constitution

Our constitution and the goals of independence

The Constitution which we adopted on November 4, 1972 and which came into force on December 16, 1972 is unquestionably the outcome of our victory in the Liberation War, won at the cost of countless lives. It bears the signatures of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Syed Nazrul Islam and Tajuddin Ahmad.

May 13, 2022
May 13, 2022

Don’t normalise living in fear

Bangladesh is a nation that is being carried almost entirely by the labour of its underprivileged and uneducated people, who slave away at garment factories and toil abroad to send back remittances.

December 18, 2018
December 18, 2018

Our constitution and the goals of independence

The Constitution which we adopted on November 4, 1972 and which came into force on December 16, 1972 is unquestionably the outcome of our victory in the Liberation War, won at the cost of countless lives. It bears the signatures of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Syed Nazrul Islam and Tajuddin Ahmad.

January 29, 2018
January 29, 2018

Move on to extend women MPs tenure

The government has moved to make the 17th amendment to the constitution to extend the tenure of women in reserved seats in parliament.

August 3, 2017
August 3, 2017

'Govt argument to empower JS arbitrary'

The argument for empowering the parliament to remove Supreme Court judges for restoration of 1972 constitution appears as "cheap,

August 2, 2017
August 2, 2017

SC critical

The government becomes arrogant and uncontrolled in the absence of checks and balances and effective watchdog mechanism, observes the Supreme Court in the verdict scrapping the 16th amendment to the constitution.

July 10, 2017
July 10, 2017

Verdict on 16th Amendment: Lawmakers tear into higher courts

Seniors ministers and MPs from the treasury and opposition benches yesterday launched a blistering attack on the High Court and the Supreme Court for judgments against the Jatiya Sangsad's power to remove their judges for incapacity or misconduct.

July 5, 2017
July 5, 2017

A dream too far

The judiciary is yet to be allowed to have the independence offered by the original constitution 45 years ago, making the idea of

May 9, 2016
May 9, 2016

Govt moves to SC for stay on HC verdict

The government yesterday filed a petition with the Supreme Court seeking a stay on the High Court verdict that scrapped the 16th constitutional amendment empowering parliament to impeach its judges for misconduct or incapacity.

May 8, 2016
May 8, 2016

16th amendment: Govt seeks stay on HC verdict

The government files a petition with the Supreme Court seeking a stay on the High Court verdict that scrapped 16th constitutional amendment empowering parliament to impeach SC judges for misconduct or incapacity.

April 12, 2016
April 12, 2016

Curb on Pahela Baishakh celebration a medieval thinking: Sultana Kamal

Demanding withdrawal of restrictions on Pahela Baishakh celebration programme, rights activist Sultana Kamal says the decision is reflection of “medieval thought”.