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19 May 2012- Police held two operatives of Islamist outfit Hizbut Tawhid in the upazila on Friday night. The detainees are Mofiz Uddin, 28, of Charvelamari village in Nandail Upazila and Jalal Uddin, 36, of Char Shreeraumpur village in the same upazila. Nandail Model Thana SI Faruk Ahmed told banglanews, “Acting on tip off, police rushed to Nandail Pilot Girls High School area and picked up the duo with several numbers of leaflets and books of the banned outfit.”

20 May 2012- The International Crime Tribunal fixed June 4 to decide whether it would frame charge against Assistant Secretary General of Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh Mohammad Kamaruzzaman. The three-member tribunal-2 led by Justice ATM Fazle Kabir passed the order Sunday after the hearing conducted by the state lawyers.

21 May 2012- The government has approved the draft of Hindu Marriage Registration Act-2012 as there is no any rule of registering Hindu marriage. The approval came from a regular cabinet meeting at secretariat with the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair Monday.

22 May 2012- Six sub-inspectors of Savar and Ashulia Thana were closed to police line on charge of their involvement with drug peddling. The authority has got evidences of selling drugs and making relation with drug peddlers against them. The police officers are Savar Thana SI Moniruzzaman, Ashulia Thana SI Abul Bashar, Saiful Islam, Iliasur Rahman, Aiyub Ali and Sekander Hossain.

23 May 2012- The High Court Wednesday issued a rule upon government to explain within 12 days why the gazette canceling the candidacy of JP Tangail-5 constituency MP Abul Kashem and declaring BNP backed Maj (Retd) Mahmudul Hasan as MP “should not be declared illegal”. An HC bench comprising Justice AHM Shamsuddin Chowdhury and Justice Jahangir Hossain came up with the order following a writ petition filed by 25 voters of the constituency. Chief Election Commissioner, Election Commission Secretary and Mahmudul Hasan were made respondents to the rule.

24 May 2012- Law, justice and parliamentary affairs minister Barrister Shafique Ahmed Thursday categorically said the government is planning to form a tribunal in controlling cyber crimes. “The government is planning to form a tribunal to control the cyber crimes as the nature of cyber crimes are changing in line with change of information and technology,” he said.

25 May 2012- The government of United States of America is indifferent about the Bangladeshi solicitation over the deportation of sentenced Bangabandhu killer Lt Col (rtd) M Rashed Chowdhury.  Law minister and president of the task force formed to bring back the fugitive of Bangabandhu’s killers to the country, Barrister Shafiq Ahmed disclosed about the concern to banglanews Friday.

27 May 2012   09:51:25 AM   Sunday
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