- August 15, 2017
Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha went to Bangabhaban to meet with the president on Monday
On July 3, the Supreme Court unanimously declared the 16th Amendment to the Constitution illegal, which means parliament no longer had the power to impeach judges of the apex court.
Bangladesh has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world, with 52% of girls married before they turn 18
Earlier, the law was amended three times in 2009, 2010 and 2013
It found 60-74% of married women had been subjected to violence by their husbands, and that these women exclusively breastfed for a shorter period of time than non-abused women
Many academics said that the matter is more political than judging them on the basis of their credentials.
Nur Mohammad, chairman of Khan Jahan Ali Group in Chittagong, filed the lawsuit on July 27 this year claiming he had no connection with the cocaine consignment seized by customs officials in 2015
‘Providing rape victims with special assistance draws further attention to them’
Section 57 stipulates that any post, image, or video on an electronic format that “causes to deteriorate law and order, prejudice the image of the state or person or hurt religious beliefs” are non-bailable offences
According to prosecution sources, three cases were filed in 2013 under the ICT Act, 33 in 2014, 152 in 2015 and 233 in 2016
The minister made the statement while inaugurating the Metro Rail project on Wednesday morning
Alcohol is prohibited in Bangladesh, but one can acquire a licence from the government which allows legal consumption and sale of liquor
‘Teenagers need to made aware of their sexual health and their rights and the harmful effects of child marriage needs to be spoken about openly’
In addition to print and broadcasting, digital media like Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and mobile messaging will be used to create interactive platforms for young people and their parents
‘According to police, only 30 convicts have been given life imprisonment so far out of 3500 human trafficking cases’
The need for medical and psychological care has to be met to help the victims with their trauma
Over the past 20 years, hundreds of people have gone missing, allegedly picked up law enforcement agencies. The timeline takes a swift look at the major disappearances till July 2017.
‘The difference between the governments’ pledges and acts must be dispelled’
Trapped in a foreign land, Bangladeshi workers are turning to the few people they think are trustworthy, only to be scammed by them
‘Section 57 an attack not only on the freedom of expression but also on the newspaper industry’