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Thimphu, Bhutan’s largest city, is the economic powerhouse of the country, accounting for some 45% of the country’s GNP. But with just under 100,000 people it is far from a metropolis. Spacious and spread out across the backs of the Raidak River, houses cascade down mountains sides and forests engulf some sections of Thimphu, which only becamse capital in 1961, uniting a series of hamlets.


The Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) will submit a proposal to the government to install shock sensors on a thousand choetens in the country.


People have been slicing and cutting wooden trusses, railings and thresholds of bazams or traditional bridges in Thimphu to take home pieces of wood to use in religious rituals.




India is jostling for space in the global marketplace with other rising powers and needs robust energy supply to compete effectively. Implementing new power projects to harness domestic natural resources is one way to achieve this.


Punakha dzong is all set to observe 400 years of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal’s arrival in Bhutan on April 16, during which the naming ceremony of HRH The Gyalsey is also set to happen.


Laws that change constantly have no obedience, said the former Chief Justice Sonam Tobgye quoting the ancient Greek philosopher Socrates.

Taking inspiration from Bhutan, which focused on a "Happiness Index" to keep its citizens happy, Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced the creation of a "Department of Happiness" along similar lines in the state to infuse positivity in the lives of people.

The tiny, landlocked nation of Bhutan gives priority to the holistic well-being of its citizens and the preservation of its culture and environment over economic growth.


Sonam Zangmo endured abuse at the hands of her husband for two years before finally walking out on him after the birth of her daughter.


The Himalayan nation of Bhutan, with a population of about 750,000 people, is known for the phrase “gross national happiness”—a slogan coined in 1972 to represent the country's commitment to that serves Buddhist spiritual values instead of Western material development. 


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Title: Do We Not Bleed?: Reflections of a 21-st Century Pakistani; Author: Mehr Tarar; Publisher: Aleph Book Company; Pages: 240; Price: Rs 599


From antiquity, the Muslim faith has been plagued by the portrayal of Muslim men regularly misusing this perceived “right” to divorce their wives instantly by simply uttering “talaq” thrice.