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Plan to amend arbitration act

Plan to amend 
arbitration act
The government is going to amend the Arbitration Act, 2001 in order to reduce the cost and time in disposal of cases. The Law Commission has already prepared a draft amendment act by incorporating provisions on fixing the fee of the arbitrator and limiting the time for disposal of cases, sources said. Talking to The Independent, chief research officer of the Law Commission, Fowzul Azim, said they have put up the draft act on the commission’s website for taking opinions from experts. “The main motive for the amendment is to ensure quick disposal of cases and to protect the rights of litigants by fixing the fees of the arbitrators,” Azim added. The commission has finalised the draft of the Arbitration (amendment) Act after bringing…

Padma rises, Surma and Kushiyara on the slide

Padma rises, Surma and Kushiyara on the slide

The Brahmaputra-Jamuna and the Ganges-Padma rivers are rising, something that is likely to continue for the next 48 hours. The north-eastern rivers, such as the Manu and the Dhalai, too are in spate. The two other major rivers in the region, the Surma and the Kushiyara, have started falling. They had…
Verdict on four ‘war 
criminals’ today

Verdict on four ‘war criminals’ today

The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT)-1 will today deliver its verdict in a war crime case against four men. The four accused— Akmal Ali Talukder, 76; Abdun Nur Talukder alias Lal Miah, 62; Anis Miah, 76; and Abdul Musabbir Miah, 64—are residents of Rajnagar upazila in Moulvibazar. While…
Fabulous France and valiant Croatia!

Fabulous France and valiant Croatia!

After a month of frenzy, speculation, heated debate, ecstasy and heartache, the world’s biggest sporting extravaganza has come to an end with the French taking home the coveted trophy. Congratulations les bleus! The final match had all the ingredients of the ultimate thriller – a penalty,…
Violence against children in Bangladesh

Violence against children in Bangladesh

14 years old Nadia said, “My mother used to beat me quite often when I was a kid. I was hurt. I wanted affection from her, not punishment. Now, she wants to be friendly towards me. But, I like to spend time with my friends and other relatives, not with her. I don’t like her company anymore”…
Cabinet clears draft digital commerce policy

Cabinet clears draft digital commerce policy

The Cabinet yesterday cleared the draft Digital Commerce Policy-2018, with a view to creating a sustainable e-commerce sector in the country. The policy will help enforce law and order in this sector. With the digital commerce policy in hand, customer-client relationship will certainly improve. Besides,…
Trump blames US probe

Trump blames US probe

HELSINKI: Donald Trump yesterday blamed bad relations between Moscow and Washington on the US investigation into alleged Russian election meddling -- and Russia promptly agreed, reports AFP. Setting the scene just hours ahead of his summit with Vladimir Putin, Trump took to Twitter to lash out at US…
Latest episode of ‘Poriborton’ on BTV soon

Latest episode of ‘Poriborton’ on BTV soon

After long 25 years, popular song ‘Hridoy Kada Matir Kono Murti Noy’, originally performed by prominent band Renaissance, has been remade for a magazine show. 10 young singers of the current generation have lent their vocals to the song and musician-singer Sujan Arif has done the new music…
Deschamps’ coronation as supreme

Deschamps’ coronation as supreme

AFP, MOSCOW: Didier Deschamps’ France side have not always won admirers for their way of playing at this World Cup, but that will not matter to the hundreds of thousands celebrating on the streets back home after their final victory over Croatia. France won 4-2 at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow…
Erosion takes serious turn in Faridpur

Erosion takes serious turn in Faridpur

Faridpur: The devastating erosion by the mighty River Padma has taken a serious turn in Char Bhadrasan upazila of the district threatening the river-protection damm, reports UNB. The people of the upazila living beside the dam are passing days in fear of erosion. The river was only 12 meters away from…
Some activities visible 
in Myanmar

Some activities visible in Myanmar

Some activities have been visible in Myanmar over the weeks with regard to the repatriation of the Rohingyas, who crossed into Cox’s Bazar to escape from the atrocities by the Myanmar security forces, local Buddhist mobs and people from other ethnic groups in Rakhine. The activities include meetings…
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