Law & Court

Why 7 March will not be declared as National Day, HC rules

  

Pns: The High Court on Monday asked the authorities concerned of the government to explain within three weeks why 7 march will not be declared as historical national day.A High Court bench comprising Justice Rezaul Haque and Justice Mohammad Ullah came up with the rule following a writ petition filed by lawyer Dr. Bashir Ahmed.The 7 March Speech was given by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the founding father of Bangladesh on 7 March 1971 at the Ramna Race Course in Dhaka to a...

Zia Orphanage graft case: Khaleda asked to appear before court Nov 23

  

Pns: A Dhaka court today asked BNP Chief Khaleda Zia to appear before the court on November 23 for placing her further self-defense statements in two graft cases.Judge Md Akhteruzzaman of the Special Judge Court-5 set up in the city’s Bakshi Bazar area also extended Khaleda Zia’s bail until that day.She gave her self-defense statement in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case for an hour today and will continue the next day.The court also closed recording statements of the witnesses...

Zakir Hossain made SC acting registrar general

  

Pns: Md Zakir Hossain, registrar of the Appellate Division (AD), has been given the charge of Acting Registrar General of the Supreme Court (SC). Acting Chief Justice Md Abdul Wahhab Miah today issued the appointment order that will come into effect from October 22 afternoon, said a SC official release here. Md Zakir Hossain has been asked to perform the job of acting registrar general as his additional duty until further order, the release added. Earlier on October 15, in a...

10 SC officials transferred

  

Pns: Ten officials of the Supreme Court Appellate and High Court divisions have been transferred. Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Ministry issued a government order (GO) in this regard on Sunday.Earlier, acting Chief Justice Md Abdul Wahheb Miah sent a proposal in this regard to the ministry for its approval.As per the proposal Registrar General Syed Aminul Islam has been made chairman of Bangladesh Minimum Wage Board, Registrar of High Court Division Abu Syed Diljar...

Law minister to discuss judges' service rules with AD

  

Pns: Law Minister Anisul Huq on Wednesday said he will discuss with Appellate Division judges the gazette on service rules and conduct of lower court judges. He hoped that the gazette issue would be resolved before November 5, when the apex court is scheduled to hear the matter.Anisul expressed the optimism while talking to newsmen after a meeting with Acting Chief Justice Md Abdul Wahhab Miah in the latter's Supreme Court chamber.The meeting lasted around 45 minutes in the...

Expats first in availing of NID services

  

Pns: Bangladeshi expatriates will get priority in availing of National Identity (NID)-related services seeking corrections in wrong information, changing voting addresses and recollecting the NID card if the first one is lost or damaged, reports UNB. The Election Commission (EC) has recently issued a directive to its field-level officials asking them to render NID services to expatriates within the quickest logical time giving them priority.Following the directive issued on Sept...

Over 350 ACC cases stalled following HC stay orders

  

Pns: The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has not been able to proceed with the trial in at least 360 graft cases filed against top government officials, businessmen and political leaders due to stay orders issued by the High Court (HC). Official ACC data shows that from January to August this year, trial proceedings in 360 cases have been stayed.However, ACC lawyer advocate Khurshid Alam Khan differed with the ACC data, saying the number of stay orders would not be more than...

Court puts 11 militants on three-day remand

  

Pns: A Dhaka court on Monday placed 11 alleged militants, who were arrested on Friday over the allegation of financing the radical activities under the cover of a software company, on a three-day remand each.Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Amirul Haider Chowdhury passed the order as police produced the accused before the court seeking 10-day remand for the sake of proper investigation of the case filed under the anti-terrorism act. The accused are Md Helal Uddin, 29, of Chittagong, Al...

Medical Admission: HC stays govt’s mark deduction

  

Pns: The High Court on Tuesday stayed an order on the government's decision to deduct five marks for second time medical admission seekers.The HC bench comprising Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Jahangir Hossain passed the order.Besides, the court also issued a rule asking the authorities concerned why the government's decision to deduct marks from second time admission seekers would not be declared as 'illegal' and 'unlawful'.Health Secretary, director general of...

Rana Plaza owner gets 3-year jail in graft case

  

Pns: A Dhaka court on Tuesday sentenced Rana Plaza owner Sohel Rana to three-year imprisonment in a graft case filed by Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC). Judge KM Imrul Kayes of Dhaka Special Judges Court-6 passed the order, also fining Rana Taka 50 thousand and in default to suffer three-month imprisonment."The court came up with the order in presence of Rana. He was then sent to jail with the conviction warrant," said Rana's lawyer Faruk Ahmed.Earlier on August 22, the...

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