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  • JAILED until DEATH

    SC commutes war criminal Sayedee's death sentence in majority verdict

    JAILED until DEATH

    Spared the gallows, Jamaat-e-Islami leader Delawar Hossain Sayedee will now be in prison until his death for crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971. The Supreme Court yesterday commuted his death sentence handed down by International Crimes Tribunal-1 on February 28 last...

2 killed as bus rams three-wheeler at Shahbagh

2 killed as bus rams three-wheeler at Shahbagh

Two people were killed and two others injured as a bus rammed into a CNG-run auto-rickshaw in Shahbagh area of Dhaka...

2 killed as bus rams three-wheeler at Shahbagh

Two people were killed and two others injured as a bus rammed into...

Pickets vandalise 7 vehicles in Narayanganj

Pickets vandalise 7 vehicles in Narayanganj

The activists of Islami Chhatra Shibir vandalised at least seven vehicles in Narayanganj today during the 24-hour hartal (shutdown) enforced by...

Pickets vandalise 7 vehicles in Narayanganj

The activists of Islami Chhatra Shibir vandalised at least seven vehicles in Narayanganj...

JS regains power to impeach judges

Parliament yesterday unanimously passed the 16th constitutional amendment bill, empowering itself to remove Supreme Court judges for misbehaviour and incapacity, rejecting...

JS regains power to impeach judges

Parliament yesterday unanimously passed the 16th constitutional amendment bill, empowering itself to remove Supreme Court judges...

Apple earns more than many countries

Apple is one of the biggest companies in the world, and with the release of the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus it is only going to get bigger. With a forecasted 100m iPhones to be sold in the second half of 2014 alone and profits continuing to rise, the technology company’s revenue is expected to eclipse USD 180bn next year,...

Australia launches anti-terror raids over IS plot to kill

Australian police have carried out major anti-terror raids triggered by a call from a senior Islamic State militant for "demonstration killings", Prime Minister Tony Abbott says. The raids, involving at least 800 heavily-armed officers, took place in Brisbane and Sydney. Fifteen people were arrested and one person has been charged with conspiracy to prepare a terrorist attack. Police say the anti-terror operation was the...

The Supreme Court is yet to make it clear whether a convicted war criminal has the right to seek a review of its verdict. A debate over the issue arose in December last year when the now executed war criminal Abdul Quader Mollah had filed two review petitions against the SC judgment in his case. The debate...

"What can I say about the verdict? We had fought a war in 1971 and now we are fighting a second war." This is how Manik Posari, who once fought for the liberation of his motherland, reacted to the Supreme Court judgment in Delawar Hossain Saydee's war crimes cases. He spoke to The Daily Star over...

VERDICT DISAPPOINTING

War crimes trial campaigners were angry and frustrated after the Supreme Court yesterday commuted the death sentence of Delawar Hossain Sayedee. They said the verdict had failed to live up to...

Judgment any day

The Supreme Court could deliver its verdict on the appeal filed by condemned war criminal Jamaat-e-Islami leader Muhammad Kamaruzzaman any day. A four-member bench of the Appellate Division led by Justice Surendra...

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Contract manufacturing brings new hope for pharma companies

Pharmaceutical companies are increasingly engaging in toll or contract manufacturing, a development that allows them to utilise unused capacities and reduce the need for fresh investment. Toll manufacturing, ushered in by the government in the National Drug Policy 2005, is an arrangement in which a company with specialised equipment processes raw materials or semi-finished goods for another company. Around 30 drug makers including Renata, Beximco and Popular are currently engaged in toll manufacturing for their local counterparts or even multinational companies, a sum which was less than 10 a...

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THE Supreme Court in a verdict on Wednesday sentenced Jamaat-e-Islami leader Delawar Hossain Sayedee to imprisonment till death for his crimes against humanity in 1971. While the victims' families and many others may not find it satisfactory we we accept this judgment which has been pronounced by majority opinion of a full bench of the Appellate Division. It has been delivered at the end of a long process of adjudication during which 48 days of hearings were held by the apex court.    It may be recalled that the International Crimes Tribunal-1 (ICT-1) in February 28, 2013 had awarded death sentence to Sayedee on two counts of crime among other atrocious crimes...

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