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Taking Bangladesh to zero-leprosy, one new case at a time

By Stella Paul Dhaka, Bangladesh, Dec 11 2019 (IPS) – Sandhya Mandal has never felt so vindicated. For the past four years, the 36-year-old community health worker from Meherpur – a rural district bordering India – has been traveling 50 km every day along dusty roads on an old motorbike, searching for leprosy patients who needed urgent treatment. Read More »

Fakhrul, 3 others get anticipatory bail in vandalism case

Dhaka, Nov 28 – The High Court on Thursday granted eight-week anticipatory bail to BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and three others in a case filed with Shahbagh Police Station over a clash between police and BNP men in front of the High Court on Tuesday. The three other BNP leaders are BNP Standing Committee Members Mirza Abbas, ... Read More »

Actor Cuba Gooding Jr to face trial in groping case

Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr will go on trial over accusations he groped a woman in New York after a court dismissed his plea to have the case thrown out. Gooding, 51, is accused of grabbing the woman’s breast without her consent in a Manhattan bar on a night out in June. The “Jerry Maguire” actor is charged with forcible ... Read More »

US judge slashes jury award in Roundup cancer case

A US judge on Wednesday slashed punitive damages a jury ordered Monsanto to pay in a Roundup cancer trial, saying the sum was too high despite the company’s “reprehensible” conduct. US District Court Judge Vince Chhabria denied a request by Monsanto for a new trial, but ruled that the $75 million in punitive damages was “constitutionally impermissible.” Chhabria reduced to ... Read More »

Cheating case filed against Hrithik

Actor Hrithik Roshan has been booked on the charge of cheating along with three officials of a health and wellness start-up, for which he was a brand ambassador, following a complaint by its client alleging that “false promises” were made in the company advertisement regarding services of its fitness centre. The complainant, a city-based man, alleged that he was not ... 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 »

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 »

Case over Viquarunnissa School student Aritri’s suicide

Dhaka, June 16 – Two teachers of Viqarunnissa Noon School and College yesterday secured bail in the case filed over instigating the suicide of school’s student Aritri Adhikasri. Judge Rabiul Alam of the Third Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge’s Court of Dhaka passed the order. The court also fixed July 10 for hearing on charge framing against the accused teachers. They ... Read More »

5 testify in Holey Artisan Café attack case

Dhaka, June 13 – The Anti-terrorism Special Tribunal of Dhaka yesterday recorded the depositions of five policemen in the Holey Artisan café attack case and later Judge Md Mojibur Rahman of fixed June 18, as the date for next hearing of the case. Of the 211 witnesses, the court so far recorded the depositions of 50 witnesses. Accused Mamunur Rashid ... Read More »

Pakistani ex-president arrested in money laundering case

Islamabad, Jun 10 (AP/UNB) — Pakistan’s anti-graft body on Monday arrested former President Asif Ali Zardari, widower of assassinated ex-Premier Benazir Bhutto, in a multi-million dollar money laundering case that has shaken the country. The development came hours after a court in Islamabad rejected a request by Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur for an extension of their bail that ... Read More »

OIC to launch case at ICJ over HR violation of Rohingyas

Dhaka, June 3 (UNB) – The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has called upon the ad hoc ministerial committee led by the Gambia to take immediate measures to launch the case of Myanmar’s human rights violations against Rohingyas at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on behalf of the OIC. It affirmed its support for the ad hoc ministerial committee ... Read More »

Charge sheet against actress Nawshaba in ICT Act case

Dhaka, May 27 – A charge sheet was issued on Monday against actress Kazi Nawshaba Ahmed in a case filed against her under the Information and Communication Technology Act. Police Inspector Shawkat Ali Sarker of the Counter-Terrorism and Transnational Crime, who is also the Investigation Officer of the case submitted the charge sheet to the court while the court fixed ... Read More »

Arrest warrant against ex-Sonagazi OC in Nushrat murder case

Dhaka, May 27 – A Dhaka court yesterday issued an arrest warrant against Moazzem Hossain, the former Sonagazi officer-in-charge (OC), for spreading a video of murdered Feni madrasa student Nusrat Jahan Rafi on social media. Dhaka Cyber Tribunal Judge Ash-Shams Jaglul Hussein passed the order following a report submitted by the Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) before the court seeking ... Read More »

Actress Shomi faces Tk 1 billion defamation case

Dhaka, Apr 30 – A case has been filed against actress Shomi Kaiser for reportedly tarnishing the image of journalists branding them ‘thieves’ during a programme at the Jatiya Press Club on April 24. Editor of online news portal studentjournalbd.com Mia Md Nuzhatul Hasan filed the case on Tuesday. Judge of the Dhaka Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court Asaduzzaman Nur ... Read More »

Mamun given 7 years in money laundering case

Dhaka, April 24 – A Dhaka court yesterday sentenced BNP acting chairman Tarique Rahman’s friend and business partner Gias Uddin Al Mamun to seven-year imprisonment and fined Tk 12 crore in a money laundering case. Mamun, who was made accused in 13 other cases, has already been convicted and sentenced to 20 years in jail in three cases, two of ... Read More »

Hearing in Holey Artisan Bakery case deferred to Mar 27

Dhaka, March 21 – An anti-terror special court of Dhaka on Thursday adjourned till March 27, the hearing of a case filed under the anti-terror act over the grisly militant attack at the capital’s Holey Artisan Bakery in 2016. Judge Md Mujibur Rahman of Anti-terrorism Special Tribunal of Dhaka set the date after examining five prosecution witnesses. The witnesses are- ... 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 »