• Sheikh Hasina

    Those who killed, burnt people took path of secret killings: PM

    Those who had killed and burnt hundreds of people in 2013 and 2014 to foil the last national elections have now taken the path of “secret killings”, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina tells the Jatiya Sangsad.

  • Debate on Bangladesh: EU for ‘political dialogue’

    Expressing concern over the current situation in Bangladesh, the European Union has pressed for political dialogue in a debate over the country’s issue at its parliament.

  • Some massive thefts in banking: Muhith

    The banking sector was tainted by a series of scams, including some massive thefts, according to Finance Minister AMA Muhith.

  • real-estate

    Proposal to reduce withholding tax rates for real estate sector

    With a plan to relieve big cities including Dhaka of the pressure of excessive population, Finance Minister AMA Muhith proposes to reduce withholding tax rates for real estate sector in the 2016-17 fiscal year budget.

  • No change in tax-exempted income threshold for individuals

    The government has decided not to bring any change to seven tax rates, which include tax-exempted income-threshold for individual tax payers.

  • Much ado about budget briefcase

    It was a shock for British Chancellor of the Exchequer Ward Hunt when he stood up to deliver his budget speech in the House of Commons in 1868, opened the briefcase, and discovered he had left his speech at home.

  • Bill seeks action against NGOs for ‘indecent remarks’ on constitutional bodies

    The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Law finalises a bill with recommendation to include a provision to take actions against any NGO for making ‘indecent comments’ about different constitutional bodies.

  • Manmohan, Sonia, Rahul briefly detained during protest

    Members of the Congress party, including Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, party President Sonia Gandhi and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, were briefly detained at a police station in Delhi for defying orders as they tried to march towards Parliament.

  • Sheikh Hasina

    No room for militancy, reiterates PM

    Reiterating her firm vow not to give any room to terrorism and militancy on the soil of Bangladesh, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says no one would be allowed to play with the fate of the country in the name of militancy as long as she is alive.

  • Iraq Shia protesters camp out in Green Zone after storming

    Supporters of a powerful Shia Muslim cleric have set up camp outside parliament in Baghdad, after thousands stormed the Green Zone secure area.

  • 4,391 acres of railway land grabbed

    A total of 4,391 acres of railway land has been grabbed so far by individuals and government, semi-government, autonomous,

  • JP now a domestic opposition: Ershad

    Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad criticises his own party for failing to play due role as opposition party in the parliament, saying it has turned into a “domestic opposition”.

  • Verdict on parliament’s power to impeach SC judges May 5

    The High Court fixes May 5 for delivering judgment on a writ petition that challenged the legality of the 16th constitutional amendment empowering parliament to impeach Supreme Court judges for incapacity or misconduct.

  • Constitute a commission on one-eleven

    Civil Aviation Minister Rashed Khan Menon and Health Minister Mohammad Nasim yesterday demanded in parliament that the government form a commission to find out “who did what” to oppress political leaders following the 1/11 changeover in 2007.

  • Stay alert so that Jamaat-Shibir cannot sneak into police: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina asks the authorities concerned to stay alert so that the Jamaat-Shibir activists and those involved in terrorist and militant acts could not be recruited in the police force.

  • India's new citizens to get voting rights

    The Indian government will place a bill in parliament to amend electoral laws to give voting rights to people who became citizens of the country following the recent exchange of enclaves with Bangladesh.

  • Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, biometric registration

    Biometric registration to stop crimes: Speaker

    Speaker of the Parliament Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury says biometric registration of mobile subscriber identity modules (SIMs) will stop criminal activities using cell phones.

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    Seven lawmakers have demanded in the parliament The Daily Star be closed and its editor, Mahfuz Anam, be tried for treason. With banners showing

  • Gen Moeen goes public on politics

    One of the accusations made against The Daily Star and its editor in parliament last Sunday was that we had encouraged the army's involvement in politics. We want to state categorically that we never stood in support of anything but democracy.

  • Padma bridge conspirators to be tried

    Conspirators who wanted to stall the Padma Bridge project would be tried under the country's existing law, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina told parliament yesterday. “The Anti-Corruption Commission has already carried out investigations against those involved in conspiracy to obstruct the Padma Bridge project at that time,” the prime minister said in reply to lawmakers' queries.

  • Citizens to get smart ID cards soon: Minister

    Smart national identity cards will be distributed among citizens very soon as preparation for their distribution is almost completed, Law Minister Anisul Huq told parliament today.

  • 2,944 kg gold seized in 3 yrs: Muhith

    Finance Minister AMA Muhith says parliament that 2944.208kg of gold were seized during the last three years.

  • Hasanul Haq Inu

    Broadcast Law in June: Inu

    Information Minister Hasanul Haque Inu says the draft of a ‘Broadcast Law’ will be placed at the next session of Parliament in June after getting clearance from Cabinet.

  • Ensure punishment for torture by cops: JS body

    A parliamentary body asks the government to ensure exemplary punishment to the police personnel responsible for tarnishing the image of the police department.

  • PM for Speakers' role in SDGs

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday urged the speakers and parliamentarians of South Asia for allocating budgets to enable the countries for the full implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • JS body returns bill, seeks further pay rise of MPs

    A parliamentary body sends back a bill to the Cabinet Division, seeking an increase in remuneration and allowances of lawmakers comparing to bureaucrats.

  • Tk 1 crore or more in 1.14 lakh accounts

    There are 1.14 lakh bank accounts in commercial banks having Tk 1 crore or more each as of December last year, Finance Minister AMA Muhith told parliament yesterday.

  • Cabinet approves draft of expatriates’ welfare policy

    The cabinet approves the draft of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Act 2016 to make the immigration procedure easier and hassle free.

  • Parliament session to continue till Feb 29

    The ninth session of the 10th parliament will continue till February 29, according to a decision made by the business advisory committee of the national parliament.

  • Sangsad goes into session on Jan 20

    The Jatiya Sangsad goes into the ninth session of 10th parliament on January 20.