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Parliament budget session from June 10: No journo pass

DHAKA – The budget session for 2020-21 of the 11th Jatiya Sangsad (JS) will begin at 5:00 pm on June 10, according to a statement issued by the Parliament secretariat today. On June 10, the JS session will be held, as President M Abdul Hamid summoned the session exercising the power bestowed upon him as per Clause (1) of Article ... Read More »

Khokon eyes Taposh’s Parliament seat

Outgoing Mayor of Dhaka South Sayeed Khokon has set his sights on winning the Awami League’s nomination to contest the by-elections to the Dhaka-10 parliamentary seat vacated by his successor Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh. Khokon, whose reelection hopes ended after the ruling party opted to back Taposh in the Dhaka polls, collected the Awami League’s nomination form for the by-election ... Read More »

An unrepentant Boris Johnson faces raucous Parliament

London, Sep 25 (AP/UNB) — An unrepentant Prime Minister Boris Johnson brushed off cries of “Resign!” and dared the political opposition to try to topple him Wednesday at a raucous session of Parliament, a day after Britain’s highest court ruled he acted illegally in suspending the body ahead of the Brexit deadline. Read More »

HM Ershad’s 2nd namaz-e-janaza held at Parliament complex

Dhaka, July 15 – The second namaz-e-janaza of Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad was held at the Parliament Building Complex at around 10:55 am on Monday morning. His body will be taken to the party’s central office at Kakrail to allow Jatiya Party leaders and activists to pay their last tributes. After Asr prayers, the third janaza will be held ... Read More »

BNP’s joining not to legitimise Parliament, say its MPS

Dhaka, June 16 (UNB) – BNP MPs on Sunday raised the question again about the legitimacy of the current Parliament, saying their joining would not ascertain its validity. Two BNP MPs — Md Harunur Rashid and Rumeen Farhana -– raised the question taking part in the discussion on the supplementary budget for 2018-19 fiscal year in Parliament. They said the ... Read More »

BD Parliament budget session begins Tuesday

The first budget session of the 11th parliament formed through the December-30 general election will begin on Tuesday. Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal will place the proposed national budget in the House on Thursday. The size of the budget for the upcoming 2019-‘20 fiscal year will cross Tk 5 lakh crore (five trillion), said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at an ... Read More »

Taiwan’s parliament approves same-sex marriage legislation

Lawmakers comfortably pass law allowing same-sex couples to form ‘exclusive permanent unions’ – first for Asia. Taiwan’s parliament has legalised same-sex marriage in a landmark vote that made the self-ruled island the first in Asia to adopt such legislation. The lawmakers comfortably passed a law on Friday, allowing same-sex couples to form “exclusive permanent unions” and a second clause that ... Read More »

BNP remains resolute not to join parliament: Moudud

Dhaka, Apr 19 (UNB) – Trashing various media speculations, BNP senior leader Moudud Ahmed on Friday said their party will not back off from its decision of not sending their party MPs-elect to parliament. “There’s no question …our six MPs-elect won’t join parliament. Our party has a decision that our elected members won’t take oath. We’ve also decided to convey ... Read More »

Tk 68 bln Electricity bill in arrears, Bd Parliament told

Dhaka, Feb 11 – The total electricity bill arrears as of October 2018 stood at Tk 6882.95 crore, State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid told parliament on Monday. Of the arrears, electricity bills amounting to Tk 642.98 crore remain unpaid by various ministries and government agencies, he said placing the statistics in reply to a starred ... Read More »