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.
Two more Bhutanese have tested positive for swine flu as the total number of H1N1 cases in the country rose to six.
A Bhutanese scholar has been selected as a professor of Tibetology at the department of Indian and Tibetan Studies in Hamburg University.
Bhutanese can now look forward to learning playing the sitar or the tabla and know more about Indian literature and theatre.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh landed in pristine Paro Valley on Friday, his first visit to a south Asian neighbour in four years.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bhutan stands poised to become the world's newest democracy on Monday with historic polls ordered by its revered royal family.
Voters are set to elect the country's first democratic government and end the century-old absolute royal rule of Wangchuck dynasty.
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.
Impeccably attired in compulsory national dress, they turned out in huge numbers for Monday's first ever parliamentary poll in this reclusive Himalayan land.
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.
A powerful explosion rocked Bhutan on Monday while two more bombs were defused, the latest in a string of blasts.