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Ghulam Azam's appeal starts from December 2

The Supreme Court today fixed December 2 for starting hearing the appeals filed by convicted war criminal Ghulam Azam and the government challenging the verdict that awarded the former Jamaat ameer 90 years’ imprisonment for his wartime offences.

ACC yet to complete inquiries against Latif

Legal action against expelled posts and telecommunications minister Abdul Latif Siddique by the Anti-Corruption Commission is being delayed as at least three separate inquiries are under way against him.

4 rallies in 4 districts by Khaleda

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led alliance would hold four public rallies in four district headquarters before mid-November pressing for holding fresh general elections under a non-party neutral government.

Protests end as Fakhrul assures rebels demands to be considered

After staging angry protests all day in front of the BNP office, rebel leaders and activists of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal stopped their agitation on Sunday after acting BNP secretary general assured them of taking their demand to the party chairperson, Khaleda Zia.

Ministry moves to bar war criminals’ clemency

The Law Ministry has taken an initiative to amend the necessary provisions for barring war criminals from seeking presidential clemency.

Angry parliamentary watchdog suspends meeting

The absence of Amir Hossain Amu in three consecutive meetings of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Industries Ministry, in violation of rule, angered the watchdog members who yesterday had to suspend the meeting.

Sedition charge against Tarique

A sedition charge petition was filed against BNP Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman yesterday for calling Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman “Pakbandhu” (friend of Pakistan) and spreading distorted information about the Liberation War.

Piash’s father helped freedom fighters in 1971: Anisul Huq

Law Minister Anisul Huq has said the allegations raised against Piash Karim’s father MA Karim that he was a collaborator during the 1971 Liberation War and committed war crimes are “absolutely false.”

Violent clash at BNP office over JCD committee

The agitation of the deprived and aggrieved Chhatra Dal leaders turned into a violent clash yesterday leaving a dozen injured and a number of senior leaders assaulted.

Premier urges NOT to confuse Islam with terrorism

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged the international community not to confuse Islam with terrorism. The prime minister said terrorism can be curbed by a great deal if global arms trade can be controlled.

US open visa collection centres in Chittagong, Sylhet

The US Embassy in Dhaka has opened its visa collection centres in Sylhet and Chittagong, through its partner Saimon Overseas Ltd.

11 new medical colleges to start Jan 10

The government is going to start journey of 11 medical colleges on January 10, the Homecoming Day of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammad Nasim has said.

DU VC: Protest cannot influence our decision

Dhaka University Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr AAMS Arefin Siddique said the ongoing protest, demanding the chance to sit twice in the DU intake examination, could not influence the decision of the authority.

3 held with phensidyl in Thakurgoan

The police have detained three drug peddlers with 98 bottles of phynsidyl from of Baliadangi police station road under the upazila in Thakurgoan.

PM for separate commission for teachers' recruitment

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has stressed the need for a separate commission for appointment of teachers at all level of education.

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