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HC summons DMP chief

HC summons DMP chief

The High Court today issued a summons to the Dhaka Metropolitan Police commissioner and two other officers for not complying with its order about providing assistance in rebuilding the boundary wall of Azimpur graveyard. According to the order, the trio, including the deputy police commissioner (South) and the officer-in-charge of Lalbagh Police Station will...

Ctg mayor faces contempt rule

Ctg mayor faces contempt rule

The High Court today issued a contempt of court rule against Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) Mayor M Manjur Alam and three others for continuing the construction of a market building in the city ignoring the court’s order. In response to a petition, the HC asked the four to explain why contempt of court proceedings should not be brought against them for defying its order. The three others are: Ali Ahmed, CCC chief executive officer; Yusuf Ali, president of Bahaddarhat Pauro Market; and Anwar Hossain, a contractor and proprietor of Four Star Syndicate. The bench of Justice Sheikh Hassan Arif and Justice Abu Taher Md Saifur Rahman also summoned Ali Ahmed to appear...

HC okays foreign TV channels

The High Court yesterday cleared the way for the authorised cable television service providers to continue operating foreign channels in Bangladesh. The court rejected a writ petition, which challenged the legality of these channels, and sought directives on the government to ban three Indian TV channels -- Star Jalsa, Star Plus, and Zee Bangla. The HC bench of Justice Sheikh Hasan Arif and Justice Abu Taher Md Saifur Rahman passed the order, saying that the petition was not moved properly. Deputy Attorney...

No vitamin A capsule distribution without clinical test: HC

No vitamin A capsule distribution without clinical test: HC

The High Court today prohibited the government to distribute vitamin A capsule among the children without conducting any clinical test. Acting on a suo moto rule, the HC bench of Justice Hassan Arif and Justice Abu Taher Md Saifur Rahman said the government can only distribute vitamin A capsules if those are found standard...

HC clears way for foreign TV channels in Bangladesh

HC clears way for foreign TV channels in Bangladesh

The High Court today cleared the way for government-permitted cable channel distributors to continue broadcasting foreign television channels in the country. The court came up with the order after rejecting a writ petition seeking directives upon the government to stop broadcasting three Indian TV channels -- Star Jalsa, Star Plus and Zee Bangla --...

HC declines to hear plea challenging broadcast policy

HC declines to hear plea challenging broadcast policy

A vacation bench of High Court today declined to hear a writ petition challenging the legality of the newly formulated National Broadcast Policy. The HC bench of Justice Sheikh Hassan Arif and Justice Abu Taher Md Saifur Rahman dropped the petition from its hearing list, saying that the petition is premature as no law...

Broadcast policy challenged

Broadcast policy challenged

A Supreme Court lawyer today challenged the legality of the recently-formulated National Broadcast Policy 2014 saying that it has "curtailed the freedom of press". In his writ petition filed with the High Court, Eunus Ali Akond sought a stay on the operation of the policy. Disregarding strong criticism from different quarters, the cabinet approved the...

STRAIGHT LINE

The unusual resolution

IN a time and clime wherein speedy disposal of public affairs, particularly conflict resolution, is not a virtue, the news of the disposal of twenty cases within four to ten days by a recently retiring senior judge should have been welcome news to all. Unfortunately, however, the saying “justice hurried is justice buried” appears to be uncomfortably credible according to reports emanating from authoritative sources. Media reports have it that the chief justice has decided to take action against a...

PLEA FOR MAKING ALTAF HC JUDGE

HC judge feels embarrassed

HC judge feels embarrassed

One of a two-member High Court (HC) bench today felt embarrassed to pass an order on a writ petition seeking directives upon the government to appoint ABM Altaf Hossain as a regular judge of the HC. The government last month regularised services of five additional HC judges leaving out the name of Justice Altaf,...

Stop construction near Rabindra Kacharibari: HC

Stop construction near Rabindra Kacharibari: HC

The High Court today directed the authorities concerned to immediately stop ongoing construction of the structure near the Kacharibari of poet Rabindranath Tagore at Shahjadpur in Sirajganj. In response to a writ petition, the court ordered the chairman of Yarn Merchant Association (YMA), a commercial organisation, to submit a report before it in four...

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