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Court sends Khaleda to jail

Court sends Khaleda to jail
In a major development, a Dhaka special judge’s court yesterday (Thursday) sentenced BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia to five years' imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case filed in 2008. Her eldest son and BNP senior vice-chairman, Tarique Rahman, and four others were given 10 years' jail term in the case. The court also fined Tarique and the four Tk. 2,10,71,000. Judge Md Akhtaruzzaman delivered the verdict at 2.29pm in a jam-packed and highly-guarded makeshift courtroom set up at Bakshibazar in Dhaka. Khaleda Zia and two other accused— former BNP lawmaker Qazi Saleemul Huq and businessman Sharfuddin Ahmed—were present. Three other accused—Tarique Rahman, Khaleda’s ex-principal secretary Kamal…

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Verdict ‘frustrates’ Khaleda
Verdict ‘frustrates’ Khaleda
BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia was seen disappointed in the courtroom soon after hearing the five-year…

PM opens ‘Sheikh Hasina Cantonment’

PM opens ‘Sheikh Hasina Cantonment’

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday inaugurated the newly-set up 'Sheikh Hasina Cantonment', aiming to strengthen the defence system in the country's southern region, reports UNB. The Prime Minister opened the country's 31st cantonment on the bank of the Payra River at Lebukhali in…
Shishu Prohor at book fair today

Shishu Prohor at book fair today

Children can have their day out with Ekushey Book Fair celebrating Shishu Prohor (special time schedule for the children) again on Friday (9th day) from 11 am to 1 pm, reports UNB. The book fair will remain open from 11 am as it is holiday tomorrow and close at 9 pm. A total of 791 books hit the book…
Felicitations to the president!

Felicitations to the president!

We welcome the news that the running President Abdul Hamid has been elected for a second term in office. As a holder of the post, President Hamid has maintained to remain above any controversy which has made him acceptable to all quarters of society. In the last five years of his first term, Mr Hamid…
Conviction and disqualification for 
parliamentary election

Conviction and disqualification for parliamentary election

PART-I The Constitution of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh provides that a person would be disqualified for election or to remain as a member of parliament if he is convicted of criminal offence involving moral turpitude. It is a moot point whether, if convicted, a Member of Parliament or…
Measuring of radiation from mobile phone towers likely to begin in Sept

Measuring of radiation from mobile phone towers likely to begin in Sept

If everything goes alright, it will be possible by September to start measuring the risks to public health caused by radiation emitted by mobile phone towers, said BTRC Chairman Shahjahan Mahmood. The commission is working in line with the directive of the court to protect the interest of people, Shahjahan…
Maldives president shuns European diplomats

Maldives president shuns European diplomats

MALE: Maldives President Abdulla Yameen refused yesterday to meet senior European diplomats who were the first foreign dignitaries to visit the troubled nation since his crackdown on the islands' judiciary. Envoys from the European Union, Germany and Britain arrived in the capital after top judges…
‘Sonai Madhab’ weaves a tale 
of romantic tragedy

‘Sonai Madhab’ weaves a tale of romantic tragedy

Popular theatre troupe Loko Natyadal (Siddeshwari) will stage their much-acclaimed play ‘Sonai Madhab’ at the Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy in Segun Bagicha of the capital today. Directed by Liaquat Ali Lucky, the production is based on a story from Mymensingh…
Casual batting approach lets Tigers down

Casual batting approach lets Tigers down

On a pitch that offered turn and bounce aplenty, Bangladesh failed to draw a fine line between the positivity and over-aggression, letting Sri Lanka a chance to rule them on the very first day of the second Test yesterday at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. At the close of the day, Bangladesh…
One killed, scores injured as clashes erupt across country

One killed, scores injured as clashes erupt across country

The deployment of a massive security force was not enough to prevent violence in Dhaka and elsewhere in the country on the day of the verdict in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case which went against BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia. The Bangladesh Border Guard (BGB), Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), Ansar,…
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