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SC stays HC bar on BB’s special concession to loan defaulters

Dhaka, July 08 – The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court (SC) yesterday stayed for two months a High Court order that imposed a status-quo on a Bangladesh Bank circular that had allowed special concession for loan defaulters by rescheduling their loans with a repayment period of up to 10 years. “Stay for two months,” the four-member Appellate Division bench ... Read More »

Writ challenging legality of gas price hike filed

Dhaka, July 04 – A writ petition was filed yesterday with the High Court challenging the legality of government notification of increasing the gas price without giving any prior notice. Supreme Court lawyer Advocate Eunus Ali Akond filed the writ petition with the related branch of the HC seeking a stay order on the government decision of hiking gas price. ... Read More »

Country in grip of judicial anarchy: Fakhrul

Dhaka, July 4 – Voicing surprise over the Pabna court’s verdict against their party men, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Thursday alleged that the country is going through a judicial anarchy. “The entire nation has got surprised over the verdict that a Pabna court handed down yesterday (Wednesday) centring an incident of 1994 at Ishwardi Rail Station,” ... Read More »

Pabna court verdict against BNP men ‘dictated’ one: Fakhrul

Dhaka, July 3 (UNB) – BNP on Wednesday said a ‘dictated and ‘cruel’ verdict’ was given by a Pabna court sentencing nine of its activists to death and jailing 25 others for life on a ‘fabricated’ charge of attacking a train carrying then opposition leader Sheikh Hasina in 1994. In a statement, party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said ... Read More »

HC seeks Tribunal’s statement on running case defying order

Dhaka, July 3 – After expressing dissatisfaction, a High Court bench yesterday asked the judge of Dhaka’s metropolitan special tribunal-2 to submit written statement for running the trial proceedings of a criminal case defying its stay order on the case proceedings. However, the HC bench comprising Justice Jahangir Hossain Selim and Justice Md Riaz Uddin Khan exempted the lower court ... Read More »

Barguna Rifat murder accused Rifat Farazi on 7-day remand

Dhaka, July 03 – A Barguna Court on Wednesday granted seven-day remand to Rifat Faraji, a suspect in connection with Rifat Sharif Murder case. Police arrested Rifat Farazi at 2.30 am on Wednesday, just a day after the prime accused, Sabbir Ahmed Nayan alias Nayan Bond, was killed in a reported gunfight with the law enforcement agency. Senior Judicial Magistrate ... Read More »

9 BNP men get death, 25 life term for Hasina’s train attack

Pabna, July 3 (UNB) – A court here sentenced nine BNP activists to death and jailed 25 others for life on Wednesday for attacking a train carrying then opposition leader Sheikh Hasina in 1994. Additional District and Sessions Judge Rustom Ali, delivering the verdict in a packed courtroom in the morning, also sentenced 13 others to 10 years in jail. ... Read More »

Ex-Sri Lanka officials arrested over negligence in bombings

Colombo, Jul 3 (AP/UNB) — Sri Lankan police on Tuesday arrested the country’s police chief, currently on compulsory leave, and its former defense secretary for alleged negligence leading to the Easter Sunday bombings that killed more than 250 people at churches and hotels. Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said former Defense Secretary Hemasiri Fernando and police chief Pujith Jayasundara were arrested ... Read More »

Why failure to buy Rooppur plant goods on trust not illegal

Dhaka, July 2 (UNB) – The High Court on Tuesday issued a rule asking the authorities concerned to explain as to why their failure to procure furniture, pillows and other household products for the officials and employees of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant in good faith should not be declared illegal. Following a writ petition, the HC bench of Justice Tariq ... Read More »

Chamber Judge halts HC stay on BB privileges for defaulters

Dhaka, Jul 2 (UNB) – The Chamber Judge on Tuesday stayed a High Court order that directed to maintain a status-quo on a Bangladesh Bank policy offering special privileges to loan defaulters. Justice Md Nuruzzaman passed the order after hearing an appeal filed by the Finance Ministry. A full bench of the Appellate Division will hear the appeal on July ... Read More »

Peaceful BNP demos in districts for Khaleda’s release

Dhaka, July 02 – The BNP on Tuesday staged peaceful demonstrations and brought out processions at district and city levels across the country protesting the increase of gas prices and demanding release of party chairperson Khaleda Zia. Speaking the demonstrations, the opposition leaders termed the government decision of increasing the gas prices anti-people and demanded not to execute the decision. ... Read More »

HC hands over DIG Mizan to police rejecting his bail plea

Dhaka July 01 – In a major development, the High Court (HC) on Monday handed over suspended Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police Md Mizanur Rahman to the police after he appeared before it for an anticipatory bail in connection with a corruption case. During the hearing, the HC bench commented that DIG Mizan has completely destroyed the image of ... Read More »

Writ for Rifat killers’ arrest to be placed in 3rd HC bench

Dhaka, June 30 (UNB) – Two High Court benches on Sunday declined to hear a writ petition filed seeking its directives to arrest the killers of Barguna youth Rifat Sharif within 24 hours. Supreme Court lawyer Advocate Eunus Ali Akond who filed the writ said it will be placed before another bench on Monday for hearing. He said the prime ... Read More »

30 BNP men sent to jail over 1994 attack on Hasina in Pabna

Pabna, June 30 (UNB) – A court here on Sunday sent 30 BNP leaders and activists  to jail in a case filed over a bomb attack on a train carrying then opposition leader and Awami League president Sheikh Hasina in 1994. Additional District and Sessions Judge Court-1 Rustam Ali passed the order after rejecting their bail petition when they appeared ... Read More »

New Mexico governor seeks ideas for recreational pot law

Santa Fe, Jun 29 (AP/UNB) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is launching a new effort to craft legislation that could legalize recreational marijuana sales next year. The first-year Democratic governor announced Friday her recruitment of health, legal and fiscal policy experts to serve in a new discussion group that provides recommendations on state legalization. Members of the group ... Read More »

HC asks ACC to remove corrupt officials from the Anti-graft body

Dhaka, June 27 – Terming the corrupt officials as ‘cancerous element’ for the society,Bangladesh, HC asks, ACC, to remove, corrupt officials, from, Anti-graft body, It also observed that no corrupt official could remain in the Anti-Corruption Commission as the commission has to work with sincerity and transparency to eradicate corruption from the country. “ACC is an independent body. We want ... Read More »

Khaleda to walk out of jail on bail soon: Moudud

Dhaka, June 26 (UNB) – BNP senior leader Moudud Ahmed on Wednesday expressed the hope that their imprisoned party chairperson Khaleda Zia will be freed soon on bail and lead a democratic movement in the country. “I’d earlier said she (Khaleda) would get bail by a week, and she was granted bail in two cases by the time. We’re now ... Read More »

Question leakage: Warrant against 78 including DU students

Dhaka, June 26 – The Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Court of Dhaka on Wednesday issued arrest warrants against 78 persons including several students of Dhaka University on the charge of leaking question papers in the Dhaka University admission test. Later, the court set July 30 for submission of compliance report in the case. Accepting the charge sheet, Magistrate Judge Sarafuzzaman ... Read More »

HC summons Special Tribunal Judge for defying its stay

Dhaka, June 26 –The High Court on Wednesday summoned the judge of Dhaka’s metropolitan special tribunal-2 for defying its stay order on proceedings of a murder case. The HC bench comprising Justice Jahangir Hossain Selim and Justice Md Riaz Uddin Khan asked the judge to appear before it on July 3 to explain why he continued the trial proceedings of ... Read More »

High Court for revival of a murder case stayed 28 years ago

Dhaka, June 26 – After lifting a 28-year old stay order on the trial proceeding of a murder case, the High Court yesterday directed the registrar general to prepare a list of the criminal cases which have been stayed following the HC order since 2010. The HC also directed Registrar General Md Golam Rabbani to submit the list before the ... Read More »

BD Standards Instt contradicts DU report on ‘harmful milk’

Dhaka, June 25 – Bangladesh Standards Testing Institute (BSTI) yesterday in a report submitted before the High Court said that it did not find any harmful elements after conducting test of 18 samples of 14 brand packed-milk from the market. However, Dhaka University’s Pharmacy Faculty and Biomedical Research Centre yesterday revealed that they have jointly conducting tests on pasteurised and ... Read More »

Warrant against Artist Mila for not testifying before court

Dhaka, June 24 – A court of Dhaka on Sunday issued warrant of arresst against singer Mila as she did not appear in the court to testify for a long time.Judge Md Sharif Uddin of the Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-9 of Dhaka issued the warrant on Sunday.Earlier, the court fixed Sunday to record the depositions of complainant Mila. ... Read More »

Banani highrise fire case, Rupayan Group chairman secures bail

Dhaka, June 23 – Liakat Ali Khan alias Mukul, chairman of Rupayan Group, yesterday secured bail in a case filed over the deadly fire that ripped through 22-storey FR Tower in the city’s Banani area on March 28. Magistrate Sadbir Yasir Ahsan Chowdhury of the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Court of Dhaka granted bail to Liakat after hearing on his ... Read More »

UK arms sales to Saudis suspended after court ruling

The court holds the government failed to consider violations in Yemen London – The Court of Appeal in London ruled on June 20, 2019, that the United Kingdom government’s refusal to consider Saudi Arabia’s laws-of-war violations in Yemen before licensing arms sales was unlawful, Human Rights Watch said today. The landmark decision requires the UK government to reconsider its decision ... Read More »

BD High Court directives to bring discipline back on roads

Dhaka, June 20 – In a verdict, the High Court yesterday issued a set of directives to bring back discipline on the road and reducing road accident across the country. While delivering a judgment, the HC bench comprising Justice JBM Hassan and Justice Md Khairul Alam also ordered the two bus companies to pay Tk 50 lakh compensation over the ... Read More »

Khaleda to walk out of jail with HC bail, hopes BNP

Dhaka, Jun 19 (UNB) – BNP on Wednesday hoped that its chairperson Khaleda Zia will be released soon from jail with bail from the High Court in Zia Orphanage and Zia Charitable Trust graft cases. “We hope the High Court will ensure justice (to Khaleda) ignoring any kind of pressure, and then the leader of people will return among them,” ... Read More »

Former MP Rana gets bail

Dhaka, June 19 – The High Court Division of the Supreme Court on Wednesday granted permanent bail to former Awami League lawmaker from Tangail-3 Amanur Rahman Khan Rana in a case filed over the murder of two Jubo League leaders. The High Court bench of Justice AKM Asaduzzaman and Justice SM Mujibur Rahman granted the bail order yesterday. The order ... Read More »

HC to know steps for stopping fish cultivation in Sewer lagoons

Dhaka, June 19 – The High Court Division of the Supreme Court on Wednesday wanted to know the steps taken to implement its 2015 directives for stopping cultivation of fishes in Dhaka, Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (WASA) lagoon in Dhaka’s Kadamtoli, as its water and fishes are poisonous and harmful. The apex court directed the authorities concerned to submit ... Read More »

Court completely independent, no govt interference: Quader

Dhaka, June 18 – Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader yesterday again claimed that the country’s judiciary is completely independent and the Sheikh Hasina government doesn’t interfere in the court matters. “It has proved again that the AL-led government doesn’t interfere in the court affairs. Judiciary is working independently,” he said this referring to the six-month bail of BNP chairperson ... Read More »