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Police to unveil new team to fight cybercrime

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Javed Patwary on Saturday said a new police team specialising in fighting cybercrime will be formed soon. The IGP revealed this after attending a programme at the Armed Police Battalion (APBN) headquarters Parade Ground in the city’s Uttara area, reports UNB. “Cybercrime is the biggest challenge facing law enforcement agencies around the world as well ... Read More »

Shutdown 14 hospitals in Mohammadpur, HC orders govt

The High Court today directed the government to immediately shut down 14 hospitals in Dhaka’s Mohammadpur as they have no valid license. The court also issued a rule asking the authorities concerned of the government to explain why they should not be directed to remove the hospitals from the area and why they should not be directed to take appropriate ... Read More »

Shahidul Alam denied bail, again

A Dhaka court today rejected a bail petition filed by internationally-acclaimed photographer Shahidul Alam in a case lodged on charge of spreading propaganda and false information against the government. Judge KM Imrul Kayes of Metropolitan Sessions Judge’s Court of Dhaka passed the order after Barrister Sara Hossain moved a petition seeking bail for him. Read More »

British artists stand beside Shahidul Alam

Leading British artists and curators have urged Bangladeshi government to release renowned photographer Shahidul Alam from jail in Dhaka. Creative voices, including film-maker and artist Steve McQueen, dancer and choreographer Akram Khan, and artists Antony Gormley and Anish Kapoor, have joined an international call for justice and transparency about Alam’s alleged crimes, ahead of a bail hearing scheduled for 3 ... Read More »

Trawler capsizes in Jamuna, 3 missing

At least three people including two minors went missing as a trawler with around 150 passengers on board capsized in the Jamuna River in Char Shivalaya area of Manikganjon Tuesday morning, UNB reports. The trawler coming from Kajirhat in Pabna district sank in the morning when it was heading towards Aricha ghat, said Habibullah Sarkar, officer-in-charge of Shivalaya Police Station. ... Read More »

Dr. Kamal Hossain urges PM to free arrested students

Eminent jurist Kamal Hossain on Friday urged prime minister Sheikh Hasina to unconditionally release before Eid-ul-Azha the students arrested during demonstrations for quota reforms and safe roads, reports UNB. “The demonstrations for quota reforms and road safety were not against your government. So why don’t you free them (students)?” he questioned while addressing a programme at the National Press Club in the afternoon. Jatiya ... Read More »

22 Private University students denied bail after remand

A Dhaka court on August 9, 2018 denies bail to 22 students of private universities, who were arrested in two separate cases filed over vandalism and attacks on police, upon completion of their two-day remand. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Sattyabrata Shikder denied the appeal from the defence lawyers seeking bail and sent the students to jail instead.   Read More »

High Court orders Shahidul Alam’s fresh medical check-up

The High Court on Thursday asked the government to conduct a fresh medical check-up of Drik Gallery Managing Director Shahidul Alam, now on a seven-day remand, following section 2 (6) of the Torture and Custodial Death (Prevention) Act, 2013. An HC bench of Justice Syed Muhammad Dastagir Husain and Justice Md Iqbal Kabir passed the order after receiving a report ... Read More »

Holy artisan Case: Court accepts charge sheet, acquits Hasnat

A special tribunal in Dhaka has accepted the charge sheet against eight militants in a case filed over the 2016 militant attack on Holey Artisan Bakery in Gulshan. Judge Mujibur Rahman of the Anti-Terrorism Special Tribunal in Dhaka passed the order after hearing the charges brought against them on Wednesday. The court also ordered the release former North South University ... Read More »

Killer driver of Jabal-e-Noor Paribahan on 7-day remand

A Dhaka court has granted seven-day remand for a driver of Jabal-e-Noor Paribahan in a case filed over the death of the two students on Airport Road in Dhaka on Sunday. Masum Billah is the driver of the Jabal-e-Noor Paribahan bus that killed two students of Shaheed Ramiz Uddin Cantonment College. Metropolitan Magistrate HM Tuah passed the order after Inspector ... Read More »