Jun 052020
Bangladeshi courts freeing child suspects due to virus risk

JULHAS ALAM, AP DHAKA: Authorities in Bangladesh have been releasing hundreds of children suspected of committing mostly petty crimes as they try to keep the coronavirus from spreading in overcrowded detention centers, officials said Friday. The orders for their release on bail came from virtual courts set up by the country’s Supreme Court with the …Read more

Jun 042020
HC upholds govt decision on bus fare hike

The High Court of Bangladesh on Tuesday upheld the government’s decision to increase bus fare by 60 percent. The court passed “no order” on a writ petition that challenged the legality of the notification issued by the government, hiking bus fare. The High Court bench of Justice JBM Hassan came up with the decision after …Read more

May 192019
Accord gets 281-day extension to work in Bangladesh

The Supreme Court of Bangladesh on Sunday said Accord, a European agency for factory inspection and remediation, can continue its activities for 281 days from May 8, when a memorandum of understanding was signed between Accord and Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) in this regard. The BGMEA will form a cell in the …Read more

May 192019
Bangladesh HC scraps age limit for freedom fighters' eligibility

The High Court (HC) of Bangladesh has scrapped three government circulars imposing a minimum age of 12 and a half years to be eligible for the status of a freedom fighter. An HC bench comrising Justice Sheikh Hassan Arif and Justice Razik-Al-Jalil issued the rule after hearing 15 writs challenging the age limit. At the …Read more