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05 May 2012- Visiting US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressed her hope to see participation of all political parties of Bangladesh in the next general election of the country. She also urged all the political parties to create a congenial atmosphere for holding a free, fair and credible election through dialogue. Hillary Clinton came up with the plea in a meeting with opposition leader Khaleda Zia at her residence at Gulshan in the city on Saturday night. banglanews24.com

06 May 2012- Election Commissioner Brigadier General (retd) Md Javed Ali said the elections for the municipalities which were not held by the deadline would be held very soon if there is no legal complicacy. He came up with the declaration in a view exchange meeting with government officials, journalists and many other important persons in Dhamoirhat Upazila Parishad Conference room of the district on Sunday. banglanews24.com

07 May 2012- The Supreme Court Monday upheld the High Court order that stayed the election process of Bangladesh Bar Council for four weeks. A five-member bench of the Appellate Division led-by senior Justice SK Sinha passed the order after hearing a Bar council plea. The SC also gave directives for disposal of the HC rule within 15 days. banglanews24.com

08 May 2012- The High Court on Tuesday declared illegal the forced retirement before 25 years in service in Biman Bangladesh Airlines. Meanwhile, the court also directed the authorities concerned to reappoint those who were given forced retirement and got retirement allowances on condition of repaying the withdrawn allowances. An HC bench comprising of Justice AHM Shamsuddin Chowdhury and Justice Jahangir Hossain passed the order after the final hearing of a rule in this regard. banglanews24.com

09 May 2012- The High Court Wednesday summoned ruling Awami League lawmaker Aslamul Haque to appear before it on May 16 to explain his role over occupying four-bigha land of Mirpur Government Bangla College in the capital. An HC bench of Justice AHM Shamsuddin Chowdhury and Justice Jahangir Hossain Selim passed the order following the writ petition filed by Advocate Manjil Murshid for Human Rights and Peace for Bangladesh. banglanews24.com

10 May 2012- The High Court on Thursday issued a rule asking why the directive should not be given for not arresting or harassing lawmaker Shahjahan Chowdhury without any specific warrant. Meanwhile, the court wanted to know why showing him arrested in any case without any specific charge should not be declared illegal. An HC bench comprising of Justice Mirza Hossain Haider and Justice Muhammad Khurshed Alam Sarker passed the order in response to a plea. banglanews24.com

11 May 2012- Environment and Forests Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud Friday said the developed and developing countries are bargaining over preventing climate risk and Bangladesh is under crossfire in the efforts. The minister came up with the allegation while addressing at a seminar titled ‘Forest Ministry’s Adaptation Programme to Prevent Climate Risk’ at Institution of Diploma Engineers’ Bangladesh (IDEB) in the city. banglanews24.com

14 May 2012   11:12:27 AM   Monday
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