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Bhutan to inaugurate new airport
Thimphu, Sep 30 (IANS) Bhutan is to inaugurate its third domestic airport in Gelephu next month.

Sunday, September 30, 2012 12:58:30 PM

South Asia can become energy surplus: Bhutan PM
Paro (Bhutan), April 23 (IANS) Cooperation among countries can help transform South Asia from an energy constraint to an energy surplus region, Bhutanese Prime Minister Jigmi Thinley has said.

Monday, April 23, 2012 2:58:58 PM

Oxford-educated Bhutan king weds commoner
Punakha (Bhutan), Oct 13 (IANS) The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan Thursday crossed yet another historic threshold with its 31-year-old King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk entering into a wedlock with his commoner heartthrob, 21-year-old student Jetsun Pema at a lavish ceremony.

Thursday, October 13, 2011 6:27:56 PM

Oxford-educated Bhutan king weds commoner
Punakha (Bhutan), Oct 13 (IANS) The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan Thursday witnessed a historic event with 31-year-old King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk entering into a wedlock with his commoner heartthrob, 21-year-old student Jetsun Pema at a lavish ceremony.

Thursday, October 13, 2011 5:27:19 PM

Chomping on cheese and chilli delights in Bhutan
Thimphu, April 29 (IANS) Fancy some long, slit chillies cooked to creamy perfection with cheese? Or a combination of trotter, chillies and garlic? Then Bhutan is the place you are looking for.

Friday, April 29, 2011 10:01:47 AM

We don't need formal relations with Washington: Bhutan PM (Interview)
Thimphu, April 21 (IANS) Jigmi Yoser Thinley, the prime minister of Bhutan, doesn't feel the need for formal relations with the US if the two countries can mutually cooperate without these.

Thursday, April 21, 2011 12:03:11 PM

My country should have no street protests: Bhutan PM (Interview) (Repeating for all needing)
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

Lhotshampas: A community that Bhutan abandoned (Comment)
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

Bhutan's nightlife rocks with pubs, Bollywood numbers (IANS Travel)
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

Bhutan modernises...with soul intact (IANS Travel)
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

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