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Update : 24 Nov 2014, 03:29 PM

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 Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury.

She said: “There is no legal obligation to arrest any lawmaker of the House from anywhere except the parliament area.

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 against those who are conducting violent activities in the educational institutions, including the universities. The government will not tolerate any terrorism in the campuses, no matter what the responsibility belongs to the ruling party's organs.”

Mobarak to hang for war crimes

Expelled Awami League leader and former member of Jamaat-e-Islami, Mobarak Hossain has been sentenced to death for war crimes during the 1971 Liberation War.

The International Crimes Tribunal 1 said in its judgement the judges were agreed Mobarak Hossain “deserved the highest punishment”.

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 indictment in Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case.

The five-member Appellate Division bench led by Chief Justice Mozammel Hossain passed the order on Monday morning.

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 dealt with on Sunday. That particular item is awaiting verdict. Mobarak’s case only stated "for order" next to it.

Police doubt RAB’s murder motive claim

Police do not appear convinced with the Rapid Action Battalion’s (RAB) claim of having solved the murder mystery of Rajshahi University Professor Shafiul Islam hinting at a personal issue and implicating a Jubo Dal leader.

Abdus Samad Pintu, 34, former vice-president of the RU unit of BNP’s student front Chhatra Dal and now a leader of the party’s youth front, wanted Shafiul killed because the professor had “misbehaved” with his wife,RAB said.

Hefazat: Hartal Thursday if Latif not arrested

Hefazat-e-Islam Bangladesh has warned of enforcing a nationwide shutdown for Thursday, if the government does not arrest former minister Abdul Latif Siddique by Wednesday.

The decision was taken at the central committee meeting of the Islamic platform at Hathazai of Chittagong on Monday afternoon.

PM to attend 2 video conferences with dist officials every month

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will attend two video conferences with district officials from cabinet division after cabinet meeting in every month.

Cabinet Secretary Musharraf Hossain  Bhyian confirmed it to the reporters after the cabinet meeting on Monday.

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.

HC: Collect accurate formalin kit within 2 months

The High Court has ordered the government to collect accurate Formaldehyde Meter Z-300, a kit in use for detecting formalin in food, within two months.

An HC bench comprising of Justice Salma Masud Chowdhury and Justice Md Khosruzzaman passed the order on Monday afternoon.

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