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International Happiness Day created


June 30th, 2012 - 1:27 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Enjoying life finally has a place on the world's calendar now, as the UN General Assembly has passed a resolution appointing March 20 as the ... Read more...

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Innovation, Amul butter & Rhino on book-shelf (IANS Books This Week)


May 12th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The book-cart this week has everything, from innovation to Amul butter and the Indian Rhino to beckon the reader. Browse with IANS.1. Book: "Innovate ... Read more...

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Meghalaya to replicate Bhutan’s gross national happiness


February 23rd, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Feb 23 (IANS) Meghalaya in India's northeast wants to replicate Bhutan's model of Gross National Happiness as an index of the state's well-being, says Chief Minister Mukul Sangma."We will ... Read more...

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Happiness true reflection of sustainable growth: Bhutan PM


December 21st, 2011 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) hutan's Prime Minister Jigmi Y. Thinley Tuesday said that happiness is the purpose and ultimate desire of every human being and for real sustainable ... Read more...

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Bhutanese PM to speak in India on gross national happiness


December 13th, 2011 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) After successfully implementing gross national happiness -- an alternative development indicator -- in his country, Bhutanese Prime Minister Lyonchhen Jigme Y. Thinley will be ... Read more...

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Manmohan-Gilani chemistry: From Sharm el-Sheikh to Addu via Thimphu


November 10th, 2011 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Addu (Maldives), Nov 10 (IANS) Call it the magic of the Maldives, the picture-pretty Indian Ocean islands that seems to melt all differences. Or the feel of gross national ... Read more...

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Bhutan’s newly-wed royal couple heading to India


October 21st, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Days after their royal wedding, Bhutan's king and queen will come here next week on a nine-day state visit that will pack in diplomacy ... Read more...

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More women needed in South Asian politics: Activists


September 15th, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) A rise in the number of women in politics is the need of the hour for advancement of women's rights in South Asia, say social ... Read more...

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Mathai in Thimphu, India highlights special ties


August 18th, 2011 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Making his first overseas trip since assuming charge over a fortnight ago, Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai called on Bhutan's monarch Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck in ... Read more...

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Nitish Kumar in Bhutan to study hydel projects


May 4th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 4 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who left for Bhutan Wednesday for a three-day visit, will study the country's hydel power projects and the concept of Gross ... Read more...

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Assam wants to replicate Bhutan model (Lead)


April 29th, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 29 (IANS) Assam will replicate neighbouring Bhutan's model of Gross National Happiness as an index of the state's well-being if the Congress is voted back to power for ... Read more...

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Gogoi wants Bhutan model of Gross National Happiness in Assam


April 29th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 29 (IANS) Assam will replicate Bhutan's goal of Gross National Happiness as the index to measure prosperity of the state if the Congress is voted back to power, ... Read more...

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Bhutan modernises…with soul intact (IANS Travel, With Images)


March 22nd, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Paro (Bhutan), March 22 (IANS) Colourful wooden windows, intricate work on roof railings and paintings of tigers, snakes and dragons adorn the walls of most homes. Pointing to a new ... Read more...

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Bhutan looking to attract more Indian tourists


March 11th, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) Bhutan -- a land of exquisite natural beauty where development is guided by Gross National Happiness -- is seeking to increase tourist inflow from India ... Read more...

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In Bhutan, development is in pursuit of happiness (Letter from Thimphu)


May 2nd, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani Thimphu, May 2 (IANS) Where on the earth would you find farmers who willingly vacate their homes and hearths to let rare birds have a shot at life? In environment-conscious ... Read more...

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Welcome change for Indians amid climate worries in Bhutan


April 27th, 2010 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani Thimphu, April 27 (IANS) From a scorching 40 degrees Celsius or more at home to below 15 in this idyllic Himalayan kingdom, it was a welcome change of climate ... Read more...

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SAARC to sign pacts on environment, trade


April 23rd, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) In its silver jubilee year, the eight-nation South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) will focus on climate change and sign two pacts on environment and ... Read more...

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India-Bhutan relations model for bilateral ties: Bhutanese King


December 23rd, 2009 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) India and Bhutan's relations are a model for an ideal bilateral partnership, visiting King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck said here Wednesday. "Despite vast differences in ... Read more...

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Bhutan’s king in India next week


December 17th, 2009 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) Bhutan's King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck will come to India on a six-day state visit Monday, his first state visit since his formal coronation over a ... Read more...

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Bhutan takes lead in dialogue on democracy in Asia


October 15th, 2009 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Paro (Bhutan), Oct.15 (ANI): Asia has the promise of democracy with democratically elected Governments in all of South Asia and in many other parts of the region.Countries in Asia have ... Read more...

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India offers $2 mn to Bhutan flood victims


July 2nd, 2009 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) India Thursday pledged $2 million for the victims of flash floods in Bhutan and offered its full support to Thimphu to host the 16th Saarc summit ... Read more...

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Bhutanese PM first to visit India during Manmohan’s second term


June 29th, 2009 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Bhutanese Prime Minister Lyonchhoen Jigmi Y. Thinley will become the first head of a foreign state to visit India during the second tenure of the Manmohan ... Read more...

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Genpact to train Bhutanese graduates for IT jobs


June 9th, 2009 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 9 (IANS) Gurgaon-based business process outsourcer (BPO) Genpact will train Bhutanese graduates to help develop the IT and IT-enabled services industry in the Himalayan nation, a company official said Tuesday. "We ... Read more...

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‘Prince charming’ is now king of Bhutan (Profile, To go with: celebrations in Bhutan as new king is crowned - Lead)


November 6th, 2008 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Thimphu, Nov 6 (IANS) Oxford-educated Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck Thursday became the world's youngest reigning monarch of the newest democracy of Bhutan after the fourth king Jigme Singye Wangchuck handed over the ... Read more...

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Patil arrives in Bhutan for king’s coronation (Lead, Changing dateline)


November 5th, 2008 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Thimphu, Nov 5 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil arrived here Wednesday on a four-day visit to attend the coronation of Bhutan's fifth king Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck. In an unusual gesture that underlines ... Read more...

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Bhutanese unsure of democracy’s outcome, but feel change is good


May 17th, 2008 - 11:10 am ICT by admin
By Murali Krishnan Thimpu, May 17 (IANS) Having relished their country's isolation for years, not many Bhutanese are sure if the historic poll held in March, which transformed their quaint Himalayan nation from ... Read more...

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Exit monarchy, but long live the king in Bhutan


March 26th, 2008 - 3:49 pm ICT by admin
(Lead) By Syed Zarir Hussain Thimphu, March 26 (IANS) Bhutan's century old monarchy may be on the way out, but the 28-year-old king will continue to wield considerable influence in shaping his Himalayan nation's ... Read more...

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Faith in royalty drove DPT to victory in Bhutan


March 26th, 2008 - 2:00 pm ICT by admin
(News Analysis) By Syed Zarir Hussain Thimphu, March 26 (IANS) 'Unwavering allegiance' to the institution of monarchy and total faith in the king could be among the main reasons for the landslide win of ... Read more...

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Royalists sweep Bhutan polls, king’s uncle’s party suffers defeat


March 25th, 2008 - 12:19 am ICT by admin
(Intro Night Lead) By Syed Zarir Hussain Thimphu, March 24 (IANS) A royalist party in Bhutan, close to the country's educated elite who dominate politics and bureaucracy, has swept Monday's first parliamentary elections in ... Read more...

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Polling begins in Bhutan


March 24th, 2008 - 12:23 pm ICT by admin
Thimpu, Mar 24 (ANI): History was created in Bhutan today, with the remote and landlocked country holding its first general elections after over 100 years of monarchic rule. Voting began today ... Read more...

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