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Survey On The Poor

Unaware of rights, action

Ninety-five percent of the country's poor population do not know how to lodge a first information report (FIR) or a case while 73 percent are unable to file a general diary, reveals a recent survey. While the poor and marginalised people, especially those in the rural and hard-to-reach areas, prefer local justice system, known as Salish, and other community level arrangements to formal legal system, 68 percent respondents have no idea about the District Judge's Court. The preference for alternative dispute...

Main accused in Dhudu Soren killing case held

Main accused in Dhudu Soren killing case held

The detectives arrested the main accused in Dhudu Soren murder case from Kashimpur area of Gazipur district early Friday, police said. The arrestee is Md Abdul Gaffar, 45, son of Gulzar Hossain of Kushdah-Khalippur village in Nawabganj upazila of Dinajpur district. Acting on a tip-off, a team of Dinajpur DB led by Bazlur Rashid raided Kashimpur area in Gazipur early Friday and arrested Gaffar. Police produced Gaffar in a Dinajpur court yesterday, seeking seven days' remand for him. Sub-Inspector Bazlur Rashid, of Dinajpur DB said the hearing on the remand prayer will be held today. Dhudu Soren, 56, was stabbed to death in Hili Dangapara area in the upazila by a gang of...

56 BNP men sued over Bakshibazar clash with cops

56 BNP men sued over Bakshibazar clash with cops

Police sued at least 56 BNP leaders and activists today on charges of attacking police outside a makeshift court in Dhaka, which was holding hearing in two graft cases against the party chief Khaleda Zia in her presence. Mohammad Ilias, officer-in-charge (investigation) of Chawkbazar Police Station, confirmed it to The Daily Star. Yesterday, BNP Chairperson...

TK 10CR EMBEZZLEMENT

ACC to sue 2 Teletalk officials

ACC to sue 2 Teletalk officials

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) today approved the filing of a case against two officials of the state-run mobile phone operator Teletalk. The officers are former assistant manager (system operation) SM Tarek Rahman and former assistant manager (market development) Sabibur Rahman, alias Shiplu. The approval came at a meeting of the anti-graft body at its office. "A...

Nationwide hartal Sunday if Faruki killers not held

Nationwide hartal Sunday if Faruki killers not held

Bangladesh Islami Chhatra Sena, student wing of Bangladesh Islami Front, has threatened to enforce nationwide dawn-to-dusk hartal on Sunday if the killers of Supreme Court mosque imam Nurul Islam Faruki are not arrested by Saturday. Unidentified assailants slit the throat of Faruki, 60, at his East Rajabazar house in the capital last night. Chhatra Sena leaders issued the threat from a rally held in front of the Jatiya Press Club in Dhaka today protesting the brutal murder. Chhatra Sena President Nurul Haque Chisty told The Daily Star, “We have issued a 48-hour ultimatum to the government to arrest the killers.” Before holding the rally, the Chhatra Sena leaders and activists in a procession...

Col Tareque sued for 2 other abductions

Col Tareque sued for 2 other abductions

Ex-Rab official Lt Col Tareque Sayeed Mohammad, who has been arrested for his alleged link with the seven-murder, was sued today on charge of abducting two BNP leaders in Comilla. The case was filed against Tareque and four others with the Court of Comilla Senior Judicial Magistrate Sabrina Nasrin, reports Bangla daily Prothom Alo. Tareque...

Another case against Mitford director, 4 interns

Another case against Mitford director, 4 interns

Ekushey Television (ETV) authorities have filed another case against director and four interns of Mitford Hospital on charges of snatching and damaging their equipments including two video cameras and a mobile phone during an attack on its journalists four days ago. Md Zahidul Islam, director of the ETV, filed the case with the Chief...

3 cops held in city, 149 gold bars seized

3 cops held in city, 149 gold bars seized

Detectives detained four people including three policemen for misappropriating smuggled gold in the capital's Rampura area and recovered 149 gold bars from three districts. Detective Branch (DB) of Police detained the three policemen -- Manjurul Islam, a sub-inspector (SI), two constables Wahid and Akash (whose full name could not be known immediately) of Rampura...

'FIRST PRESIDENT' CLAIM

Case against Khaleda dismissed hrs into filing

Case against Khaleda dismissed hrs into filing

A Dhaka court today dismissed a case filed against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia for her claim that Ziaur Rahman was the first president of the country. Metropolitan Magistrate Shamsul Arefin passed the order this afternoon saying no element was found to take the case into cognizance. AB Siddique, president of Bangladesh Jananetri Parishad, a pro-Awami...

Ex-Ctg mayor gets bail in tax evasion case

Ex-Ctg mayor gets bail in tax evasion case

Former Chittagong mayor ABM Mohiuddin Chowdhury got bail after he surrendered before a Chittagong court in a tax evasion case. The case was filed on July 7, 2008 by National Board of Revenue under Income Tax Ordinance 1984 and Emergency Power Ordinance 2007 for evading tax of Tk 27.58 lakh. Judge Ataur Rahman of Divisional...

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