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SC refuses to issue short order on Khaleda Zia’s bail

Dhaka, May 16 : The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected the short-order petition filed by Khaleda Zia’s lawyer on its previous judgement that upheld the bail order in Zia Orphanage Trust graft case. Assuring the BNP lawyers of releasing the full order soon, the Supreme Court said there is no rule for the Appellate Division to release any short order ...

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BNP rejects KCC election results for ‘rigging’

Dhaka, May 16 : Bringing the allegation of an ‘unprecedented vote rigging’ and various irregularities, BNP on Wednesday rejected the Khulna City Corporation (KCC) election results. The party also demanded the resignation of Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda for what it said his ‘inability’ to hold a ‘fair and impartial’ election. “I, on behalf of our party, reject the ...

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Focus on people’s basic rights, PM asks police

Sarda (Rajshahi), May 16 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday asked the police to give the highest importance to people’s basic and human rights and the rule of law while discharging their duties. “You must give the highest importance to people’s fundamental rights, human rights and the rule of law during your duties,” she said. The Prime Minister was ...

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UN renews call for fair elections in Bangladesh

Dhaka, May 16 : The United Nations has reiterated its call for the necessity of holding free and fair elections in Bangladesh and showing respect for the need. The United Nations also drew the attention of all political parties and authorities for holding fair polls. “We continue to call for the need for all parties and all authorities to respect ...

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SC upholds Khaleda Zia’s bail order

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia. File photo Dhaka, May 16 : The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the High Court order that had granted bail to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case. A four-member bench of the Appellate Division, led by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, passed the order after hearing two ...

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Prof Yunus delivers lecture in Odisha

Dhaka, May 16 :  Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus addressed the ministers and top civil servants of the Odisha government as the state guest in Bhubaneswar, India recently. The programme was organised by the state government sponsored by the Odisha Knowledge Hub at the government Secretariat in Bhubaneswar, said a Yunus Centre press release on Tuesday. The lecture was attended ...

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AL’s Khalek wins KCC polls with a big margin

Photo: Collected Khulna, May 16 : Awami League mayoral candidate Talukder Abdul Khalek was unofficially declared elected in the Khulna City Corporation (KCC) election on Tuesday. Khalek won the election with a big margin bagging 176,902 votes while his nearest rival Nazurl Islam Manju of BNP polled 108,956 in 286 election centres out of total 289. The voting was suspended ...

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Biman flight makes emergency landing at Ctg airport

Chattogram, May 15 : A flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines made an emergency landing at Shah Amanat International Airport in the port city on Tuesday following a technical glitch. The Kolkata-bound flight of the national flag carrier took off from the airport at 12:30pm. It came back and landed at the airport around 12:50pm as soon as it received ‘technical ...

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Voting in KCC comes to an end

Khulna, May 15 : Voting in the Khulna City Corporation Election concluded on Tuesday amid the allegations of capturing some polling stations, vote fraud and violence in some areas. The voting was suspended in three polling centres due to violence, capturing of polling stations and forced balloting. The polling that began at 8:00 am concluded at 4pm without any break. ...

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SC order on Khaleda’s bail now Wednesday

Dhaka, May 15 : The Appellate Division of Supreme Court on Tuesday set Wednesday to deliver its order on the two leave-to-appeal petitions filed challenging BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s bail granted by the High Court in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case. The four-member bench of the Appellate Division, led by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, fixed the date to ...

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