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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

Bhutan all set for Monday's historic vote
Sarpang (Bhutan), March 22 (IANS) Hundreds of officials have set out for remote and inaccessible areas in Bhutan with poll material on mules and horseback to conduct the Himalayan kingdom's historic parliamentary vote Monday.

Saturday, March 22, 2008 12:17:57 PM

Bhutanese apprehensive about democracy
Gelephu (Southern Bhutan), March 21 (IANS) Ahead of a historic election Monday that will end 100 years of monarchy, the people of Bhutan appear to be apprehensive about their future under parliamentary democracy.

Friday, March 21, 2008 12:33:14 PM

One killed in Bhutan explosion, security alert sounded
Thimphu, March 15 (IANS) Bhutan has put its security forces on a maximum alert after one person was killed in an explosion ahead of the historic parliamentary elections March 24, officials said Saturday.

Saturday, March 15, 2008 4:55:13 PM

Maoist camps busted in Bhutan, eight rebels captured
Guwahati, Feb 21 (IANS) Bhutan's security forces have busted two Maoist militant camps and have captured at least eight rebels with weapons in a crackdown that began last week, Bhutanese authorities said Thursday.

Thursday, February 21, 2008 12:04:00 PM

Explosion rocks Bhutan again
Thimphu, Feb 4 (IANS) A powerful explosion rocked Bhutan Monday while two more bombs were defused, the latest in a string of blasts in the otherwise peaceful and isolated Himalayan kingdom, officials said.

Monday, February 04, 2008 5:26:52 PM

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