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High Court

Why halting ETV telecast not illegal

The High Court yesterday questioned the legality of the “sudden suspension” of the transmission of Ekushey Television (ETV), which went off the air on January 5 in several districts after telecasting the speech of BNP leader Tarique Rahman. Upon pressure from the government authorities, the cable operators halted its broadcast for giving “excessive” coverage to Tarique, a journalist of the private television station told The Daily Star yesterday, seeking anonymity. ETV is completely out of the network in 10 districts and...

Why obstructions on ETV programme telecast: HC

Why obstructions on ETV programme telecast: HC

The High Court today questioned the legality of “sudden stoppage” of programme telecast by private satellite TV channel Ekushey Television (ETV). It also issued a rule asking the government to explain in three weeks as to why the obstruction, without showing any reasons, would not be declared illegal. The authorities have also been asked to...

HC seeks info on medicine price

HC seeks info on medicine price

The High Court today asked the director general (DG) of National Consumer Rights Protection Directorate to submit a report on the present market price of life saving medicine and their approved price before it in seven days. While hearing a pending writ petition, the court ordered the DG and the director of Drug Administration...

Rape of Gazipur Girl

HC asks cops to arrest all accused of cover-up

The High Court yesterday ordered police to immediately arrest all the accused including a schoolteacher of Gazipur for covering up an incident of rape of a ninth-grader to put them on trial. Delivering a verdict on a suomoto rule, the court also asked the law enforcers to ensure security for the victim and her family. Sujan Mahmud, a teacher of Daffodil Ideal High School in Gazipur's Kaliakoir upazila, allegedly raped the student at different times alluring the girl that he will...

Govt using judiciary to stop opposition movement

The BNP yesterday alleged the government was using the judiciary to stop the opposition movement. It comes a day after the High Court ordered the government to take steps to prevent violence, terrorism and other subversive acts in the name of blockade and hartal. The court also directed the relevant authorities to take measures to keep all the educational institutions across the country open during shutdowns and to ensure that students can take the SSC exams without any disturbance. In a statement,...

HC for compensating Jihad's family

The High Court yesterday issued a rule asking the government why it should not be directed to pay the family of four-year-old child Jihad Tk 30 lakh as compensation. Jihad fell into an unprotected 300-foot well shaft while playing with other children in the capital's Shahjahanpur Railway Colony on December 26 last year. His body was pulled out by a group of volunteers the following day, shortly after the government agencies called off the rescue bid, saying there was no sign...

HARTAL-BLOCKADE

Take steps to stop violence, subversive acts, HC tells govt

Take steps to stop violence, subversive acts, HC tells govt

The High Court today directed the government to take steps to stop violence, anarchy and subversive activities that have been prevailing across the country in the name of hartal and blockade since January 6. In response to a writ petition, the HC also asked the government to explain why the violence and anarchy going...

HC seeks govt explanation on Jihad’s compensation

HC seeks govt explanation on Jihad’s compensation

The High Court today sought explanation from the government as to why it should not be directed to give Tk 30 lakh in compensation to the family of Jihad. The four-year-old boy was killed after falling into an unprotected pipe hole dug by railway authorities at Shahjahanpur in Dhaka on December 26 last year. In...

10 new HC judges sworn in

10 new HC judges sworn in

Ten additional judges of the High Court (HC) Division of the Supreme Court were sworn in this morning. Chief Justice SK Sinha administered the oath at the Supreme Court auditorium at 10:30am. Judges of the Appellate Division and High Court Division were present at the oath-taking ceremony. President Abdul Hamid made the appointment for two years...

Gatco graft case: Hearing on Khaleda’s pleas Feb 9

Gatco graft case: Hearing on Khaleda’s pleas Feb 9

The High Court today fixed February 9 for holding the final hearing on two writ petitions challenging the legality of Gatco graft case against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia. The HC bench of Justice Md Moinul Chowdhury and Justice JBM Hassan set the date following a prayer filed by the lawyers of the Anti-Corruption Commission...

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