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No separate courtroom for Cyber Tribunal in 6 years

No separate courtroom for Cyber Tribunal in 6 years
The country’s lone Cyber Tribunal is yet to get a separate courtroom, despite the lapse of more than six years since its inception in 2013 to try cybercriminals. The Cyber Tribunal started its journey on July 28, 2013 after receiving three cases. A total of 33 cases were received by the tribunal in 2014, 152 in 2015, 233 in 2016, 568 in 2017, 676 in 2018 and 184 cases till March 27 this year, sources said. Advocate Nazrul Islam Shamim, special public prosecutor of the Cyber Tribunal, said: “Till March 27, we have received 1,849 cases. Of these, 522 have been resolved. Criminals were punished in 25 cases. The poor number of cases being disposed of is due to the lack of a separate courtroom.” Most of the cybercrime related cases…

Families of victims 
form human chain

Families of victims form human chain

Under the banner of ‘Danger Free Roads and Safe Accommodation’, family members of the victims of Chawkbazar fire formed a human chain in front of the National Press Club in the capital yesterday to press home their 11-point charter of demands. Families of the victims of Churihatta fire demanded…
‘Arsenic-laced water may cause more deaths’

‘Arsenic-laced water may cause more deaths’

Chronic exposure to higher arsenic concentration through drinking water may cause more deaths in young adults in a number of different diseases, says a new study. It reveals the different diseases include cardio-vascular disease (related to the heart), cerebro-vascular disease (related to the brain)…
Renewable energy is the future

Renewable energy is the future

With long hot summer months Bangladesh is an ideal candidate for increased use of solar energy. If solar and other renewable energy sources can gradually replace the use of fossil fuels in the irrigation sector not only will it save crores of taka spent in importing diesel but emission free agricultural…
Bangladesh, the best place of entrepreneurs

Bangladesh, the best place of entrepreneurs

Firstly, I like to express my sincere feelings with the words that I am really proud to be in Bangladesh—a country of potentials whose economy is mostly lead by the entrepreneurs of young generation. I am also glad to see that the government of Bangladesh is performing very well in entrepreneurial…
Prices of essentials higher ahead of Pahela Baishakh

Prices of essentials higher ahead of Pahela Baishakh

The prices of hilsa and other fish, chicken, beef and mutton increased in the retail markets in the capital Dhaka over the week ending yesterday as demand of hilsa fish rose for Pahela Baishakh. The Bengali New Year’s Day will be celebrated on April 14 amid great festivity in the country. …
Seoul declares nat’l disaster as winds fan giant forest fire

Seoul declares nat’l disaster as winds fan giant forest fire

A giant forest fire swept across swathes of South Korea yesterday, as authorities declared a rare national disaster, deploying 900 fire engines and tens of thousands of personnel to bring it under control. Apocalyptic images on television and social media showed walls of flame lighting up the night,…
Liaquat Ali Lucky, Golam Sarwar receive Syed Badruddin Hossain Memorial Award

Liaquat Ali Lucky, Golam Sarwar receive Syed Badruddin Hossain Memorial Award

Two eminent thespians, Liaquat Ali Lucky and Golam Sarwar awarded with this year ‘Syed Badruddin Hossain Memorial Award’ for their contributions to theatre at a programme on the premises of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in Segun Bagicha of the capital. The inaugural ceremony of the…
Slim chance for new players making room in Tigers squad

Slim chance for new players making room in Tigers squad

The 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup is drawing nearer as 52 more days have remained for the ensuing showpiece event, which will be opened with the match of the hosts England and South Africa at the Kennington Oval in London on May 30. Keeping the drumbeat of the 50-over extravaganza event in front, the participating…
Food-friendly programme makes the poor happy

Food-friendly programme makes the poor happy

Poor and extreme poor people of all seven upazilas in the district are very happy after getting quality rice at Taka 10 per kilogram under the ‘Food Friendly Programme’, a popular initiative of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Under the programme a total of 52,288 listed poor families of the…
Future of 19 million children in 
Bangladesh at risk: UNICEF

Future of 19 million children in Bangladesh at risk: UNICEF

Devastating floods, cyclones and other environmental disasters linked to climate change are threatening the lives and future of more than 19 million children in Bangladesh, UNICEF said yesterday. In a new report, UNICEF says that while Bangladeshis have developed admirable powers of resilience, more…
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