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Bhutan can woo China with 'India’s blessing'

Thimphu, Oct 22 (UNI) Bhutan’s latest election was fought on the domestic issues of corruption, rural poverty and income inequality, youth unemployment, external debt and criminal gangs; and the foreign and security policy issues were left out, as two of four competing parties – the centre-left Druk

UNIINDIA.COM - 2018-10-22 19:33:00

Center-left party to rule Bhutan after elections victory

In this April 23, 2013 file photo, a Bhutanese child sits as adults in traditional costume stand in a queue to cast their votes for the nation's parliamentary election outside a polling station at Rikhey, Bhutan. The center-left Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa party has won the most seats in 2018 Parliamentary

EXPRESSNEWS.COM - 2018-10-22 07:49:23

Bhutan may receive more financial assistance

India, reaching out to Bhutan’s PM-electLotay Tshering, is looking to increase financial assistance for the Himalayan nation under its next five-year plan beginning 2019. For the 11th five-year plan ofBhutan(2013-18), India’s contribution of Rs 4,500 crore represented 68% of the total external assis

ECONOMIC TIMES - 2018-10-22 06:49:00

Nick Clegg is right. Even Bhutan’s fledgling politics feels baleful effects of tech

Bhutan, a young democracy that swapped its absolute monarchy for electoral politics just a decade ago, went to the polls on Thursday. Interestingly, the one point Bhutanese voters made about retail politics was the social media aspect of campaigning. They didn’t like it, believing it to be too divis

MEDIUM - 2018-10-22 00:01:09

U.S. Department of State News: Statement Regarding Elections in Bhutan | STL.News

WASHINGTON– TheU.S. Department of Statepublished the following statement:The United States congratulates the people ofBhutanon the conclusion of successful national elections, and Dr. Lotay Tshering on the victory of his party. The United States commends the evolution of democracy in Bhutan, which

WWW.STL.NEWS - 2018-10-21 22:12:02

Bhutan DXpedition 2018

Zorro, JH1AJT will travel to Bhutan with Martti OH2BH, Franz DJ9ZB, Jin JF1IST and Champ E21EIC.

DX-WORLD.NET - 2018-10-21 14:26:03

Elections in Bhutan

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Bhutan community thriving in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Like generations of immigrants before them, a minority community of Bhutan has found a new home in the United States. One decade after arriving in the Twin Cities, more than 2,000 Lhotshampa are thriving.


Modi greets new leader of Bhutan; assures India's support

During the conversation, Modi welcomed the successful conduct of the election, which is seen by India as an important milestone for consolidation of democracy in Bhutan.


Bhutan chooses new party to form govt

AFP-JijiTHIMPU (AFP-Jiji) — Bhutan’s voters on Thursday gave an overwhelming victory to a new party headed by a surgeon in only the third democratic election held by the Himalayan kingdom, according to provisional results.The country of 800,000 people, wedged between giant neighbors China and India


Bhutan: Center-Left Party Scores Big Win in Country's 3rd Parliamentary Election

What HappenedVoters in the small Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan ushered a new party into power during the country's third elections since transitioning to democracy a decade ago. On Oct. 18, the Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT), a center-left party founded in 2013, won 30 of the 47 seats in Bhutan's National


Party led by surgeon wins Bhutan’s 3rd elections | The Malaysian Insight

Dr Lotay Tshering vows to tackle Bhutan's high foreign debt, youth unemployment, rural poverty and criminal gangs. – AFP pic, October 19, 2018.


What Yak Herders in Northern Bhutan Are Saying About Global Warming

A recent study in the high-altitude Kingdom of Bhutan indicates climate change may have its yak herding population on thin ice. Owing to its topography, the Himalaya provides for a variety of climatic conditions and human populations to study. This diversity makes indigenous peoples who inhabit thos


Bhutan voters chooses centre-left DNT in general election

The country of 800,000 people, wedged between giant neighbours China and India and known for its Gross National Happiness index, has now chosen a different party to rule at each election since the end of absolute monarchy in 2008.


Bhutan seeks happiness in a new government - Ushering in a new party

Ushering in a new partyThe Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, wedged between India and China, voted in a national election on Thursday guaranteed to usher in a new ruling party which must boost the economy without compromising the country's fierce independent streak.The country of 800,000 people, famed fo


China woos Bhutan, to India's displeasure - Breitbart

Thimphu (Bhutan) (AFP) – A peep into a Thimphu toy shop shows stacks of Pokemons, all made in China, a testimony to the quiet overtures Beijing is making in Bhutan at rival India’s expense.


Landslide victory for Bhutan’s centre-left party following peaceful general elections

Bhutan's new Prime Minister-elect, Dr. Lotay Tshering. Photo: Prachatai/Flickr, CC-BY-NC-ND 2.0

HUMANITARIANNEWS.ORG - 2018-10-23 04:20:00

The Pursuit of Happiness and Democracy in Bhutan — Jewish Journal

One politician vowed to pave the local road, now a rutted dirt track skirting a river, within three months. Another pledged to expand a nearby elementary school into a high school. A third warned against believing what the other two had said.


Bhutan votes in the country's third general polls

A total of 438,663 registered voters can choose candidates on Thursday for the 47-member National Assembly, or lower house of parliament, Election Commission secretary Dawa Tenzin said.


Bhutan - Supporting Prosperity in the Country of Happiness

The public sector, including significant investment in hydropower, has been the main driver of the country’s development accomplishments. Private sector remains weak to create quality jobs for youth. As a result, while the overall unemployment rate was 2.1 percent in 2016, the youth unemployment rat