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Supreme Court

SC judgment any day

Sayedee's Appeal

SC judgment any day

The Supreme Court could any day set a date for delivering the verdict on the appeals regarding the sentencing of Jamaat-e-Islami leader Delawar Hossain Sayedee by the International Crimes Tribunal-1. Yesterday, the apex court kept the appeals of the war crimes case waiting for verdict delivery rejecting two petitions, one filed by Sayedee and the other filed by the prosecution. The closing arguments on the appeals ended on Tuesday. The Tribunal-1 on February 28 last year sentenced Sayedee to death for killing Ibrahim Kutti and one Bisa Bali in Pirojpur in...

India recognises third gender

India's top court has issued a landmark verdict creating a third gender category that allows transgendered people to identify themselves as such on official documents. Activists say it will give relief to millions of people who face discrimination in India's deeply conservative society. The Supreme Court directed the federal and state governments to include transgendered people in all welfare programmes for the poor, including education, healthcare and jobs to help them overcome social and economic challenges. Before yesterday's judgment, transgendered Indians had...

Hc Judge Appointment

No guidelines yet

Despite longstanding demand from different quarters, the government is dilly-dallying with formulation of a specific guideline for appointing judges to the High Court. The government has neither replied to the HC rule issued in this regard about four years ago, nor made any decision to go ahead with devising the guideline. According to sources in the law ministry and Supreme Court, the authorities could not make any step forward due to opposition from a section of "influential" law practitioners. These practitioners opposed...

Gavaskar replaces India cricket boss

Gavaskar replaces India cricket boss

India's Supreme Court has installed former captain and batting legend Sunil Gavaskar as the interim head of the country's cricket board. He replaces N Srinivasan who was asked to leave his post during a probe into spot-fixing and illegal betting in the Indian Premier League. Srinivasan also owns a team in the IPL, which is...

Govt decision on Jamaat after SC verdict: Law Minister

Govt decision on Jamaat after SC verdict: Law Minister

The government will take decision on banning Jamaat’s politics after the Supreme Court delivers verdict in the case related to its registration with the Election Commission, Law Minister Anisul Huq today. “Since the case is already pending at the Supreme Court division, the government will not take any decision before its disposal,” the law...

Where is the bar now?

Where is the bar now?

WITH what happened recently before the High Court Division bench of Mrs. Naima Haidar, J and Mr. Zafar Ahmed, J, where lawyers and journalists fought each other, I as a lawyer and a member of the Bar, am saddened but not shocked. I lament, but am not dumbfounded. I think both lawyers and journalists...

CONTEMPT OVER REPORT ON FAIZEE'S RESULTS

Prothom Alo editor, ex-publisher exempted

Prothom Alo editor, ex-publisher exempted

The Supreme Court today exempted Bangla daily Prothom Alo editor Matiur Rahman, former publisher Mahfuz Anam and two reporters from contempt charges granting their appeal against a High Court verdict that convicted them for running a report on an additional judge's 'tempering' with law examination results. The court also cleared Bhorer Kagoj publisher Saber...

Sayedee's Plea Against Death Penalty

SC allows AG to inspect case docs

The Supreme Court yesterday permitted the attorney general to inspect the original documents of the case against convicted war criminal and Jamaat-e-Islami leader Delawar Hossain Sayedee. A five-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Md Muzammel Hossain gave the permission following a plea of Attorney General Mahbubey Alam. As per the order, the AG will have to inspect the documents, which were transmitted to the SC from the International Crimes Tribunal-1, in the presence of a court officer...

HC bail for 5 BNP leaders cancelled

The Supreme Court yesterday scrapped the High Court orders that had granted anticipatory bail to five BNP leaders including its acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir in four cases. The five-member bench of the Appellate Division of the SC headed by Chief Justice Muzammel Hossain gave the orders after the government had filed five appeals against the HC orders. The four other leaders are Mirza Abbas, Amanullah Aman, Abdus Salam and Obaidul Haque Nasir. Because of the SC orders, the accused...

Entire Maldives election commission sentenced

Entire Maldives election commission sentenced

The Maldives Supreme Court has given all four election commissioners six-month jail sentences, suspended for three years, for "disobeying orders". The head of the commission and his deputy have also been sacked. The BBC's Charles Haviland in Colombo says the ruling comes at an awkward time as the commission is supposed to be preparing for...

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'India's youth: the decisive factor'

India's youth: the decisive factor

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Gujarat model a myth

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BJP copied Congress manifesto: Rahul

BJP copied Congress manifesto: Rahul

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