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Serial blasts rock Bhutan
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

Bhutan's monarchy to end, National Assembly polls in March
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

Bhutan ready for historic parliamentary polls
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

Resettlement of Bhutanese refugees to US begins
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

First Bhutan polls in December
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

Prerna, Bajaj of 'Kasautii...' are Bhutanese heartthrobs (FEATURE)
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

Bhutanese entrepreneurs dreaming big, eye world bazaar
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

Lecturers, diplomats, broadcasters - all in Bhutan's politics
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

Bhutan's fledgling cinema influenced by Hollywood and Bollywood (FEATURE)
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

Watch out - bouncers on the prowl in Bhutan discos (FEATURE)
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

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