- Foreign Affairs
- November 18, 2017
Over 11.1 million Bangladeshis have migrated abroad for work since 1970s
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A five-member Appellate Division bench also granted the government until November 5 to publish the gazette, following a time petition filed by the state
The minister further added: “After knowing about the illness and the leave of the chief justice, the government took the constitutional step to appoint an acting chief justice, as the post should not remain vacant.”
The elite force Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) 7 has submitted the charge to a court in Chittagong implicating 28 activists of newly formed militant outfit Shaheed Hamja Brigade (SHM) including Barrister Shakila Farzana and two other lawyers in the case filed under Anti Terrorism Act.
Police have pressed charges against six people in court over the killing of schoolboy Abdullah in Dhaka's Keraniganj.
Keraniganj model police station Sub-Inspector Md Shafiqul Islam, also the investigation officer, submitted the chargesheet at Dhaka’s Chief Judicial Magistrate Court, said Court Inspector Md Asaduzzaman.
The six are Md Khorshed Alam, Mehedi Hasan Shamim, Mithu Akhter, Kaikobad, Nasima Begum and Zahirul Islam. Nasima and Zahirul are on the run.
Jewel Miah has confessed his involvement in the gruesome killings of four children in the village Sundrateki under Bahubal upazila of Habiganj.
He gave confessional statement under section-164 before judicial magistrate Koushik Ahmed Khandaker on Sunday afternoon.
"Jewel confessed that he and his family members were involved in that dreadful incident. He also gave names of more people who were involved in the killings," said Shahidul Islam, additional superintendant of Habiganj police.
A court in Chittagong has sent Mahbub Ali Khan Dany, an accused of gruesome Himadri Majumdar Himu murder case, to jail after he was arrested from Chittagong city’s Panslaish area.
Chittagong Metropolitan Police (CMP)’s Assistant Commissioner (AC) (prosecution) Nimalendu Bikash Chawakrabarty told the Dhaka Tribune that “The court of Additional Metropolitan Session Judge Nurul Islam sent Denny to the jail after he was produced before the court on Tuesday noon”.
A Dhaka court has framed charges against seven persons in a case filed over the leak of draft verdict in BNP leader Salauddin Quader Chowdhury’s war crimes case.
Dhaka Cyber Tribunal judge KM Saiful Alam framed the charges on Monday against Farhat Quader Chowdhury, wife of Salauddin Quader Chowdhury, their son Hummam Quader Chowdhury and five others.
The court fixed March 28 for hearing on the charges.
A defamation case has been filed against The Daily Star Editor Mahfuz Anam for running "false corruption stories" against Sheikh Hasina based on information provided by the DGFI during the 2007-2008 military-backed caretaker government.
Sylhet district Schechchasebak League President Afsar Aziz Khan filed the Tk150 crore defamation case with Sylhet Judicial Magistrate Court of Kudrat-e-Khuda on Monday.
A Sylhet court has summoned The Daily Star Editor Mahfuz Anam in two defamation cases filed against him for running "false corruption stories" against Sheikh Hasina based on information provided by the DGFI during the 2007-2008 military-backed caretaker government.
Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) Sylhet city unit president Abdul Basit Rumman and former president of the unit Rahat Tarafder filed the Tk100 crore defamation case each with Sylhet Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court of Saifuzzaman Hiro on Sunday.
The Supreme Court (SC) has rejected the leave-to-appeal petition filed by BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia against a High Court order on a plea for scrapping testimony of the plaintiff in the Zia Orphanage Trust case.
A five-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice SK Sinha passed the order on Sunday.
Following the verdict, there was no more legal bar to continue the trial proceedings of Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, said Anti-Corruption Commission's lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan.
A Chittagong court has ordered the police to launch probe into the two cases filed against MA Latif MP.
Metropolitan Magistrate Faridul Alam passed the order on Tuesday and asked the respective Officer-in-Charge to launch probe into the cases.
The two cases were lodged on Tuesday noon with the court of Metropolitan Magistrate Faridul Alam.
A Dhaka court has framed issue in Dandy Dyeing loan default case against BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia and 15 others.
Dhaka Artha Rin Adalat 1 (money loan court 1) Judge Fatema Ferdus passed the order on Tuesday.
The court also fixed March 1 for taking deposition in the case.
A Dhaka court has ordered a judicial inquiry into the case filed against Adabar police station Sub-Inspector Ratan Kumar for allegedly sexually harassing a female student of Asha University.
Dhaka Women and Children Repression Tribunal 4 Judge Saleh Uddin Ahmed gave the order after recording the deposition of the petitioner on Monday afternoon.
The hearing on charges framing has been concluded against Destiny Group Managing Director Rafiqul Amin, Destiny 2000 President Lt Gen (retd) Harun-Ar-Rashid, and 49 others in two money laundering cases filed for alleged swindling of around Tk4,200 crore.
After concluding the both sides—prosecution and defence—hearing, Judge Md Kamrul Islam Molla of Dhaka Senior Special Judge fixed February 11 to pass order about the indictment in the cases.
A Dhaka Court has granted two-day remand plea for the sex offender Md Kamal, one of the eight perpetrators caught on camera sexually assaulting several women during Pohela Boishakh celebrations at Suhrawardy Udyan and the Dhaka University campus last year.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Abdullah Al Masud passed the order after he was placed before his court on Thursday, rejecting bail petition of the defendant.
There is no legal bar now to file a case over the incident of police torture on a Bangladesh Bank official as the Supreme Court Chamber Judge’s order that stayed the case filing has become ineffective after January 25, petitioners’ lawyer Barrister Mahbub Uddin Khokon said.
Khokon is a lawyer of three plaintiffs who had filed the writ petition with the HC and the court came up with an order of filing of the case.