Bangladesh Parliament

July 18, 2020
July 18, 2020

Former whip Md Ashraf Hossain dies

Former whip Md Ashraf Hossain has passed away at a private hospital in the capital at the age of 79.

June 23, 2020
June 23, 2020

Issue ruling on who the opposition is in parliament: opposition chief whip to speaker

Criticising BNP MP Harunur Rashid for claiming to be the “main opposition”, Opposition Chief Whip Mashiur Rahman Ranga today demanded that the speaker of parliament give a ruling clarifying who the...

June 18, 2020
June 18, 2020

Budget session to be cut short as MPs, JS staff infected with Covid-19

Sittings of the ongoing budget session of 11th parliament will be cut short further as around 100 staff and employees of the parliament secretariat and 12 MPs and ministers have so far been...

June 1, 2020
June 1, 2020

Budget session to be held with minimum JS attendance, no Q/A session

This year’s budget session will take place with the presence of only those lawmakers who are essential for the day-to-day activities of the parliament in a bid to maintain social distancing and...

April 13, 2020
April 13, 2020

Parliament may go for brief session on April 18

The duration of the upcoming seventh session of parliament is likely to be very brief to avoid a gathering, amid the nationwide shutdown to contain the spread of Covid-19, sources at the parliament...

April 6, 2020
April 6, 2020

Parliament to go into session on April 18

The 11th Jatiya Sangsad (JS) will go into its seventh session on April 18.

February 11, 2020
February 11, 2020

All senior citizens to be given old-age allowance by 2025: Social welfare minister

Social Welfare Minister Nuruzzaman Ahmed tells parliament that the government plans to gradually bring all senior citizens in the country under the old-age allowance programme by 2025.

February 11, 2020
February 11, 2020

BRTC shares to go public; bill passed

The Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation Bill, 2020 was passed in the parliament today -- aimed at offloading 49 percent shares of the corporation in the capital market.

February 5, 2020
February 5, 2020

Surplus funds of state agencies: Bill passed amid protest in JS

A bill over depositing surplus money of state agencies to the national exchequer is passed amid unprecedented opposition from the Jatiya Party lawmakers today in Parliament, while the BNP MPs stage...

January 19, 2020
January 19, 2020

Over 3 lakh post vacant at ministries

A total of 3,13,848 posts are currently vacant under different ministries, says State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain.