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  • Millions in backlog cases

    We appreciate the comments made by Law Minister Anisul Huq recently that a high-powered committee will be set up to expedite the disposal of some 3.4 million cases stuck in the pipeline. We understand this committee will help investigators produce witnesses and complete investigations at shortened periods of time.

  • Supreme Court

    4 judges, 16,000 cases

    The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court has been facing an acute shortage of judges as no new judges have been appointed to the court for more than two years despite the retirement, resignation and death of some judges.

  • Bangladesh High Court

    War crimes appeals stuck for 17 months

    The Supreme Court did not hear any of 20 war crimes-related appeals filed with its Appellate Division after disposing of the appeal of

  • SC scraps Nizami’s review plea, upholds death

    Supreme Court upholds death penalty awarded to war criminal and Jamaat-e-Islami leader Motiur Rahman Nizami for his wartime crimes, dismissing his review plea against the gallows.

  • Nizami’s review plea hearing defers till May 3

    The Supreme Court defers till May 3 hearing on the review petition filed by convicted war criminal Motiur Rahman Nizami.

  • DMP information form

    DMP info collection: SC wants decision on legality by May 31

    Supreme Court asks High Court to give its decision by May 31 on a ruling over the legality of collecting information from the tenants by the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP).

  • Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh, Sylhet

    Death penalty of JMB man commuted

    Supreme Court commutes the death sentence of a member of banned militant outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) to jail until death for the bomb attack on Sylhet judge in 2005.

  • Qamrul for rehearing of appeal

    The appeal in Mir Quasem Ali's case should be reheard by a reconstituted Appellate Division bench of the Supreme Court, keeping the

  • Mir Quasem Ali

    War crimes: Mir Quasem’s appeal verdict Mar 8

    Supreme Court concludes hearing and sets March 8 for delivering verdict on appeal filed by convicted war criminal and Jamaat-e-Islami leader Mir Quasem challenging his death penalty. Prosecution prays court to uphold death for Quasem, while defense seeks acquittal in conclusion hearing.

  • Order on Fakhrul's bail plea Feb 22

    The Supreme Court fixes February 22 for passing orders on petitions filed by BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir for extending his bail in three separate arson and vandalism cases.

  • Justice Manik submits 65 judgments, orders

    Justice AHM Shamsuddin Choudhury Manik, a former judge of the Appellate Division, yesterday submitted 65 judgments and orders written after his retirement, along with the relevant case files to the apex court.

  • 3 Appellate Division judges take oath

    Three judges, latest additions in the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, have taken oath this morning at the apex court premises.

  • 3 HC judges appointed to Appellate Division

    Three High Court judges are appointed to the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court. The judges -- Justice Mirza Hossain Haider, Justice Md Nizamul Huq and Justice Md Bazlur Rahman -- will be sworn-in tomorrow morning.

  • supreme court

    Govt to appoint 3 judges to Appellate Division

    The government takes an initiative to promote three High Court judges to the Appellate Division, as the apex court has a shortage of judges for more than two years.

  • Judges to be appointed in a month

    The government may take an initiative to promote some High Court judges to the Appellate Division in a month, as the apex court has been going through a shortage of judges for more than two years.

  • Torture on woman: SC upholds stay on shifting case to military court

    Supreme Court upholds High Court order that stayed a move to transfer a case filed against an army officer allegedly for torturing his wife to a military court from a special tribunal.

  • [WATCH NOW] SQ Chy: The master of genocide

    Salauddin Quader Chowdhury, 66, known for ruthless massacre of unarmed civilians, torturing freedom fighters and pro-liberation forces in 1971 is finally close to gallows.

  • HC bench refuses to hear plea of Salauddin’s wife

    The High Court refuses to hear a writ petition filed by the wife of war criminal Salauddin Quader Chowdhury challenging the constitutional provision that allows the trial of an individual for committing crimes against humanity during the Liberation War.

  • Verdict on Fakhrul’s bail petitions Nov 16

    The High Court fixes November 16 for delivering judgement on three petitions filed by BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir seeking bail in three arson and vandalism cases.

  • Tangail-4 by-polls stayed till Jan 31

    The Supreme Court extends till January 31 its order that had stayed the process for holding Tangail-4 by-polls. It asks High Court to hear and dispose of a rule issued over the nomination of Krishak Shramik Janata League President Abdul Kader Siddique by this time.

  • Graft case: SC scraps Mamun’s acquittal

    The Supreme Court scraps the High Court judgement that had acquitted businessmen Giasuddin Al Mamun in a corruption case.

  • 7.5% VAT on English medium school tuition remains

    The Supreme Court stays a High Court order that halted the 7.5 percent value added tax (VAT) on the English medium schools’ tuition fees.

  • Status quo on Rana Plaza movie till Sep 14

    A Supreme Court chamber judge imposes a status quo till September 14 on release and screening of the Rana Plaza movie.

  • HC clears way for Moudud’s graft trial

    High Court clears way for a Dhaka court to run a land-related graft case against senior BNP leader Moudud Ahmed.

  • Three million cases pending

    A colossal backlog of around 3 million cases is pending with the courts across the country, including the Appellate Division and High Court Division of the Supreme Court (SC), causing immeasurable suffering to the litigants.

  • Kamaruzzaman’s review plea hearing adjourned again

    Supreme Court adjourns until April 5 hearing on review petition by war crimes convict Muhammad Kamaruzzaman against its verdict that upheld his death penalty.