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HC order for political talks sought

A Supreme Court lawyer yesterday petitioned the High Court to direct major political parties including the Awami League and the BNP to hold a dialogue and bring an end to the ongoing crisis marked by violence and deaths of innocent civilians. A dialogue is necessary to avert arson attacks and bombings which are killing, injuring people and destroying properties, Eunus Ali Akond said in the petition. The court may hear it on Monday, he told The Daily Star. Eunus prayed for an...

Writ seeks Hasina-Khaleda dialogue

Writ seeks Hasina-Khaleda dialogue

A Supreme Court lawyer today filed a writ petition with the High Court seeking its directives for a dialogue between Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and BNP chief Khaleda Zia to resolve the ongoing political crisis. Eunus Ali Akond also prayed to the court to pass an order upon the home secretary for taking necessary...

Cocktail blasted near HC Judge’s house in Dhanmondi

Cocktail blasted near HC Judge’s house in Dhanmondi

Unknown miscreants blasted a crude bomb near the residence of High Court Judge Abu Taher Md Saifur Rahman in Dhanmondi of Dhaka this evening. The miscreants fled the scene after blasting the bomb on a road no 7/A in the area around 10:00pm, Rezaul Karim, Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) assistant commissioner of Dhanmondi Zone...

Bomb blast near HC judge's house

Unidentified criminals exploded a crude bomb near the residence of High Court Judge Abu Taher Md Saifur Rahman in the city's Dhanmondi area last night. This is the second time crude bombs were blasted targeting the judge's residence in a span of 12 days. Two crude bombs were hurled at Justice Rahman's residence on January 8, a day after he and Justice Quazi Reza-Ul Hoque directed the government to take steps to stop publicising BNP Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman's statements in...

Govt appeals bogging down High Court

The Supreme Court Bar Association yesterday said the High Court proceedings had been "abnormally hampered" because the Appellate Division stayed HC's ad-interim orders following a glut of petitions filed by the government. The allegation was made in a resolution adopted by SCBA at its general meeting. The resolution cites a host of reasons why the association of lawyers decided not to bid farewell to the outgoing chief justice, M Muzammel Hossain, straying from the tradition. Dominated by pro-BNP lawyers, SCBA said...

Defamation Suit

Inqilab news editor gets bail from HC

The High Court yesterday granted six months' ad-interim bail to Rabiulla Rabi, news editor of the Inqilab, in a case filed by a police officer for running a report in the Bangla daily against him. Police arrested Rabi on August 19 last year hours after Praloy Kumar Joarder, acting assistant inspector general of police, filed the case under the information and communications technology act against Rabi and Editor and Publisher AMM Bahauddin, City Editor Sakhawat Hossain Badsha and the reporter...

Mir Nasir, 21 other BNP men gets HC bail

Mir Nasir, 21 other BNP men gets HC bail

The High Court today granted anticipatory bail to 22 BNP leaders and activists including Mir Mohammad Nasir Uddin and Taimur Alam Khandker for four weeks in two separate cases. The court granted them bail after hearing separate bail petitions filed by the accused. Nasir got bail in a defamation suit filed by freedom fighter Shawkat Ali Khan alias Sundar Khan from Gopalganj, because the BNP leader was present at the programme where BNP Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman termed Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman “a top Razakar” on December 16 last year. The case was filed with the court of chief judicial magistrate in Gopalganj on December 22, AKM Ehsanur Rahman, a lawyer for...

Security beefed up at SC, more sought

Security beefed up at SC, more sought

The Supreme Court authority sought additional reinforcement after security was beefed up at the court today, a day after three bombs were found from two of its courtrooms. A letter has been issued to Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) commissioner in this regard, Supreme Court Registrar SM Kuddus Zaman told reporters at his office today. The...

SK Sinha made new chief justice

SK Sinha made new chief justice

Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, the senior most judge of Appellate Division of the Supreme Court (SC), has been appointed as the 21st chief justice of the country. President Abdul Hamid made the appointment as per the article 95 (1) of the constitution, law secretary Abu Saleh Sheikh Zahirul Haque Belal told The Daily Star. The...

3 objects found at HC were bombs

3 objects found at HC were bombs

Police have confirmed that the three objects found at two courtrooms at a building of the High Court were bombs.   Each of the bombs, weighing 500gm, contains explosive substances and powerful than cocktails. Rahmatullah Chowdhury, a senior assistant commissioner (Bomb Disposal Unit) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, said the explosives have been sent to the...

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