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Bhutan PM won't sell Gross National Happiness abroad (Interview)
Thimphu, August 1 (IANS) Bhutan's new Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay says it is not his government's job to promote the country's famed "gross national happiness" (GNH) index abroad, departing from his predecessor's policy of aggressive cultural diplomacy.

Thursday, August 01, 2013 3:28:00 PM

Bhutan votes for a change in power
Thimphu, July 13 (IANS) Bhutan Saturday ushered in the main opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) to power in the second elections to the country's National Assembly since it became a democracy.

Saturday, July 13, 2013 10:38:51 PM

Opposition PDP wins Bhutan elections
Thimphu, July 13 (IANS) Bhutan's opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) emerged victorious Saturday night in the country's second parliamentary elections as voters gave their verdict on five years of democracy.

Saturday, July 13, 2013 10:06:47 PM

Thousands turn out to vote in Bhutan elections
Thimphu, July 13 (IANS) Over 60 percent voter turnout was recorded for the second elections to Bhutan's 47-member National Assembly Saturday, according to the latest figures made available by the Election Commission of Bhutan

Saturday, July 13, 2013 6:36:53 PM

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

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