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  1. Google enters 'Land of the Thunder Dragon'Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

    Google provided a sneak peek into Bhutan Thursday by unveiling a Street View project for the remote Himalayan kingdom, featuring panoramic views of its majestic mountains, monasteries and crystal-clear rivers. The "Land of the Thunder Dragon" has long been one of the most isolated countries on earth, only lifting its ban on television in 1999.

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  2. Google offers peek into Bhutan with Street View launchRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Express India

    Summary Google provided a sneak peek into Bhutan today by unveiling a Street View project for the remote Himalayan kingdom... Google provided a sneak peek into Bhutan today by unveiling a Street View project for the remote Himalayan kingdom, featuring panoramic views of its majestic mountains, monasteries and crystal-clear rivers. The "Land of the Thunder Dragon" has long been one of the most isolated countries on earth, only lifting its ban on television in 1999.

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  3. Remote Bhutan Gets Google Street View PanoramasRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

    The tech giant Thursday unveiled Street View images - the Google Maps feature providing 360-degree panoramic images - for some 1,900 miles of roads in the remote country , which sits between India and China and is home to about 700,000 people. That includes images of the Punakha Dzong administrative headquarters, which is one of Bhutan's most beautiful buildings.

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  4. THIMPU: Parents up in arms over proposed school fee hike in BhutanRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | Asia News Network

    Quality comes at a cost. This is how private school operators are responding to criticisms from parents after the schools' proposal to revise tuition fees was approved by the education ministry.

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  5. Google offers peek into Bhutan with Street ViewRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | The China Post

    Google provided a sneak peek into Bhutan Thursday by unveiling a Street View project for the remote Himalayan kingdom, featuring panoramic views of its majestic mountains, monasteries and crystal-clear rivers. The "Land of the Thunder Dragon" has long been one of the most isolated countries on earth, only lifting its ban on television in 1999.

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  6. Google offers peek into once isolated Bhutan with Street View launchRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | The Age

    A Bhutanese Buddhist devotee walks near the Memorial Chorten Monastery in Thimphu.The once isolated country of Bhutan can now be viewed using Google's Street View. Photo: AFP Thimphu, Bhutan : Google has provided a sneak peek into Bhutan by unveiling a Street View project for the remote Himalayan kingdom, featuring panoramic views of its majestic mountains, monasteries and crystal-clear rivers.

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  7. Google's Street View offers a rare peek into BhutanRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | South China Morning Post

    Google provided a sneak peek into Bhutan yesterday by unveiling a Street View project for the remote Himalayan kingdom, featuring panoramic views of its majestic mountains, monasteries and crystal-clear rivers. The "Land of the Thunder Dragon" has long been one of the most isolated countries on earth, only lifting its ban on television in 1999.

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  8. Bhutan's Queen Mother promotes women's education during Canberra visitRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | ABC News

    The Queen Mother of Bhutan has a passion for girls' education that has spurred her to ride horseback through snow, and trek on foot to remote communities in her homeland. But Her Majesty Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck has travelled much further to enlist help for the cause of empowering women and girls in Bhutan.

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  9. THIMPU: Why are our children sick?Read the original story

    Tuesday | Asia News Network

    Education in Bhutan is in the limelight once again. This time, however, the noble sector is generating public interest for a reason that is not altogether a right one.

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  10. An Eternal BeatRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | The Daily Star

    ... The spectacle and the sonic onslaught left the audience enrapt. A year before he went to an international contest in Bhutan where artists from South Asian countries gathered in the capital Thimphu. He won. "I don't feel well if I don't play it," the ...

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  11. Army chief to visit all neighbours except PakistanRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 15 | Hindustan Times

    India will be focusing efforts on strengthening military ties with countries in the immediate neighbourhood. Army chief General Dalbir Singh's first set of foreign tours in the coming months will be to Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Myanmar.

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  12. Another Mody rises?Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 13 | Mid-Day Mumbai

    ... Bhutanese was won over!" said actor Kelly Dorji about His Highness Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck the Dragon King of Bhutan and his wife Jetsun Pema, whose wedding anniversary was celebrated yesterday. "His Majesty announced his engagement to ...

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  13. Don't miss it: the Crawford School lifts offRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 12 | Catallaxy

    ... n advisory role to the Minister of Energy of Afghanistan and in 2012 to the King and Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bhutan .

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  14. Let's not rush Christmas pleaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 12 | Trinidad Guardian

    ... here soon enough, but in their own rightful blip in the time-space continuum. Now, did you know that the Kingdom of Bhutan is known as the Last Shangri-La, where Gross National Happiness instead of Gross Domestic Product is its national indicator of ...

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  15. Just Published: "Bhutan - Telecoms, Mobile and Internet"Read the original story

    Thursday Oct 9 | PR-inside.com

    2014-10-10 03:30:21 - Recently published research from BuddeComm, "Bhutan - Telecoms, Mobile and Internet", is now available at Fast Market Research While mobile internet is booming in Bhutan overall mobile growth has started to slow In less than ...

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  16. Bhutan: Can social media enhance Gross National Happiness?Read the original story

    Wednesday Oct 8 | The Nation

    Bhutan, the only country in the world to make "Gross National Happiness " a national policy, has also drawn up a social media policy with an interesting twist: the social networks can be an important tool for GNH and good governance. I was in the tiny Himalayan kingdom last week and the Internet was working reasonably well.

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    Thursday Oct 9 | SFGate

    ... which she no doubt preferred. A BAREFOOT, BIRD-HEADED DANCER performs during the Thimphu Tshechu festival in Thimphu, Bhutan. Dances performed by masked participants re-enact major historic and spiritual events during the festival, one of Bhutan's ...

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  18. THIMPU: Tourism an engine of economic growth in BhutanRead the original story

    Monday Oct 6 | Asia News Network

    ... In the early '90s, there was only one handicraft shop - the National Handicrafts Emporium - and the only hotels - Bhutan hotel and hotel Motithang - were government-owned. Olathang was the only hotel in Paro. Today every second shop in Paro is a ...

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  19. Panther to Blue LionRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 6 | The Telegraph

    ... Padmasambhava, the White Tara and the Blue Lion just right, albeit in subdued shades. He says Buddhist iconography in Bhutan is very different from that of Tibet, and the curator has to be satisfied. Instead of being copies of Bhutanese icons, ...

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  20. Melinda Edwards Announces Saving VirginiaRead the original story

    Monday Oct 6 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... except herself. The story follows her journey to find happiness, which eventually takes her to the Kingdom of Bhutan, renowned for being one of the happiest places on earth. "Through this book I hope to encourage people to look for their new ...

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