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‘Digital Security Act ‘dangerous’ for freedom of expression’

Legal experts and civil society members on Saturday expressed fear that the Digital Security Act might be used to curtail the freedom of expression, reports UNB. Speaking at a discussion on ‘Digital Security Act-2018; Human Rights under Threat’ at Dhaka Reporters’ Unity (DRU), they urged the government to review it before approval by the president. Committee for the Protection of ... Read More »

Digital Security Act to criminilise legitimate media freedoms: European diplomats

European diplomats stationed in Dhaka on Thursday said the just-enacted Digital Security Act will “unduly restrict the freedom of expression and the freedom of the media”. This law, they added, will “undermine judicial procedural guarantees” as enshrined in the constitution of Bangladesh. The heads of mission of the European Union (EU) member states, the EU Delegation and the heads of ... Read More »

Criminalising adultery is unconstitutional and arbitrary: Indian Supreme Court

The Indian Supreme Court strikes down a British era Adultery Law (Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code) calling it unconstitutional and arbitrary on September 27, 2018. Reuters . After decriminalizing consensual gay sex between two adults, the Indian Supreme Court today ruled that adultery is not a crime, scrapping an “archaic” law saying the “husband is not the master ... Read More »

Bangladesh top growing country for the rich: World Ultra Wealth Report 2018

Bangladesh has been ranked the fastest growing country with an increasing number of rich population in the world, according to the World Ultra Wealth Report 2018 by WEALTH-X. Bangladesh has been ranked the fastest growing country with an increasing number of rich population in the world. The ultra high net worth (UHNW) population in the country is now 17.3%, according to the World ... Read More »

Punish me as much as you want, Khaleda ZIA tells to court

The BNP chief who entered the court on wheelchair told the court, “Punish me as much as you want, punish me as long as you want.” The three times former premier said this after appearing before Special Judge Court-5 in connection with Zia Charitable Trust corruption case. The special court was shifted to the old central jail in Nazimuddin Road ... Read More »

The High Court directed the government to give first-class division facilities to photographer Shahidul Alam in jail.

The 63-year-old eminent photographer is now in jail in a case filed under the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act. The HC bench of Justice Borhanuddin and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman today passed the order following a writ petition filed by Shahidul Alam’s wife Prof Rahnuma Ahmed. In the petition, she sought HC’s order upon the home secretary and jail ... Read More »

Infighting in ethnic party leaves at least 6 killed

At least six people were killed and 10 others injured in an alleged gunfight between two factions of Chattogram Hill Tracts-based political party United People’s Democratic Front (UPDF) in Swanirbhar of Khagrachhari sadar upazila on Saturday morning. The gun battle between ‘UPDF Prasit’ and ‘UPDF Democratic’ groups broke out for establishing control over the area around 8:00am, leaving the six ... Read More »

Constructive Dismissal of Employee: What must be Proved?

Md. Mamonor Rashid The employer-employee relationship is contractual; the employer may terminate the contract of employment by serving appropriate notice, as expressed in the contract or implied reasonable notice. However, constructive dismissal is a term used when an employee terminates his employment contract and considers himself discharged from further performance of his work as a result of his employer’s behaviour. ... Read More »

Country’s entire gas to be exhausted in 8-9 years: Nasrul

State Minister for Power and Energy Nasrul Hamid on Wednesday said the country’s gas fields have already started depleting as forecast and the entire gas will be exhausted within the next 8-9 years. He made the remarks while addressing a press briefing at the Power and Energy Ministry’s conference room to unveil the programmes marking the `National Energy Security Day` ... Read More »

Is kissing in public in Bangladesh a criminal offence?

Md. Mamonor Rashid Bangladesh is over populated country for sure. With this population comes so many different minds. Different perspectives. About life at large and at a micro level. These perspectives give ideas which leads to conflicts. There is a very small percentage of population in Bangladesh who won’t mind the Americanisation which is happening. Look around our clothes, the ... Read More »