Law & Court

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...

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...

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