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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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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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My country should have no street protests: Bhutan PM (Interview)


April 18th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Thimphu, April 18 (IANS) Bhutan's first democratic Prime Minister Jigmi Y. Thinley, who has completed three years in office, said the primary focus of his government was to evolve a ... Read more...

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India opens new culture cell in Bhutan


September 21st, 2010 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Indian embassy in Thimphu Tuesday inaugurated its cultural wing, the Nehru-Wangchuck Cultural Centre, in collaboration with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR). The cultural cell ... 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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Chidambaram embarks on three day visit to Bhutan


August 21st, 2009 - 10:04 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.21 (ANI): Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Friday left for Bhutan on a three-day official visit during which he is likely to discuss issues related to border security and ... Read more...

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Home Minister to leave for Bhutan today


August 21st, 2009 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 21 (ANI): Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram will leave for Thimphu today on a three-day official visit to Bhutan.During his visit, he will meet King of Bhutan ... Read more...

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Chidambaram to visit Bhutan


August 20th, 2009 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS)Home Minister P.Chidambaram will leave for Thimphu Friday on a three-day official visit to Bhutan, his first foreign tour after taking over the portfolio Dec 1 last year. ... Read more...

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No anti-India insurgent on our soil since 2003: Bhutan premier


June 30th, 2009 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 29 (IANS) Bhutanese Prime Minister Lyonchhoen Jigmi Y. Thinley Monday categorically ruled out the existence of any anti-India insurgent group in his country ever since the Royal Bhutan Army ... Read more...

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World leaders congratulate Manmohan Singh for UPA’s electoral win


May 17th, 2009 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 17 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh started receiving congratulatory messages from world leaders after UPA's electoral win in 2009 general election.Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari was ... 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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Bhutan crowns new king


November 6th, 2008 - 10:38 am ICT by IANS
Thimpu, Nov 6 (IANS) Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck Thursday became the world's youngest reigning monarch as he was adorned with Bhutan's traditional Raven Crown at an ornate coronation ceremony here.Sounds of giant ... Read more...

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Raven crown for world’s youngest king in Bhutan


November 5th, 2008 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Thimphu, Nov 5 (IANS) The sound of the gong accompanied by lamas chanting religious hymns would reverberate in Bhutan's capital Thimphu Thursday when 29-year-old Oxford educated Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck would be ... Read more...

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Opposition seeks probe after Bhutan’s historic poll


March 31st, 2008 - 11:33 am ICT by admin
By Syed Zarir Hussain Thimphu, March 31 (IANS) The first visible signs of protest and anguish over Bhutan's transition from monarchy to democracy has been made public with the embattled People's Democratic ... 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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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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Preparations for Bhutan election in full swing


March 21st, 2008 - 8:49 pm ICT by admin
Thimphu, Mar 21 (ANI): Preparations for the first general elections in Bhutan are on in full swing. Voting machines have been checked and sealed and loaded onto mules.With most voters living ... Read more...

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