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Bill extending the life of Speedy Trial up to 2024 passed

Dhaka, Jul 9 – The Law and Order Disruption (Speedy Trial) (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed in Parliament on Tuesday for extending its validity till 2024. Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan moved the Bill and it was passed by voice vote. The duration of the Law and Order Disruption (Speedy Trial) Act, 2002 expired in April 2019. So, its validity has ... Read More »

Hong Kong leader suspends unpopular bill for now

Hong Kong, Jun 15 (AP/UNB) -Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam has said she will suspend a proposed extradition bill indefinitely. Lam told media Saturday she took the move in response to widespread public unhappiness over the measure, which would enable authorities to send some suspects to stand trial in mainland courts. Many in the former British colony worry it ... Read More »

Food import bill to fall, but poorest unlikely to benefit

Geneva, May (Kanaga Raja) – The global food import bill is set to decline by 2.5 percent in 2019 to USD 1.472 trillion, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has projected. In its latest Food Outlook released on 9 May, FAO, however, said that poor cereal production prospects for the least-developed countries (LDCs), low-income food-deficit countries ... Read More »

Bill in US Congress seeking to promote fair polls in Bd

William R Keating, a Republican lawmaker submitted a resolution on December 6 which was then referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. The lawmaker has sought the Congress to ask the US government to promote free, fair, transparent, and credible elections in Bangladesh, according to a news published in different news media. Read More »