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Swiss Drug Firm invests in Bhutan’s Happiness

Swiss Drug Firm invests in Bhutan’s Happiness

Thimpu: All of a sudden, drug manufacturers have taken a keen interest in the ‘Happiness of the Dragon Kingdom’.  A major Swiss pharma company has donated $3 Million to promote…

Bhutan’s first phase polls today

Bhutan’s first phase polls today

Bhutan readies for first stage of elections to its national assembly. The outcome of the vote is expected to be much closer than in 2008 Voters in Bhutan are taking…

Is Bhutan’s Democracy a Royal Farce ?

Is Bhutan’s Democracy a Royal Farce ?

Is Bhutan’s much vaunted democracy actually a well-oiled PR exercise? Like Gross National Happiness, Bhutan’s democratic avatar may just be an illusion, writes Khunken Dorji According to the government of Bhutan…

Bhutan’s National Assembly polls from May 31

Bhutan’s National Assembly polls from May 31

THIMPHU: Bhutan, whose monarchy ceded absolute power five years ago, will hold multi-party elections for its main house of Parliament on May 31, officials said on Monday. Polls took place…

Bhutan elections: Some winners

Bhutan elections: Some winners

  Tashi Delek to the winners of Bhutan’s second elections, Newsnet profiles a few of the winners. An interesting point, even if there is a single candidate for a seat,…

Bhutan Polls: results to be announced today!

Bhutan Polls: results to be announced today!

People in the tiny Himalayan nation of Bhutan were cementing their young democracy Tuesday by voting in the nation’s second parliamentary election. The remote nation of 700,000 had its first…

Bhutan too costly for Thai Tourists

Bhutan too costly for Thai Tourists

Bhutan’s tourist tarrif is much too high, say Thai travellers. Thais should understand that Bhutan is a ‘niche destination’ and not for any tom, dick, or harry, says Bhutan. Backpackers can go…

Bhutan Power Projects partly paid for by India Foreign Ministry?

Bhutan Power Projects  partly paid for by India Foreign Ministry?

New Delhi,  — India’s foreign ministry will partly finance the construction of hydropower projects in Bhutan. This is  ‘economic diplomacy’, to exert strategic influence in its neighbourhood, say news reports.…

Bhutan will elect its Upper House in April

Bhutan will elect its Upper House in April

The tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan will go to polls for the second time in its history next month for elections which will consolidate its transformation to democracy, according to…

Bhutan Minister spurned by Delhi ‘Snob Club’

Bhutan Minister spurned by Delhi ‘Snob Club’

The 100-year-old Delhi Gymkhana Club did not allow Bhutan’s second-highest ranking Buddhist monk to dine in the club on Monday, as the spiritual leader was sporting sandals and traditional lama…

Bhutan King to give B’desh more power

Bhutan King to give B’desh more power

 Bhutanese monarch Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck  has expressed is desire he is keen to export Bhutanese hydroelectric power to Bangladesh, thus helping the country in mitigating its (Bangladesh’s) high demand…

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