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Bhutan gears up for second national elections
Thimphu, July 12 (IANS) Bhutan is gearing up for the second elections to its National Assembly with polling scheduled for Saturday.

Friday, July 12, 2013 5:13:33 PM

Bhutan polls July 13
Thimphu, April 29 (IANS) Elections for Bhutan's lower house, the National Assembly, will take place July 13, the authorities said.

Monday, April 29, 2013 11:58:39 AM

Bhutan foundation to support monks, nuns
Thimphu, Nov 3 (IANS) A religious organisation has been established here in a novel initiative to sustain 43 religious centres, training over 1,000 monks and nuns in different parts of Bhutan.

Saturday, November 03, 2012 9:40:16 AM

Bhutan gears to check on its people's happiness
Thimphu, Oct 31 (IANS) Bhutan is again gearing up to find out about the state of its people's happiness through a survey, for which an exhaustive questionnaire is now being prepared.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 12:22:44 PM

14 tigers in Manas national park
Thimphu, Oct 29 (IANS) Over 200 cameras that were switched on 24X7 for 64 days have confirmed the presence of 14 tigers in the Manas national park that Bhutan shares with India, a media report said.

Monday, October 29, 2012 11:06:31 AM

Bhutanese woman civil servant to contest elections
Thimphu, Oct 18 (IANS) Tshewang Tashi is the first Bhutanese civil servant this year to have decided to join politics, saying it's "payback" time.

Thursday, October 18, 2012 12:48:19 PM

With 35,000 vehicles, Bhutan capital feels the heat
Thimphu, Oct 10 (IANS) Bhutan's capital Thimphu has over 35,000 vehicles - over half of the entire country - causing traffic congestion and a daily now wants the government to improve its city bus service.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 11:40:43 AM

Keep religion out of politics: Bhutan daily
Thimphu, Oct 9 (IANS) Religion should be kept out of politics, a leading Bhutan daily said Tuesday and stressed that religious personalities too should stay away as such "earthly games" are for "lesser mortals".

Tuesday, October 09, 2012 10:39:51 AM

Bhutan revisited: balancing modernity with tradition (Postcard from Bhutan)
Thimphu, Oct 2 (IANS) Like a giant Brahminy kite swooping down on its prey, Drukair's Airbus, plumed in the national colours of orange and yellow, veered sharply to the left over the Himalayas to head for an unexpected v-shaped opening in the mountains.

Tuesday, October 02, 2012 12:58:05 PM

Hepatitis B threat stalks Bhutan
Thimphu, Oct 1 (IANS) Rising cases of Hepatitis B infection in Bhutan has become a major health concern.

Monday, October 01, 2012 8:36:29 AM

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