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HC bench set to hear death reference, appeals in Biswajit murder case

Chief justice SK Sinha on Sunday assigned a bench of the High Court (HC) division to hear the death reference and the appeals in the sensational Biswajit Das murder case.   The chief justice fixed the bench of justice M Ruhul Quddus and justice Bhishmadev Chakrabortty to hear the death reference and the appeals, reports UNB news agency.   On 19 February, the authorities concerned of the HC division prepared the paper book of the murder case containing all the details of the case, trial proceedings, statements, evidence, verdicts and other documents.   On 9 December 2012, tailoring shop employee Biswajit Das was chopped to death by some Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) activists near Bahadur Shah Park in the old city during the opposition's countrywide road blockade program.   Metropolitan magistrate Zahurul Haque framed the charges against the 2...

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4 people get 10 years jail over Jihad’s death

Dhaka’s Fifth Special Judge’s Court has sentenced four people to 10-year rigorous imprisonment in a case filed over the death of four-year-old Jihad who fell into an abandoned but open deep tube-well.   Jihad fell into the shaft near his house inside the Shahjahanpur Railway Colony in the...

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16 BNP leaders detained from Goods Hill in Chittagong

Police in a drive detained 16 leaders and activists of BNP and its associate bodies from Goods Hill, the ancestral home of executed war criminal Salauddin Quader Chowdhury, in Chittagong city on Saturday night.   Tipped off that a group of people was holding a ‘secrete meeting’ in the hou...

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Most primary schools in Jessore have no Shaheed Minar

Most primary schools in Jessore district have no Shaheed Minar, a monument to commemorate the martyrs of the Language Movement in 1952.   Eight hundred eighty-five primary schools, out of 1...

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Marriage makes you less stressed, more healthy : study

People who are married have lower levels of stress hormone - which can in turn decrease risk of heart diseases as well as cancer - according to a new study that offers more reasons to take your relati...

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Expand Bangladesh’s export market with diversified products : PM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday asked all concerned to expand Bangladesh's export market with diversified products in the world market and thus boost export earnings.   "We've to d...

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Tributes being paid to victims of BDR carnage

Saturday is the 8th anniversary of the atrocious carnage at Pilkhana BDR Headquarters in the capital that left 74 people, including 57 army officers, killed in 2009.   To mark the day, spec...

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BNP move to bring back reformists

BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia has finally started drawing the reformists of her party to strengthen the organisation which is going through worst-ever crisis.   She has already instruct...

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Three killed in Islambag fire

Three people have been killed in the Islambag fire at the capital’s Old Dhaka, Fire Service sources said. Twelve units of firefighters became able to douse the fire that engulfed the adjacent building...

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Pro-BNP panel wins Dhaka Bar polls

Pro BNP-Jamaat lawyers’ platform Jatiyatabadi Oikya Panel (JOP) have swept the elections to the Dhaka Bar Association (DBA).   BNP supported candidates M Khorshed Alam and Azizul Islam Khan...

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