Eminent jurist Dr Kamal Hossain on Monday said a national-level dialogue is needed to amend the constitution to restore parliament’s authority to impeach Supreme Court judges, reports UNB. “A national-level dialogue is essential to amend the constitution to give back parliament its authority to impeach judges. There’s a need for assessing public opinion at district level apart from the opinions of political parties,” he said. Dr Kamal Hossain, also the president of Gonoforum, said this while addressing a discussion meeting, titled ‘Amendment to the constitution, the impeachment of judges and its consequences’. Sushasoner Jonno Nagorik (Sujon) organised the programme at the Jatiya Press Club. The Gonoforum president said, “We’ll have to assess... more ›
CAIRO: Egypt on Monday denounced Israeli plans to expropriate West Bank land, saying the move violates international law and is an obstacle to efforts for a lasting Palestinian-Israeli settlement. On Sunday, Israel said it would expropriate 400 hectares (988 acres) of Palestinian land around Bethlehem, and allowed 45 days for any appeal. “This is not a positive step—it contradicts international law and will have negative consequences on the peace process,” a foreign ministry statement in Cairo said. Egypt last week mediated a permanent truce between Israel and the Hamas rulers of the Gaza Strip enclave to end a bloody and devastating 50-day war—the deadliest in years. Negotiators are expected to return... more ›
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