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Bhutan and the death penalty

The death penalty in Bhutan was abolished on 20th March 2004 in a Royal Kasho by His Majesty The Fourth King. The last time the death penalty was imposed was in 1964 as part of a semi-domestic and semi-foreign judicial process in the trial of Chabdha in relation to the …

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Death penalty is not the solution

The Bhutanese Newspaper’s 21st September news article and post on MP Tshewang Lhamo’s view that the Constitution and Bhutan Penal code should be amended to give the death penalty for rape of children under 12 has elicited a lot of debate. Even before her personal views, it was clear that the …

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Tackling crimes against children

With reports of heinous crimes against children every alternate day, it is clear that we have a national and social problem on our hands. The problem has to be tackled at two levels: One is the successful prosecution of the crime and second more important bit is prevention. On the …

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Slowdown in Indian economy to impact Bhutan

Concerns over impact on exports, tourism, more expensive imports and joint projects The first chapter of Bhutan’s National Budget Report for the financial year of 2018-19 says that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has estimated growth for India to be around 7.3 percent in 2019 and 7.5 percent in 2020 …

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