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Bhutan breached 700,000 population mark in 2011

The latest 2012 Statistical Yearbook of the National Statistics Bureau shows that Bhutan’s population finally crossed the 700,000 mark in 2011. As of 2010 the total population of Bhutan was 695,822 which increased to 708,265 in 2011. By the end of 2012 the population is projected to go up to …

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Bhutan drops six places in business ease index

Bhutan’s ranking dropped to the second last position in South Asia just ahead of war torn Afghanistan Bhutan slid six places down from its last year’s position to stand at 148, much below all other South Asia region countries except for Afghanistan, under the latest ‘Ease of Doing Business’ index …

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Dusshera, celebrating the death of Evil

There could be nothing more glorious than the heights of glory encompassed in the defeat of evil by undying good in the eternal battle of the two most prominent forces which dictate every small consequential actions in the person of every breathing soul on earth. Perhaps that is why victory …

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New blue poppy species discovered

In what could be both the discovery of a new species as well as a correction of historical botany facts, the Bhutanese blue poppy has been declared as a different species different from its yellow colored cousins found in Sikkim and Nepal. The Bhutanese plants were named separately as blue-purple …

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Bhutan gets 20 out of 193 votes in UNSC elections

Opposition calls on government to reconsider foreign policy priorities and to provide a complete public account of the cost incurred to campaign for the UNSC The 193 member United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) voted for the Republic of Korea with 149 votes over Bhutan and Cambodia to serve on the …

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