Bangladesh Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha

Chief justice resigns

Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha has resigned from his office, Joynal Abedin, press secretary to the president, says. Now abroad, Justice Sinha sent the resignation letter to Bangabhaban, the official residence of President Abdul Hamid, press secretary Joynal Abedin told The Daily Star.

January 5, 2018
January 5, 2018

56 days without chief justice

In an unprecedented instance, the office of the chief justice has remained vacant for 56 days. In the past, the longest period the post lay vacant was less than two weeks, that too under extraordinary circumstances.

November 11, 2017
November 11, 2017

Chief justice resigns

Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha has resigned from his office, Joynal Abedin, press secretary to the president, says. Now abroad, Justice Sinha sent the resignation letter to Bangabhaban, the official residence of President Abdul Hamid, press secretary Joynal Abedin told The Daily Star.

October 16, 2017
October 16, 2017

Acting CJ held meeting with SC judges

Acting Chief Justice Md Abdul Wahhab Miah conveys to all the judges of the Supreme Court about issuing a statement over the unwillingness of five judges of the Appellate Division to sit on the same bench with Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha.

October 14, 2017
October 14, 2017

It's fake

A screenshot of a fake front page of The Daily Star's October 14 issue is going viral in the social media. In the image of the page, it is seen that Editor Mahfuz Anam wrote a commentary (with the headline “A disgrace to Bangladesh” and second headline “As if we are heading to jungle law”). In reality, Mahfuz Anam has not written any commentary recently. The lead story headline “CJ exposes the Govt” and the subsequent second headline are also fake and motivated.

October 3, 2017
October 3, 2017

CJ is a cancer patient, hence leave: Minister

As talks arise over Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha’s leave, Law Minister Anisul Huq says the chief justice is on the leave for treatment as he is suffering from cancer.

October 3, 2017
October 3, 2017

Justice Wahhab takes charge, calls full court meeting

Hours after taking responsibilities of the chief justice, Md Abdul Wahhab Miah calls a full court meeting with the participation of judges of both the Appellate Division and High Court division.

August 27, 2017
August 27, 2017

Ex-justice Shamsuddin’s remarks on CJ contemptuous: Fakhrul

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir claims that former Justice AHM Shamsuddin Choudhury’s comment on Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha is “tantamount to contempt of court”.

August 24, 2017
August 24, 2017

Don’t misquote me: CJ

Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha calls upon journalists not to “misquote” him, saying some of his remarks during court proceedings had been “distorted”.

August 24, 2017
August 24, 2017

Expunge comments against country or face public wrath, Amu asks CJ

Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu warns that the countrymen will “come forward” if the observations made in the 16th amendment annulment verdict against the country are not expunged.

August 20, 2017
August 20, 2017

Judiciary is keeping patience: CJ

Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, while hearing the Masdar Hossain case today, said the judiciary is keeping enough patience.