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  • High Court

    Muhith comes under fire at JS

    A Jatiya Party lawmaker comes down heavily on Finance Minister AMA Muhith in the parliament for “protecting and giving shelter” to bank and share market looters.

  • Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

    PM announces to abolish quota system in public service

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announces to abolish all sorts of quota privileges in the public service amid students’ nationwide demonstration demanding reforms in the recruitment system.

  • Bangladesh Road Transport Bill 2018 placed in Jatiya Sangsad

    Women elected for reserved seats to continue for 25yrs

    Women to be elected in the parliament for reserved seats will continue for 25 years.

  • Bangladesh Road Transport Bill 2018 placed in Jatiya Sangsad

    Family grip on private banks to tighten

    Parliament yesterday passed the Banking Companies (Amendment) Act 2017 amid criticism from various quarters that the revised law will help a single family tighten its hold on a private bank.

  • Bangladesh Jatiya Sangsad session

    News Analysis: An inconceivable resolution by JS

    This is inconceivable in modern democracy that the parliament passes a resolution to nullify a supreme court verdict. But our Parliament unanimously did it on Wednesday, setting a unique example.

  • Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban

    CJ under fire at JS

    The Jatiya Sangsad last night unanimously passed a resolution for taking “proper” legal steps towards expunction of the chief justice's

  • Govt to probe Zia family’s wealth abroad: PM to JS

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has told parliament that her government will investigate the allegation of laundering over Tk 12,00 crore in 12 countries by BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s family.

  • Take back all Rohingyas

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in parliament last night criticised Myanmar for carrying out atrocities on the Rohingyas and said it must take back every Rohingya from Bangladesh, and ensure their safe accommodation and security in Myanmar.

  • Bangladesh Road Transport Bill 2018 placed in Jatiya Sangsad

    Rohingya Issue: Discussion in House 'today'

    Two separate discussions, one on the Rohingya issue and the other on the apex court's verdict on the 16th constitutional amendment,

  • '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,

  • Removal of SC Judges: Power not with JS

    The Jatiya Sangsad no longer has the power to remove Supreme Court judges for incapacity or misconduct as the government has finally lost the legal battle to defend the controversial 16th constitutional amendment that restored this authority of parliament.

  • Sheikh Hasina

    Those who killed, burnt people took path of secret killings: PM

    Those who had killed and burnt hundreds of people in 2013 and 2014 to foil the last national elections have now taken the path of “secret killings”, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina tells the Jatiya Sangsad.

  • Debate on Bangladesh: EU for ‘political dialogue’

    Expressing concern over the current situation in Bangladesh, the European Union has pressed for political dialogue in a debate over the country’s issue at its parliament.

  • Some massive thefts in banking: Muhith

    The banking sector was tainted by a series of scams, including some massive thefts, according to Finance Minister AMA Muhith.

  • real-estate

    Proposal to reduce withholding tax rates for real estate sector

    With a plan to relieve big cities including Dhaka of the pressure of excessive population, Finance Minister AMA Muhith proposes to reduce withholding tax rates for real estate sector in the 2016-17 fiscal year budget.

  • No change in tax-exempted income threshold for individuals

    The government has decided not to bring any change to seven tax rates, which include tax-exempted income-threshold for individual tax payers.

  • Much ado about budget briefcase

    It was a shock for British Chancellor of the Exchequer Ward Hunt when he stood up to deliver his budget speech in the House of Commons in 1868, opened the briefcase, and discovered he had left his speech at home.

  • Bill seeks action against NGOs for ‘indecent remarks’ on constitutional bodies

    The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Law finalises a bill with recommendation to include a provision to take actions against any NGO for making ‘indecent comments’ about different constitutional bodies.

  • Manmohan, Sonia, Rahul briefly detained during protest

    Members of the Congress party, including Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, party President Sonia Gandhi and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, were briefly detained at a police station in Delhi for defying orders as they tried to march towards Parliament.

  • Sheikh Hasina

    No room for militancy, reiterates PM

    Reiterating her firm vow not to give any room to terrorism and militancy on the soil of Bangladesh, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says no one would be allowed to play with the fate of the country in the name of militancy as long as she is alive.

  • Iraq Shia protesters camp out in Green Zone after storming

    Supporters of a powerful Shia Muslim cleric have set up camp outside parliament in Baghdad, after thousands stormed the Green Zone secure area.

  • 4,391 acres of railway land grabbed

    A total of 4,391 acres of railway land has been grabbed so far by individuals and government, semi-government, autonomous,

  • JP now a domestic opposition: Ershad

    Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad criticises his own party for failing to play due role as opposition party in the parliament, saying it has turned into a “domestic opposition”.

  • Writ petition seeks compensation in Bangladesh High Court

    Verdict on parliament’s power to impeach SC judges May 5

    The High Court fixes May 5 for delivering judgment on a writ petition that challenged the legality of the 16th constitutional amendment empowering parliament to impeach Supreme Court judges for incapacity or misconduct.

  • Constitute a commission on one-eleven

    Civil Aviation Minister Rashed Khan Menon and Health Minister Mohammad Nasim yesterday demanded in parliament that the government form a commission to find out “who did what” to oppress political leaders following the 1/11 changeover in 2007.

  • Stay alert so that Jamaat-Shibir cannot sneak into police: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina asks the authorities concerned to stay alert so that the Jamaat-Shibir activists and those involved in terrorist and militant acts could not be recruited in the police force.

  • India's new citizens to get voting rights

    The Indian government will place a bill in parliament to amend electoral laws to give voting rights to people who became citizens of the country following the recent exchange of enclaves with Bangladesh.

  • Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury,

    Biometric registration to stop crimes: Speaker

    Speaker of the Parliament Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury says biometric registration of mobile subscriber identity modules (SIMs) will stop criminal activities using cell phones.

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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.