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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

Royalists sweep Bhutan polls, king's uncle's party suffers defeat (Intro Night Lead)
Thimphu, March 24 (IANS) A royalist party in Bhutan, close to the country's educated elite who dominate politics and bureaucracy, has swept Monday's first parliamentary elections in the isolated Himalayan kingdom.

Monday, March 24, 2008 10:44:30 PM

Polling ends in Bhutan, Himalayan state becomes newest democracy (Night Lead)
Thimphu, March 24 (IANS) Heavy voting was recorded in Bhutan as the Himalayan kingdom Monday held its first parliamentary elections on its way to becoming the world's newest democracy, marking the end of 100 years of monarchy.

Monday, March 24, 2008 8:05:08 PM

Heavy polling as Bhutan becomes world's newest democracy (Lead)
Thimphu, March 24 (IANS) Brisk voting was underway Monday for the first ever parliamentary elections in Bhutan, marking the end of a 100-year-old monarchy in the Himalayan kingdom.

Monday, March 24, 2008 1:33:26 PM

Historic vote begins in Bhutan, the world's newest democracy
Gelephu (Bhutan), March 24 (IANS) The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan Monday became the world's newest democracy with voting for the first ever parliamentary elections beginning, marking the end of a 100-year-old monarchy.

Monday, March 24, 2008 9:20:10 AM

Heavy polling expected as Bhutan ready for historic vote
Samdrup Jongkhar (Bhutan), March 23 (IANS) Bhutan, the idyllic yet reclusive Himalayan nation, is all set for the big day when a historic vote begins Monday, formally marking the end of its 100-year-old monarchy and ushering in parliamentary democracy.

Sunday, March 23, 2008 10:14:03 AM

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