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July 13, 2022
July 13, 2022

Hijab row in Karnataka: Indian Supreme Court to hear Muslim students’ pleas

India’s Supreme Court today (July 13, 2022) agreed to hear next week pleas challenging the Karnataka state high court ruling – refusing to lift the ban on hijab in educational institutions of the southern state.

June 1, 2022
June 1, 2022

SC declares Zubaida Rahman a fugitive

The Supreme Court in a full text of a verdict declared Dr Zubaida Rahman, wife of BNP's acting chairman Tarique Rahman, a fugitive in the eye of law.

May 29, 2022
May 29, 2022

Chandpur AL leader Salim Khan can’t extract sand from Meghna river

The Supreme Court today scrapped a High Court verdict that allowed Md Salim Khan, a local Awami League leader, to extract sand from the Meghna river in Chandpur.

May 28, 2022
May 28, 2022

How did the Supreme Court start housing planning for Dhaka’s poor?

On August 20, 1999, over 5,000 slum dwellers mobilised from various informal settlements in Dhaka and gathered in the Supreme Court premises to protest the “wholesale eviction” that was underway that year.

May 27, 2022
May 27, 2022

Indian SC recognises rights, dignity of sex workers; orders police not to harass them

India’s Supreme Court has directed police forces in all states and federally-run territories to treat sex workers with dignity and not to abuse them, verbally or physically, and observed that every individual in the country has a right to a dignified life under Article 21 of the Constitution.

March 10, 2020
March 10, 2020

SC lawyer appeals to president, PM to pardon Khaleda

A Supreme Court (SC) lawyer appeals to the president and prime minister to pardon the jail sentence of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia and release her from jail on humanitarian ground ahead of birth centenary celebration of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

February 28, 2020
February 28, 2020

Writ petition filed seeking full state honour for language heroes, martyrs

A Supreme Court lawyer has filed a writ petition with the High Court seeking its directive on the government to provide state honour and honorarium to the language heroes and language martyrs in order to protect and preserve the memories of the Language Movement.

December 24, 2019
December 24, 2019

Demolish structures at ecologically critical area in Cox’s Bazar: HC

Underscoring the need for formulating a policy to preserve ecological balance and protect natural resources of the country, the Supreme Court has directed the government to cancel all the leases of plots at Jhilanja Mouza, an “ecologically critical area” in Cox’s Bazar, and to demolish the structures built in the area.

November 11, 2019
November 11, 2019

SC stays Latif Siddique's release from jail

The Supreme Court stays till November 17 a High Court order that granted bail to former textiles and jute minister Abdul Latif Siddique in a case against him on charge of misusing power in selling a government property.

October 27, 2019
October 27, 2019

Graft: SC scraps HC’s bail order of C&F agent

The Supreme Court scraps a High Court order that granted bail to Mizanur Rahman Chaklader, an agent of Chattagram’s Clearing and Forwarding Agents' Association (C&F), in a case filed on charge of duty dodging and smuggling.