023
Congress General Secretary Jairam Ramesh on Thursday said that the Bhutan-India relationship is facing a Chinese challenge, which also poses a threat to the Siliguri Corridor – the land bridge to the northeastern states. “Bhutan and India’s so far unshakeable relationship is facing a challenge from an aggressive China.

Fallow land bank for productive land use

Kuensel 30 Mar 2023
To assess the fallow land status and distribution, and explore innovative ideas to use them for agricultural use, the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock and National Land Commission Secretariat carried out a pilot survey last year. Bhutan’s arable land is only seven percent of the total land ... Fallow Land Bank initiative.

Bhutan shocks India with pro-China stand on Doklam; Alarm in New Delhi | Explained

Hindustan Times 29 Mar 2023
... in Bhutan's stand amid an ongoing dispute ... The statement has triggered a fear of Bhutan ceding its land near strategic tri-junction point to China.

Exercise Vayu Prahar: Another integrated Army drill in Eastern Theatre

Financial Express 23 Mar 2023
This was in North Bengal close to the ‘Siliguri’ corridor which is of strategic importance and is popularly known as Chicken’s Neck and is a narrow strip of land that connects northeast with the rest of the country and shares borders with three countries – Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh.

GovTech inaugurates joint satellite ground station

Kuensel 14 Mar 2023
The ground station will be instrumental in building Bhutan’s capabilities in leveraging space technology ... Remote sensing capabilities from space is something really important for a nation like Bhutan in many sectors such as disaster management, monitoring forest reserves and agricultural land management.”.

Nu 8.35 per unit for imported electricity

Kuensel 09 Mar 2023
Bhutan imported electricity at around Nu 4.50 per unit ... Bhutan was however able to maintain the landed cost of electricity below the IEX MCP through flexi-generation from its hydropower power plants which enabled Bhutan to avoid the import of power during the peak hours in India.

Pakistan lags behind neighbourhood in forest coverage: ACS

Urdu Point 09 Mar 2023
Speaking at the inaugural ceremony of the spring plantation campaign at Kotla Saadat on Thursday Muzzaffargarh, he informed that according to the global standard, 25 percent of the area of any country should be covered by forests, but contrarily to it only 5 percent land of ...

Forest Department to plant 8.3m trees in South Punjab

Urdu Point 09 Mar 2023
Saqib Zaffar said that as per global standard, 25 percent land must be covered by forest in all countries but in Pakistan it exist on only five percent land. He said that as compared to the neighboring countries, 60 and 33 percent of lands were covered with forest in Bhutan and India, respectively ... ....

Will centralising budget system affect thromdes’ service delivery?

Kuensel 07 Mar 2023
However, with the enforcement of the Property Tax Act of Bhutan 2022, thromdes’ autonomy looks and sounds more far-fetched since the land and building taxes will be collected by the central government ... Land tax is the major contributor to the revenue.

Men’s cricket team prepares for ACC Men’s Challenger Cup 2023

Kuensel 10 Feb 2023
… the team lands in Assam today for friendly matches ... The men’s national cricket team of Bhutan will land in Assam, India today for a friendly game against Assamese teams in preparation for the upcoming ACC Men’s Challenger Cup 2023 in Thailand ... Bhutan, Bahrain, the Maldives, and Iran are in group A ... Bhutan will play the opening game against Bahrain.

Agriculture sector calling

Kuensel 08 Feb 2023
The central bank’s recent report is concerning if not disturbing for Bhutan, still largely an agrarian society ... But agriculture will still remain an important sector for import-dependent Bhutan ... One idea could be relooking into land ownership in rural Bhutan. Many staying on the farm do not own land.

Spending increased to enhance border roads along China: EAM Jaishankar

Hindustan Times 08 Feb 2023
Work to improve connectivity with neighbouring countries including Nepal, Bhutan and Myanmar was done with an eye on improving ties for better trade and bilateral ties he said ... The minister said though there is no ICP on the India-Bhutan border, the West Bengal government has offered 54 acres of land recently for development of ICP Jaigaon.

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