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HC verdict on 16th amendment uncosntitutional: Law minister

Law Minister Anisul Huq has termed unconstitutional today’s High Court verdict that scrapped the 16th amendment to constitution empowering the parliament to impeach Supreme Court judges for misconduct or incapacity.

Kamal: Writing for unnatural sex is criminal offence

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has said writing in favour of unnatural sex amounts to criminal offence as per the law.

It’s up to Nizami to seek mercy: Defence

It is up to Motiur Rahman Nizami whether he will seek for mercy or not, said defence lawyer for the convicted war criminal, whose review plea against the gallows was scrapped today.

Jamaat calls hartal for Sunday protesting death penalty to Nizami

Jamaat-e-Islami has called a 24-hour countrywide hartal (shutdown) for Sunday after the Supreme Court upheld death penalty awarded to the party’s chief Motiur Rahman Nizami for his 1971 war crimes.

SC scraps Nizami’s review plea, upholds death

The Supreme Court has upheld death for war criminal and Jamaat-e-Islami leader Motiur Rahman Nizami, dismissing his review plea against the gallows.

No plan for increasing service age limit: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today ruled out any possibility of increasing the age limit in the government services from 30 years.

It’s Joy’s liability to prove his innocence: Rizvi

Reiterating the claim that Sajeeb Wazed Joy has US$300 million in his bank account, BNP leader Ruhul Kabir Rizvi today said that he must come forward with an explanation about the source of the money.

Plot to kill Joy: Mahmudur on 5 day fresh remand

Daily Amar Desh acting Editor Mahmudur Rahman has been remanded for the second time in a case filed over alleged plot to kill prime minister’s son Sajeeb Wazed Joy.

Baseless, BNP’s Faruk says on anti-liberation allegations

BNP chairperson’s adviser Osman Faruk has denied allegations of anti-liberation role, terming those “totally false and baseless”.

Nisha Biswal in Dhaka

US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Desai Biswal arrived in Dhaka this morning to meet top government leaders and discuss ways to strengthen security cooperation.

Verdict on Nizami's review plea May 5

The Supreme Court will deliver its verdict on May 5 on war criminal Motiur Rahman Nizami’s petition seeking review of his death penalty.

4 Kishoreganj razakars get death penalty

The International War Crimes Tribunal has handed death penalty to four razakars of Kishoreganj for committing crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971.

Joy calls Khaleda ‘liar and thief’

The prime minister’s ICT advisor Sajeeb Wazed Joy has countered questions raised by BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in a Facebook post on his page on Sunday evening.

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