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Rab submits Narayanganj 7-murder probe report

Rab submits Narayanganj 7-murder probe report

Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) has handed over its full fledged investigation report on Narayanganj seven-murder to the attorney general’s office for placing it to the High Court. Deputy Attorney General ASM Nazmul Haque today confirmed The Daily Star of receiving the report on November 23. The report will be submitted to the HC bench of...

HC questions legality of Mosharraf holding 2 posts

The High Court yesterday questioned the legality of Mosharraf Hossain holding the posts of a minister and chairman of a profitable company simultaneously. Mosharraf, the housing and public works minister, was also chairman of Peninsula Chittagong, which is a profitable and listed company, in violation of the constitution. The HC, after a writ petition, issued a rule asking Hossain and the government to explain in three weeks under what authority Mosharraf is holding the office of a minister and as to...

Find proper formalin detection kit

The High Court yesterday ordered the government to buy proper formalin detection kits within next two months as the Formaldehyde Meter Z-300 has been found faulty. It also asked the government to form an expert committee which will recommend an appropriate device for detecting formalin in foods. The HC bench of Justice Salma Masud Chowdhury and Justice M Khasruzzaman passed the order after hearing a writ petition filed by Fruit Importers' Association. The petition was lodged with the court in early July...

HC questions Mosharraf’s holding office of minister

HC questions Mosharraf’s holding office of minister

The High Court today questioned the legality of holding the office of a minister by Housing and Public Works Minister Eng Mosharraf Hossain for his allegedly clinging to a profitable post simultaneously. Mosharraf is holding the offices of a minister and chairman of Peninsula Chittagong Limited, a limited company, in violation of the constitution, a writ petition said, adding that the post of chairman of the company is a profitable job. Following the petition, the HC issued a rule asking Mosharraf and the government to explain in three weeks under what authority he is holding the office of a minister, and as to why he should not be directed to leave...

Stop charging extra fees from SSC examinees: HC

Stop charging extra fees from SSC examinees: HC

The High Court today ordered the government to immediately stop charging additional examination fees from Secondary School Certificate (SSC) candidates by their schools across the country. During hearing a rule, the HC bench of Justice Quazi Reza-Ul Hoque and Justice Abu Taher Md Saifur Rahman said the authorities of the institutions cannot charge extra...

HC to Govt

Safe food authority must in 3 months

The High Court yesterday directed the government to form a decision-making authority and a council in three months to implement Nirapad Khadya Ain (Safe Food Act) 2013.  On complying with the order, the government has to submit a report to it within the period, said Justice Mirza Hossain Haider and Justice Md Ataur Rahman Khan responding to a writ petition. A further order will be delivered on the matter on March 1, the HC bench said. The law provides for a five-member...

HC orders govt to buy new formalin kit

HC orders govt to buy new formalin kit

The High Court today ordered the government to form an expert committee by a week in order to select a new and proper detector kit to determine formalin levels in food items. The order came following reports published in frontline media that the formalin detector Formaldehyde Meter Z-300 was found faulty by the country’s...

Form authority to implement safe food act, HC tells govt

Form authority to implement safe food act, HC tells govt

The High Court today directed the government to form a five-member authority in three months to implement the Nirapad Khaddya Ain (Safe Food Act) - 2013 to ensure public safety and health. While hearing a writ petition, the court also asked the government to constitute a National Safe Food Management Advisory Council to coordinate...

Remove structures from Buriganga in 72 hrs: HC

Remove structures from Buriganga in 72 hrs: HC

The High Court today directed the government to remove all structures from the river Buriganga at Badamtoli, Wise Ghat and Shyambazar areas by the next 72 hours. In response to a writ petition, the court also asked the government to run mobile courts in those areas so that establishments cannot be built on the...

HC reinstates 7yrs as highest punishment for reckless driving

HC reinstates 7yrs as highest punishment for reckless driving

The High Court today reinstated the highest punishment for reckless driving to seven years in prison from the prevailing three-year jail term. In its observation, the court recommended that the punishment for reckless driving should be increased further to ensure the right to life for the people. The highest penalty for death because of reckless...

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