Bhutan existed as a patchwork of minor warring fiefs until the early 17th century. At that time the lama and military leader Ngawang Namgyal, the first Zhabdrung Rinpoche, who was fleeing religious persecution in Tibet, unified the area and cultivated a distinct Bhutanese identity. In the early 20th century, Bhutan came into contact with the British Empire and retained strong bilateral relations with India upon its independence. In 2006, based on a global survey, Business Week rated Bhutan the happiest country in Asia and the eighth-happiest in the world.
A week after a case of alleged sexual harassment occurred at the BhutanPower Corporation (BPC), the chief executive officer (CEO), Sonam Tobjey, said that he received the formal written complaint letter only yesterday morning ... shift duties at the company’s customer care office.
How Bhutan celebrated her admission to the United Nations... “I myself and all officers serving my government and the representative of India in Bhutan are lucky indeed that our admission to the Untied Nations has occurred in our life time.” The 1 October 1971, Kuensel edition quoted the King ... That year Bhutan attended the Colombo Plan as an observer.
The former Chief Justice Thrimchi Sonam Tobgye, who began his career as a junior officer at the Royal court then, said that His late Majesty had meticulously planned Bhutan’s admission to UN ... It was only a decade or so since Bhutan ended her age-old policy of national isolation and opened up to the outside world.
“Soon after our arrival in Buxa, I received a letter from the Political Officer in Sikkim, Tibet and Bhutan informing that he proposed to visit our little station and hold a Durbar there in order to pay over a representative of the Bhutanese Government the annual subsidy of fifty ...
“It’ll be a great learning curve for me and also an opportunity to showcase the hidden talents from associate members like Bhutan,” she said ... Bhutan Cricket’s chief executive officer, Damber Gurung, said this was a good opportunity for women’s cricket and for many associate member countries like Bhutan.