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Islam to remain as state religion: HC

Islam to remain as state religion: HC
Islam retained the status of state religion as per the eighth amendment to the Constitution, with the High Court yesterday rejecting a writ petition challenging the legality of the constitutional provision of state religion. Fifteen distinguished citizens filed the writ petition before the HC in 1988, challenging the amendment that gave "Islam" the status of state religion. A larger bench, comprising Justice Naima Haider, Justice Quazi Reza-ul Haque and Justice Md Ashraful Kamal, yesterday rejected the writ, saying that the petitioners had filed the writ as an organisation, not individually. Thus, they do not have any legal right to move such a petition. The HC bench also observed that the platform, Swairachar O Sampradaiyikata Pratirodh…

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Signing delayed further
Signing delayed further
The signing of protocols for movement of passenger, personal and cargo vehicles in the four countries—Bangladesh,…

BNP for judicial probe to unearth Tonu murder mystery

BNP for judicial probe to unearth Tonu murder mystery

Voicing deep concern over the ‘alarming’ rise in rape incidents in the country, BNP yesterday called on the government to form judicial probe team to debunk the mystery behind the murder of Sohagi Jahan Tonu, a student of Comilla Victoria College, reports UNB. “The government should…
Management information 
system ensures 
efficiency

Management information system ensures efficiency

Speaker of the House Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury said in the capital yesterday Management Information System (MIS) under Strengthening Parliamentary Oversight (SPO) will play a special role to make sure efficiency, transparency and accountability in the activities of the parliamentary standing committees,…
Despicable Lahore blast

Despicable Lahore blast

A horrific bomb blast snatched away the lives of some 72 people while injuring about another 100 outside a public park in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on Sunday. Not that terror strikes are new in Pakistan, but their timing and suicidal patterns are increasingly targeting non-Muslim major religious…
Gender sensitivity needs to start from home

Gender sensitivity needs to start from home

The World Economic Forum envisaged that  global gender parity shall be achieved by the year 2014. They also projected in the following year that a slowdown in the frosty pace of development of  global gender parity meant the gender gap wouldn't close completely until the year 2133. This…
Awami League too running short of candidates for Rangamati UP polls

Awami League too running short of candidates for Rangamati UP polls

Ruling Awami League for the first time is set to not field chairman candidates in a large number of Union Parishads in the upcoming third phase of the UP polls in Rangamati, reports UNB. Amid alleged intimidation, ruling Awami League could not field chairman candidates in 18 UPs, while its rival BNP…
    Cabinet approves bill to upgrade airports

    Cabinet approves bill to upgrade airports

    The Cabinet yesterday gave the final approval to the draft of ‘The Bangladesh Civil Aviation Authority Bill, 2016’, aiming to upgrade the country’s all airports to international standard ones, reports UNB. The approval came from the regular weekly cabinet meeting held at the Secretariat…
    Syria troops press advance after blow to IS in Palmyra

    Syria troops press advance after blow to IS in Palmyra

    AFP, DAMASCUS: Syrian forces strengthened their hold on Palmyra on Monday and pushed forward against the Islamic State jihadist group after dealing it a major blow by retaking the ancient city. Antiquities director Maamoun Abdulkarim said that with UNESCO’s approval the treasured monuments damaged…
    Indo-Bangla production Sankhachil named for Best Bengali Film

    Indo-Bangla production Sankhachil named for Best Bengali Film

    Celebrated Indian filmmaker Gautam Ghosh film ‘Sankhachil’, starring popular Bangladeshi actress Kusum Sikder and prominent Indian film actor Prosenjit, has been named Best Bengali Film for the 63rd edition of Indian National Film Awards. The announcement was made yesterday. The film has…
    Bid to uproot illegal bowling action

    Bid to uproot illegal bowling action

    The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is trying to put a system in place to stamp the chucking problem out from the domestic cricket. A bowling action monitoring committee which will look into the action in all of the competition in domestic circuit, will be formed soon, said BCB Cricket Operations chairman…
    Man to die for killing wife, sister-in-law

    Man to die for killing wife, sister-in-law

    A court in Pirojpur sentenced a man to death yesterday for killing his wife and his cousin’s wife in 2011. Md Golam Kibria district and session judge of Pirojpur pronounced the judgment in presence of the convict, Goutom Roy, 42, son of late Himangsu Roy of village South Badura in Pirojpur. The…
    Phase 1 breaks all records: SUJAN

    Phase 1 breaks all records: SUJAN

    Sushasoner Jonno Nagarik (SUJAN), a platform for election observers, has said that violence in the first phase of union parishad (UP) polls has broken all previous records, and the Election Commission (EC) failed to prevent it. It further said that trading of nomination has spread to the grassroots…
    A Pale Shade Of Saffron

    A Pale Shade Of Saffron

    It cut to the quick, this question.  Waris Pathan, an MLA of Asaduddin Owaisi’s party AIMIM, got  unanimously suspen¬ded from the Maharashtra assembly till April 13 for refusing to say ‘Bharat mata ki jai’. And more than a few secu¬lar-liberal hearts cringed at the…
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