Law & Court

HC bans factories within 10km of Sundarbans

  

Pns: The High Court yesterday ordered the government not to approve any new factory or industrial unit within 10-kilometre (km) radius of the Sundarbans, the largest mangrove forest in the world. The court also sought from the government a detailed list of industries and factories set up within the 10km radius of the site that is considered as ecologically critical area. It has asked the government to submit the list within six months. The HC bench of Justice Moinul Islam Chowdhury...

HC questions legality of conditions for political party registration

  

Pns: The High Court (HC) today issued a rule asking officials concerned to explain in four weeks as to why it shall not declare illegal two sections of Representation of the People Order and a rule of Political Party Registration Rule. A High Court division bench comprising Justice Tariq ul Hakim and Justice Md Faruque issued the rule after holding hearing on a writ filed in this regard. The court asked law secretary, Election Commission and its secretary to comply with the...

SC stays HC order staying law secy’s appointment

  

Pns: The Appellate Division of Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed for eight weeks the High Court that stayed for three months the contractual appointment of ASSM Zahirul Haque as secretary to Law and Justice Division of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Ministry. Appellate Division Chamber Judge Syed Mahmud Hossain passed the order.Attorney general Mahbubey Alam said with the SC order there will be no bar for Zahirul Haque to perform his duties for the next eight...

Govt preparing to file review petition over SC verdict: Anisul

  

Pns: Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq on Friday said the government is taking preparations to file a review petition over the Supreme Court verdict that upheld a High Court judgment scraping the 16th constitutional amendment. "We have applied for a certified copy of the full judgment...The verdict is being examined and the government is taking preparations to submit a review petition," he told reporters after a function at an orphanage in city's...

No constitutional crisis after verdict against 16th amendment: Anisul

  

Pns: Law Minister Anisul Huq today said the country faces no constitutional crisis because of the Supreme Court verdict that upheld a High Court judgment scraping the 16th constitutional amendment. "We may file a review petition and will plead to expunge the irrelevant comments made in the apex court judgment," he said at the 'Meet the Reporters' program of Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU) at its auditorium in the city.DRU president Shakhawat Hossain Badsha presided over the function...

HC verdict in Narayanganj 7-murder trial Sunday

  

Pns: The High Court is scheduled to pass its judgment on Sunday over appeals and death references in the case lodged over the sensational 2014 seven-murder in Narayanganj. The High Court division bench comprising Justice Bhabani Prasad Singha and Justice Mustafa Zaman Islam set the date on July 26 after concluding hearing in the case. The matter is already kept as the first item for tomorrow's cause list of the High Court bench.The High Court on May 22 started its hearing in...

CJ welcomes constructive criticisms over 16th amendment

  

Pns:Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha has said that constructive criticisms over 16th amendment verdict is welcomed. He said this on Thursday while presiding over the apex court bench, following the criticisms over the 16th amendment verdict. The apex court has long been criticized by the lawmakers and cabinet members after it scrapped the 16th amendment to the constitution.The court also slashed parliament’s power to impeach judges. On Wednesday, Law Commission Chairman ABM...

Govt scrutinising 16th amendment verdict: Anisul

  

Pns: Law Minister Anisul Huq on Thursday said the government is scutinising the Supreme Court verdict that scrapped the 16th amendment to the Constitution for its next course of action. “As the government is not happy with the verdict, so we’re currently scrutinising the full verdict of the Supreme Court to reach a decision whether we’ll file any review petition or not,” he said. Anisul was addressing a press conference at his ministry to voice his formal reaction to the Supreme...

112 asst judges, judicial officials promoted

  

Pns: In a major reshuffle in the judiciary, 112 assistant judges and equivalent judicial officials have been promoted to senior assistant judges. The Law Ministry issued a notification on Monday in this regard.According to the notification, the judicial service officials have been promoted in consultation with the Supreme Court.The elevated judges will remain in their respective offices until further notice, it said.PNS/Tamanna Khan

Tribunals flout 180-day rule

  

Pns: Although the law that stipulates that cases under the Women and Children Repression Prevention Act have to be disposed of within 180 days, it is hardly followed, resulting in the harassment of litigants and a growing number of pending cases across the country.According to sources in the law ministry and the Supreme Court, 158,869 cases were pending in the women and children repression prevention tribunals across the country till March 31, 2017.A top SC official said that some...

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