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1,500 languishing in condemn cells

1,500 languishing in condemn cells
More than 1,500 convicts are languishing in condemned cells across the country because hundreds of death reference cases are awaiting disposal by the High Court. Sources said although death reference cases have been increasing in recent years, the authorities concerned have not increased the HC benches for quick disposal of the cases. The HC usually disposes of death reference cases serially year by year. As per the system, the court is at present disposing of the death reference cases of 2011. The convicts are sent to the condemned cells soon after being sentenced to death by lower courts. The convicts then face the agony of uncertainty over their fate till the disposal of their appeals, a Supreme Court official said requesting anonymity.…

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Protesters demand provost’s expulsion
Protesters demand provost’s expulsion
Leaders of the Bangladesh General Students’ Rights Protection Forum (BGSRPF) have demanded the…

‘Any govt other than AL is viewed with some dismay by India’

‘Any govt other than AL is viewed with some dismay by India’

The upcoming national election in Bangladesh poses a challenge to regional stability, according to a distinguished fellow at Observer Research Foundation (ORF) in New Delhi, reports UNB. Manoj Joshi, in his recent article on the ORF website said that the prospect of any government other than one run…
CU dormitories get ‘home delivery’ of drugs

CU dormitories get ‘home delivery’ of drugs

Drug peddling is a known problem on the Chittagong University (CU) campus. Of late, drug peddlers have started to supply drugs to the dormitories of the university. This has increased drug abuse among residential students, who are increasingly participating in anti-social activities under the spell…
Change the proposed digital security bill

Change the proposed digital security bill

The proposed Digital Security Bill-2018 could become more a tool of curtailing freedom of expression of journalists than act as a warrant against cyber crimes, and the Editors’ Council rightly expressed their demand for amending some controversial provisions of the proposed bill when they discussed…
Rape:  We all must wake up to
stop the monsters

Rape: We all must wake up to stop the monsters

The news of little girl Asifa’s rape case has recently shocked the conscience of the world. Little Asifa was only eight when she was raped by a group of men in a temple in Jammu for eight days before she was brutally killed. Her body was dumped on the street before police discovered it. The incident…
Move to set up 800 MW combined cycle power plant in Khulna

Move to set up 800 MW combined cycle power plant in Khulna

The government has initiated a big move to set up a 800 MW combined cycle power plant on the abandoned land of Khulna Newsprint Mills Limited to meet the growing demand of power in the country, reports BSS. "To this end, the Power Division has prepared a draft project titled 'Construction of…
‘Assad still has limited chemical capability’

‘Assad still has limited chemical capability’

WASHINGTON: The Syrian regime remains able to conduct chemical attacks, though only at a limited level, the Pentagon said Thursday following last week’s international cruise missile strikes on chemical weapons-related targets, reports AFP. General Kenneth McKenzie, director of the US military’s…
Konjush to be staged in Baishakhi Natya Utsab

Konjush to be staged in Baishakhi Natya Utsab

Loko Natyadal (Siddheshwari) will stage its highly praiseworthy production ‘Konjush’ today at 7pm at the Baily Road’s Mahila Samity Mancha. The play will be brought to the stages today on the sixth day of two-week festival ‘Baishakhi Natya Utsab’. Supported by Bangladesh…
Mosaddek ton helps South to salvage draw

Mosaddek ton helps South to salvage draw

Mosaddek Hossain Saikat smashed a century after Mohammad Mithun that hit back Prime Bank South Zone in their second innings but the match finally ended in an expected draw on the final day of the fifth-round fixture of the Bangladesh Cricket League (BCL) in the Shaheed AHM Kamruzzaman Stadium (SKS)…
Patients suffer as health complex in poor state

Patients suffer as health complex in poor state

Narail: Medical services at Lohagara Health Complex of the district have long been getting hampered for various problems, including the shortage of physicians and accommodation, reports UNB. Sources at the health complex said it was upgraded to 50-bed hospital from 31-bed one in 2014 but the necessary…
NHRC sends draft to govt

NHRC sends draft to govt

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sent a draft of the Elimination of Discrimination Act, requesting the government to formulate a law to protect and develop human rights, eliminate discrimination in society and fulfil the constitutional obligations in respect of the matter. On April 8,…
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