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Govt transfers 10 Supreme Court officials

Ittefaq Report The government has issued an order transferring 10 Supreme Court officials. The order was issued on Sunday by Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Ministry to confirm the transfer of ten officials of the Supreme Court Appellate and High Court divisions. Notably, acting Chief Justice Md Abdul Wahheb Miah had sent a recommendation earlier […]

Islami Bank’s new management has taken on a spirited approach to lending, with its loan-deposit ratio sitting dangerously close to the limit of 90 percent set by the central bank. The new management took over at the beginning of the year, and in the following seven months, the bank’s loan-deposit ratio surged 3.54 percentage points […]

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Each refugee exodus looks different—in the numbers of human beings and the duration of their journey, in the acts of violence and atrocity, in the intensity of human suffering. Responses differ in the receiving country and the international community to the needs of the refugees; prospects for durable solutions depend on each situation. Throughout my […]

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Bangladesh has not had a food year so bad since 2008. That was a year now well marked in history books as the year of global economic meltdown, the worst since the Great Depression in the 1930s. In 2007-08, Bangladesh had a bad crop year, and some of its neighbours were jittery about providing any […]

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Chief election commissioner KM Nurul Huda shakes hands with Bangladesh Nationalist Party leaders during a pre-poll dialogue with the party at Election Commission Secretariat in the capital on Sunday. — Ali Hossain Mintu Main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Sunday suggested that Election Commission take an effective initiative for the immediate withdrawal of all ‘false’ […]

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has honoured Inter-Parliamentary Union President Saber Hossain Chowdhury with “Order of Friendship” — Russia’s highest state decoration. Speakers of the upper and the lower houses of the Russian Parliament, Valentina Matviyenko and Vyacheslav Volodin, also took part at the ceremony yesterday. A Kremlin statement says: “The Order was presented for a […]

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Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla smashed unbeaten centuries as South Africa cruised to a record-breaking 10-wicket victory over Bangladesh in the first One-Day International at the Diamond Oval on Sunday. Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat on a flat wicket, setting their hosts a below-par 279 to win. South Africa reached 282 […]

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When he ran Dwaine Pretorius down to third man and reached 17 off his 28 th delivery in the 20 th over of the first ODI against South Africa, top-ranked Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan became the fastest player to reach the double of 5,000 ODI runs and 200 ODI wickets. With 224 wickets, Shakib […]

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Law minister Anisul Huq said on Sunday the allegations raised against Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, now in Australia on sick leave, come under the jurisdiction of the Anti-Corruption Commission. ‘Most of the allegations come under the jurisdiction of ACC. So, case will be filed if the allegations are found well-grounded through primary investigation,’ the […]

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Rohingya refugees arrive at a beach after crossing from Myanmar, in Teknaf, Cox’s Bazar October 15, 2017. — Reuters photo To strengthen the emergency WASH and child protection response for the new influx of Rohingyas in Cox’s Bazar, the government of Japan provided emergency grant aid of US$750,000 for six months through the United Nations […]

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A file photo shows containers in the Chittagong port. The National Board of Revenue has asked the country’s commercial banks to comply with the responsive declaration procedures in opening letter of credit and approving other import-related documents for preventing tax evasion and trade-based money laundering. — New Age photo The National Board of Revenue has […]

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