Samdrup Jongkhar (Bhutan), Jan 2 (IANS) Bhutan's tryst with democracy has begun with elected representatives questioning royal commands even before the Himalayan kingdom formally shifts from absolute monarchy to parliamentary democracy.
Tuesday, January 02, 2007 11:07:16 AM
Thimphu, Dec 24 (IANS) Bhutan's draft constitution that bars people from contesting the first general elections in 2008 if they don't have a university degree is mired in a row with people's representatives opposing the move.
Sunday, December 24, 2006 11:45:42 AM
Thimphu/Guwahati, Dec 17 (IANS) In his first public address as Bhutan's new ruler, King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck Sunday sought the support of his people to build a strong nation and help the country shift from monarchy to parliamentary democracy.
Sunday, December 17, 2006 6:14:49 PM
Guwahati, Dec 16 (IANS) From 'prince charming' to becoming the king of Bhutan, the sudden transition to monarchy of 26-year-old Oxford educated Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck has left the tiny Himalayan kingdom stunned.
Saturday, December 16, 2006 1:44:42 PM
Thimpu, Dec 16 (IANS) Bhutan King Jigme Singye Wangchuk has handed over his responsibilities to his 26-year-old son Crown Prince Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck.
Saturday, December 16, 2006 10:52:05 AM
Thimphu, Nov 29 (IANS) Bhutan is playing five specially composed songs on the kingdom's two government-controlled radio stations aimed at educating voters ahead of the first general elections in 2008.
Wednesday, November 29, 2006 5:20:30 PM
Thimphu, Nov 23 (IANS) A newly-formed council in Bhutan will develop policies, advice authorities concerned, take decisions and approve plans to promote the national language Dzongkha.
Thursday, November 23, 2006 11:11:54 AM
Thimphu, Nov 21 (IANS) The disease-resistant and healthier potatoes of Bhutan are in high-demand in the Indian markets.
Tuesday, November 21, 2006 12:25:02 PM
Thimphu, Nov 7 (IANS) Chicken from India is back in Bhutan - processed, sealed, frozen and selling real fast.
Tuesday, November 07, 2006 12:40:56 PM
Thimphu, Nov 4 (IANS) The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan is racing against time to prevent HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, from assuming epidemic proportions with the nation witnessing a rise in the number of prostitutes and lack of safe sex practices.
Saturday, November 04, 2006 1:52:32 PM
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