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Judges unwilling to sit with CJ in same bench

Judges unwilling to sit 
with CJ in same bench
Five Supreme Court (SC) judges recently expressed their dissent to sit at the same bench with Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha him as he failed to give any satisfactory clarification over the 11 allegations of corruption against him, according to a statement, signed by SC Registrar General Syed Aminul Islam, issued yesterday. The five judges expressed their dissent during a recent meeting with the chief justice, says the statement issued hours after the chief justice left Dhaka for Australia on about one month leave. The SC statement “deemed necessary to clear the confusion created following CJ Sinha’s statement” given to journalists while leaving his official residence at Hare Road in the capital for Hazrat Shahjalal Int’l…

Aid groups have little funding for Rohingya kids’ education

Aid groups have little funding for Rohingya kids’ education

The education of the uprooted Rohingya children remains one of the most underfunded sectors in the current response to the refugee crisis. The aid agencies—which are the education sector partners for Rohingya children—do not have enough funds to implement activities in the response plan,…
Act tough on sexual violence against women, say speakers

Act tough on sexual violence against women, say speakers

Speakers at a human chain programme on Saturday demanded strong legal actions against all forms of sexual violence against women at all levels, reports UNB. The National Committee on the Observation of the International Rural Women Day, which will be observed on Sunday, organised the programme in front…
Protecting migratory birds

Protecting migratory birds

Hundreds of ‘shamuk khol’, ‘pan kouri’, ‘ratchora’ and ‘bali hash’ are some of the garden residents. They used to come between March and July, seeking shelter for breeding, but have now made the gardens their permanent residence. Birds are one part of…
Rice price scam in Bangladesh

Rice price scam in Bangladesh

Shaista Khan, who as a viceroy of the Mughal governed medieval Bengal in two stints from 1664 to 1677 and from 1679 to 1689, has always been praised for setting a benchmark for low price of rice: historians record rice used to be sold at 8 maunds [1 maund is equal to 37.32 kilogram.] per taka during…
Locals want Thengar Char under Ctg

Locals want Thengar Char under Ctg

Local people are unhappy about the confusion among ministers and government officials regarding the district in which Thengar Char, the island on which the government plans to accommodate the Rohingya refugees temporarily, is located. Thengar Char is located in Sandwip upazila in Chittagong district.…
    Coping with change

    Coping with change

    In April this year, all tannery-related work in the capital’s Hazaribagh area came to a halt in compliance with a High Court verdict. Since then, tanners have moved to the Savar Leather Industrial Park, leaving behind empty industrial sheds at Hazaribagh.  The tanners say they are yet to…
    Four killed in Ivory Coast plane crash

    Four killed in Ivory Coast plane crash

    ABIDJAN: At least four people were killed in a plane crash off Ivory Coast near Abidjan on Saturday, security sources said, reports AFP. Six others were believed to have been injured in the crash of the Antonov aircraft which police said had 10 people on board. French military sources said that French…
    Curtain falls on ‘Ganga-Jamuna Theatre and Cultural Festival’ today

    Curtain falls on ‘Ganga-Jamuna Theatre and Cultural Festival’ today

    Curtain falls on sixth edition of ‘Ganga-Jamuna Theatre and Cultural Festival 2017’ today. Three plays will be staged on the concluding of 10-day event at three separate venues of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in the capital today. Theatre troupe Natyam Repertory will stage their play…
    Indo-Pak heavyweight battle today

    Indo-Pak heavyweight battle today

    Bangladesh national hockey team are hoping to improve their result in their last match of Pool A in the Hero Asia Cup Hockey Championship when they will take on Japan today while there will be a high voltage match today when the arch rivals India and Pakistan will face each another at the same venue,…
    Illegal structures removed from heart of Bogra

    Illegal structures removed from heart of Bogra

    The district administration of Bogra removed illegal structures erected in front of Rupali Bank's regional branch at Satmatha, in the heart of the town, around noon yesterday.  A total of 40 feet of steel sheet fencing was demolished in the drive, led by Shafiqul Islam, Assistant Deputy Commissioner…
    Dhaka hits the bottom of list

    Dhaka hits the bottom of list

    Bangladesh’s capital and megacity, Dhaka, has now been ranked at the bottom in The Economist's ‘Safe Cities Index 2017’, while Tokyo has topped the list yet again. The results of the 2017 Safe Cities Index, which now covers 60 cities, again show a sharp divide in overall levels…
    Trump’s election anniversary report card

    Trump’s election anniversary report card

    As we approach the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump’s election to the presidency, pundits and historians will judge his job performance so far. That’s what they do. But some of the president’s grades are obvious, especially for those who care about keeping the environment and our…
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