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Namgyel Wangchuck crowned King of Bhutan

In an elaborate sacred ceremony marked with chanting of sacred Buddhist sutras, Oxford-educated and Indian-trained Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck was coronated as the fifth King of Bhutan on......

Bhutan king hands over power to son

Bhutan's King Jigme Singye Wangchuk has abdicated the throne after 34 years, and handed over power to his son Crown Prince Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck.The 26-year-old Jigme Khesar becomes the......

Bhutan king to step down in 2008

Bhutan's King Jigme Singye Wangchuk will step down from his throne in 2008 and make way for his 25-year-old son Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, national newspaper Kuensel reported on Monday.\nThe......

10 powerful monarchs who command respect

After nearly 40 years on the throne, King Juan Carlos of Spain is to abdicate in favour of his son Crown Prince Felipe.   The handover will make King Juan Carlos the first Spanish king to pass......

Amid China fears, Bhutan stands out

It is time India valued this relationship and paid more attention to the Land of the Thunder Dragon, says Nilova Roy Chaudhury.Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao's recently concluded visits to India and......
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How Bhutan became the world's greenest country

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Saying it with books

The latest edition of the Mountain Echoes Literary Festival showed Bhutan's bond with the printed word has strengthened over the years The... ...
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Bhutan's Royalty refutes coup claims in Rasgotra book

Former envoy says India turned down a request to help overthrow King Jigme Wangchuck, the then monarch The royal family of Bhutan very rarely... ...
Where happiness comes first

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