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HindustanTimes Sun,21 Dec 2014

Bhutan

Bhutanese to pay more for petrol, diesel

The prices of petrol and diesel have shot up in Bhutan, with the country's trade officials attributing the hike to an increase in dealers' commission in India.

India-assisted projects in Bhutan reviewed

Indian and Bhutanese officials have reviewed the progress of New Delhi-assisted projects undertaken during the Himalayan country's 9th Five Year Plan.

IED blast in Bhutan, Indian worker injured

An Indian worker is injured in an IED blast in poll-bound Bhutan's Phuentsholing district.

Indo-Bhutan border to be sealed for polls

The Indo-Bhutan border will be sealed for 36 hours during the Himalayan country's general elections on March 24.

Serial blasts rock Bhutan, woman injured

A woman has been injured and some property damaged as four serial blasts rocked poll-bound Bhutan on Sunday including one in the capital, police said.

Bhutanese refugees demonstrate at Nepal-India border

About 10,000 refugees demonstrate at the India-Nepal border, where a day earlier, according to officials, Indian troops had opened fire, killing one refugee.

Bhutan gets fourth political party

With mostly retired civil servants, businessmen, local leaders as members, the All People's Party has 17 retired royal advisory councilors.

Bhutan to hold elections in Feb-March 2008

Bhutan will hold its first national polls in February and March next year, says a top official, making its final shift from a century of absolute monarchy to democracy.

Caretaker PM appointed in Bhutan

Lyonpo Kinzang Dorji was appointed the new caretaker PM of Bhutan as seven ministers, including PM Lyonpo Khandu Wangchuk, resigned to enter politics.

Bhutan offers free condoms to check AIDS

The country's public health department is out on a massive campaign to educate people on HIV and the use of condoms.

National Council elections on December 26

The Himalayan nation's poll panel has announced the elections of Bhutan's National Council, the upper house of parliament to be held on December 26.

Resettlement of Bhutanese refugees begins

The process of resettlement of hundreds of Bhutanese refugees living in camps in Nepal to the US has begun and the first batch is expected to migrate by January next year.

Bhutan steps towards democracy in first real poll

Bhutanese begin voting to elect members to a new upper house of parliament for the first time, a step towards democracy after a century of absolute monarchy.

Bhutan elects its first ever National Council

Bhutan receives its New Year gift — 15 elected representatives to its National Council or upper house following the first parliamentary elections.

Bhutan to act tough on 'misbehaving' MPs

The Himalayan country has already issued a stern warning to its MPs-to-be, saying those found guilty of misbehaving when the National Assembly is in session will be dealt strictly with.
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