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Four SC judges take oath

Four newly-appointed judges of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court took oath of office on Sunday morning amid protest by BNP-Jamaat-backed lawyers as the appointments ‘superseded’ other companion judges. Read More »

India votes against Lanka, supports US at UNHRC

India along with 24 other countries on Thursday backed a US-sponsored resolution at UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) against Sri Lanka asking it to conduct an “independent and credible” probe into allegations of human rights violations, an issue on which DMK pulled out of the ruling UPA alliance. Read More »

PM eulogies Zillur for his role

 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said democracy has been restored in the country after the 1/11 changeover due to the strong leadership of late President Zillur Rahman and people would ever remember the role he played during his entire life. Read More »

Bail pleas of three BNP leaders rejected

A Dhaka court on Wednesday rejected bail pleas and prayers for remand of BNP Joint Secretaries General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi and Amanullah Aman, and opposition Chief Whip Zainul Abdin Farroque in connection with two cases filed at the Paltan Police Station. Read More »

Kader Siddiqui gets bail in defamation case

Dhaka – A Dhaka court on Monday granted bail to Krishak Sramik Janata League president Bangabir Kader Siddiqui, Bir Uttam, on personal security in a case filed against him for calling Home Minister MK Alamgir a war criminal. Metropolitan Magistrate Saifur Rahman passed the order after a freedom fighter, Ruhul Amin, filed a defamation suit against Siddiqui for calling MK ... Read More »

Commute death sentence: EU Parliament

Parliament passed three separate resolutions on Thursday, expressing alarm at the recent violent clashes in Bangladesh; drawing attention to the plight of Iraqi Turkmen and other minority groups in Iraq; and demanding the trial or prompt release of Palestinians held in Israel without charge. Read More »