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What steps taken for security of Kulaura rail bridge: HC

Dhaka, Aug 19 – The High Court (HC) on Monday directed the Director General of Bangladesh Railways to submit a report before it by on October 24 on what steps they have been taken to ensure security of the Boromchal Bridge under Kulaura upazila of Moulavibazar district following the accident took place of that area on June 23 this year. ... Read More »

HC grants Fakhrul, 3 others bail for 6 weeks

Dhaka, Aug 06 – The High Court (HC) yesterday directed the top four BNP leaders including its secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir to surrender before the senior judicial magistrate court of Dhaka within six weeks in a case filed over the allegations of issuing ‘death threat’ to prime minister Sheikh Hasina. Read More »

Don’t harass Fakhrul, 3 others for six weeks: HC

Dhaka, Aug 6 (UNB) –The High Court on Tuesday asked four BNP leaders, including its secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, to surrender before a magistrate court within six weeks in a case filed for issuing ‘death threat’ to Bangladesh Jononetri Paishad President AB Siddique The court also directed law enforcers not to harass the four BNP leaders within the ... Read More »

Katy Perry co. ordered to pay $2.78 million for copying song

Dhaka, Aug 2 (UNB) – Katy Perry, her collaborators and her record label must pay more than $2.78 million because the pop star’s 2013 hit “Dark Horse” copied a 2009 Christian rap song, a federal jury decided Thursday. It was an underdog victory for rapper Marcus Gray, a relatively obscure artist once known as Flame, whose 5-year-old lawsuit survived constant ... Read More »

Rape accused killed in Chittagong ‘gunfight’

Chattogram, July 30 (UNB) – A suspected rapist was killed in a reported gunfight with Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) at Maliara village in Patiya upazila early Tuesday. The deceased was identified as Arman, 25. Mashkur Rahman, Assistant Director of Rab- 7, said a patrol team of the elite force conducted a drive at the village under Kusumpura union in the ... Read More »

Writ for Taka 50mn in damages to BD lynch victim’s family

Dhaka, July 28 (UNB)— A lawyer moved the High Court on Sunday seeking an order from it to provide Tk 5 crore in compensation to Badda lynching victim Taslima Begum Renu’s family. The writ petition, filed in the morning, sought payment of Tk 10 lakh within 15 days. It also sought directives to formulate a separate law to try people ... Read More »

Anti-graft body Director Basir held over bribery

Dhaka, July 22 (UNB) – The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has arrested its suspended Director Khandaker Enamul Basir over the Tk 40-lakh bribery scandal. A team of the national anti-graft body picked him up from his Darus Salam residence in the city around 10:15pm on Monday, said ACC Public Relations Officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya. He said Basir will be kept at ... Read More »

2 sedition cases against Priya Saha dismissed

Dhaka -Two sedition cases filed here against Priya Saha, who raised allegations of minority torture in Bangladesh during a meeting with US President Donald Trump, were dismissed hours after filing of those on Sunday. Barrister Syed Sayedul Haque Suman and advocate Ibrahim Khalil filed the cases with separate magistrate courts on Sunday morning which were dismissed in the afternoon as ... Read More »

Pakistan arrests ex-prime minister on corruption allegations

Pakistan, July 18 (AP/UNB) — Authorities in Pakistan have arrested a former prime minister over alleged irregularities related to the import of natural gas from Qatar. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi served as prime minister for nearly a year after Nawaz Sharif was removed from office in July 2017 for failing to disclose foreign assets. Sharif is currently serving a seven-year jail ... Read More »

Ensure security at courts, urges President Hamid

Dhaka, July 17 (UNB) – President M Abdul Hamid on Wednesday asked the government and other agencies concerned to take specific measures to ensure security at all the courts, including the High Court, across the country. He made the directives when a delegation of Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA), led by its President AM Aminuddin, met him at Bangabhaban in ... Read More »

Support Needed to Tackle ICC Shortcomings: HRW

Court Faces Internal, External Challenges on 21st Anniversary New York – Member countries of the International Criminal Court (ICC) should renew their commitment on International Justice Day, July 17, 2019, to defend and strengthen this important justice institution, Human Right Watch said today. On July 17, 1998, 120 countries adopted the Rome Statute creating the ICC. Read More »

What steps taken to ensure security of judges: HC asks govt

Dhaka, July 17 – The High Court on Wednesday wanted to know from the government on what steps it has taken to ensure the security of the judges, lawyers and officials in the courts across the country. It also wanted to know about steps taken against those police officials who were in charge of the security at the Cumilla Additional ... Read More »

Case filed over killing of accused in Comilla court

Cumilla, July 16 (UNB) – A case was filed here on Tuesday over the killing of an accused by another accused in a courtroom during hearing on Monday. Assistant sub-inspector Firoz of Bangara Police Station, who was present at the court during the incident in connection with another case, filed the case with Kotwali Model Police Station against lone accused ... Read More »

8 BNP lawyers get advance bails in sabotage case

Dhaka, Sept 17 (UNB) – The High Court (HC) here on Monday granted advance bail to 8 BNP-affiliated lawyers, including Khandaker Mahbub Hossain, in a sabotage case. A bench with Justice Md Habibul Goni and Justice Mohammad Ali passed the order as they sought bail before the court. The police now cannot place them under arrest before submitting a report. ... Read More »

Locals demand Minni’s arrest over Rifat Sharif murder

Barguna, July 14 (UNB) – Alleging that she had a part to the gruesome murder of her husband Rifat Sharif who was hacked to death in front of her, locals here on Sunday demanded the arrest of Aysha Siddika Minni. The demand was made from a human chain formed on the Barguna Press Club premises in the morning. However, Minni ... Read More »

HC orders death row convict Nur Hossain’s graft case trial

Dhaka, July 10 – The High Court yesterday cancelled a lower court verdict that exonerated Nur Hossain, a death-row convict in Narayanganj seven-murder case, from a corruption case. The HC also directed the lower court to finish the trial of the corruption case against Nur Hossain in next six months. In response to a revision petition, the HC bench comprising ... Read More »

Bangladesh’s Ex-Chief Justice Sinha, 10 more sued for graft

Dhaka, July 10 (UNB) — The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) filed a case on Wednesday against former chief justice SK Sinha and 10 others accusing them of accumulating illegal wealth and laundering Tk 4 crore. On September 25 last year, the ACC summoned five officials of the Farmers Bank Ltd for interrogation over deposit of Tk 4 crore in SK Sinha’s ... Read More »

Signing bar: Khaleda Zia’s legal notice to Home Secretary

Dhaka, July 9 – Former prime minister Khaleda Zia on Tuesday sent legal notices to five persons, including the Home Secretary, for not allowing her to sign the power of attorney. Khaleda’s lawyer Barrister Kayser Kamal sent the notice to the Home Secretary, Dhaka Deputy Commissioner, Inspector General of Police, Inspector General of Prisons and the superintendent of Keraniganj Central ... Read More »