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Bhutan, India and Nepal collaborate to counter wildlife trafficking in South Asia

NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 23: A 9-day workshop is being held for officials from law enforcement agencies in India, Bhutan and Nepal to train them in curbing wildlife trafficking in South Asia. The first Training of Trainers (ToT) workshop under this project commenced on November 21 at Dehradun in Uttarakhand and will culminate on November 29 in New Delhi, officials said. TRAFFIC India and WWF-India, in collaboration with the South Asia Wildlife Enforcement Network (SAWEN) and Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) of the Government of India have organised this workshop. The...
North East

Mein pushes for power transmission line between Arunachal, Bhutan

Itanagar, March 28: Arunachal Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein on Monday urged the North Eastern Regional Power Committee (NERPC) to carry out a feasibility study for the establishment of a 132 kv transmission line between Lumla in Tawang district of the state and 600 mw Kholongchu Hydro-Electric Power Station in Bhutan. Attending the 22nd meeting of NERPC at Guwahati in Assam, Mein, who also holds the power portfolio, urged it to formulate a policy as per norms associated with international exchange of power. The Kholongchu power station in Bhutan...
North East

Assam Guv, Bhutan consul general discuss tourism, trade, student exchange

Guwahati, February 4: Bhutan's Consul General Jigme Thinley Namgyal on Friday called on Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi at the Raj Bhavan here and discussed tourism, trade and student exchange between India and the Himalayan kingdom. The governor and the envoy expressed keenness to strengthen bilateral ties between the two countries and have student exchange programmes between the Royal University of Bhutan and various educational institutions in Assam, an official release said. Noting that Assam and Bhutan have a long and deep-rooted bond, the consul general said that his country was...
Bhutan lockdown
World

Bhutan lifts lockdown

KOLKATA, JUNE 16: Lockdown has been lifted at Bhutan's capital Thimphu after a boy tested for COVID infection reported negative...
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