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Why halting ETV telecast not illegal

The High Court yesterday questioned the legality of the “sudden suspension” of the transmission of Ekushey Television (ETV), which went off the air on January 5 in several districts after telecasting the speech of BNP leader Tarique Rahman. Upon pressure from the government authorities, the cable operators halted its broadcast for giving “excessive” coverage to Tarique, a journalist of the private television station told The Daily Star yesterday, seeking anonymity. ETV is completely out of the network in 10 districts and...

Why obstructions on ETV programme telecast: HC

Why obstructions on ETV programme telecast: HC

The High Court today questioned the legality of “sudden stoppage” of programme telecast by private satellite TV channel Ekushey Television (ETV). It also issued a rule asking the government to explain in three weeks as to why the obstruction, without showing any reasons, would not be declared illegal. The authorities have also been asked to...

Another arrest warrant against Tarique

Another arrest warrant against Tarique

A Natore court today issued an arrest warrant against BNP Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman in a defamation case filed for his derogatory remarks against Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Ahammad Ali, assistant secretary of Awami League’s central sub-committee, filed the defamation case on December 18 with the district’s Senior Judicial Magistrate Court, reports our Natore...

Tarique not going to Malaysia

Tarique not going to Malaysia

BNP that earlier said Tarique Rahman was on his way to Malaysia to attend a namaz-e-janaza of his younger brother Arafat Rahman Koko is not going to Kuala Lumpur. “Tarique Rahman is on the way to Malaysia,” Atiqur Rahman Rummon, a close aide to Tarique, told The Daily Star earlier in the evening. The party sources said a janaza will be held at a Nagala mosque in Malaysia after Juma prayers tomorrow. After the janaza, the family will take the decision about his burial. Arafat Rahman Koko died in Malaysia earlier in the day. Koko had stayed in Malaysia for several years. He had been suffering from different ailments, according to sources in the...

DEFAMATION CASE

Arrest orders for Tarique, Fakhrul

Arrest orders for Tarique, Fakhrul

A Dhaka court today issued arrest warrants against BNP leaders Tarique Rahman and Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir in a defamation case filed against them on charges of distorting history and calling Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina a leader of black sheep. The Court of Metropolitan Magistrate Anwar Sadat passed the arrest orders after the officer-in-charge...

‘Tarique’s aide sent fraudulent statement’

‘Tarique’s aide sent fraudulent statement’

A UK-based news publication has reported that a senior aide to BNP’s Tarique Rahman sent them a fake statement of the US House Committee on Foreign Affairs and five Congress members condemning Bangladesh government's action on the media and politicians. Referring to reports run by a section of newspapers in Bangladesh and the UK...

ETV boss Salam denied bail

ETV boss Salam denied bail

Two days after arrest, Ekushey Television (ETV) Chairman Abdus Salam was denied bail today and sent to prison in a case filed over pornography control law. The Dhaka court which squashed Salam’s bail and remand prayers this morning, ordered police to quiz him at prison gate within five working days. Metropolitan Magistrate Meher Nigar Shuchona...

TARIQUE BAN

Crude bombs hurled at HC judge’s Dhanmondi house

Crude bombs hurled at HC judge’s Dhanmondi house

Miscreants hurled two crude bombs at the Dhanmondi house of a High Court judge a day after he prohibited publicising BNP leader Tarique Rahman’s statements in the media. “Two attackers on a motorcycle threw two crude bombs that exploded on an outer wall of the two-storey building around 7:00pm,” said Bashirul Haque, operation officer...

Defamation case against Chumki dismissed

Defamation case against Chumki dismissed

A Dhaka court today dismissed a case hours after it was filed against State Minister for Women and Children Affairs Meher Afroz Chumki for branding BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia “a worthless leader” and her elder son Tarique Rahman “an impudent person”. Metropolitan Magistrate SM Ashiqur Rahman passed the order as he found no cogent grounds for taking cognizance of the charge against the minister. In his order, the magistrate said the complainant was not a person or a family member against whom the remarks were made by the minister. So, the case was dismissed, the magistrate said.   Advocate Sabina Yasmin Chowdhury Bina, a leader of BNP's women wing Jatiyatabadi Mohila Dal, filed...

Don’t arrest Mintoo, Nasir until further orders: HC

Don’t arrest Mintoo, Nasir until further orders: HC

The High Court today ordered the government to abstain from arresting or harassing BNP leaders Abdul Awal Mintoo and Mir Mohammad Nasir Uddin in two cases until further orders. Abdul Awal Mintoo is the joint convener of BNP’s Dhaka city unit and an adviser to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia while Nasir Uddin is a...

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