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Pile of cases adds to litigants’ woes

Pile of cases adds to litigants’ woes
More than 35 lakh cases are currently pending before higher and lower courts in the country, causing immense sufferings to litigants over many years. At least 5 lakh cases are pending before the High Court, and more than 30 lakh before lower courts. Trial proceedings of more than 15,000 cases have been stayed by the High Court, causing problems for litigants. Sources in the Supreme Court and the law ministry said that till June 30, at least 35 lakh cases were pending before the High Court and the lower courts. Analysing data made by the Supreme Court regarding backlog of cases, it was found that the number of cases filed was more than that being disposed of by the courts. Hence, the backlog of cases has been increasing with each passing day.…

People will reject BNP, says Quader

People will reject BNP, says Quader

Awami League general secretary and road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader has said people of the country are now divided in two quarters. He also said the people would reject the BNP and vote for ‘Boat’. “One quarter believes in the spirit of the Liberation War and is united…
Tribute to martyred intellectuals

Tribute to martyred intellectuals

People from all walks of life in different metropolitan cities yesterday observed the Martyred Intellectuals Day through paying rich tributes to the intellectuals who were killed by the Pakistan occupation forces and their local collaborators at the dawn of country’s Liberation War in 1971. They…
Achieving food security: More research needed

Achieving food security: More research needed

Bangladesh has attained commendable success in ensuring food security. But everyone will agree that this condition is still not sustainable. That is why experts in the field have rightly pointed out that the agriculturists should play their due role for increasing crops production for achieving sustainable…
Let the initial optimism prevail

Let the initial optimism prevail

It appears to be encouraging that punitive actions initiated against the suspected persons alleged to provoke suicide of Aritri, a student of class nine in Viqarunnisa School on 2nd December. The three principal accused teachers including the acting principal have been placed under suspension following…
Chicken, meat get costlier at kitchen markets in capital

Chicken, meat get costlier at kitchen markets in capital

Prices of chicken and other meat products have increased after remaining almost stable for about two months, making it difficult for ordinary people to buy them. Buyers say broiler chicken prices are higher in the capital's kitchen markets this week compared to last week. Market visits, including…
Israel in West Bank manhunt as Netanyahu under pressure

Israel in West Bank manhunt as Netanyahu under pressure

Israeli forces kept up a manhunt Friday for a Palestinian who shot dead two soldiers in the occupied West Bank, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced rightwing pressure for a strong response. Thursday’s shooting was the latest incident shattering months of relative calm in the West Bank,…
‘Bangladesh Jiggasha’ finale on Independent TV on Victory day

‘Bangladesh Jiggasha’ finale on Independent TV on Victory day

The final episode of ‘Bangladesh Jiggasha’, a quiz competition, will be aired on Independent Television at 10 tomorrow night. Sponsored by IFIC Bank, the quiz show is all about the achievements and failures of Bangladesh in the last 47 years. Four finalists-- Pritish, Shahim Ahmed, Benzir…
Miraj bemuses WI batsmen again

Miraj bemuses WI batsmen again

West Indian batsmen were struggling against the local spinners from the beginning of their Bangladesh tour that opened with Test series, where the visitors were flattened by the home side with a 2-0 whitewash. Spinners bewildered the tourists’ batsmen with their guile and spin-web what they maintained…
Motor mechanic achieves glory with various inventions

Motor mechanic achieves glory with various inventions

Mizanur Rahman Mizan, locally known as a motor mechanic, has turned out to be a very inspiring man as he achieved the national acclaim through inventions of new devices and machines. Mizan, who has actually no institutional education, has invented 10 devices, including automatic fire extinguisher, anti-pollution…
Nation recalls martyred 
intellectuals

Nation recalls martyred intellectuals

The nation observed the Martyred Intellectuals Day yesterday commemorating those intellectuals who were killed systematically by the Pakistan occupation forces and their local collaborators at the fag-end of the country's Liberation War in 1971. On this day in 1971, country's renowned academicians,…
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