Law & Court

Bogra rape: Tufan, Rumki remanded again

  

Pns: Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Shyam Sundar Roy passed the order after police produced them before the court seeking five days' remand for each of them.Besides, Tufan's close associate Munna gave a confessional statement before the court under section 164 of the penal code.On 17 July, Tufan took the girl to his house at Badurtala in the district town promising to arrange her admission into a local college and raped her there.When Tufan's wife Asha and her elder sister...

CJ laments break from tradition

  

Pns: Chief Justice (CJ) Surendra Kumar Sinha yesterday ruled the break from tradition in appointing teachers at Dhaka University. “At present, the authorities concerned are not maintaining the historical tradition of appointing teachers from among students who had ranked first to third in their departments,” he said without mentioning any names. “These traditional merit-based appointments were made till the tenure of a certain vice-chancellor, but not anymore. This is really...

Govt gets 2-week more to publish judges’ conduct rules gazette

  

Pns: Govt gets 2-week more to publish judges’ conduct rules gazetteThe Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Monday gave two week more to the government to issue a gazette notification on the disciplinary and conduct rules for lower court judges.The full member bench of the Appellate Division, led by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, passed the order following a time-petition filed by Attorney General Mahbubey Alam.Earlier, on May 8, the SC gave one more week to issue the...

New VAT law to have some changes, says Muhith

  

Pns: In the wake of widespread protests by the business community, Finance Minister AMA Muhith on Wednesday said there will be some changes in the new VAT law."I’m thinking about giving some relief… some amendments may come (in next budget) …I’m’ still considering a change," he told reporters in response to a query at a programme in the city.Muhith was inaugurating a mobile VAT Online Helpdesk at the National Board of Revenue (NBR) office.The government is planning to implement...

Govt gets time to publish gazette on judges’ discipline

  

Pns: Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Tuesday gave one week more to the government to issue a gazette notification on the disciplinary and conduct rules for lower court judges.Full bench of the Appellate Division, led by Chief Justice SK Sinha, passed the order following a time-petition filed by Attorney General Mahbubey Alam.Earlier on April 4, the SC extended time up to May 8 in this connection.On March 14, it extended the time by two weeks for issuing the gazette....

Strong warning against Yaba peddlers

  

Pns: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday issued a strong warning against trading of contraband "yaba tablets" in Cox's Bazar saying drug peddlers would be dealt with severely as they also earned a bad name for this southeastern sea resort district."Cox's Bazar earned a bad repute as that yaba (tablets) are supplied all over the country from here. Its supply must be stopped and those who are engaged in it must be punished," she told a mammoth public rally here yesterday...

Disciplinary forces must obey rule of law: PM

  

Pns: Urging the RAB members to obey the rules of the law, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said they should efficiently discharge duties with utmost responsibility, professionalism, patriotism and honesty keeping in mind that they are members of a disciplinary force."Moral turpitude may weaken the mentality of any force. You should always remember that you are the servant of the people. So you have to remain careful so that people are not harassed by your actions in anyway," she said...

HC writ challenges Article 70 of Constitution

  

Pns : A writ petition was filed with the High Court challenging Article 70 of the Constitution, which requires a member of Parliament to vacate their seat if they resign from their party or vote in Parliament against the party. The petition was filed by lawyer Yunus Ali Akondo on Monday, reports bdnews24.com.“A member of parliament is a representative of the people,” he said. “But, once in Parliament, Article 70 prevents them from going against their party and presenting their own...

5 to the gallows for Aftab murder

  

PNS: A Dhaka court has condemned 5 people to death and one to serve 7 years in prison for the murder of photojournalist Aftab Ahmed.Judge Abdur Rahman Sardar of Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal-4 announced the verdict of the case.The condemned convicts are Humayun Kabir, 32, the driver of Aftab’s car, Billal Hossain, 35, Habib Howlader, 21, Raju Munshi, 22, and Rassel.Among the convicts, Raju and Russel are on the run and rest was present at the court during the delivery of the...

Rajib murder: HC verdict on April 2

  

PNS: The verdict on the death reference and appeals in blogger Ahmed Rajib Haider killing case will be delivered by the High Court on April 2.The date was set by the bench of Justice Jahangir Hossain and Justice Md Jahangir Hossain Monday.The HC on January 9 kept the killing case waiting for verdict after concluding hearing on the death references and separate appeals filed by the convicts challenging their sentences handed by the trial court.Rajib, an activist of the Shahbagh...

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