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Acting CJ can perform CJ’s all functions

  

Pns: The Acting Chief Justice (CJ) can perform all functions of the incumbent CJ during the latter’s absence, Acting CJ Abdul Wahhab Miah said yesterday. This is in sharp contrast to what CJ Surendra Kumar Sinha had said about the functions of the acting CJ. Justice Wahhab Miah informed this to judges of the Appellate Division and the High Court Division of the Supreme Court (SC) during a full-court meeting held at the SC Judges’ Lounge in the afternoon. All the judges of both the apex court...

12,000 more Rohingyas enter Bangladesh

  

Pns: Amid concerns of further exodus, the southeastern Cox's Bazar yesterday witnessed fresh influx of over 12,000 overnight as a seemingly never-ending flow of human surges continued to enter Bangladesh to flee atrocities at their home in northern Rakhine State of Myanmar, officials said, report agencies. "Around 12,000 Rohingyas crossed the border since yesterday and we temporarily kept them near the border to be shifted to their designated camps," a BGB official told newsmen on a...

EU to review all defence co-op with Myanmar

  

Pns: Against the backdrop of atrocities orchestrated by the Myanmar military forcing about 5.5 lakh Rohingyas to cross into Bangladesh, the European Union (EU) yesterday said it will review ‘all practical defence cooperation with Myanmar and threatened further measures should the situation does not improve’. At the same time, the powerful bloc of 28 countries also decided that they will not invite Myanmar’s armed forces chief and senior military officials to any visit. The decisions...

Kader Siddique seeks CEC’s removal

  

Pns: Krishak Sramik Janata League (KSJL) President Kader Siddique Biruttam on Monday demanded resignation of Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda for praising BNP founder Ziaur Rahman. "The CEC can't say that Ziaur Rahman restored multiparty democracy in the country. Zia restored democracy means some one had killed democracy," Kader Siddique told reporters at the city's Nirbachan Bhaban.A KSJL delegation, led by its president Bangabir Kader Siddique, went there to place his...

Rohingya issue discussed at IPU Assembly

  

Pns: Bangladesh on Monday urged the member countries of Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) to play an important role in mobilising world opinions for forcing Myanmar to resolve the Rohingya crisis. Deputy Speaker Fazle Rabbi Miah made the call at the general discussion of the 137th IPU Assembly being held in Saint Petersburg, Russia, said a handout here.Fazle Rabbi, who is leading a parliamentary delegation to the assembly, presented Bangladesh's position over the Rohingya people...

Five-point proposal could help to solve Rohingya crisis: PM

  

Pns: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on monday said the Rohingya crisis could be resolved in line with the five-point proposal she had placed in last month's UN General Assembly session in New York. "We don't want war ... we believe all problems could be solved through discussion," she said while receiving donations to her Relief and Welfare Fund.Bangladesh Association of Banks (BAB) handed over the donations to the Prime Minister at her office.After the function, PM's Press...

Security steps up at India border over Rohingya fears

  

Pns: Bangladesh has tightened security along its western border with India amid concern that hundreds of Rohingya Muslim refugees could be pushed into its territory, officials said Sunday. Patrols have been stepped up along the frontier with India’s West Bengal state, where border guards say they have been ordered in recent weeks to steer Rohingya into Bangladesh.Tariqul Hakim, an area commander of the Border Guard Bangladesh, said Rohingya could be seen gathering opposite the...

Sinha will face ACC investigation: Anisul

  

Pns: Law Minister Anisul Huq on Sunday said Chief Justice SK Sinha is destined to face Anti- Corruption Commission (ACC) investigations as 11 "scheduled allegations" of graft and moral lapses were surfaced against him with an overnight Supreme Court statement. "Nobody is above the law," he told a crowded press conference at his office.Huq said the statutory Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) was likely to investigate the allegations as "almost all of the allegations against him...

2 cases filed over attack on Sajeda’s motorcade

  

Pns: Two cases have been filed in connection with attack on the motorcade of Deputy Leader of the House Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury during a factional clash of Awami League in Talma Bazar area of Nagarkanda upazila. Humayun Kabir, sub-inspector of Nagarkanda Police Station, filed a case with the police station accusing 13 named people on Friday night.Besides, Ariful Islam, union parishad chairman of Fultolli union, filed another case against 56 named people at...

ICDDR,B gets world’s largest humanitarian award

  

Pns: ICDDR,B has received the largest humanitarian award in the world for its innovative approach to solving global health issues impacting the world’s most impoverished communities. The Hilton Humanitarian Symposium and Prize Ceremony held at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 was attended by the world’s leaders in humanitarian work, said a press release yesterday. The theme of this year’s symposium is-The Future of Humanitarian Action: Bridging Our Divides....

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