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Bhutan, a Himalayan nation with a population of fewer than a million people, is well on its way to eliminating the scourge of malaria. Investigators from the National Malaria Surveillance System of Bhutan report a dramatic drop in malaria cases, from nearly 40,000 in 1994 to only 45 in 2013. Many of the new infections are clustered in regions along the border with India.  
 
Mountain Echoes, the country's annual literary festival, brings Pico Iyer, Amitav Ghosh, Tabu and Piyush Pandey to Thimphu for a 3-day cultural carnival Seven years ago, Mountain Echoes, a gritty little literary festival put down roots in Thimphu, hoping to grow a forest of ideas. 
 

Six years ago, when Mountain Echoes, an Indo-Bhutanese literature festival began in Thimphu, Bhutan, it was an unpretentious, informal affair. All those who were participating in the festival from India got a wonderful summer vacation out of it. The three-day festival featured names such as Gulzar, Sarnath Banerjee and Chetan Bhagat — a curious mix to showcase “Indian” literature to a Bhutanese audience.

 

"Mountain Echoes" was the title of a book of oral biographies of Pahari women that I had edited, and a festival we at Yatra books had recently hosted in Dehradun with the Himalayan Library.

 

One hundred and seventy five countries signed up to fight global warming crisis, ‘Paris Agreement'. The new agreement will replace the ‘Kyoto Protocol’ in 2020, as global cooperation on climate change after 2020 and indicate the direction and goals. The parties will strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change.

  One hundred and seventy five countries signed up to fight global warming crisis, ‘Paris Agreement'. The new agreement will replace the ‘Kyoto Protocol’ in 2020, as global cooperation on climate change after 2020 and indicate the direction and goals. The parties will strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change.  
 

One hundred and seventy five countries signed up to fight global warming crisis, ‘Paris Agreement'. The new agreement will replace the ‘Kyoto Protocol’ in 2020, as global cooperation on climate change after 2020 and indicate the direction and goals. The parties will strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change.

  One hundred and seventy five countries signed up to fight global warming crisis, ‘Paris Agreement'. The new agreement will replace the ‘Kyoto Protocol’ in 2020, as global cooperation on climate change after 2020 and indicate the direction and goals. The parties will strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change.  
 

Bhutan’s gross national happiness philosophy seems to have put the ambitious sub-regional road connectivity plan involving Bangladesh, India and Nepal on a bumpy turf.

 

Afraid of pollution and environmental destruction, the opposition party and members of the Bhutanese public oppose the ratification of the Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal and India (BBIN) motor vehicle agreement. 

 

As we carry out the immensely important duties related to nation building, the members of the National Assembly and the National Council, who together constitute the 72 Members of Parliament of Bhutan, carry with them a sacred responsibility.

 
 

This is the daily routine for Wangmo, a 37-year-old mother of three, who has been driving taxi in Bhutan for four years. She is a professional driver, holding PD-license. She is one of the less than 30 women cabbies of Bhutan among thousands of male cabbies.

 


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Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will be visiting India between 7th and 10th of April and plethoras of agreements are likely to be signed then. Among the various agreements, the two countries will be signing the defence cooperation agreement which  has been getting the most attention. 
 
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The Congress needs to come up with a more aspirational narrative than that of the BJP. The party doesn’t lack talent, but its leadership clearly lacks hunger and enthusiasm required for winning elections, writes Tridivesh Singh Maini for South Asia Monitor.
 
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 India should not hesitate in using both overt and covert means to bring its policies to successful fruition. Indian policy makers must be guided by the dictum that there is no permanent friend or enemy but only permanent interests, writes Adarsh Singh for South Asia Monitor.
 
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Society for Policy Studies in association with India Habitat Centre invites you to a lecture in the Changing Asia Series by by Prof. K. Srinath Reddy, President, Public Health Foundation of India on Health And Development: India Must Bridge The Disconnect Chair: C Uday Bhaskar, Director, Soci...
 
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Japan is a special country in several ways. For centuries, it remained isolated and disconnected with the outside world. But once it opened itself up to the West with the Convention of Kanagawa in 1854 by the use of force by Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry of the United States Navy, Japan has never looked back. Japan is a spe
 
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Recently, under the leadership of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, and earlier under the late Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdallah bin Abdul-Aziz Al-Saud, Saudi Arabia has rolled out a series of women-friendly initiatives.  Recently, under the leadership of Custodian of the
 
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India remians the inflexible bête-noir for Pakistan, yet there are few books by Indian authors that have sought to interpret the prodigal neighbour in a holistic, informed and empathetic manner.

 
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The line that Mortimer Durand drew across a small map in 1893 has bled the Pashtun heart ever since. More than a century later both sides of that line remain restless. But the mystery behind what actually happened on 12 November 1893 has never ...

 
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What went wrong for the West in Afghanistan? Why couldn't a global coalition led by the world's preeminent military and economic power defeat "a bunch of farmers in plastic sandals on dirt bikes" in a conflict that outlasted b...

 
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What will be Pakistan's fate? Acts of commission or omission by itself, in/by neighbours, and superpowers far and near have led the nuclear-armed country at a strategic Asian crossroads to emerge as a serious regional and global concern whi...

 
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