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SC dismisses appeals on Ghulam Azam verdict

SC dismisses appeals on Ghulam Azam verdict

The Supreme Court today dismissed two appeals filed by convicted war criminal Ghulam Azam and the government against his verdict and seeking a ban on Jamaat-e-Islami respectively. The apex court passed the dismissal order saying that the appeals have become abated as the former Jamaat ameer has died. The four-member bench of the Appellate Division...

SC seeks concise statements on Nizami verdict

SC seeks concise statements on Nizami verdict

The Supreme Court today asked both the state and defence counsels to submit in two weeks the concise statements on an appeal filed by convicted war criminal Motiur Rahman Nizami against his death sentence. The four-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice SK Sinha passed the order as the appeal of Nizami came in its hearing list today. A concise statement contains the legal points on which the lawyers place arguments before the Appellate Division during its hearing. International Crimes Tribunal-1 on October 29 last year handed him the death penalty on four charges of war crimes, including murdering intellectuals. The 72-year-old was also awarded life imprisonment on the...

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...

HC gets 10 additional judges

Ten additional judges were appointed to the High Court (HC) Division of the Supreme Court yesterday, raising the number of HC judges to 97. President Abdul Hamid made the appointment for two years as per Article 98 of the constitution, law ministry sources said.  The new judges are Deputy Attorneys General Rajik Al Jalil, Bhismadeb Chakrabarti, Md Selim and Md Sohrawardi, Supreme Court lawyers Khijir Ahmed Chowdhury, Jyotirmoy Narayan Deb Chowdhury and Md Iqbal Kabir Lytton, Metropolitan Sessions Judge of...

HC gets 10 new judges

HC gets 10 new judges

Ten additional judges have been appointed to the High Court Division of the Supreme Court today, raising the number of HC judges to 97. President Abdul Hamid made the appointment for two years as per article 98 of the country’s constitution, law ministry sources said. The new judges are: deputy attorney generals Rajik Al Jalil,...

Canada to allow doctor-assisted suicide

Canada to allow doctor-assisted suicide

Canada's Supreme Court has ruled that doctors may help patients who have severe and incurable medical conditions to die, overturning a 1993 ban. In a unanimous decision, the court said that the law impinged on Canadians' rights. The case was brought by a civil rights group on behalf of two women, Kay Carter and Gloria...

HC questions legality of organ transfer law

HC questions legality of organ transfer law

The High Court today questioned the legality of the existing law that allows a patient to accept organs donated only by family and blood-connected relatives. The HC sought explanation from government as to why it should not declare illegal the Bangladesh Organ Transplantation Act 1999 (BOTA), which allows a patient to accept organs from...

Pro-AL, BNP lawyers scuffle at SC

Pro-AL, BNP lawyers scuffle at SC

Lawyers loyal to BNP, Jamaat-e-Islami and ruling Awami League engaged in a scuffle at the Supreme Court today. Both groups were holding counter programmes at the apex court premises when pro-AL lawyers stormed the BNP-Jamaat lawyers’ meeting and snatched away their microphone around noon. The pro-AL lawyers alleged that the noise created by the use...

BSF kills Bangladeshi in Dinajpur

BSF kills Bangladeshi in Dinajpur

Indian Border Security Force gunned down a Bangladeshi farmer and shot two others on Birampur border in Dinajpur this morning. The deceased is Nazrul Islam, 30, our district correspondent reports quoting Hela Mong Hang, Dinajpur sector commander of Border Guard Bangladesh. Soon after the incident, locals rescued one of bullet-hit persons and managed to bring...

Disposal of pending cases

SC to get new judges: Anisul

SC to get new judges: Anisul

Chief Justice SK Sinha will take necessary steps immediately for appointment of some new judges to the Appellate and High Court Divisions of the Supreme Court for quick disposal of pending cases, said Law Minister Anisul Huq today. The president will appoint the judges on advice from the prime minister after the chief justice...

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