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Bhutan king hands over power to son
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

Songs, films to educate Bhutan voters
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

Council formed to promote Bhutan's national language
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

Demand for Bhutanese potato rises in India
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

Indian chicken back on Bhutanese platter
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

HIV/AIDS epidemic scare in Bhutan
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

Only graduates can contest Bhutan elections
Thimphu, Oct 23 (IANS) Bhutan's draft constitution has made provisions to debar candidates without a minimum graduate degree or married to a foreigner from contesting the first general election in 2008.

Monday, October 23, 2006 10:27:08 AM

Bhutan progressing well in cricket: Roger Binny
Thimphu, Oct 10 (IANS) India's 1983 World Cup winning member Roger Binny has said Bhutan has made notable progress in cricket within a short period in spite of introducing the game rather late.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006 1:28:41 PM

Boom in Bhutan's apple exports to India
Thimphu, Oct 5 (IANS) With India's main apple growing states recording poor yield this year, there has been considerable rise in exports there from Bhutan, say exporters.

Thursday, October 05, 2006 12:15:18 PM

'Maoists posing threat to India, Bhutan'
Thimphu, Sep 23 (IANS) India and Bhutan have expressed concern over the growing nexus between Maoists and people lodged in camps in eastern Nepal.

Saturday, September 23, 2006 6:14:45 PM

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