The Supreme Court upholds a High Court verdict declaring illegal the provisions that allow lawmakers to become head of governing bodies of private schools and colleges as per their desire.
In a country where corrupt practices dominate traffic rules and laws, the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) has prepared a draft law under which police would not require any warrant to arrest anyone for violation of traffic rules. Police lodge around 70,000 cases a month and there is a huge backlog of cases. Will this new law, if passed, help the situation?
Seven lawmakers have demanded in the parliament The Daily Star be closed and its editor, Mahfuz Anam, be tried for treason. With banners showing
Six treasury bench lawmakers and an independent MP last night demanded trial of The Daily Star editor and publisher Mahfuz Anam for “running false reports” on Sheikh Hasina after the 1/11 political changeover in 2007.
The long pervasive culture of parliament boycott by main opposition MPs has significantly changed with Jatiya Party lawmakers attending all the 174 sittings of the current Jatiya Sangsad over the last two years.
The ruling Awami League has listed more than twenty of its lawmakers who will have to face disciplinary action for backing rebel candidates in Wednesday's municipality elections, say party insiders.
The Election Commission has not yet ordered inquiry into the allegations of electoral code violation by around 20 ministers and lawmakers.