Nizami’s death penalty upheld

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court today upheld the death sentence to war criminal Motiur Rahman Nizami for his crimes against humanity during the War of Liberation in 1971.   But the former Al-Badr militia chief can beg President M Abdul Hamid to save his neck, but he will have to repent of his crimes. In the event he decides that he will not seek mercy, or if the president turns down…

How Islamic State in Bangladesh began

Nine years ago, Rahman Mizanur arrived in Singapore to work.   The Bangladesh national worked here on and off, and last returned here in December last year.   He was a draftsman in a local construction company, on an S Pass.…

HC order on 16th Constitution amendment today

The High Court is set to pass its order today (Thursday) on a writ petition filed challenging the legality of the much-talked-about 16th Constitution amendment establishing Parliament's power to remove the Supreme Court judges. Earlier, on March 10, a three-member special HC bench, headed by Justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury, fixed the date on completion of hearing. The two…

2 killed as train hits truck in Tangail

Two people were killed and another was injured as a train hit a truck at Gohalia Bari level crossing in Kalihati upazila early Thursday. The deceased were identified as Mihir Ghosh,52, driver of the truck, and his helper Fazlu Miah,33. Officer-in-charge of Bangabandhu Bridge (East) Police Station Arshadul Rahman said Lalmonirhat-bound train ‘Lalmoni Express’ from Dhaka…

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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