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05 Aug 2013 | Scott Neuman | COMMENTS 0

Bhutan's New Prime Minister Says Happiness Isn't Everything

Much has been made in recent years of the measure preferred by the tiny Buddhist kingdom over such cold and utilitarian Western-style metrics as gross domestic product.


A few lessons from the Bhutanese sports scene

There is something quite charming about sports in Bhutan. Maybe it is the mix of quirkiness and Corinthian ideals that make it so adorable.

05 Aug 2013 | Liu Zongyi Global Times | COMMENTS 0

New Delhi sees Bhutan as little more than potential protectorate

Critics stated that the timing of India's subsidy withdrawal suggested it wanted to influence Bhutan's election results. Why did India, which is proud of being the largest democratic country in the world, venture to interfere in Bhutan's elections?


Bhutan official praises Japanese aid in handling glacial outburst floods

For years Bhutan has faced the risk of a natural disaster known as a glacial lake outburst flood, but assistance from Japan is helping to lower that risk, a senior Bhutanese official said in a recent interview.

01 Aug 2013 | Nimisha Tiwari | COMMENTS 0

Forget visa hassles, just carry your passport along from India to Bhutan and Nepal

Here's some good news with a twist — the August 15 weekend is a long one, how about going abroad in a jiffy and not struggle with visa issues. ET-Travel recommends a straight trip to the gorgeous destinations of Bhutan and Nepal. Situated close to India's North-Eastern states, Bhutan and Nepal are a treat during this season. With some amazing holiday discounts offered, why think twice?

01 Aug 2013 | Prithvijit Mitra | COMMENTS 0

Bhutan girl with rare illness gets new life

Her haemoglobin count went down to 1.5 and she was turning pale. Her organs were failing and time was running out for 17-year-old Karma Tshering.

31 Jul 2013 | Patricia Gay | COMMENTS 0

Weston students share experiences in Bhutan

Several students from Weston High School, Key Pritsker, Kuba Babinski, Julian Jacobs, Jun Pritsker, James Keeney and Nathan Milne, are spending their summer far from America in the country of Bhutan.

31 Jul 2013 | SBS Australia | COMMENTS 0

Comment: Saving languages from extinction

A university student has set up a project aimed at documenting and archiving Bhutanese languages destined to become extinct.

31 Jul 2013 | REPUBLICA | COMMENTS 0

Yeedzin beats Machhindra in King's Cup

Local club Yeedzin FC came from 2-1 down to defeat Nepali A division side NMB Machhindra Football Club 3-2 on Wednesday in the King´s Cup football tournament being held in Thimphu, Bhutan

30 Jul 2013 | Sachin Parashar | COMMENTS 0

India to restore LPG, kerosene subsidy to Bhutan by early August

ndia has assured Thimphu that the subsidy on LPG and kerosene it supplies to Bhutan will be restored by the first week of August. New Delhi had earlier this month decided to put an end to the subsidy causing much heartburn in the strategically important country at a time when it was in the middle of its parliamentary polls.

30 Jul 2013 | PTI/ Economic Times | COMMENTS 0

India to restore subsidised gas supply to Bhutan from August 1

India will restore the supply of subsidised gas to Bhutan from August 1, a month after it was halted and became a campaign issue in the Himalayan Kingdom's second national polls.

30 Jul 2013 | Business Standard | COMMENTS 0

India to restore subsidised gas supply to Bhutan from August 1

India will restore the supply of subsidised gas to Bhutan from August 1, a month after it was halted and became a campaign issue in the Himalayan Kingdom's second national polls.

28 Jul 2013 | UNDP Bhutan | COMMENTS 0

In Bhutan, small grants launch businesses and dreams

In Mongar, Bhutan, Tashi Tshomo has much to be thankful for. It’s been four years since the 25-year-old received a grant of about US $1,750 to start a small enterprise for IT solutions, and her business has grown substantially.

28 Jul 2013 | Joan Chittister | COMMENTS 0

Bhutan's model of Gross National Happiness a glorious goal for modern society

The first road sign I saw in Bhutan read: Start early/Drive slowly/Arrive safely. I knew instantly this place and this trip was going to be different.

28 Jul 2013 | M K Chandra Bose/ Deccan Herald | COMMENTS 0

Bhutan's bounty

The Kingdom at the Centre of the World is a sincere effort to sift facts from Bhutan’s past shrouded in faith and folklore.

28 Jul 2013 | The Sydney Morning Herald | COMMENTS 0

Flight test: Drukair, Royal Bhutan Airlines

he women wear Bhutan's colourful national uniform, a silk crossover jacket (tego) and a long, straight skirt (kira). Men usually wear a gho, cut the same as a mid-thigh shave coat with long socks, but for comfort and practicality, they're wearing trousers and tie inflight.

24 Jul 2013 | Nepalnews | COMMENTS 0

SAFF U-16 football:Bhutan and Pakistan are crashed out of the tournament

Host Nepal defeated Pakistan 3-0 to advance to the semi-finals as the Group 'A' winner of the ongoing SAFF U-16 Championship at Dasharath Stadium, on Wednesday.

24 Jul 2013 | Nepalnews | COMMENTS 0

MMC beat Bhutan’s Yeedzin FC 3-1 in King´s Cup

Laxmi Hyundai Manang Marshyangdi Club (MMC) on Wednesday beat Bhutan’s Yeedzin Football Club 3-1 in the King´s Cup Football Tournament

24 Jul 2013 | Utpal Bhaskar/ Live Mint | COMMENTS 0

India, Bhutan to discuss tricky issue of power tariff revision

Thimphu informally indicates it is in favour of the Chukha protocol under which revision is to happen every 4 years

24 Jul 2013 | Matt Walker/ BBC | COMMENTS 0

Baby snow leopard filmed in wild mountains of Bhutan

Snow leopards are the highest living of all big cats, and are among the most rare and elusive of all animals.

24 Jul 2013 | RAJAT ARORA :The Financial Express | COMMENTS 0

RailTel to set up Bhutan’s broadband network

After Prime Minister Manmohan Singh assured Bhutan of support in the light of the recent controversy over India cutting fuel subsidies to the kingdom, RailTel, the telecom arm of the Indian Railways, has been given the task of setting up Bhutan's national broadband internet network

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