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Azharul’s indictment order Oct 28

Closing arguments on charge hearing matter from both the prosecution and defence lawyers, the International Crimes Tribunal-1 set October 28 whether it would indict detained suspect 1971 Al Badr commander ATM Azharul Islam of Jamaat-e-Islami for his involvement in crimes against humanity during the Liberation War. Read More »

SC upholds HC order on Adilur’s bail

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the High Court order that earlier granted six months bail to Adilur Rahman Khan, secretary of rights organisation Odhikar, in a case filed against him under the Information Communication and Technology (ICT) Act.   Read More »

Inu seeks media owners’ support for wage award execution

The government needs support from the newspaper owners to implement the government announced 8th Wage Board Award that has already been published in the gazette, Information Minister Hasanul Huq Inu told Parliament on Wednesday.   Read More »

Over 1750 tonnes of VGF rice allocated in Gaibandha

Government has allocated more than 1,750 tonnes of rice for the distressed and ultra poor people of the district on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha under Vulnerable Group Feeding (VGF) programme. Read More »

2 get life, 6 other jail terms for murder in Sylhet

A court here on Monday sentenced two persons to life term imprisonment, three to 10 years’ rigorous imprisonment each and three others to six months’ jail each for killing a man in 2008. Read More »

Alim verdict on today

The International Crimes Tribunal-2 (ICT-2) will announce the verdict on former BNP minister Abdul Alim on Wednesday. Read More »

IO ends testimony in money laundering case against Tarique

Dhaka’s Special Judge Court-3 on Tuesday ended recording the depositions of the main Investigation Officer (IO) in the money laundering case against BNP leader Tarique Rahman and his business associate Giasuddin Al Mamun amidst uproar. Read More »

Bill seeking to control MLM activities passed

A bill, titled ‘Multi-Level Marketing Activities (Control) Bill, 2013’, was passed in Parliament on Monday with tough provisions seeking to control MLM activities in the country.   Read More »

ACC submits charge sheet against 25 in Hall Mark scam

Dhaka – The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) on Monday submitted charge-sheets before the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court in the city in 11 cases against 25 people for their alleged involvement in the much-talked-about Sonali Bank –Hallmark Group loan scandal. Read More »

War crimes convicts lose voting right

Parliament has passed a bill to bar anyone convicted under the Bangladesh Collaborators (Special Tribunals) Order 1972 and the International Crimes (Tribunals) Act 1973 to vote in Bangladesh. Read More »

Indian cloths worth Tk 1cr seized in Benapole

Border Guard Bangladesh members seized Indian smuggled cloths worth Tk 1 crore from a shallow-engine run vehicle (Nasimon) along Gatipara border here Sunday morning. Read More »

Graft case in Zia orphanage case deferred again

A Dhaka court on Sunday deferred the hearing on charge framing in the Zia Charitable Trust and Zia Orphanage Trust graft cases against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and others until October 27. Read More »

Eid-ul-Azha Sept 16

Dhaka – The holy Eid-ul-Azha, the second biggest religious festival of the Muslims, will be celebrated throughout the country on October 16 as the moon for the Hijri month of Zilhaj has been sighted in the sky of Bangladesh. Read More »

Moudud admitted to hospital for chest pain

Dhaka, Oct 6: BNP standing committee member Barrister Moudud Ahmed was admitted to a city hospital as he suddenly fell sick on Sunday afternoon. Read More »

Hasan Mahmud slams TIB for its climate change fund report

Dhaka – Minister for Environment and Forests Dr Hasan Mahmud on Sunday slammed Transparency International, Bangladesh (TIB) for its recent study report on utilisation of government’s climate change trust fund. Read More »

SQC verdict leak: 2 detained ICT staff placed on remand

Two staff of the International Crimes Tribunals, arrested in connection with the leakage of the draft verdict on condemned convict war criminal BNP MP Salauddin Quader Chowdhury,  were put on eight-day police remand each on Saturday.   Both the accused — Nayan Ali, a master-roll cleaner of the ICT-1 and its office assistant Faruque Hossain — were produced before the court.   Read More »

Joint medical, dental test results by Monday

Results of the combined medical and dental admission tests will be published by Monday with the government planning to complete the admissions this month, Health Minister AFM Ruhal Haque has said. Read More »

Ershad’s lawyer cross-examines OI in radar purchase case

Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad’s lawyer once again on Thursday cross examined Manjur Ahmad, Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) deputy director and investigation officer (IO) of the case filed for irregularities and misuse of power in purchasing radar in 1980s. Read More »

Amnesty wants all death sentences overturned

Dhaka – The death sentence imposed against a Bangladeshi MP convicted of crimes against humanity is not the way to bring justice to the many victims of the country’s war of independence, Amnesty International said yesterday. Read More »

Nizami trial: Cross-exam of IO continues

The International Crimes Tribunal-1 on Wednesday  asked the defence counsel for war crimes accused Jamaat-e-Islami ameer Motiur Rahman Nizami to conclude cross-examination of the investigation officer by tomorrow (Thursday) as the questions over cross-examination appeared ‘pointless’.   Read More »

Another PW testify in Humayun Azad murder case

A Dhaka court on Wednesday recorded the deposition of another prosecution witness in the Humayun Azad murder case and fixed October 29 for the testimony of other witnesses. Read More »

RAB nabs two along with fake notes in Naogaon

Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) members arrested two people along with fake currency notes worth Tk93,000 on the premises of Mohadebpur Upazila Health Complex of the district on Tuesday. Read More »