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34 SC lawyers appointed as deputy attorneys general

The government appoints 34 lawyers of the Supreme Court as deputy attorneys general (DAGs) to deal with the cases on behalf of the state, increasing the number of DAGs to 80.

June 7, 2016
June 7, 2016

Death warrant issued for Mir Quasem

The International Crimes Tribunal yesterday issued a death warrant for convicted war criminal Mir Quasem Ali hours after the Supreme Court released the full text of its verdict upholding his death penalty.

June 3, 2016
June 3, 2016

BGMEA building must come down

The Supreme Court yesterday upheld a 2011 High Court verdict that ordered demolition of the 15-storey BGMEA building illegally built in the heart of Begunbari canal in the capital.

May 18, 2016
May 18, 2016

SC irked as HC directives unheeded

The Supreme Court yesterday expressed dismay at the government's unwillingness to implement the 15 directives issued by the High Court 13 years ago to stop policemen making arbitrary arrests on suspicion and torturing arrestees on remand.

April 27, 2016
April 27, 2016

Appointment issue ignored

The constitution has two specific provisions that ask the parliament to make laws for the appointment of a judge to the Supreme Court and also for the removal of a sitting judge by the House.

April 14, 2016
April 14, 2016

SC orders fresh HC hearing of appeals

The Supreme Court yesterday upheld its previous orders scrapping the High Court verdicts that acquitted eight people, mostly BNP

March 31, 2016
March 31, 2016

SC to hear govt plea for early hearing on April 3

The Supreme Court yesterday fixed April 3 for dealing with a government application that prayed for early hearing on war criminal Motiur Rahman Nizami's review petition.

March 30, 2016
March 30, 2016

Nizami seeks review of death sentence

He submitted the review petition through his lawyers, praying to the apex court to acquit him of all the charges on which he was found guilty, his son Nazid Momen told The Daily Star.

March 28, 2016
March 28, 2016

Two ministers fined for contempt

The Supreme Court yesterday convicted Food Minister Qamrul Islam and Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Huq and fined them Tk 50,000 each for committing contempt of court by making contemptuous and derogatory comments about Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha.

February 26, 2016
February 26, 2016

SC refuses to take Fakhrul's explanation

The Supreme Court yesterday again refused to accept BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir's explanation of his reported comment on the judiciary.

February 25, 2016
February 25, 2016

SC completes Mir Quasem proceedings

The Supreme Court yesterday set March 8 for delivering verdict on the appeal filed by war criminal and Jamaat-e-Islami leader Mir Quasem Ali challenging his conviction.