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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

Bill passed making rape punishable by death and DNA testing mandatory

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.

Special session of Parliament begins, raises death penalty law for rape

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.

Five receive death penalty in Tangail madrasa student gang-rape case

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.

Bangladesh approves death penalty for rape, passes ordinance

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.

Cabinet agrees on death penalty for rape

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.

Cabinet to discuss death penalty for rapists

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).

President Hamid to issue ordinance making death penalty as punishment for rape

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.

Cabinet mulling capital punishment for rapists

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).