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Verdict

Editorial

Drug court's verdict welcome

IN a welcome judgment a Dhaka drug court on Tuesday awarded the highest punishment under the law to a pharmaceutical company owner and her two staff members for manufacturing an adulterated drug for children. Being the first case of such conviction, the court has thus set the stage for holding to account other spurious drug makers, the deadly impact of whose products is yet to be unraveled.   The convicted drug manufacturer, as the case statement goes, was responsible for...

HC upholds death penalty of 2 in Lalbagh 7-murder case

HC upholds death penalty of 2 in Lalbagh 7-murder case

The High Court today upheld a lower court verdict that had sentenced two people to death and 10 others to different terms of imprisonment for killing seven people in Lalbagh of the capital 20 years back. According to the case statement, some criminals allegedly led by a former Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) ward commissioner...

Indian media hail maritime verdict

After a week of UN arbitral tribunal's verdict, NDTV for the first time yesterday reported that India was not "the loser" while news portal Firstpost termed the judgment a "diplomatic victory" for India. In an article, Firstpost Consulting Editor Rajeev Sharma in the portal said a historic development has taken place a few days ago regarding the 40-year-old India-Bangladesh maritime dispute which has not been as intensely reported and commented upon in Indian media as it deserved. "The verdict, binding on...

Death of 76 Kids from Adulterated Drugs

Verdict on July 17

Families of 76 children, killed during 1990s by drugs adulterated with industrial toxic chemicals by manufacturers, hold their breath as July 17 is fixed for delivering judgement in a case filed over the crime. The Dhaka Drug Court of Abdur Rashid yesterday fixed the date as the trial was capped with the prosecution's concluding argument. The case had been stalled since 1994 following an order of the High Court. The trial resumed after November 11, 2009 following an investigation by The...

Continental Shelf

Dhaka prepares for legal battle

The verdict of a tribunal on Tuesday ended the maritime dispute between Bangladesh and India, but Bangladesh will face legal battles with India and Myanmar over the limits of the continental shelf in the Bay. Bangladesh claimed 400-460 nautical miles from the coast to establish its right over the undersea natural resources within the area. It objected to India's and Myanmar's claims on the continental shelf. Dhaka will have to prove that its claim is genuine, and counter India's and Myanmar's...

DEATH OF 76 KIDS

Drug adulteration verdict July 17

Drug adulteration verdict July 17

A Dhaka court has fixed July 17 for delivering judgement in a case filed for the death of 76 children from adulterated drugs 22 years ago. Judge Abdur Rashid of the Drug Court in Dhaka today set the date after prosecution had completed arguments on the case. At today's hearing, the prosecution sought the highest...

Sea boundary verdict may come in favour of us: PM

Sea boundary verdict may come in favour of us: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has expressed her hope that the verdict in the Bay of Bengal maritime boundary dispute with India would come in favour of Bangladesh.  “Like Myanmar, I hope that the verdict will come in favour of us,” she said while speaking at the inaugural programme of National Fisheries Week 2014 at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the capital. Later, the prime minister handed over gold medals to four people and silver to 13 for their conreibution in the pisciculture sector. A Netherlands court was due to announce the verdict in the maritime boundary...

Gonojagoron Mancha sees conspiracy

Gonojagoron Mancha sees conspiracy

Expressing dissatisfaction over the postponement of the verdict in a war crimes case against Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Motiur Rahman Nizami, Gonojagoron Mancha spokesperson Imran H Sarker said Jamaat is hatching conspiracy to foil the war crimes trials. Sarker also expressed his doubt over the government’s role in delaying the verdict. “Yesterday, there was no reaction from...

RAMNA BATAMUL CARNAGE

Verdict now June 23

Verdict now June 23

A court in Dhaka has rescheduled Ramna Batamul carnage verdict for June 23 as it fails to complete writing the judgement today. “I could not complete writing the judgement of the case. So, I shifted the date,” said Judge Ruhul Amin of the Second Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge's Court, who was scheduled to pronounce...

War crimes trial: Mobarak verdict any day

War crimes trial: Mobarak verdict any day

A tribunal in Dhaka today concluded hearing arguments in a war crimes case against former Razakar commander Mobarak Hossain and will deliver its verdict any day. The 64-year-old accused, now behind the bars, also served as the organising secretary of a union parishad unit of Awami League for 16 years till 2012. While serving as a Jamaat member during the Liberation War of 1971, he was involved in murder, abduction, confinement, torture and loot, according to the charges pressed against him. On completion of the arguments by both the sides today, the International Crimes Tribunal-1 kept Mobarak's verdict CAV (Curia Advisari Vult), meaning it will be delivered any day. Mobarak, as a commander...

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