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Three Bills hava been passed

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As far as I know three Ordinances have been ratified/passed. The Right to Information Act, Dhaka Power Distribution Company Act and Bangladesh Biman Act (the titles may be wrong because they haven’t been published yet).

Ordinances Placed Before Parliament

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The new government has placed 122 ordinances before the parliament. Unless passed within 30 days of the first parliamentary session, those ordinances promulgated by the President during the caretaker government’s two year tenure would become automatically ineffective. Some of the … Read More

Finally, Laws of Bangladesh go Online!

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The Chief Adviser today inaugurated the laws of Bangladesh website (http://www.bdlaws.gov.bd) . The site show cases all Acts of Parliament, Ordinances and President’s Orders promulgated and updated upto October 20, 2008. It also has various search options and index, alphabetical … Read More

Emergency Power Rules Relaxed

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The Care Taker Government has relaxed the emergency power rules for the local government elections. As per the new provisions, campaign activities would be allowed for 21 days prior to the election. The Government is yet to publish the details.

Truth Commission On the Way?

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It is widely speculated in the media that the Government may setup a Truth Commission soon to investigate past corruptions in the country. Although most such Commissions usually deal with human rights issues, the National Accountability Bureau of Pakistan is … Read More

Trying War Criminals

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A recent comment by the Secretary-General of Jamaat-E-Islami that there are no war criminals in Bangladesh sparked off again the old debate of trying the war criminals and collaborators of the Independence War. After the war a general amnesty was … Read More

Separation of the Judiciary

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The historic event of separation of the judiciary from the executive is to take place on November 1st. The Chief Justice of Bangladesh will attend the ceremony at the District Court premises in old Dhaka. After the judgment in Mazder … Read More

Government Attorney Services

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The government has decided to totally revamp the AG’s office. The service will be made permanent and Deputy and Assistant AG’s would be recruited through the Public Service Commission like all other public servants. The new changes would be carried … Read More

Government Attorney Services

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The government has decided to totally revamp the AG’s office. The service will be made permanent and Deputy and Assistant AG’s would be recruited through the Public Service Commission like all other public servants. The new changes would be carried … Read More

New Constitional Committee On The Way

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The caretaker government has decided to form a Constitutional Committee headed by the Chief Justice. A draft ordinance has already been approved. The Committee would be responsible for recommending candidates for appointment to the Constitutional posts which includes Judges, the … Read More

Increase in Company Registration Fees

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Registration and stamp fees for incorporating companies has been significantly increased. The Registrar of Joint Stock Companies is yet to update its website( www.roc.gov.bd). For example, the stamp duty is now Taka: 1200/= instead of Taka: 120/= and registration fee … Read More

Environmental Law

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Although Laws relating to environment can be traced to as early as the Penal Code of 1860, it is only during the last decade or so that we see major environment law reforms taking place in Bangladesh. With new development … Read More

Money Whitening Scope

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The National Board of Revenue has recently declared that taxpayers can ‘whiten’ their money within 31st July,2007 by paying 5% additional tax. This means that taxpayers who had undeclared assets can declare them and no questions would be asked. This … Read More

Upcoming Coal Policy in Bangladesh

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Energy adviser to the interim government Tapan Chowdhury confirmed yesterday that the new national coal policy would be finalized within July. This comes as the pressure increases from foreign investors and experts inside Bangladesh to further energy sector development, which … Read More

Human Rights Law

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It would not be an exaggeration to say that the very definition of terrorism is broad and misunderstood generally. According to Oxford English Dictionary, terrorism means “the use of violent action in order to achieve political aims or to force … Read More