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Bangladesh's apex court will on Wednesday deliver final judgment on an appeal against the verdict of the International Crimes Tribunal -1 sentencing an Islamist party leader to death for war crimes including mass killings during the country's Liberation War 42 years ago. The ICT-1 pronounced the verdict in February last year on a crime against humanity case, awarding death sentence to the Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islmai party's Nayeb-e-Ameer Delwar Hossain Sayeedi, also a former member of parliament.
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The High Court today directed the government to immediately stop cutting and destroying hills at Jhilonja Mouza in Cox's Bazar. In response to a writ petition, the court ordered the administration to take legal actions against the people who are responsible for damaging the hills.
Members of Bangladesh Navy seized 2,20,000 yaba tablets at the outer anchorage of Chittagong Port early yesterday. During a raid, an anti-smuggling team of the navy seized a fishing trawler, FV Saleha, and recovered the contraband pills from it, said team commander Md Jasimuzzaman.
When Brazil, the Philippines and the Caribbean countries have been supplying banana, a highly perishable fruit, to the other corners of the world, Bangladesh cannot do so even within its small boundaries without using toxic preservatives. Also, countries like the US, Canada, Brazil, China and Australia, which are much bigger than Bangladesh, ensure safe food for their people.
Bangladesh A 162 for 3 trail Zimbabwe A 206 by 44 runs Scorecard Bangladesh A took their time against Zimbabwe A on the second day of the first unofficial Test in Cox's Bazar. At stumps, they were 162 for 3 on a day when nearly two hours of play was lost to rain.
Just three days in the countdown to his grand show, internationally acclaimed dancer/choreographer Akram Khan, at a press conference, said, "DESH belongs to Bangladesh." A press conference focusing on DESH was held yesterday at Bengal Shilpalaya in Dhanmondi, Dhaka.
BNP leader Rizvi Ahmed today came down heavily upon Moudud Ahmed for his new book in which he said party chief Khaleda Zia was mainly busy to save her two sons during the army-backed caretaker government. Terming Moudud as a leader who "somersaults and breaks away from the party," Rizvi said a book of a man without ideology would not carry any value to them.
The High Court today directed the government to stop the plying of illegal three-wheelers on the highways of five southern districts within 72 hours. Deputy commissioners and superintendents of police of Barisal, Khulna, Madaripur, Faridpur and Rajbari have been asked to comply with the order and submit a report before it by two weeks.
Tonight at 9pm on NTV, the final audition round of the Rupchanda-Star Lifestyle Super Chef will be televised. The audition rounds have already spanned across the country, visiting the cities of Rajshahi, Khulna, Sylhet, Barisal and Chittagong, before arriving in the capital.
A backstage workshop was held on September 13 on internationally-famed choreographer-performer Akram Khan's production "DESH". Sander Loonen, technical director of "DESH" conducted the workshop at the Seminar Room of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, which saw participation by 20 participants from theatre arena.
A Dhaka court yesterday issued an arrest warrant for BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on charges of assaulting police and torching vehicles during an opposition blockade in 2012. Metropolitan Magistrate Md Yunus Khan passed the order after accepting the chargesheet in the case.
A bulldozer is seen demolishing illegal structures set up along rail tracks at Moghbazar in Dhaka Sunday. Photo: TV grab The operation officer of Dhaka Railway, Rafiqul Islam, with the help of police and railway staff started demolishing the illegal structures around 9:00am.
It could not be possible for miscreants to attack Prof Mahbubullah, a pro-BNP former teacher of Dhaka University, without signals from the government, Supreme Court Bar Association President Khandaker Mahbub Hossain today alleged. "We think Mahbubullah came under attack as he made comments against the government in television talk shows," he said while speaking at a protest programme at the SCBA auditorium this afternoon.
Bangladesh's highest court on Sunday rejected appeals by opposition leader Khaleda Zia, clearing the way for her to stand trial on embezzlement charges that could see her jailed for life. File photo: Bangladesh's opposition leader and Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia in Dhaka.
A three-day international conference begins in Dhaka today aiming primarily to assess the progress in doubling the tiger population by 2022 as per the Global Tiger Recovery Program which was initiated in 2010. Around 140 representatives from 20 countries, including the 13 inhabited by tigers, are attending the 2nd Global Tiger Stocktaking Conference-2014, being organised by Bangladesh Forest Department and the Ministry of Environment and Forests at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel.
Equipped with unfit gear for detecting formalin in food items, law enforcers embarked upon a massive drive in June and destroyed mainly truckloads of fruits, achieving next to nothing. Photo: File Confusion reigns over the way formalin is detected and permissible level of the chemical in food, as adulteration goes on unabated with no food safety standards in place.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 08:40 am
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