UN expresses solidarity with Bangladesh's govt

The United Nations (UN) has expressed full solidarity and cooperation with the government and the people of Bangladesh. “The UN is with full solidarity and full cooperation with the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the people of Bangladesh,” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a meeting with the Bangladesh pr...

Cabinet approves Bangladesh Labor (Amendment) Act, 2018

The Cabinet approved in principal the draft of Bangladesh Labour (Amendment) Act, 2018 aimed at making it friendlier for workers alongside disciplining workers and owners conduct for increased productivity. “The cabinet approved the law in the weekly cabinet meeting at Bangladesh Secretariat with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair,...

Cabinet approves Road Transport Act 2018 with maximum sentence

The cabinet has given its final approval to a draft of the Road Transport Act 2018 that raises the maximum sentence for deaths from road accidents. If ‘intention’ is proved in a road accident, it will be prosecuted under section 302 which means the death sentence. If the driver is responsible for a death, they will be prosecuted und...

Dowry Law revised: Five years imprisonment for false charges

The cabinet has given final approval to the revised dowry law suggesting five years of imprisonment for making efforts to implicate one with false charges at its weekly meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.  "The new Dowry Prohibition Act, 2018 will replace the existing one framed in 1980," Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shaf...

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