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  • 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. During the emergency caretaker period, we constantly wrote in favour of election and restoration of power to the elected representatives.

  • 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.

  • Bill for partisan local poll to be passed at JS today

    The Local Government (amendment) Bill-2015, aimed at holding the municipality polls under party banner, will be passed in the parliament today, LGRD Minister Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain has said.

  • JS body for scrapping TIB registration

    A parliamentary body recommends that the authorities scrap registration of TIB for making what it termed “derogatory comments about the parliament”.

  • Parliament passes surcharge bill on mobile phone uses

    Parliament passes “Development Surcharge and Levy (Impose and Collection)” bill aiming at collecting one percent surcharge on the use of mobile phone services.

  • WhatsApp, Viber to be blocked, when needed: PM

    PM Hasina tells the Jatiya Sangsad that WhatsApp and Viber will be blocked, when needed, to nab people who are carrying out criminal activities in the country using the apps.

  • Chief whip blasts TIB for JS statement

    Chief Whip ASM Feroz blasts Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) for its study report on parliament sessions and termed it “part of an international conspiracy”.

  • New contempt of court law soon: Minister

    Law Minister Anisul Huq says government will take initiative to pass a bill on fresh contempt of court law in the parliament soon.

  • Bodi indicted in graft case, trial begins Oct 6

    Ruling Awami League’s Cox’s Bazar-4 constituency lawmaker Abdur Rahman Bodi is indicted in a graft case over amassing illegal wealth.

  • PPP Bill 2015 passed

    Parliament passes Public Private Partnership Bill 2015 to draw foreign and private investments in service-oriented sectors.

  • Speaker declares Latif Siddique’s constituency vacant

    Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury declares Tangail-4 constituency vacant as sacked minister Abdul Latif Siddique tendered his resignation.

  • Abdul Latif Siddique announces resignation

    Latif Siddique resigns from parliament

    Ruling Awami League MP and sacked minister Abdul Latif Siddique announces his resignation from the Jatiya Sangsad.

  • 80 people die in Delhi everyday from air pollution

    Air pollution in Delhi is killing around 80 people every day, according to an international study

  • Speaker asks EC to decide on Latif’s JS membership

    Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury sends a letter to the Election Commission (EC) to decide the parliament membership of sacked minister Abdul Latif Siddique.

  • Govt mulling spl tribunal to dispose of Khaleda’s cases: PM

    The government is mulling special tribunal for quick disposal of cases against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia for her instructions of arson attacks during the anti-government movement, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina tells parliament.

  • JS greets Tulip, Rupa, Rushanara

    The Jatiya Sangsad passes a thanksgiving motion unanimously for Tulip Siddiq, granddaughter of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Rupa Huq and Rushanara Ali on their winning in the British parliament elections.

  • Women dishonoured in JS: Khaleda

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia alleges the government of dishonouring woman in the parliament, and said the ruling Awami League can never show due respect to the countrymen.

  • Give list of money scamsters by 72hrs: BNP

    BNP gives the government a 72-hour ultimatum to publish a list of money launderers.

  • Rampal plant no threat to Sundarbans: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says if there was any possibility of adverse effects on the Sundarbans due to Rampal power plant, the government would not have decided to construct the plant.

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