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Strong earthquake kills three in Bhutan
Thimpu, Sep 21 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale Monday killed three people in Munggar in Bhutan, reports said.

Monday, September 21, 2009 5:31:17 PM

Earthquake strikes Bhutan, tremors felt in Lhasa
Lhasa, Sep 21 (Xinhua) An earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale jolted Bhutan Monday afternoon and the tremors were felt in Lhasa, authorities said.

Monday, September 21, 2009 4:29:50 PM

Assam's Bodo militants loot houses in Bhutan, spread terror
Thimpu, July 22 (IANS) Dressed in India's Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) fatigues and armed with AK-47 rifles, about 40 militants looted a house in Bhutan's Sarpang district, the second such incident in the area in three weeks. The attacks, which have spread fear among the people, are being attributed to the separatist Bodo militant group from the Indian state of Assam.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009 2:01:14 PM

Unique Bhutanese health weed as precious as gold
Thimphu, July 22 (IANS) Cordyceps, a peculiar health weed native to Bhutan and highly valued for its medicinal properties, fetches astronomical prices at the yearly auction. This year a man from Thimphu district got the highest price for his cordyceps - Rs.351,000 for a kg!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009 12:07:21 PM

Bhutanese PM to meet Manmohan Singh next week
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Bhutanese Prime Minister Lyonchhoen Jigmi Y. Thinley arrives here Tuesday on a four-day visit - the first by a foreign leader to India since the new government took charge last month.

Saturday, June 27, 2009 4:03:54 PM

Security alert in Bhutan after Maoists kill four rangers
Thimphu, Jan 1 (IANS) Bhutan has sounded a massive security alert after the killing of four forest rangers in a powerful landmine explosion by Nepal-based Maoist guerrillas, officials here said Thursday.

Thursday, January 01, 2009 9:41:26 AM

'Prince charming' is now king of Bhutan
Thimphu, Nov 6 (IANS) Oxford-educated Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck Thursday became the world's youngest reigning monarch of the newest democracy of Bhutan after the fourth king Jigme Singye Wangchuck handed over the Raven Crown to his eldest son.

Thursday, November 06, 2008 5:40:33 PM

Patil arrives in Bhutan for king's coronation
Thimphu, Nov 5 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil arrived here Wednesday on a four-day visit to attend the coronation of Bhutan's fifth king Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008 7:38:36 PM

Bhutanese unsure of democracy's outcome, but feel change is good
Thimpu, May 17 (IANS) Having relished their country's isolation for years, not many Bhutanese are sure if the historic poll held in March, which transformed their quaint Himalayan nation from a kingdom to a democracy, is going to make a qualitative change in their lives.

Saturday, May 17, 2008 9:36:19 AM

PM pledges Rs.100 bn economic partnership with Bhutan
Thimpu, May 17(IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday pledged Rs.100 billion ($2.5 bn) over the next five years as part of a package of economic engagement with Bhutan, asserting that the challenge before both countries was to evolve a model of sustainable development.

Saturday, May 17, 2008 9:04:46 AM

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