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The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan has imposed its first nationwide lockdown due to a virus infection in a returning traveler who had been released from quarantine

The Frontier State bordering Bhutan, China and Myanmar is under the Fifth Schedule that “does not provide special rights for the indigenous communities” unlike the Sixth Schedule#ArunachalPradesh 

Bhutan imposes 1st nationwide virus lockdown

A main road in Bhutan's capital Thimpu is deserted due to the nationwide lockdown imposed over COVID-19. Bhutan, a nation of 800,000 people, had been largely shielded from the #coronavirus  but on Tuesday, the remote Himalayan kingdom went into lockdown for the first time

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Trade across the India-Bhutan border through Jaigaon in West Bengal's Alipurduar district was suspended after a lockdown was imposed to curb the rise in COVID-19 cases in the Himalayan kingdom

Indo-Bhutan border trade suspended due to #covid  lockdown in Himalayan Kingdom

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Jaigaon serves as a major gateway for Bhutan to the rest of India through Siliguri that lies around 150 km west of the border town.

#Coronavirus India update: bhutan'>India-Bhutan border trade via Bengal suspended due to lockdown in Himalayan kingdom 

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Exchanged thoughts with Bhutan' alt='PMBhutan' /'>@PMBhutan  Dr. Lotay Tshering on the evolving COVID-19 situation in our region. His Majesty The King and Lyonchhen are leading Bhutan's efforts admirably. India will stand by our close friend and neighbour in fighting the effects of the pandemic.

Bhutan issues clarification, states that media reports alleging that they (Bhutan) have stopped the supply of irrigation water to areas in Assam "are totally baseless" & "deliberate attempt by vested interests to cause misunderstanding between friendly people of Bhutan & Assam."

Thank you Bhutan! It was a memorable visit. The affection I have received from the people of this wonderful nation can never be forgotten. There were many programmes which I had the honour of taking part in. The outcomes of the visit will enhance bilateral ties.

US media sources[e.g., NYT] say China has scrapped the agreement with India made last year on Doklam-which India had claimed as a "victory" - China withdrawing its military from Bhutan. Now sources say Chinese PLA has re-entered Doklam. MEA must clarify or say it is baseless.

I am extremely excited to be at the ISRO Centre in Bengaluru to witness the extraordinary moment in the history of India’s space programme. Youngsters from different states will also be present to watch those special moments! There would also be youngsters from Bhutan.

India is supplying Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) to 55 countries including United States of America, United Kingdom, France, Russia, Afghanistan, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Seychelles, Oman, United Arab Emirates.... (1/2)

bhutan'>Reached Bhutan a short while ago, marking the start of an important visit. I am extremely grateful to @PMBhutan  for welcoming me at the airport. His gesture is deeply touching.

Thank you Bhutan' alt='PMBhutan' /'>@PMBhutan  for accepting our invitation to grace the Swearing-in Ceremony. Bhutan is India's trusted friend and neighbour. I look forward to continue working with you to further strengthen our exemplary partnership.

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On 17th and 18th August, I will be in Bhutan for a bilateral visit that reflects the high importance attached to strong relations with our trusted friend and neighbour. I would be taking part in a wide range of programmes during this visit.

"Trump pointed at the map and said he knew that Nepal was part of India, only to be told that it is an independent nation. When said he was familiar with Bhutan and knew it, too, was part of India, his briefers told him Bhutan was an independent kingdom"

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