Bhutan

  • Sep 21, 2009 20:07 IST

    Quake kills seven in Bhutan: official

    A strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck the remote Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan on Monday, killing at least seven people and damaging monasteries and other buildings, officials and reports said.

  • Aug 08, 2009 10:12 IST

    Two more test positive for swine flu in Bhutan

    Two more Bhutanese have tested positive for swine flu as the total number of H1N1 cases in the country rose to six.

  • Sep 06, 2009 10:17 IST

    Bhutanese to teach Indo-Tibetan studies at German university

    A Bhutanese scholar has been selected as a professor of Tibetology at the department of Indian and Tibetan Studies in Hamburg University.

  • Sep 16, 2009 12:57 IST

    Indian cultural centre to come up in Bhutan

    Bhutanese can now look forward to learning playing the sitar or the tabla and know more about Indian literature and theatre.

  • May 17, 2008 00:45 IST

    PM pledges help for Bhutan’s development

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh landed in pristine Paro Valley on Friday, his first visit to a south Asian neighbour in four years.

  • May 16, 2008 11:43 IST

    PM receives warm welcome in Bhutan

    PM arrives on a two-day visit to Bhutan, becoming the first international leader to visit the Himalayan country since it entered the club of democratic nations in March.

  • Mar 28, 2008 14:36 IST

    Bhutan's new PM wants to visit India first

    Bhutan's Prime Minister-in waiting Jigmi Y Thinley says India will be the first country he will like to visit after the country's inaugural democratic government assumes office.

  • Apr 04, 2008 12:14 IST

    Bhutanese skeptical of new set-up, King says all will be well

    As Bhutanese people witness the tribulations of party politics less than a fortnight after overwhelmingly voting for democracy, their former ruler has assured them that the new set-up is designed to suit the nation.

  • Apr 07, 2008 03:43 IST

    Jigmi Thinley all set to become Bhutan PM

    Jigmi Y Thinley is all set to become Bhutan's first elected prime minister after the members of his party that emerged victorious endorsed his nomination.

  • Mar 23, 2008 17:50 IST

    Bhutan's king relinquishes power with polls

    Bhutan stands poised to become the world's newest democracy on Monday with historic polls ordered by its revered royal family.

  • Mar 24, 2008 09:03 IST

    Landmark elections begin in Bhutan

    Voters are set to elect the country's first democratic government and end the century-old absolute royal rule of Wangchuck dynasty.

  • Mar 24, 2008 20:11 IST

    Bhutan votes for stability

    The Oxford-educated King Jigme Khesar Namgyel is expected to retain a strong influence over how the country is run even after the assembly is elected.

  • Mar 25, 2008 11:57 IST

    Bhutanese do king's bidding, embrace democracy

    Impeccably attired in compulsory national dress, they turned out in huge numbers for Monday's first ever parliamentary poll in this reclusive Himalayan land.

  • Bhutan
    Mar 21, 2008 09:12 ISTBhutan in transition

    King drags Bhutan into democracy and 1st polls

    The tiny and deeply traditional Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan takes a slightly nervous step into the modern world on Monday when it holds the first parliamentary elections in its history.

  • Feb 04, 2008 18:04 IST

    Explosion rocks Bhutan again

    A powerful explosion rocked Bhutan on Monday while two more bombs were defused, the latest in a string of blasts.