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Bhutan’s first woman Gup: paving the way for women leaders
May 30, 2012 Bhutan has now got its first woman Gup or block leader, a first since the nation went to polls in 2008. Gewogs are official administrative units in Bhutan, each headed by a Gup. For Namgay Peldon, it is one step towards breaking that glass ceiling.
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Bhutan looks at creating an energy basket
Feb 10, 2013 Lyongpo Dr Pema Gyamtsho, the Minister for Agriculture and Forests, Bhutan, talks to Bushra Ahmed of OneWorld on how his country is combating climate change and looking at various kinds of renewables sources of energy at the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit-2013.
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Bhutan's new Parliament to elect Speaker on Friday
Aug 02, 2013 The PDP stormed to power in July after inflicting a stunning defeat on the incumbent Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT), in the second parliamentary elections in Bhutan.
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Bhutanese parliamentarians on four-day visit to India
Jan 13, 2014 A parliamentary delegation from Bhutan on Monday left for New Delhi to discuss issues of bilateral cooperation.
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Bhutan gears up for 2nd national elections on Saturday
Jul 12, 2013 Bhutan has a tri-cameral parliament of the King, National Council and the National Assembly.
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Indo-Bhutan friendship mela begins in Assam
Jan 17, 2013 The third Indo-Bhutan Friendship Mela will begin today at Subankhata of Baska district in Assam, India.
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Bangladesh and Bhutan sign MoU for agricultural cooperation
Sep 12, 2012 Dhaka and Thimpu come together to share knowledge and promote technology transfer to give agriculture a boost in both countries. The MoU also covers many more areas like natural resource and bio-diversity management and agricultural research.
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Bhutan takes a step to reduce its carbon footprint
Jun 05, 2012 In order to do its bit for the environment, Bhutan bans driving on one day of the week. Starting from June 5th, the World Environment Day; Tuesdays will see minimum number of vehicles on the roads of Bhutan.
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Spinning money through weaving
Mar 30, 2009 For hundreds of tribal women residing near Indo-Bhutan border, weaving has created new livelihood opportunities in the conflict-ridden region. Flourishing trade and growing market for their products have helped these Bodo women improve their lives.
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Dying orange orchards of Bhutan
Jul 20, 2009 For years, orange orchards of Manitar have provided the Bhutanese farmers more than just a livelihood option. But due to the sharp fall in the yield caused by climate change, farmers are abandoning their old profession and venturing into more lucrative businesses.
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Bhutanese maids get help at hand
Aug 02, 2010 The Bhutan association of women entrepreneurs recently proposed a project to the labour ministry that it would recruit groups of women and train them in services expected of domestic helpers. This would bring them a sense of security and empower them to run the business themselves.
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Cry for my beloved country
Apr 03, 2008 When recently Bhutan took its first steps towards democracy, the international community and media showered praise on its monarch. But for those living in exile for past 17 years and more, will this herald a new chapter in their lives and will they be able to return to the land that they consider their own?
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Bhutan set to hold polls for National Assembly
May 30, 2013 In Bhutan, polling is to be held in the primary round of elections for the forty-seven member National Assembly on Friday .
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'Water grab' battles endanger the Himalayas
Aug 13, 2013 According to a new report, the battle between South Asian countries India, Nepal, Bhutan and Pakistan for a bigger share in the Himalayan resources has endangered the mountain range and its ecology.
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India to support Bhutan for strengthening democratic institutions
Jul 15, 2013 Indian PM Dr Manmohan Singh congratulated Bhutan People’s Democratic Party leaders on their victory in the national assembly elections.
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Bhutan to export hydroelectric power to Bangladesh
Feb 19, 2013 During his ongoing visit to Bangladesh, Bhutanese King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, spoke of his country's keenness to export hydroelectric power to Bangladesh.
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ADB's $48mn to improve transport infra in Bhutan, Nepal
Nov 30, 2012 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide 48 million US dollars to help goods movement more smoothly in and out of Bangladesh, Bhutan, and Nepal.
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