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Bhutan Battles Tuberculosis

As with all South Asian nations, tuberculosis is a major threat in Bhutan, but the kingdom has a well-established network of health facilities that provides free care and covers 90 per cent of the pop...
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The Bhutan Diaspora Begins

During the nearly two decades they stayed in UN-overseen camps in southeastern Nepal, Bhutanese exiles and their community leaders have regularly pushed for international support and solidarity in an attemp...
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In Bhutan, It’s a Rocky Start for Democracy

  Abdicating King Jigme Khesar Namgye Wangchuk Almost a year ago, a middle-aged Bhutanese woman trader in the Indian border town of Phuentsholing sounded an ominous note for Bhutanese democracy...
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High-altitude flood warning

Glacial lakes in the Bhutan-Himalaya The upper Himalaya lakes in Nepal and Bhutan that were formed by retreating glaciers are getting bigger as g...
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Shangri-la Votes

   Jigme Singye Wangchuk With democracy nonexistent or in turmoil in four of its larger neighbors – Pakistan, Burma, Bangladesh and Ne...
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Bhutan’s Plans for Democracy Exclude Hindu Refugees

While the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan has been winning strokes across the world for its abdicating king’s voluntary decision to bequeath democracy to his subjects, the dark side is the 100,000 Bhutanese refugees, in neighboring Nep...
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Bhutan Learns to Vote

Bhutan, the tiny Himalayan kingdom sandwiched between Nepal, India and China, is off on a new adventure. Dragon King Jigme Singye Wangchuk, who abdicated from the throne in December after 37 years in powe...