Relief on Dhaka streets due to less traffic during Ashura holiday
RAB's air wing director injured in Nawabganj helicopter crash succumbs in Singapore hospital
Uttara garage blast: 7 out of 8 burnt dead, remaining person critical
No decision yet on train fare hike
Ashura: Traditional tazia procession ends with mourning
Dhaka, November 18: A bill has been passed in the Women and Child Abuse Prevention Act to replace the word 'rape' with the phrase 'rape victim' and provide for the death penalty as the maximum punishment for rape. On Tuesday, State Minister for Women and Children Affairs Fazilatun Nesa Indira proposed to pass the ‘Women and Child Abuse Suppression (Amendment) Bill-2000’ in Parliament. Later it was passed by voice vote.
Dhaka, November 9: A special session of Parliament has begun on the occasion of the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Dhaka, October 16: A court has handed death sentence to five people for abducting and gang-raping a madrasa student in Tangail's Bhuapur upazila.
Dhaka, October 13: Women and Children Repression Prevention (amendment) ordinance -2020 has been enacted with the provision of death penalty as the maximum punishment for rape. On Tuesday (October 13) President Md. Abdul Hamid issued the ordinance. The Legislative and Parliamentary Affairs Division of the Law Ministry issued a gazette notification.
Dhaka, October 12: The Cabinet has given final approval to the draft of the amended ‘Prevention of Women and Children Repression Act, 2000’ with the provision of death penalty as the maximum punishment for rape.
Dhaka, October 12: The draft of the amended 'Prevention of Women and Children Repression Act, 2000' with the provision of death penalty for rape will be discussed in the cabinet meeting on Monday (October 12).
Dhaka, October 10: A presidential ordinance may be issued this week to make death penalty the punishent for rape instead of life imprisonment, said Biplob Barua, Awami League office secretary and special assistant to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Dhaka, 9 October 2020: A draft of the amended ‘Women and Child Repression Act, 2000’, which raises the death penalty for rape, is being sent to the cabinet for approval. Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq made the announcement on Thursday (October 8).