Thimphu, April 18 (IANS) Bhutan's first democratic Prime Minister Jigmi Y. Thinley, who has completed three years in office, said the primary focus of his government was to evolve a culture where the people would never have to protest in the streets.
Monday, April 18, 2011 12:55:42 PM
There was a time when leaders of the Lhotshampa community were prominent figures in Bhutan, shaped its national policy and were key in the creation of its happiness index. A decade later, the Lhotshampas, originally people of Nepali origin, were blacklisted and forced out of the kingdom.
Sunday, March 27, 2011 10:44:40 AM
Thimphu, March 27 (IANS) It was a Saturday evening and considering the pace of life in Bhutan, I wasn't sure if there would be any nightlife in its capital. Quite hesitatingly, I popped the question to our guide Nado and, to my surprise, he gave a nod.
Sunday, March 27, 2011 10:06:52 AM
Paro (Bhutan), March 22 (IANS) Colourful wooden windows, intricate work on roof railings and paintings of tigers, snakes and dragons adorn the walls of most homes. Pointing to a new concrete house architecturally similar to the old ones made of mud, Bhutanese tourism official Namgay Tenzin says, 'We are modernising, not Westernising.'
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 12:02:03 PM
Thimphu, Feb 8 (IANS) Amid reports that the US has put on hold high-level bilateral contacts with Pakistan over the continued detention of Raymond Davis, Islamabad Tuesday stressed that engagements between the two sides would continue.
Tuesday, February 08, 2011 10:15:46 PM
Thimphu, Feb 8 (IANS) Pakistani Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir Monday night called on Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna and complimented him for guiding and taking the dialogue process forward.
Tuesday, February 08, 2011 12:25:56 AM
Thimpu, Feb 7 (IANS) Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Monday expressed 'deep concern' over the alleged killing of Indian fishermen by the Sri Lankan Navy to his Sri Lankan counterpart G.L Peiris here.
Monday, February 07, 2011 11:37:30 PM
Thimphu, Feb 6 (IANS) The foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan met Sunday in Bhutan's capital and affirmed the need to carry forward the dialogue process to resolve all ouststanding issues, an official said.
Sunday, February 06, 2011 11:23:27 PM
Thimphu (Bhutan), June 11 (IANS) Bhutan, the Himalayan kingdom that takes pride in living by a pristine set of values, began its second attempt to ban the sale of tobacco and tobacco products this month by enacting legislation that makes it illegal to buy or sell cigarettes in the country.
Friday, June 11, 2010 2:02:39 PM
Thimphu, April 29 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Thursday invited his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh to visit Pakistan.
Thursday, April 29, 2010 10:44:40 PM
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