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Arbitrary detention by unelected govt

The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) once again draws attention of the United Nations Human Rights Council and independent experts of its Special Procedures about systemic use of arbitrary arrests and detention as a tool for silencing the citizens, coerce the state power, and enjoy corruption.

Bangladesh is a State where legality or rational reason is not required for arresting a person. A coercive law-enforcement system and an illegitimate government, which consecutively retains State’s power by using the

Prime suspect Asadul admits involvement

Rapid Action Battalion on Friday said they are still not sure of any motive behind the hammer attack on Ghoraghat Upazila Nirbahi Officer Wahida Khanam and her father but prime suspect Asadul Haque claimed that they intended to rob the place.

"Asadul said their motive was to loot valuables from the UNO's house," Rab-13 Commanding Officer Reza Ahmed Ferdous told reporters at a press briefing in the evening. The Rab ...

BUET student Abrar murder charge hearing begins

A tribunal in Dhaka began framing of charges against 25 suspects over the murder of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology student Abrar Fahad in October 2019. Judge Abu Zafar Md Kamruzzaman of the Speedy Trial Tribunal-1 of Dhaka also set on September 9 for next hearing to complete the charge framing on Wednesday. Public prosecutor Mosharraf Hossain Kajal argued that as the accused had killed an innocent person and brilliant student Abrar they should get highest punishment for the offence. A defence lawyer argued that there as there was n...

Hindu widows to have right on husbands’ land

 Hindu widows will have the rights to both agricultural and non-agricultural lands that belonged to their husbands, The High Court yesterday ruled.

They will also get the right to sell the lands for legal necessities during their lifetime, the HC observed.

Interpreting the Hindu Women's Right to Properties Act, a judgment of Indian Federal Court in 1941, and Adaption Law of 1972, the court said no separation has been made between the agricultural and non-agricultural lands in Bangladesh, and so Hindu widows have rights to the lands of their husbands.

Dr Sabrina sued for having 2 NIDs

JKG Health Care Chairman Dr Sabrina Arif  Chowdhury has been sued on charge of having two National ID cards. The Election Commission filed a case against her to this regard.

Abdul Momin Mia, election officer of Gulshan Thana, filed the case with Badda Police Station last night, said Parvez Islam, officer-in-charge of the police Station. According to the case statement, Dr Sabrina who is now in jail for Covid-19 report forgery, secured two National ID cards in 2009 and 2016. [caption id="attachment_27999" align="alignright" width="420"]

Bangladeshi shopkeeper shot dead in Boston robbery

Boston Police have arrested the man who shot a Bangladeshi shopkeeper in the head during a robbery in the city's Roxbury (Massachusetts, USA) neighborhood last month. Boston police arrested Stephon Samuel, 25, on Friday, local time, three weeks after the ongoing movement of expatriate Bangladeshis in Boston. Arrested Stephon  was charged with armed robbery by means of a firearm, armed assault with intent to murder, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition and armed career criminal level 1, according to Boston Police. Samuel was in custody at the Plymouth County House of Corrections on unrelated charges, police said. Police said Samuel's arrest follows an investigation by the Boston Police homicide unit, the Forensics unit in combination with the Brockton Po...