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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

India ready to strengthen democracy in Bhutan: PM (Second Lead)
Thimphu (Bhutan), May 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday assured Bhutan of 'every possible' help from India to strengthen its democracy, as he arrived in the Himalayan state to a warm and rousing welcome.

Friday, May 16, 2008 3:14:36 PM

PM arrives in Bhutan (Lead)
Thimphu, May 16 (IANS) Manmohan Singh arrived in Bhutan on a two-day visit Friday, the first trip by an Indian prime minister after the Himalayan nation became the youngest democracy in South Asia. He was received by his Bhutanese counterpart Jigne Thinley at the airport.

Friday, May 16, 2008 11:15:26 AM

Opposition seeks probe after Bhutan's historic poll
Thimphu, March 31 (IANS) The first visible signs of protest and anguish over Bhutan's transition from monarchy to democracy has been made public with the embattled People's Democratic Party (PDP) hinting that last week's historic parliamentary elections was not fair.

Monday, March 31, 2008 9:58:26 AM

Exit monarchy, but long live the king in Bhutan (Lead)
Thimphu, March 26 (IANS) Bhutan's century old monarchy may be on the way out, but the 28-year-old king will continue to wield considerable influence in shaping his Himalayan nation's future policies if the results of the historic parliamentary election this week are any guide.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008 2:14:35 PM

Faith in royalty drove DPT to victory in Bhutan (News Analysis)
Thimphu, March 26 (IANS) 'Unwavering allegiance' to the institution of monarchy and total faith in the king could be among the main reasons for the landslide win of the Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) in the historic parliamentary elections in Bhutan.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008 12:40:50 PM

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