Govt to challenge HC verdict scrapping 16th amendment

The government will file an appeal with the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court against the High Court's judgment that scrapped the 16th amendment to the Constitution.   Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq on Thursday said this in Parliament while delivering statement under the rule 300 of the rules of procedure following harsh criticism by some MPs over the HC's…

No IS link to recent attacks: Minister

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Thursday informed visiting US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Desai Biswal that there is no connection of IS militants with recent attacks in Bangladesh.  …

Kim Wong hands over another P250M to AMLC

Casino junket operator Kim Wong yesterday turned over to the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) the fourth and final tranche of funds amounting to P250 million which was part of the $81-million stolen by hackers from the account of the central bank of Bangladesh with the US Federal Reserve.   “I am a man of my word,” Wong said in an interview yesterday morning…

ACC files another case against ex-mayor Khoka

The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) on Thursday filed a case against former Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) mayor and BNP leader Sadeque Hossain Khoka for allegedly allocating 138 shops illegally. ACC deputy director Mahbubul Alam filed the case against him with Shahbagh Police Station in the capital, UNB said quoting ACC public relations officer Pranab Kumar. According to the first…

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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