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Bangladesh diplomat must face US lawsuit
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Bangladesh diplomat must face US lawsuit

A US judge on Tuesday rejected a request by a Bangladesh diplomat and his wife to dismiss a lawsuit by a former domestic worker who accused them of forcing him to work without pay in slavery-like conditions. US District Judge Sidney Stein in Manhattan said Monirul Islam, a former New York consul general of Bangladesh, and his wife Fahima Tahsina Prova were not immune from the lawsuit by Mashud Parves Rana, because their employment and supervision of him were not "consular functions." Rana sued for back pay and punitive damages last March, shortly before Islam began a new job in Morocco as Bangladesh's ambassador to that country. The lawsuit was filed several days after Devyani Khobragade, once India's deputy consul general in New York, won dismissal of a federal indictment concerning ...
Cops denied remand of Fakhrul
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Cops denied remand of Fakhrul

  A Dhaka court today sent Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir to jail after rejecting both the remand and the bail petitions in connection with an arson case. Metropolitan Magistrate Tareq Mainul Islam Bhuyan directed the investigation officer of the case to interrogate the acting secretary general of BNP Fakhrul at the jail gate within 10 working days. The order came after sub-inspector Khandakar Jahangir Hossain of Paltan Police Station and also investigation officer of the case produced Fakhrul before it with a 10-day remand prayer. Soon after the order, pro-BNP lawyers raised hue and cry on the court premises and chanted slogans demanding withdrawal of the order. They also brought out a procession on the court premises. Earlier in the day, police sought Fakhrul in custody for ...