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Day: August 14, 2014

HC judge feels embarrassed
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HC judge feels embarrassed

PLEA FOR MAKING ALTAF HC JUDGE HC judge feels embarrassed One of a two-member High Court (HC) bench today felt embarrassed to pass an order on a writ petition seeking directives upon the government to appoint ABM Altaf Hossain as a regular judge of the HC. Online Report: The government last month regularised services of five additional HC judges leaving out the name of Justice Altaf, who was appointed as an additional judge in June 2012 along with the others. The government did not mention any reason for the decision. Altaf filed the writ petition with the HC on Tuesday saying that the government should appoint him as a regular judge as per recommendation of the chief justice. The HC bench of Justice Sheikh Hasan Arif and Justice Abu Taher Md Saifur Rahman yesterday held a hearing o...
Broadcast policy conflicting with RTI Act: TIB
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Broadcast policy conflicting with RTI Act: TIB

Online Report: In this July 7 photo, Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) Chairman Sultana Kamal speaks at a press conference at Brac Inn Centre in the capital. The newly formulated national broadcast policy is conflicting with the country's Right to Information (RTI) Act, Sultana Kamal, chairperson of Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB), said today. “The policy is conflicting with the country's constitution, democratic norms and values, human rights and Right to Information Act," Sultana said while speaking at a press conference at Hotel Abakash in the capital. Rejecting the broadcast policy, Sultana said the entire policy is aimed at controlling the press. She said the policy has been formulated abruptly. “A common ground for formulating such policy will have to fin...