The provision to declare vacant the seat of a lawmaker for voting against the party lines in parliament, has once again come up for discussion after the Bangladesh Supreme Court’s verdict... More
Journalists in Bangladesh get paid more than what civil servants do, and should therefore not have a wage board, Finance Minister AMA Muhith has said.
He made the comment after a meeting... More
BD Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday said Bangladesh could be a strategic partner of Saudi Arabia through extensive training cooperation, capacity building, military infrastructure construction, shipbuilding among others.
She said this... More
The High Court has expressed frustration at the current state of student politics in its observation in the verdict on Biswajit Dar murder case.
In Sunday’s judgment, the court observed that Bangladesh’s... More
The Bangladesh government has undertaken a new project to improve the infrastructure of three land ports in order to raise trade with India. The three ports are - Shaola of Sylhet... More
A senior BNP leader has criticised Finance Minister AMA Muhith’s comments on the top court’s decision that declared the 16th constitutional amendment illegal.
“A very senior cabinet member has said they... More
The Malaysian authorities have detained more Bangladeshis in a drive on a market at Jalan Silang in Kuala Lumpur conducted as part of the ongoing crackdown on illegal immigrants.
The market is... More
Finance minister AMA Muhith said the government will repeatedly pass the controversial 16th amendment of the constitution despite scraping it by the Appellation Division.
"We’ll pass the amendment again in parliament and... More
The parliament is one of the most important constitutional organizations. Members of parliament from the same standing take part in the lawmaking process and running of the government. There has been... More
The ruling Awami League and its political arch-rival BNP are sensing a new polarisation in politics ahead of the upcoming general election and they see it as a positive sign for... More
Islami Bank Bangladesh Ltd, the largest and most profitable bank in the country, has seen a significant fall in its half-yearly profit, only months after bringing major changes to its management.
Bangladesh Police will have to take counsel from headquarters for accepting any case under the much-talked about section 57 of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act.
Saheli Ferdous, assistant inspector general of... More
Bangladesh has more than doubled the size of the wildlife sanctuary in the world's largest mangrove forest to try to protect endangered Bengal tigers whose numbers have fallen sharply, officials said... More
The Supreme Court has reinstated Supreme Judicial Council, which was introduced by a military government, in the Constitution.
The Appellate Division published the full verdict on the 16th Amendment, repealing the amendment... More
Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha on Tuesday said there is no scope for holding discussion about the court proceedings in parliament or in public.
“You are trying to create a division among... More
Bangladesh has been witnessing increasing rights violations, including arbitrary arrests, enforced disappearances, lengthy detention and extra judicial killings for the last few years. There are also instances of security forces harassing... More
The Supreme Court wants to "take away" the president's power over lower court judges described in the Constitution, Law Minister Anisul Huq has said.
He made the remark after Chief Justice Surendra... More
A few days ago, the Bangladesh government rather smugly declared that UNESCO had given a go-ahead to the controversial Rampal coal-fired power plant to be constructed near the Sundarbans. The people... More
Law Minister Anisul Huq has sought to play down a clear tug of war between the judiciary and the executive over a number of issues, saying the two organs of the... More
More than 320 people have been unlawfully detained or have disappeared in Bangladesh since Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s Awami League party took office eight years ago, according to Odhikar, a Dhaka-based... More
Bangladesh will be the 30th largest economy of the world in 2022 in terms of Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) Gross Domestic Products (GDP).
Based on the International Money Fund (IMF) World Economic... More