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Bhutan's Mountain Echoes lit fest set to climb a notch higher

Bhutans annual literary gathering, the Mountain Echoes Literary Festival, and like no other thanks to its magnificent backdrop, will return this August for its ninth edition, featuring a diverse set of speakers who will participate in sessions ranging from spirituality and philosophy to films and environmental conservation.

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Private sector must receive priority

Our private sector is supposed to be the engine of growth for the economy. And the government seems to acutely want to project the image that it is helping the private sector grow.

50 years on: A tale of two nations

It was fifty years ago that Bhutan chose to walk out of the shadows of the medieval world. The world was changing and we had to make the right choice. We did. We looked to India for steadfast partnership. The visionary leaders of that time recognised that respectful partnership had by much more to give the two nations than take from each other. India is what it is this day as Bhutan is in the geopolitical atmosphere that is becoming ever more volatile.

Health and nation building

Nation building efforts cannot be successful if adequate attention is not paid to the population’s health. The Constitution mandates free basic health care services to the people because for Bhutan its people are its most important wealth.

Job creation will come only when private sector grows

Although private sector growth is recognised as critically important to create employment opportunities in the country, Bhutan has not been able to make it happen in a significant way.

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Three new projects in U.S.-India State and Urban Initiative

The U.S.-India State and Urban Initiative, led by the CSIS Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies and the CSIS Energy and National Security Program, has announced three new projects with the state government of Maharashtra

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As countermeasure, India hikes import duty on 29 US products

In a retaliatory move against the recent US import duty hikes, India on Thursday raised customs duty on 29 products, including on iron and steel products imported from the US.

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