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SC extends stay on Khaleda’s bail order

Live Correspondent: The Supreme Court (SC) has extended till May 8 its earlier order that stayed a High Court (HC) verdict granting bail to BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia in the Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case in which she was sentenced to five years jail. A four-member bench of the Appellate Division of the apex court, headed by the Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain on Monday passed... details

3 lakh Yaba tablets seized in Cox’s Bazar

Live Correspondent: Members of Bangladesh Coast Guard recovered 3 lakh Yaba pills from Chhera Dwip of Teknaf in Cox’s Bazar district on Friday. On secret information, a team of Coast Guard Teknaf station conducted a drive at the island by St. Martin’s Island around 12:30 am, said sources at the Coast Guard headquarters. Sensing the presence of the law enforcers, the drug dealers... details

HC order on Khaleda’s bail plea Monday

Live Correspondent: The High Court (HC) on Sunday adjourned passing order till Monday on bail plea of BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia in Zia Orphanage Trust graft trial as the case records are yet to reach from the concerned lower court, reports BSS. "Not today," said the High Court division bench comprising Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Shahidul Karim this morning. Concerned... details

Khaleda’s counsel gets certified copy

Correspondent Live: Counsel of BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia today received a certified copy of lower court verdict against her in Zia Orphanage Trust graft case. The 1174-page certified copy of the verdict was handed over to Khaleda's counsel Advocate Sanaullah Miah from the office of Judge Dr Akhteruzzaman of Dhaka Special Judge Court-5 at around 4.20 pm. "We've received a certified... details

BNP leader Dudu arrested

Live Correspondent: Police have arrested BNP vice chairman Shamsuzzaman Dudu from the city’s Segunbagicha area on Monday noon. Deputy Commissioner of Ramna division, Maruf Hossain Sardar and Bangshal Thana BNP president Abdur Rajib confirmed it to Jago News. DC Maruf Hossain said: “Police arrested Shamsuzzaman Dudu in connection with the violence incident on the day of BNP Chairperson... details

Khaleda gets 5-year jail

Live Correspondent: A Dhaka court has sentenced former Prime Minister and Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson Khaleda Zia to five years imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case. Judge Md Akhtaruzzaman of the Special Court-5 passed the order in presence of Khaleda Zia on Thursday. Her son and BNP’s Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman and four others have also been... details

Moudud says prosecution failed to prove against Khaleda

Live Correspondent: BNP leader Moudud Ahmed has said the prosecution has failed to prove the charges of corruption against Khaleda Zia in Zia Orphanage Trust case. Moudud, one of the counsels for Khaleda in the case, said, "There is no witness against her in the case. ACC has failed to produce any evidence suggesting she is involved in any way or other in the case." He was speaking to... details

HC upholds 139 BDR soldiers death penalty

Live Correspondent: The High Court today upheld death penalty for 139 paramilitary soldiers out of 151 for staging the barbaric 2009 carnage in the then Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) at their Pilkhaana headquarters in the heart of the capital. "One thirty nine (rebel BDR solider) will have to walk to gallows and 146 will be imprisoned for life," attorney general Mahbubey Alam told a media... details

JMB operative held at Uttara

Live Correspondent: Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested an active member of the banned militant outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) from the city's Uttara area on Tuesday midnight. "We arrested a JMB operative Ayub, 21, son of Abu Taher of Cox's Bazar, from in front of Pacific Tower on road no-13, sector-10 of Uttara along with religious fanatic books around 11.30pm on Tuesday,"... details

HC upholds death for Noor, Tareque, 13 others for Narayanganj 7-murder

Live Correspondent:  The High Court today upheld death sentences of 15 convicts, including main accused Noor Hossain, dismissed RAB officials Lt Col Tareque Sayeed Mohammad, Maj Arif Hossain and Lt Commander SM Masud Rana, in sensational Narayanganj seven-murder trial. The High Court division bench comprising Justice Bhabani Prasad Singha and Justice Mustafa Zaman Islam passed the order this... details

13th anniversary of Aug 21 grenade attacks tomorrow

Live Correspondent:  The nation with heavy hearts will observe the 13th anniversary of the gruesome August 21 grenade attack tomorrow with a renewed call for holding trials of perpetrators of the carnage. Although 13 years have been elapsed after the savage, the trial in the cases relating to the grenade attacks has not yet been disposed of, but the prosecution expressed their hope to... details

Panthapath militant Shibir activist, father local Jamaat leader

      Live Correspondent: The terror suspect killed in an anti-terror raid in Dhaka’s Panthapath was a member of the Jamaat-e-Islami’s student wing and his father is a leader of the Islamist party in his native Khulna, police officers say. The man, who blew himself up at a hotel in the capital’s Panthapath, has been identified as Saiful Islam, a local of... details

Militant commits suicide amid police raid in city

Live Correspondent:  A presumed militant today committed suicide on the face of a security raid with police saying he planned to attack the city's main Mourning Day rally recalling the 1975 assassination of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Police said they identified slain militant Saiful Islam to be an operative of outlawed Neo-JMB who was under surveillance amid... details