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
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
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
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
Thimphu, Jan 21 (IANS) A string of explosions rocked Bhutan injuring one woman and damaging shops and businesses, officials Monday said.
Monday, January 21, 2008 2:58:20 PM
Guwahati, Jan 17 (IANS) The National Assembly elections in Bhutan will be held March 24, formally ending the Wangchuck dynasty's 100-year-rule and transforming the predominantly Buddhist nation to a parliamentary democracy.
Thursday, January 17, 2008 9:07:52 PM
Thimphu, Dec 28 (IANS) The transition from a 100-year-old monarchy to democracy in Bhutan would begin Dec 30 with voting for the National Council, or upper house, which will make up the first phase of parliamentary elections.
Friday, December 28, 2007 12:28:18 PM
Thimphu, Nov 8 (IANS) The process of resettlement of hundreds of Bhutanese refugees living in camps in neighbouring Nepal to the US has begun and the first batch is expected to migrate by January next year.
Thursday, November 08, 2007 9:49:37 AM
Thimphu, July 2 (IANS) The first elections to the National Council of Bhutan will be held this December, the country's election commission announced Monday. Bhutan plans a switchover from absolute monarchy to democracy in 2008.
Monday, July 02, 2007 6:16:12 PM
Namseling (Bhutan), June 17 (IANS) The skyline was afire with tints of red and gold with the sun beginning to set over the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan. Middle-aged Lily Tashi and her two sisters-in-law were busy, their hands in full flow, sowing paddy in this village on the outskirts of capital Thimphu.
Sunday, June 17, 2007 9:41:15 AM
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