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Speaker: No bar to arrest Latif Siddique There is no legal bar in arresting former minister and current MP Abdul Latif Siddique, according to a statement made by the Speaker of the parliament Shiri ...

China builds hydroelectric dam on Brahmaputra

China has completed a major hydropower dam on the Brahmaputra, called Yarlung Zangbo, in Tibet. The first section of the $1.5 billion Zangmu Hydropower Station, which is over 3,300m above sea level ...

'Speaker’s permission needed to arrest Latif'

The law enforcers cannot arrest any lawmaker without the permission of the speaker of the parliament, State Minister for Home Affairs Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has said. The minister said this while a ...

War crimes trial: Tribunal criticises TV stations

International Crimes Tribunal 1 expressed strong reservations about journalistic practices of the television stations. The tribunal had put Mobarak Hossain’s case on its list of cases to be d ...

PM orders quick action against campus culprits

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked the authorities to take quick action against those who were involved with unrest in the educational institutions. She said: “Take immediate action again ...

World’s largest selfie taken in Bangladesh

The world's largest selfie of 1,151 people has been captured in Bangladesh with Microsoft's last Nokia Lumia phone, the Lumia 730, also known as the “Selfie-phone.” The self ...

HRW urges immediate compensation for Tazreen victims

Global clothing brands tied to Tazreen Fashions that caught fire two years ago should immediately support full and fair compensation for workers and families of the dead, suggested Human Rights Watch. ...

Midday Brief

SC dismisses Khaleda's petitions The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court has dismissed the leave-to-appeal petitions filed by BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia regarding acceptance of charges and ...

Defence to appeal against Mobarak verdict

The lawyer of war criminal Mobarak Hossain has said they will appeal in the apex court against the verdict. Mobarak’s lawyer Tajul Islam made the statement while expressing reaction over the ...

Prosecution satisfied with Mobarak verdict

The prosecution has expressed their satisfaction with the tribunal verdict that sentenced expelled Awami League leader Mobarak Hossain to death for committing crimes against humanity during the 1971 L ...