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Khaleda asked to face court Sept 22

GRAFT CASES

Khaleda asked to face court Sept 22

A Dhaka court today asked BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia to appear before it on September 22 in connection with Zia Orphanage and Zia Charitable Trust graft cases. Judge Bashudeb Roy of the Special Judge’s Court-3 came up with the order after rejecting two petitions filed by the defence seeking adjournment of hearing in the cases. The defence prayed to the court to adjourn the hearing until the Supreme Court decides on the leave to appeal filed by Khaleda regarding the appointment of Judge Roy, who framed charges against her in...

DEROGATORY REMARK

Tarique sends legal notice to AL leader Hanif

Tarique sends legal notice to AL leader Hanif

BNP Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman today sent a legal notice to Awami League leader Mahbubul Alam Hanif asking him to apologise in two weeks for making derogatory comments about him. The AL joint general secretary on September 6 reportedly said that the BNP leader had met with terrorists for plotting the August 21, 2004...

SC allows ACC to challenge Shahjahan Omar’s acquittal

The Supreme Court today gave permission to the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to move an appeal before it against a High Court verdict that acquitted former BNP state minister Shahjahan Omar in a corruption case. A four-member bench of the Appellate Division of the SC headed by Chief Justice Md Muzammel Hossain passed the order after granting a petition filed by ACC. On August 15, 2010, the HC scrapped the jail sentence of the former state minister in the corruption case. Earlier on...

Judge's Appointment

SC rejects Khaleda's petitions

The Supreme Court yesterday upheld a High Court verdict that rejected two writ petitions filed by BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, challenging the legality of the appointment of a trial court judge, who indicted her in two corruption cases. The court dismissed two appeals lodged by the BNP chief against the June 19 HC judgment that found no illegality in the appointment of Judge Bashudev Roy of the Special Judge Court-3 of Dhaka. On March 19, the court of Bashudev framed charges...

Amendments hurt judiciary

The constitutional amendments made by the governments of Awami League, BNP and Jatiya Party have undermined the independence, transparency and image of the Supreme Court, a House committee has said. The parliamentary standing committee on the law ministry has come up with the observation, describing the four amendments to article 96 of the constitution that deals with retirement age of judges and their removal on grounds of misconduct or incapacity. The committee in its report prepared on scrutiny of the constitutional...

BNP learns from its mistakes

BNP chief and former prime minister Khaleda Zia yesterday admitted to making mistakes in running the country. Khaleda, also a former leader of the opposition, at a rally of engineers, said her party, learning from the mistakes, had taken an “elaborate work plan” to build a prosperous Bangladesh and solve the country's existing problems and crises. She, however, did not elaborate on what mistakes they had made and what lessons she had learned. Asked, BNP standing committee member Lt Gen (retd) Mahbubur...

CHALLENGING JUDGE'S APPOINTMENT

SC dismisses Khaleda's appeals

SC dismisses Khaleda's appeals

The Supreme Court today upheld a High Court verdict that rejected two writ petitions filed by BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia challenging the appointment of a trial court judge, who framed charges against her in two corruption cases. A five-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Md Muzammel Hossain came up with...

2012 COP ASSAULT, VANDALISM

Arrest warrant against Fakhrul

Arrest warrant against Fakhrul

A Dhaka court today issued an arrest warrant against BNP spokesperson Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir in a case filed for assaulting police and torching vehicles at Kadamtali in Dhaka during a road blockade in December 2012. Metropolitan Magistrate MB Yunus Khan passed the order as Fakhrul did not appear before the court today, the scheduled date for acceptance of the charge sheet in the case. Earlier on June 16, Kadamtali police submitted the charge sheet against Fakhrul and 60 other leaders and activists of the then BNP-led 18-party opposition alliance. According to the charge sheet, the opposition activists during the protest programme blocked the roads in Kadamtali area, torched and vandalised vehicles,...

We won’t repeat our mistakes: Khaleda

We won’t repeat our mistakes: Khaleda

BNP will not make the same mistakes again if voted to power as it has learnt from its past, party Chairperson Khaleda Zia said today. “I have the experience of running the government as the people of Bangladesh have given us the opportunity several times. We have identified our mistakes and learnt from those. ...

Conciliation is desirable, not conflict

BNP has been making repeated threats to uproot the government by staging mass movements. However, the ruling party appears to be little concerned about this. Rather, some of the ruling party stalwarts have been enticing BNP by saying that it is incapable of waging a mass movement. Some have even been making explicit threats that the street agitation of BNP would be appropriately dealt with by the law enforcement agencies as well as the ruling party members.    As citizens,...

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