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  1. What is the value of a systematic review for the regulatory/policy agencies in small countriesRead the original story

    Friday Dec 19 | LIRNEasia

    ... reviews , centered on one that we completed recently on the economic benefits of mobiles in rural areasbust re Bhutan had spent 80 percent of its universal-service funds on rural rollout and BICMA was interested in demonstrating to government what ...

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  2. Bhutan's king issues corruption warningRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | Channelnewsasia.com

    Bhutan's king warns the fledgling democracy to avoid the scourge of corruption in his national day address to the nation. THIMPHU, Bhutan: The king of Bhutan on Thursday urged his people to be on their guard against corruption as their once isolated Himalayan nation grows more prosperous.

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  3. Just Back: Kingdom of BhutanRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | SFGate

    Why I went: Bhutan is remote and largely untouched by Western influences. New roads, public education and other modern enterprises will undoubtedly change the rich cultural heritage of this unique kingdom.

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  4. Emir, PM congratulate King of BhutanRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | The Peninsula

    DOHA: HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani sent Wednesday a cable of congratulations to King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of the Kingdom of Bhutan on the occasion of his country's National Day.

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  5. BANGKOK: Super savings with GlowRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | The Nation

    ... on Ratchadaphisek Road. Call (02) 939 7949 or email reservation@northgatebangkok.com. Visit www.Northgatebangkok.com. BHUTAN Dragon tales Visit Bhutan and explore the mysterious Himalayan kingdom. Two Como hotels in Paro and Phunaka of Bhutan are ...

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  6. President Mukherjee greets Bhutan on eve of their National DayRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Newkerala.com

    President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday extended his greetings and felicitations to the King and people of Bhutan on the eve of their National Day. "On behalf of the Government and the people of India and on my own behalf, it gives me immense pleasure to convey to Your Majesty, the esteemed members of the Royal family and the people of Bhutan warm greetings and felicitations on the occasion of your National Day," said President Mukherjee in his message to Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, the King of Bhutan.

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  7. His Majesty greets king of BhutanRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Times of Oman

    Muscat: His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said has sent a cable of greetings to King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of the Kingdom of Bhutan on the occasion of his country's National Day.

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  8. Who recognised Bangladesh first?Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | Rediff.com

    Bhutan's recognition of Bangladesh without waiting for Indian advice was a clever move. It was a calculated gamble to assert its independence, says Ambassador T P Sreenivasan.

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  9. Visit Peru's Kuelap fortress ruins before cable car arrivesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | SFGate

    ... It all takes place on a 500-acre park with leafy campgrounds, 1 hour north of Brisbane. www.woodfordfolkfestival.com. Bhutan: Recalling that Gongsa Ugyen Wangchuck became the first hereditary king of the united country on Dec. 17, 1907, the fifth ...

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  10. Bhutan, not India, first recognized BangladeshRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 9 | The Times of India

    DHAKA: Bhutan and not India was the first to to recognize Bangladesh as an independent nation, foreign office has said, putting an end to the decades-old speculation on the issue. "Bhutan was the first country, there is no controversy about that," foreign secretary M Shahidul Haque told reporters on Monday amid fresh speculation in media here over the first foreign country to recognize Bangladesh after the 1971 liberation war against Pakistan.

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  11. 10 of the world's most impressive religious statuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 8 | CNN

    ... detailed look at the carvings it's easiest to slap on some scuba diving gear. Due for completion next year, Thimphu, Bhutan's Buddha Dordenma will house 125,000 smaller Buddhas and a meditation hall. Bolivia's Cristo de la Concordia is 33 meters ...

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  12. Dhaka, Thimphu agree to negotiate FTA: FSRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 8 | The Daily Star

    Bangladesh and Bhutan have agreed to boost trade and negotiate a Free Trade Agreement between the two countries apart from strong collaboration in the power sector, especially hydroelectric power. Foreign Secretary M Shahidul Haque said this at a press conference arranged for the members of the Diplomatic Correspondents Association, Bangladesh at the Foreign Ministry on Monday.

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  13. DHAKA: Bhutan for Bangladesh's passage through IndiaRead the original story

    Sunday Dec 7 | Asia News Network

    Dhaka and Thimphu have sought Delhi's cooperation in easing movement of trucks through Indian territory to expand bilateral trade and economic relations between Bangladesh and Bhutan. In meetings with Bangladeshi ministers, the visiting Bhutanese Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay, expressed eagerness to export electricity and boulders that will be used for the construction of the Padma bridge.

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  14. Visa-on-arrival launch on cards for touristsRead the original story

    Sunday Dec 7 | The Telegraph

    ... flight connectivity is concerned, scheduled flights are operated from Colombo (Sri Lanka), Bangkok (Thailand), Paro (Bhutan), Yangon and Mandalay (both in Myanmar) to the Gaya international airport during the tourist season that begins in October ...

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  15. Thimphu for Dhaka's passage thru IndiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 7 | The Daily Star

    Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay and Bangladesh's Leader of the Opposition in Parliament Raushan Ershad meet at Sonargaon hotel in Dhaka yesterday, with the latter calling for Bhutan's cooperation in communication and hydropower sectors. The visiting PM will leave Dhaka today.

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  16. Ten extraordinary travel destinationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 6 | Daily Monitor

    Let's go! There's something about holidays, the lure of the open road and promise of a change of scenery that makes us want to load up the car and just go someplace. Here are ten destinations listed by BBC Travel as unforgettable places you should visit in your lifetime Bhutan The Kingdom of Bhutan, known to its inhabitants as Druk Yul , is imagined by many outsiders to be a land frozen in a highly traditional past.

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  17. Two deals signedRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 6 | The Daily Star

    In a move to enhance bilateral trade and commerce, Bangladesh and Bhutan yesterday signed two deals, including one on trade that will allow Dhaka and Thimphu to enjoy duty-free export of 90 items to each other. Under another agreement, Dhaka will allocate a piece of land at the city's Baridhara to Bhutan for the construction of its permanent embassy.

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  18. Partner us in hydro projectsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 6 | The Daily Star

    Bangladesh yesterday urged Bhutan to consider it as a partner in its future hydropower projects as Dhaka and Thimphu agreed to bridge the existing trade gap between the two countries. The request was made at the official bilateral talks between the two sides at the Prime Minister's Office.

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  19. Sheikh Jamal's rapturous returnRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 3 | The Daily Star

    Toklish Ahmed takes a selfie with Yeasin Khan and Shakhawat Hossain Rony, holding the King's Cup trophy, at the VIP Lounge of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport upon their return from Bhutan last night. PHOTO: FIROZ AHMED Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club returned home last night to a rapturous welcome after clinching the prestigious King's Cup title in Bhutan the previous night.

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  20. Sheikh Jamal's rapturous returnRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 3 | The Daily Star

    Toklish Ahmed takes a selfie with Yeasin Khan and Shakhawat Hossain Rony, holding the King's Cup trophy, at the VIP Lounge of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport upon their return from Bhutan last night. PHOTO: FIROZ AHMED Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club returned home last night to a rapturous welcome after clinching the prestigious King's Cup title in Bhutan the previous night.

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