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  1. On Gauging the Pursuit of HappinessRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 21 | Wall Street Journal

    ... pursuit of measuring happiness got its start in the 1970s when King Jigme Singye Wangchuck of the Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan coined the term Gross National Happiness. It took awhile, but eventually other countries...

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  2. Dazin to Save Lives Globally by Scaling Up 'Smokeless Fuel Cooking Stove Solution'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 20 | The Huffington Post

    ... releases a huge amount of carbon and black carbon, which contributes to global climate change. In the Kingdom of Bhutan alone, a small country located in the Himalayas, 70 percent of households use firewood and other forestry waste for cooking , ...

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  3. THIMPHU: Bhutan reports US$42.87m of unused budget last yearRead the original story

    Wednesday Aug 19 | Asia News Network

    In what is a matter of concern for planners and implementers, most government agencies in Bhutan continue to return a substantial amount of unused budgets to the finance ministry at the end of every fiscal year. Last year, government agencies returned 2.82 billion ngultrum of the capital budget from the allocated budget to the finance ministry for various reasons, according to the annual audit report 2014.

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  4. Aerosoft Paro X Bhutan Scenery ReleasedRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 8 | Fly Away Simulation

    ... cannot come close to the sheer range of challenges provided to you here. This remake of the amazing Paro Airport in Bhutan is rated by a huge amount of people as the most authentic remake of the airport that has been created. Capturing all of the ...

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  5. Thy kingdom come: why you should visit Bhutan this yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 7 | This Is London

    Measuring just a third of the size of England with the population of Suffolk, the Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan packs in 16 dialects and jaw-dropping landscapes that vary from subtropical plains to soaring Himalayan peaks, with terraced paddy fields and rhododendron forests in between. Sometimes known as the Lost Shangri-La and Land of the Thunder Dragon, the world's youngest democracy adheres to alcohol-free Tuesdays and a plastic bag ban, won't slaughter animals and, after a dalliance with traffic lights in the capital city Thimphu, takes directions from dapper policemen standing in the middle of the road.

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  6. Briefs: GreenPeak, Coriant, Pulse Electronics, General CommunicationRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 7 | CED

    ... Kong, Beijing, and Seoul. Coriant , a global supplier of SDN-enabled transport networking solutions, announced that Bhutan Telecom , a provider of telecommunications and Internet services in the Kingdom of Bhutan, has selected the Coriant hiT 7300 ...

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  7. Bhutan Telecom Picks Coriant hiT 7300 DWDMRead the original story

    Wednesday Aug 5 | Converge! Network Digest

    Bhutan Telecom, the incumbent provider of telecommunications and Internet services in the Kingdom of Bhutan, has selected the Coriant hiT 7300 Multi-Haul Transport Platform as the backbone solution for its new country-wide DWDM network. Coriant said Bhutan Telecom, the leading provider of both mobile telephony and Internet services in the Kingdom of Bhutan and the only fixed line telephony services provider in the country, is deploying the hiT 7300 platform to enhance the performance of its high-bandwidth business and consumer services, including 3G, LTE, VPN, and fixed line broadband Internet access.

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  8. President Pranab Mukherjee receives condolence messages from World leaders on Demise of Dr. KalamRead the original story

    Monday Aug 3 | Newkerala.com

    President, Pranab Mukherjee has received a number of condolence messages from world leaders on the sad demise of former President, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Leaders who sent messages to the President include the Presidents of Singapore, Slovak Republic, Russia, Nepal and Afghanistan; the Fourth King of Bhutan, Sultans of Oman and Brunei and former President of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai as well as former President of Singapore, S.R. Nathan. Vladimir Putin, President, Russia said, "Dr. Kalam rightly enjoyed high international authority as an outstanding scientist and a wise statesman.

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  9. We told the king we had HIVRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 30, 2015 | Newsday

    For the last few years, Wangda Dorje and Tshering Choden have been the public face of HIV/Aids in Bhutan. They were among a group of five who were the first in the country to come out as HIV-positive - in front of the King, and then on national television.

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  10. Residents invited to discover Colorado treasureRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 30, 2015 | Journal-Advocate

    ... and Puerto Rico, and nations such as Canada, England, Australia, Germany, China, Scotland, Belgium, the Kingdom of Bhutan, Mongolia and Italy: "We were stranded with a broken down car on our way to Minnesota for Thanksgiving. If we had to break down ...

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  11. Saarc chamber pushes for seamless regional energy tradeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 30, 2015 | Big News Network.com

    ... -- eastern, western and southern grids, pending the coverage of entire South Asia. The eastern grid should include Bhutan, Bangladesh, India and Nepal, the western grid can include Afghanistan, Pakistan and India, while the southern grid will be ...

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  12. Country Walkers Announces Three Exceptional Tours Available for Fall Travel in 2015Read the original story

    Jul 29, 2015 | PRWeb

    ... most majestic mountain ranges in Asia. Country Walkers announces three can't-miss tours to experience this season: Bhutan: Kingdom in the Himalayas Head to an ancient home of timeless Buddhist culture and hike through "The Land of the Thunder ...

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  13. THIMPHU: Hepatitis B infection on the rise in BhutanRead the original story

    Jul 28, 2015 | Asia News Network

    ... 606 were detected positive. The number increased to 875 in 2013, which further increased to 1,235 last year. As Bhutan joined the world to observe the World Hepatitis Day on July 28, health officials said that prevalence of the viral infection could ...

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  14. How can developing countries make themselves heard at the UN Climate Change Conference?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2015 | EurActiv.com

    Developing countries such as Bhutan, which are hard hit by climate change but contribute little to it, face significant challenges in reaching a fair agreement at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, writes Ian Duncan. Ian Duncan is a Scottish Conservative MEP and a member of the European Conservatives and Reformists group in the European Parliament.

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  15. Bhutan: A trip to the happiest place on earthRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2015 | Stuff.co.nz

    I'm in the prayer hall of Tango Buddhist monastery high on a mountainside in Bhutan, watching as a woman performs chag, ritual prostrations before the Buddha. Three times she clasps her hands in the prayer position, brings them to the crown of her head, to her throat and then to her heart before folding to a kneeling posture and touching her forehead to the floor.

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  16. The Tiger's Nest Temple, at Paro, in Bhutan. Photos: Corbis; Dinah Gardner; AFPRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 25, 2015 | South China Morning Post

    For the first time, Bhutan is facing China in a football World Cup qualifier. While few expect the Little Dragon to win the June match, the atmosphere in Thimphu's stadium moments before kick-off is electric.

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  17. Najib Has Gone Too Far: When crooks steal the country blind but Umno-BN Says 'Hallelujah'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 24, 2015 | Malaysia Chronicle

    ... Obama sees fit to label as 'Moderate' and a 'beacon' to the third world rogue nations. Even the far away Kingdom of Bhutan has its head on its shoulders with its greater press freedom there. Thanks to its educated King and young parliamentary ...

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  18. THIMPHU: Bhutan records 29 new HIV cases in seven monthsRead the original story

    Jul 23, 2015 | Asia News Network

    Bhutan detected at least four new HIV positive cases every month between December 1, 2014 and June this year. The health ministry reported yesterday that an 18-month-old child is also one of the total of 29 people living with HIV.

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  19. THIMPHU: Bhutan's PM proposes sacking of FMRead the original story

    Jul 21, 2015 | Asia News Network

    Bhutan's Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay has proposed to sack his foreign minister, Rinzin Dorje, who is on "authorised leave" since January due to corruption charges. The minister was exonerated by a district court for a charge that dates back to his tenure as the governor of Haa district, a small district bordering Autonomous region of Tibet.

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  20. Out: foreign ministerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 21, 2015 | The Telegraph

    New Delhi, July 21: Bhutan, the South Asian mainland's youngest democracy, has sacked its foreign minister over corruption allegations even though a court acquitted him at a time the world's biggest is struggling with a controversy over its own foreign minister. Bhutan Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay today made public that he had approached King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuk in Thimphu, recommending the removal of foreign minister Rinzin Dorji.

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