16th amendment scrapped

The High Court today has declared the 16th Amendment of the constitution illegal. In this amendment, there will now be no impeachment of Supreme Court judges in parliament.   A three-member special bench led by Justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury by majority view declared the amendment illegal and unconstitutional following a writ petition that challenged the legality of the 16th amendment.  …

Kuwait PM leaves Dhaka

The Prime Minister of the Kuwait Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah left here for Kuwait this noon after wrapping up his 3-day high-profile visit to Bangladesh. A special VVIP flight carrying the Kuwaiti Prime Minister and…

Nation gets justice as SC upheld death penalty: Attorney General

Attorney General Mahbube Alam today said the nation has got justice as the court upheld the death penalty of condemned Jamaat leader Motiur Rahaman Nizami for his crime against humanity during our liberation war.   He came up with this statement while speaking to media at his office on Thursday noon.   “We are pleased with the decision of Supreme Court (SC) as it…

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…

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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