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
Thimphu, June 7 (IANS) Bhutan looks like a speck on the world map and the Himalayan kingdom generally loves basking in its pristine natural beauty and exotic culture. But with the winds of globalisation sweeping across the globe, more and more people in this nation of just 700,000 are beginning to dream big - especially the country's business community.
Thursday, June 07, 2007 9:39:59 AM
Thimphu, June 6 (IANS) From broadcasters and diplomats to civil servants, lecturers and retired generals, people from varied streams have started dabbling in politics as Bhutan embarks on a historic transformation from monarchy to democracy.
Wednesday, June 06, 2007 10:32:53 AM
Thimphu, June 5 (IANS) When Hollywood star Demi Moore was taking a snapshot of her own blow-up tucked at a ramshackle video parlour in Bhutan, nobody noticed her - locals passed her off as another white skinned tourist visiting the Himalayan kingdom.
Tuesday, June 05, 2007 10:02:45 AM
Thimphu, June 3 (IANS) Feel free to swing to the music at the chic discotheques in this usually conservative Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan. But caution please - don't try to take liberties, smoke a cigarette, or pop a dance pill for a kick.
Sunday, June 03, 2007 12:46:34 PM
Thimphu, June 1 (IANS) Hollywood star Cameron Diaz just couldn't believe when she was told during a private visit to Bhutan that the country's wealth was measured by the happiness of its citizens.
Friday, June 01, 2007 9:22:49 AM
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