An Indian rescue flight has sighted the wreckage of a helicopter carrying a top government leader in the country's mountainous northeast region, five days after it disappeared from radar, authorities said Wednesday.
Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa is slated to be sworn in Thursday for a second six-year term at a nationally televised ceremony outside Colombo's presidential secretariat overlooking the Indian Ocean.
MasterCard built a 15-year advertising campaign around the idea that the best things in life are "priceless." Much as I hate to give ad execs their due, these folks got it right. Today, we live in an era when what's truly valuable is the intangible.
The prime ministers of bitter rivals India and Pakistan plan to meet this week during a summit of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation in Bhutan, the Pakistani premier's office said in a statement.
Over 350 new species including the world's smallest deer, a "flying frog" and a 100 million-year old gecko have been discovered in the Eastern Himalayas, a biological treasure trove now threatened by climate change.
Dance performances, archery and traditional sports -- such as snatching of the caps and pillow fights over a tub of cold water -- capped the three-day celebration in Thimphu of Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck's coronation as Bhutan's king.
It's 10:45 a.m. on a cloudy day, and the crew of Druk Air flight KB205 is preparing to land at their home airport of Paro, Bhutan. Suddenly, ominous warnings start blaring, alerting them that their flight angle is all wrong and their rate of descent is far too fast. They fly a series of unconventional right-and-left banks through a narrow channel of hillsides before centering the swaying jet and putting it on the tarmac.
It may take a lot of frequent-flier miles, a penchant for cold places, a tolerance of taxes and regular doses of chocolate, but happiness could be within reach. However, it's not where most people might expect.
Since cable television first arrived in her tiny village in the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan two years ago, 55-year-old Kencho Om keeps getting in trouble with her husband for staying up late watching movies.