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SC clears way for running trial against Khaleda

GRAFT CASE

Published Date: November 24, 2014
SC clears way for running trial against Khaleda

The Supreme Court today cleared the way for a lower court to continue the trial proceedings against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case by rejecting her two appeals. The Appellate Division dismissed the appeals filed challenging the two High Court decisions regarding acceptance of charges and charge framing in the...

WAR TRIAL

Published Date: November 24, 2014
Mobarak to hang

Mobarak to hang

A special tribunal in Dhaka today handed death penalty to local Awami League leader Mobarak Hossain for gunning down 33 people in Brahmanbaria during the country’s Liberation War in 1971. The 64-year-old has also been awarded him life term imprisonment for killing one Abdul Khaleque as the International Crimes Tribunal-1 found Mobarak guilty in...

Published Date: November 24, 2014
Charges proved against Mobarak

Charges proved against Mobarak

Mobarak Hossain, a leader of Brahmanbaria Awami League, was guilty of two out of total five charges levelled against him for committing crimes against humanity during the country’s Liberation War in 1971. The tribunal awarded him the capital punishment for killing 33 people on the west bank of Ganga Sagar Dighi in Brahmanbaria on...

Published Date: November 24, 2014
Compensate Tazreen victims, families: HRW

Compensate Tazreen victims, families: HRW

Human Rights Watch (HRW) today urged global retailers to support and compensate the victims of Tazreen where at least 111 garment workers were burned alive two years ago. “Global clothing brands tied to a Bangladesh factory that caught fire two years ago should immediately support full and fair compensation for workers and families of...

Published Date: November 24, 2014
US cop kills boy carrying fake gun

US cop kills boy carrying fake gun

A 12-year-old boy shot by police after grabbing what turned out to be a replica gun died from his wounds Sunday, a day after officers responded to a 911 call about someone waving a "probably fake" gun at a playground. Deputy Chief Ed Tomba said one officer fired twice after the boy pulled the...

Published Date: November 24, 2014
Australia top ODI rankings

Australia top ODI rankings

Australia beat South Africa by two wickets in Sydney to win the one-day international series 4-1 and return to the top of the world ODI rankings. The hosts were set a Duckworth/Lewis target of 275 from 48 overs after the Proteas made 280-6 from their 50 overs as opener Quinton de Kock hit 107. The...

Published Date: November 24, 2014
Regin, new computer spying bug, discovered

Regin, new computer spying bug, discovered

A leading computer security company says it has discovered one of the most sophisticated pieces of malicious software ever seen. Symantec says the bug, named Regin, was probably created by a government and has been used for six years against a range of targets around the world. Once installed on a computer, it can do...

Published Date: November 24, 2014
Indian sterilisation drugs 'tainted'

Indian sterilisation drugs 'tainted'

A minister in India's Chhattisgarh state has confirmed that drugs given to 15 women who died after sterilisation surgery were contaminated. Health Minister Amar Agrawal said tests showed that they contained zinc phosphide - a substance that is also used in rat poison. The doctor who carried out the surgery as well as two pharmaceutical...

Published Date: November 24, 2014
Pakistan national held 220 cartons of cigarettes

Pakistan national held 220 cartons of cigarettes

A Pakistani national was apprehended today with 220 cartons of foreign cigarettes at Dhaka’s Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport. The detainee, Md Ismail, 35, landed at the airport in Qatar Airways flight from Doha around 5:00am, said Umme Nahida Akter, assistant director of customs intelligence. “Customs officials challenged him after he was spotted with suspicious behaviour...

Published Date: November 24, 2014
ICT hailed for handing death to AL brass Mobarak

ICT hailed for handing death to AL brass Mobarak

The death penalty for Brahmanbaria Awami League leader Mobarak Hossain clears issues that war criminals will be brought to trial and justice beyond their respective political identity, a faction of Gonojagoron Mancha said today. Imran H Sarker, spokesperson for a Gonojagoron Mancha faction, said he was happy with the special war crimes tribunal awarding...