Jul 032014
 
Nizami now physically fit to stand trial

Pulack Ghatack: Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami chief Motiur Rahman Nizami has recovered from his illness and he is now fit for appearing before the International Crimes Tribunal-1 (ICT-1) to stand trial for crimes against humanity, jail sources said. Civil surgeon of Dhaka Dr Abdul Malek also confirmed improvement of Nizami’s physical condition. “He is now in good

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Mar 212013
 
Justice in Bangladesh: Another kind of crime

The Economist has run another story sharply criticizing Bangladesh’s war crimes trial process. The London based magazine has been favoring the accused of crimes against humanity since inception of the trial. Now it says, “Bangladesh’s war-crimes tribunal is sullying its judicial and political systems.”

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Feb 252013
 

At least five people, including a woman, were killed and over 50 others injured on Sunday as police opened fire during clashes with Islamists who enforced a nationwide shutdown

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Dec 302012
 

DHAKA, Dec 30, 2012: Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dr Dipu Moni on Monday said the people of the country want nobody to recommend for those facing war crimes trial. She came up with the official version regarding Turkish President Abdullah Gul’s recent letter to Bangladesh President Zillur Rahman and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina calling for “clemency”

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Dec 222012
 

Dhaka, Dec 22 (UNB) – Leaders of the Awami League led 14-party alliance on Saturday reiterated that the ongoing war crimes trial will be completed at any cost defeating those conspiring against it. “We’ll win again as in 1971 by trying the war criminals, and then we’ll bring out a victory procession,” Awami League leader

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Sep 192012
 

Dhaka, Sept 19 : The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) of Bangladesh will send a team to Canada to probe into the alleged Padma Bridge graft depending on positive response from the Canadian government, ACC Chairman Ghulam Rahman told journalists on Wednesday. “The probe into the alleged Padma Bridge graft can’t be completed without visiting Canada.

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Sep 182012
 

Dhaka, Sept 18 : The parliament of Bangladesh on Tuesday passed the ‘Grameen Bank (Amendment) Bill, 2012’, aiming at making the appointment of its managing director more transparent. But it founding managing director Professor MD Muhammad Yunus criticised the move by terming it a “government ploy to take full control” over the Nobel winning organisation.

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Sep 182012
 

Dhaka Sept 18, 2012 : The parliament of Bangladesh on Tuesday passed the long awaited “Hindu Marriage Registration Act 2012”  giving its Hindu population the option for official documentation of their marriages. The law is aimed at providing legal and social protection to Hindu community members particularly safeguarding women from marriage related frauds. Piloting the

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Sep 162012
 

DHAKA, Sept 16, 2012: The Supreme Court of Bangladesh on Sunday published its full judgment that scrapped the provision of caretaker system of government by declaring the 13th amendment to the constitution is illegal and void. Former Chief Justice ABM Khairul Haque and six other Appellate Division judges’, who heard the petition challenging the High

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Aug 302012
 
Government seeks to overturn HC verdict on speaker's ruling

DHAKA, Aug 30:  The government on Thursday decided to challenge in the apex court a High Court verdict invalidating the ruling by parliamentary speaker Abdul Hamid, law minister Shafique Ahmed said, reports BSS. “We have asked the attorney general to file an appeal before the Supreme Court’s Appellate Division against the Monday’s High verdict on

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Aug 232012
 
Hindus held back by antiquated laws

Pulack Ghatack: The citizens belonging to the Hindu community, who constitute nearly a tenth of Bangladesh’s 148-million-strong population, are held back by centuries-old customary laws which majority of them want to get updated suiting the modern socioeconomicmilieu. Many leading people in the faith, who have moved for necessary reformers, regret that the State is yet to

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Aug 232012
 
Love for her prisoner husband

Pulack Ghatack: Her husband was arrested in 1988 and jailed for life in two murder cases. But she believes her husband was innocent. She has also heard that the High Court had acquitted her husband, Abdul Mannan Yusuf, of a murder charge 12 years ago. Rubia Begum has been in long wait for the day

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Aug 232012
 
Lower judiciary, police confused over war crime cases

Pulack Ghatack: The field-level administration and magistrates are confused about the criminal cases filed in connection with offences committed during the Liberation War as the government recently decided in principle to transfer the cases to the International Crimes Tribunal. No Gazette notification or official order was issued regarding the decision taken at a meeting of the

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