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47 Bhutan seats to see direct election
Thimphu, March 4 (IANS) Bhutan's transition from monarchy to parliamentary democracy got yet another boost, with the country announcing it will have 47 constituencies whose members will be elected to the National Assembly in the first general elections in 2008.

Sunday, March 04, 2007 2:31:32 PM

Vellore hope for Bhutanese patients
Thimphu, Feb 6 (IANS) Sonam Choden, the mother of two-year-old Leki Dorji, never hoped to be happy again. But thanks to the Vellore-based Christian Medical College in India's Tamil Nadu state, which treated the burn injuries of Dorji and made him 'eat, walk and also talk'.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007 4:18:08 PM

Indian AXN ban hits Bhutanese viewers
Thimphu, Feb 2 (IANS) The Indian ban on AXN since Jan 17 is having its impact in Bhutan, where viewers cannot see the TV channel any more.

Friday, February 02, 2007 8:29:21 AM

Bhutanese students pack oranges to study
Thimphu, Jan 31 (IANS) Bhutanese children belonging to economically weak families toil for 12 hours a day in the country's orange depots alongside Indian workers to earn money for their studies.

Wednesday, January 31, 2007 7:57:28 AM

Assam violence affecting Bhutan orange exports
Thimphu, Jan 30 (IANS) The recent spurt of terrorist violence in Assam has hit Bhutan's orange exports to Bangladesh that are routed through the northeastern Indian state.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007 4:55:35 PM

Bhutanese scouts for India's Republic Day
Thimphu, Jan 18 (IANS) Ten Bhutanese scouts will take part in the Indian Republic Day function on Jan 26 in New Delhi.

Thursday, January 18, 2007 4:22:32 PM

Bhutan's tryst with democracy begins, royal commands questioned
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

Bhutan's new education criteria kicks up row
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

Bhutan's new king addresses people, seeks support
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

Oxford educated 'prince charming' new Bhutan king (PROFILE)
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

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