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Sylhet Bus driver, helper put on 5-day remand

Sylhet, Mar 27 (UNB) – A Moulvibazar court on Wednesday placed a bus driver and his helper on a 5-day remand in a case filed over the death of Sylhet Agricultural University (SAU) student Wasim in a road crash in Moulvibazar. Moulvibazar district chief judicial magistrate Kazi Bahauddin passed the order after police produced bus driver Jewel Ahmed, 30, his ... Read More »

Pakistani court grants bail to ex-PM for medical treatment

Islamabad, Mar 26 (AP/UNB) — Pakistan’s supreme court has granted six weeks’ bail to former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for medical treatment at a domestic hospital. In Tuesday’s ruling, the court said Sharif — who has heart-related issues — will not be allowed to leave the country. Disqualified from office by the Supreme Court in 2017 over corruption allegations, Sharif ... Read More »

HC stays bail given to MP Rana in murder case

Dhaka, March 25 – The chamber court of the Appellate Division yesterday stayed till March 31 the High Court order that granted bail to former lawmaker Amanur Rahman Khan Rana in the Freedom Fighter Faruk Ahmed murder case. Now, Rana, former Awami League lawmaker from Tangail-3 constituency, will not be able to walk out on bail until further order of ... Read More »

Avijit murder case transferred to Anti-Terrorism Tribunal

Dhaka, March 25 – Magistrate Sarfuzzaman Ansari of the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Court of Dhaka yesterday transferred blogger, Avijit Roy’s, murder trial to the anti-terrorism tribunal for further hearing. The CMM Court passed the order on Monday, after seeing the charge sheet filed in the murder case 2015 in connection with the US-based Bangladeshi writer Avijit. Counter-Terrorism and Transnational ... Read More »

HC revokes sacked AL leader’s bail over polls-time gang rape

Dhaka, Mar 23 (UNB) – The High Court on Saturday revoked its previous order that granted a one-year interim bail to sacked Awami League leader Ruhul Amin in a case over the gang-rape of a woman in Subarnachar upazila of Noakhali after the December-30 national election. The HC bench of Justice Mamnoon Rahman and Justice SM Kuddus Zaman sat on ... Read More »

BD High Court bans movie on wrongly imprisoned Jaha Alam

Dhaka, March 20 – The High Court (HC) on Wednesday banned the making of any movie or drama on Jaha Alam, who was wrongly imprisoned for three years in place of the real accused, in connection with more than two dozen corruption cases. In response to a petition, an HC bench, comprising Justice Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice KM Hafizul ... Read More »

Xulhaz, Tonoy murder case report deferred to April 16

Dhaka, March 19 – The submission of the investigation report in connection with the murder of Bangladesh’s lone LGBT magazine founder Xulhaz Mannan and his friend Mahbub Rabbi Tonoy was Tuesday deferred to April 16 by a Dhaka court. Magistrate Ziaur Rahman of the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Court of Dhaka passed the order on Tuesday. Earlier, on February 18, ... Read More »

Court takes cognizance in Dipon murder case

Dhaka, March 20 – The Special Anti-Terrorism Tribunal of Dhaka on Tuesday took cognizance of the charges against eight members of banned militant outfit Ansar Al Islam in connection with the Faisal Arefin Dipon murder case. Scrutinising the case documents, and other papers, Judge Majibur Rahman of the Special Anti-Terrorism Tribunal accepted the charges against the accused in the case. ... Read More »

ACC to seek stay on production of Jaha Alam movie

Dhaka, March 18 – The Anti-Corruption Commission or ACC is going to file a petition with the High Court today (Tuesday) seeking a stay order on making of a film based on the story of the wrongly imprisoned Jaha Alam. ACC lawyer Advocate Khurshid Alam Khan yesterday told reporters at the Supreme Court premises that the commission would file a ... Read More »

Next hearing in Gatco graft case against Khaleda April 17

Dhaka, Mar 18 (UNB) – A court here on Monday fixed April 17 for the next hearing in the Gatco corruption case filed against BNP chief Khaleda Zia and others as she could not be produced before the court due to illness. Judge Abu Syed Diljar Hossain of the Special Judge Court-3 of Dhaka set the date. Earlier on February ... Read More »

Two years in jail for fish, fish products adulteration in BD

Dhaka, Mar 18 (UNB) – The Cabinet on Monday approved in principle the draft of the Fish and Fish Product (Inspection and Quality Control) Bill, enhancing the maximum punishment to two-year imprisonment for adulterating fish and fish products, and other offences under the proposed law. The approval came from the weekly Cabinet meeting held at the PMO with Prime Minister ... Read More »

Pro-Al penal wins 18 out of 27 posts in Dhaka Bar election

Dhaka, Feb 09 – Of 27 positions of Dhaka Bar Association, Pro-Awami League lawyers (White panel) got 18 posts including the President, Vice President, General Secretary and Treasurer in the elections for 2019-2020. On the other hand, the BNP-Jamaat backed blue panel bagged the remaining nine posts including the Senior Vice President. The result was declared on Friday midnight after ... Read More »

Accountability must to combat impunity in Myanmar: UN envoy

Dhaka, Mar 2 (UNB) – UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy in Myanmar Christine Schraner Burgener has said accountability is essential for combating impunity and genuine reconciliation in Myanmar. Myanmar’s Independent Commission of Enquiry has responded positively to her recommendation that it engages with United Nations human rights entities. Fragility, tensions and violence in Myanmar — including, but not limited to, the ... Read More »

China’s treatment of Muslims a defining moment for OIC – HRW

Imagine a country where practicing Islam is treated as a crime. Where using the everyday greeting of “As-salaam alaikum” is punished. A place so repressive that even listening to a religious sermon at a mosque or reciting a funeral prayer from the Quran in your home can land you in jail.  A place where crescents are removed from burial sites, ... Read More »

Dhaka Bar election began on Wednesday

Dhaka, Feb 27 – Voting in the two-day polls to elect the office bearers for 2019-2020 of Dhaka Bar Association, begun Wednesday with big enthusiasm. Of the total voters of 17,8,97, four thousand six hundred and thirty-five voters cast their votes on the first day (Wednesday), starting from 9 am and that ended at 5 pm (Wednesday) with an one-hour ... Read More »

Gatco case hearing against Khaleda deferred

Dhaka, Feb 27 – The Special Judge Court-3 of Dhaka on Wednesday fixed March 18 for hearing on charge framing against BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia and 16 others in connection with the Gatco corruption case. Judge Abu Syed Diljar Hossain of the court passed the order after hearing both defence and prosecution lawyers. BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia was taken ... Read More »

Khaleda seeks HC bail in Comilla arson case

Dhaka, Feb 27 (UNB) – BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia filed an appeal with the High Court seeking bail for her in a case filed over the killing of eight people in an arson attack on a bus in 2015 in Cumilla. On behalf of Khaleda Zia, her lawyer Kaisar Kamal filed the petition with the concerned bench of the HC ... Read More »

Production Warrant issued against jailed Khaleda

Dhaka, Feb 26 – The Special Judge’s Court-2 of Dhaka on Tuesday issued a production warrant (PW) against BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia to appear before the court on March 13 in the Barapukuria coalmine graft case. Judge ASM Ruhul Imran issued the order after hearing an appeal of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Tuesday. Of the accused, Motiur Rahman ... Read More »

Dhaka Bar Association election begins Wednesday

Dhaka, Feb 26 – Voting in the two-day polls to elect the office bearers for 2019-2020 of Dhaka Bar Association, kicks off on Wednesday. Seven thousand eight hundred ninety seven voters are expected to cast their vote, starting from 9 am and that ends at 5 pm with one-hour break. A total of 57 candidates will vie for 27 posts. ... Read More »

3 sued in Bd for ‘embezzling’ Tk 1.33 bln from AB Bank

Chattogram, Feb 26 (UNB) – The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Tuesday filed a case against three people, including an incumbent and a former officer of Arab-Bangladesh Bank, for allegedly embezzling Tk 133 crore from the bank. ACC Assistant Director Mohammad Sirajul Haque filed the case with Halishahar police, said ACC Deputy Director (HR) Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya. The accused are – ... Read More »

Bd govt planning to 30% permanent prosecutors

Dhaka, Feb 26 (UNB) – The government is going to introduce independent prosecution service and appoint 30 percent of the prosecutors on permanent basis, Law Minister Anisul Huq said on Tuesday “Currently, prosecutors are temporarily appointed based on political considerations. We want to appoint 30 percent prosecutors permanently and 70 percent politically,” he said. The government has taken an initiative ... Read More »

Dispose of Khaleda’s Barapukuia case in 6 months: HC

Dhaka, Feb 25 – The High Court Division on Monday ordered the subordinate court to dispose of the Barapukuria coalmine graft case against BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia and 10 others within six months. The High Court bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice KM Hafizul Alam passed the order after rejecting a petition filed by Barrister Aminul ... Read More »

Chawkbazar fire not accident; someone responsibile: HC

Dhaka, Feb 25 (UNB) – Observing that the Chawkbazar inferno that claimed the lives of 67 people is not an accident, the High Court on Monday said someone must take the responsibility for it. It also said the fire incident would have not happened had the 17-point recommendation placed by the probe panel formed by the Home Ministry after the ... Read More »

HC rejects plea to stay Ducsu polls schedule

Dhaka, Feb 25 (UNB) – The High Court on Monday rejected a writ petition to stay the Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (Ducsu) election schedule. Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal’s Dhaka University unit leader Fahmida Mazid moved the court on Sunday. She also challenged the authorities’ decision to exclude her from the voter list. Justice Syed Refaat Ahmed and Justice Md Iqbal ... Read More »

DU student seeks stay on Ducsu election process

Dhaka, Feb 24 – A Dhaka University (DU) student on Sunday filed a writ petition with the High Court seeking a stay on the process for holding of election to Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (DUCSU) scheduled for March 11. Fahmida Mazid, a master’s student at international relations department of the university and female student affairs secretary of central Jatiyatabadi ... Read More »

New law in the offing to save croplands in BD: Minister

Dhaka, Feb 24 (UNB) – Land Minister Saifuzzaman Chowdhury on Sunday told Parliament that his ministry has taken an initiative to enact a law titled “Arable Land Protection and Land Use Bill 2019” to save croplands and ensure their best use. “Revising the draft (of the bill), it’ll soon be sent to the Cabinet Division for approval by the Cabinet,” ... Read More »

Writ filed seeking stay on Ducsu polls

Dhaka, Feb 24 (UNB) – A writ was filed with the High Court seeking stay on the schedule of Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (Ducsu) polls. Barrister Ruhul Kuddus, a Supreme Court lawyer and also the counsel of the petitioner Fahmida Mazid, student affairs secretary of Dhaka University unit Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal and a student of International Relations of the ... Read More »

Thakurgaon firing: Court accepts cases against BGB men

Thakurgaon, Feb 24 (UNB) –A court here on Sunday took into cognisance the cases filed by the families of the three victims killed during a clash between alleged cattle smugglers and members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) on February 12. Thakurgaon Judicial Magistrate Court Judge Farhana Khan took the cases into cognisance and fixed March 6 for hearing.    The ... Read More »

BNP candidates at public hearing want Khaleda release first

Dhaka, Feb 22 – BNP’s candidates of the 11th parliamentary election who joined Jatiya Oikya Front’s public hearing on Friday, slammed their party senior leaders for not announcing any action programme to get their chairperson Khaleda Zia released from jail. They also want the party to arrange a hearing of its own candidates to identify its mistakes in the elections ... Read More »

No one can avoid liability for Chawkbazar tragedy: Quader

Dhaka, Feb 22 (UNB) – The government will not let anyone responsible for the Chawkbazar get fire off the hook, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said on Friday. A fire broke out at a Chawkbazar building where chemicals were stored on the ground floor. The blaze swept through the surrounding areas killing at least 67 people. “The government ... Read More »