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Down memory lane: The Buddhist lama who unified Bhutan
Thimphu, Aug 25 (IANS) Bhutan is one of the youngest democracies of the world and among those rare countries whose ruling monarchs believed in the "government of the people, for the people and by the people". But even before the monarchs, there came a Buddhist lama from Tibet and unified the country, thus paving the way to what it is today. His contribution was so significant that even five decades after his death, his passing away was kept a secret.

Friday, August 25, 2017 4:06:04 PM

Words matter: Bhutan PM chooses poetry as the medium for his message
Thimphu, Aug 25 (IANS) It all began, as many things do, with simplicity and calmness but as the wheels of time galloped against the backdrop of an aspirational civilization, there emerged a gradual but distinct generation gap between our elderly and the youngsters. But what better way to convey this 'tectonic shift than an elocution recital? And who better to do this than the Prime Minister of Bhutan, arguably the happiest country in the world?

Friday, August 25, 2017 3:04:07 PM

Mountain Echoes Literary Festival inaugurated
Thimphu, Aug 25 (IANS) The eighth edition of Mountain Echoes Literary Festival was formally inaugurated on Thursday evening here by the Royal Queen Mother of Bhutan, Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck.

Friday, August 25, 2017 3:18:19 AM

And the mountains will echo: Bhutan gears up for annual literary extravaganza
Thimphu, Aug 24 (IANS) Literature festivals are quite the trend these days, but this one comes with an added attraction of the surreal beauty that the Land of the Thunder Dragon is known for. Literary stalwarts have already begun descending on Bhutan's picturesque capital for the eighth edition of Mountain Echoes Literary Festival, but visitors will have much more than just literature to savour.

Thursday, August 24, 2017 11:30:05 AM

Flash floods the dangerous new normal in Bhutan (Feature)
On the evening of June 26, there were two flash floods in eastern Bhutan. Roads, culverts, bridges, paddy fields were damaged. It hardly made news. Flash floods have become so common during the monsoon in recent years that they hardly make news in this tiny mountainous country in the eastern Himalayas.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 2:14:04 PM

For this Buddhist monk, happiness is a sense of satisfaction within (IANS Interview)
Thimphu (Bhutan), July 19 (IANS) He knows travel is the best teacher and when the destination is spirituality, the experience is more than just sightseeing. It helps you pack young and vibrant viewpoints in your intellectual bag of traditional Buddhist teachings.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 12:04:04 PM

For Bhutanese, it's more convenient to opt for India than China
Thimphu, July 13 (IANS) For the people of this Himalayan kingdom, it's more convenient to travel with India than to be at a crossroads with China.

Thursday, July 13, 2017 4:44:04 PM

Indian firm takes over construction of Hindu temple in Bhutan
Thimphu, July 1 (IANS) Indian infrastructure major Jaiprakash Associates Ltd. (JAL) has taken over construction of a Hindu temple in Thimphu and will complete it by June 2018, a media report said.

Saturday, July 01, 2017 5:48:04 PM

Bhutan government planning to save BBIN bill from being scrapped
Thimphu, April 29 (IANS) The Bhutan government is preparing to move a motion to withdraw the controversial Motor Vehicle Agreement involving Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) during the joint sitting of the Parliament next month, in order to save it from being scrapped in Parliament, a media report said.

Saturday, April 29, 2017 9:10:04 PM

WHO Southeast Asia members pledge inclusive approach for autism
Thimphu, April 21 (IANS) Accelerating efforts to enable people with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders to lead a productive life, countries in WHO Southeast Asia Region on Friday adopted the 'Thimphu Declaration which calls for integrating the needs of such individuals and their families into national health and socioeconomic development plans.

Friday, April 21, 2017 9:44:05 PM

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