HindustanTimes Thu,30 Oct 2014


Bhutan elections to be held for 47 seats

Political parties can now nominate candidates after the delimitation panel divided the country's districts.

Bhutan refugees likely to be resettled in US

In the next four to five years, about 60,000 Bhutanese refugees are expected to be resettled in the US.

Bhutan warns officials against meddling in politics

Bhutan has warned Govt officials of termination of service if found either supporting or criticising political parties in the run-up to polls.

India to boost security along Bhutan border

India will post 3,000 more securitymen along its border with Bhutan to plug security gaps.

In Bhutan, democracy fails to inspire: officials

With a year to go before the tiny Bhutan kingdom is transformed into a democracy, officials have complained of a lack of interest.

Bhutan's tryst with democracy begins

The constitution will replace a royal decree of 1953 giving the monarch absolute power.

Bhutan to hold mock election in April, May

The dummy run, to be staged on April 21 and May 28, is meant to familiarise voters, officials with procedures ahead of the real vote.

India to offer Rs. 26 bn assistance to Bhutan

India will offer an assistance of Rs. 26.10 billion to neighbouring Bhutan during the fiscal 2007-08.

Bhutan calls for more economic cooperation at SAARC

Bhutan advocated a well-coordinated approach to tackle terrorism, drug trafficking and the spread of HIV/AIDS at the SAARC Summit.

Bhutan MPs to get Rs. 30,000 as salary

MPs in Bhutan will draw a monthly salary of Rs. 30,000, besides a chauffeur-driven car and retirement benefits.

UNHCR begins out-camp census of Bhutanese refugees

The UN refugee agency will begin the out-camp census of Bhutanese refugees residing in Nepal from April 20.

Bhutan set for mock elections on April 21

Mock polls will be conducted in all the 47 National Assembly constituencies and 869 polling stations with an estimated 1,000 voters identified in each polling booth.

Enthusiastic turnout in historic dummy polls

The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan creates history with its citizens voting for the first time in a mock parliamentary polls, an exercise carried out as a dress rehearsal for the election scheduled for 2008.

Tight security in Bhutan after bomb found in border town

Security has been stepped up in Bhutan after a bomb allegedly planted by detractors of the monarchy was found near Phuentsholing.
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