HC scraps JS power to impeach SC judges

The High Court Division of the Supreme Court on Thursday scrapped the 16th amendment to the constitution which empowered the parliament to impeach an apex court judge for moral turpitude or physical inability. A larger bench comprising three judges, headed by Justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury passed the order on majority view upon a writ petition filed by nine SC lawyers challenging legality of the…

Early marriage causes health complications

Early marriage of girls is still a common scene in rural and poverty-prone areas of the country, which is causing long-term adverse impacts on their life and also holding back social progress, experts said. They said the government…

US offers support to Dhaka in fight against terrorism

The United States is ready to help Bangladesh in fighting terrorism and violent extremism by providing experts and technical supports, US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Desai Biswal said on Thursday, reports UNB. Biswal came up with the offer during a meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her office in the city. After the meeting,…

Credit deal with Russia this month

The government will sign a credit deal with Russia later this month to implement the country’s first-ever nuclear power plant at Rooppur in Pabna. “We will sign the credit deal with the Russian counterpart between May 17 and May 20,” Science and Technology Minister Architect Yeafesh Osman said. Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC) and Russian state-run Atomstroyexport…

ICT starts probe against Osman Faruk

ICT starts probe against Osman Faruk

The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has started investigation into the charges of crimes against…

Global water shortages to hit growth by up to 6pc: WB

Global water shortages to hit growth by up to 6pc: WB

Water scarcity, exacerbated by climate change, could cost some regions up to 6 percent of their GDP,…

Businessmen demand quick solution

Businessmen demand quick solution

Terming the new VAT law complicated, business leaders demanded that the government take immediate steps…


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