M S Siddiqui

October 5, 2021
October 5, 2021

Bangladesh needs rules on odourised LPG

The explosion at Moghbazar at a mosque in Narayanganj and numerous incidents of fire and explosions at home and other establishments have given rise to concerns about the use of different gases.

July 20, 2021
July 20, 2021

Hashem Foods fire Determining the liability of regulators

A virtual dialogue on Industrial Safety of the RMG Sector during the Post-Accord-Alliance Period on 11 July 2021 was organised by the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) Bangladesh.

May 25, 2021
May 25, 2021

Is Official Secrets Act relevant in Bangladesh?

Bangladesh made headlines across the world due to the arrest of Rozina Islam, a prominent investigative journalist. She was arrested after the Health Ministry filed a complaint against her under the colonial-era Official Secrets Act, allegedly for taking pictures of so-called classified official documents, according to news reports.

April 13, 2021
April 13, 2021

Analysing the Judgment of Competition Commission on collusion for monopoly

The Competition Commission (CC), Bangladesh in a suo moto rule warned Viqarunnisa Noon school (VNS) authorities and imposed a financial penalty of Tk 79,897 on Chowdhury Enterprise for a contract to supply uniforms to students of VNS by violating section 15 (1) of Competition Act 2012. This clause prohibits the collusion for purchase, sell, and bid manipulation etc.

February 16, 2021
February 16, 2021

The implications of India’s new Customs Rules for Bangladesh and others

The Indian Finance Act, 2020 incorporated many changes in the customs law and procedures, including administration of Rules of Origin under Trade Agreements.

January 19, 2021
January 19, 2021

The need for a comprehensive definition of rape

Bangladesh follows a 150-year-old definition of rape given in the Penal Code, 1860, which happens to be a colonial holdover.

December 29, 2020
December 29, 2020

Vaccination is health right not a privilege

Bangladesh’s Globe Biotech is the only company, globally, to be listed with three vaccine candidates – DNA plasmid vaccine, Adenovirus Type 5 Vector and D614G variant LNP-encapsulated mRNA and other companies have one or two varieties.

December 10, 2020
December 10, 2020

Human rights during pandemic

Health is a human right and not a privilege. Human rights are fundamentally linked to global health in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 continues to grow at a rapid pace worldwide.

December 1, 2020
December 1, 2020

Bangladesh needs MSME law instead of SME policy

There is every reason to devote public resources to strengthen (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises) MSMEs in any country. The MSMEs generate most of the employment opportunities in any country.

September 29, 2020
September 29, 2020

Contradiction in Law and Rule facilitates illegal sale of wood

The degradation of forest resources in Chattogram Hill Tracts (CHT) started since British rule due to settlement of plain land people there and nationalisation of CHT forests to protect the same from overexploitation by indigenous people.