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Baby Moudud passes away

Baby Moudud passes away

Eminent journalist and former Awami League lawmaker AN Mahfuza Khatun Baby Moudud died at a hospital in the capital this afternoon at the age of 66, hospital sources said. President Abdul Hamid, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and leaders of different political parties expressed their deep shocks over the death of the veteran journalist. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina also went there and pay her respect to her friend. Earlier, she was admitted to the United Hospital as she was suffering from cancer, the hospital sources said. She left behind her two sons and...

NARAYANGANJ ABDUCTION, KILLING

Conversation indicates Shamim helped Nur flee

Conversation indicates Shamim helped Nur flee

Shamim Osman today confirmed his telephone conversation with Nur Hossain which indicates that the ruling party lawmaker helped the latter to flee the country. Talking to reporters at his Gulshan residence, Shamim however claimed that he had rather suggested Nur, the prime accused of the seven-murder in Narayanganj, to surrender before court if he...

WAR CRIMES TRIAL

Arrest warrant for ex-JP MP Jabbar

Arrest warrant for ex-JP MP Jabbar

A tribunal in Dhaka today issued arrest warrant against former Jatiya Party lawmaker Abdul Jabbar for his alleged wartime offences committed during the Liberation War in 1971. Accepting five war crimes charges against Jabbar, the International Crimes Trubunal-1 led by its Chairman Justice M Enayetur Rahim passed the order and fixed June 2 as the next date of hearing. Jabbar, as the chairman of Mathbaria Peace Committee, had “played a key role” in the formation of Razakar force there and “led it” to commit crimes during the war. The prosecution has brought five charges for killing, mass killing, looting and forced conversion in 1971. According to one of the charges, Jabbar at an...

8 lawmakers facing murder charges

8 lawmakers facing murder charges

At least eight incumbent lawmakers are accused of murders and 23 of their colleagues accused in other criminal cases, claims Shushashoner Jannoy Nagorik (Shujan). The House witnesses a dominance of businesspersons with half of the lawmakers representing them, according to a report of Shujan, a civil society organisation working for establishing good governance. The report,...

JS body to probe NID forgery

JS body to probe NID forgery

A parliamentary body today formed a two-member sub-committee to enquire allegations surrounding the making of forged National Identity cards at different times by some quarters. The parliamentary standing committee on public administration came up with the decision following seizing of huge amount of forged national identity cards on Friday. Headed by ruling Awami League MP...

Barisal ex-mayor Hiron passes away

Barisal ex-mayor Hiron passes away

Awami League MP from Barisal-5 constituency Shawkat Hossain Hiron died at Apollo Hospitals in the capital this morning. He was 58. Hiron, also a former mayor of Barisal City Corporation, breathed his last around 7:00am, hospital sources told The Daily Star Online. He was undergoing treatment at the hospital since Thursday, the sources said. The Parliament today unanimously passed an obituary motion on his death. His first His first namaz-e-janaza will be held at Jatiya Snagsad Bhaban premises around 4:00pm. The lawmaker suffered a stroke on March 22, said Talukdar Md Yunus, lawmaker from Barisal-2 constituency, who is now accompanying the body. Hiron was admitted to Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore on March 24, a...

Haji Selim faces contempt rule

Haji Selim faces contempt rule

The High Court today issued a contempt of court rule against independent lawmaker Haji Mohammad Selim for obstructing law enforcers to implement its 2011 directive to protect the historical Lalbagh Fort in Old Dhaka. In the rule, the court asked Selim to show cause in two weeks why contempt of court proceedings should not be brought against him for obstructing the law enforcers in executing its order. The HC bench of Justice Md Ashfaqul Islam and Justice Md Ashraful Kamal came up with the rule after hearing a contempt of court petition filed by Human Rights and Peace for Bangladesh. During hearing, HRPB’s lawyer Manzill Murshid told the court that the HC...

2 Jessore MPs-elect relieved of code violation charges

2 Jessore MPs-elect relieved of code violation charges

The Election Commission today relieved Sheikh Afil Uddin and Monirul Islam, who were elected MPs with Awami League ticket from Jessore, from the charges of violating electoral code of conduct as they sought unconditional apology. With this, the bar in publishing their names in the official gazette has been removed. The decision came from a...

Jagannath University

Body formed to reclaim halls

The education ministry yesterday formed a committee in efforts to recover the occupied Jagannath University halls. Local lawmaker Kazi Firoze Rashid is the convener of the seven-member committee while its other members include Deputy Commissioner of Dhaka Shaikh Yusuf Harun and Additional Education Secretary Kazi Salahuddin Akbar, the ministry said in a press release. The decision was made in a meeting chaired by Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid. The committee will analyse the overall situation of the 11 occupied halls -- all...

ACC summons MP Aslamul Haque

ACC summons MP Aslamul Haque

The Anti-Corruption Commission today summoned Aslamul Haque, a ruling party lawmaker from Dhaka-14 (Mirpur), for interrogating him on charge of accumulating a huge amount of wealth during a short period. The lawmaker has been asked to appear before the ACC at 10:00am on March 5, a top official of the anti-graft body told The Daily Star. The interrogation move against him came after the ACC on January 22 launched probes into corruption allegations against five former ministers and lawmakers and two incumbent MPs including Haque. The ACC took the initiative against the seven persons based on media reports that said their wealth had increased a memorable amount during the last tenure of...

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