Category Archives: Legal

Appeal to locate Lok Nath Acharya

Daughter of the disappeared human rights activists Lok Nath Acharya has made emotional appeal to help find her father. Acharya, 51, was kidnaped allegedly by Bhutanese agents from India in 2014. Even after the resettlement process started and most of

Bhutan drafts code of judges

The Supreme Court of Bhutan has drafted a Judicial Accountability Guidelines 2017 following the pressure of judicial bias on Sonam Phuntsho case. The guidelines gives power to individual citizens to file complaint against judges if they feel judge in High

FM cleared of allegation

The Anti Corruption Commission of Bhutan has dropped the case filed against Foreign Minister Damcho Dorji. Dorji, then Mongar district judge in 2002, was alleged to have received bribe in a case involving chorten vandalism. ACC said, “For any abuse

Bhutanese student dead in Gujarat, India

A 21-year-old engineering student from Bhutan was found dead from a bungalow in Chandkheda, in the Indian state of Gujarat on Saturday night, where he was staying as paying guest (PG) with other students. Chandkheda police have registered a case

Review business tax laws, says RAA

Considering the fact that Business tax of the country hasn’t grown in line with the growth of business entities, Royal Audit Authority (RAA) has recommended reviewing the tax law. Between 2009 and 2013, the number of business entities have grown

Govt seeks more info on ‘wanted drug dealers’

Ministry of Foreign Affairs has instructed the Bhutanese embassy in Bangkok to provide further information regarding the death of Bhutanese man and drug dealers linked to the death. Thai police had recovered the body of 45-year old Bhutanese man identified

One resettled Bhutanese jailed in US

Things may have turned out differently if Ramesh Biswa had stopped his car after he hit a motorcyclist in the early morning on June 7. Instead, Biswa kept driving, until he was pulled over 30 minutes later by State Police

Chang Ugyen sentenced for three years

The High Court in Thimphu sentenced former Royal Advisor Chang Ugyen, 66, to three-year non-compoundable prison term on charges of fraudulent land transfers to his name. After years of court battle, the former gup of Thimphu was charged for fraudulent

Thief of Bhutanese grocery store in US killed

Police in Akron (OH), US have shot and killed a man who allegedly made robbery attempts at Bista Brother Asian Grocery shop on Friday afternoon. The grocery, located at 582 North Main Street, is owned a Bhutanese family who was

Bhutan student’s body recovered

Local police in Pennsylvania state of the US have recovered the body of an 18-year-old Dickinson College student who disappeared while swimming with friends. The freshman was swimming with other students in Conodoguinet Creek when he went missing. Search crews

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