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09 June 2012- Prime minister Sheikh Hasina advised the members of the parliaments to be careful while talking about country’s judiciary. She came up with the suggestion while attending Awami League executive committee meeting on Friday night. Addressing the party members, the premier said, “The judiciary, law department and executive department are not separate from each others, all belongs to the state. So, be careful while talking about judiciary.”  banglanews24.com

10 June 2012- Special classes on the landmark verdict on the maritime dispute over the Bay of Bengal between Bangladesh and Myanmar were held in different schools and colleges across the country. Some three crore students simultaneously participated the classes and gained knowledge about our victory. Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid was present at the class at Motijheel Model High School of the city on Sunday morning. “The special classes were organized with a view to giving the concept on the historical verdict on maritime boundary with Myanmar to the students,” said the minister. He said that it is the responsibility of all students to know about the boundary of own country, its resources, strong and weak points. Among others, director general of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Department Noman Ur Rahman, president of Motijheel Model High School committee Aulad Hossain and headmaster Ranjit Kumar were present at the class.  banglanews24.com

11 June 2012- The International Crime Tribunal-2 on Monday framed charges against detained BNP lawmaker Abdul Alim. The three-member tribunal-2 led by Justice ATM Fazle Kabir passed the order on the basis of 17 charges out of 28. The former minister was made an accused as the commander of Mahakuma Rajakar Bahini under section 4 (2) of International Crimes Tribunal. On March 15, 2012, prosecutor of the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) Advocate Rana Dasgupta submitted formal charges against the BNP leader. On March 22, the tribunal fixed March 27 for giving order on whether the charges take into cognizance or not against Alim.  banglanews24.com

12 June 2012- The government of Bangladesh has closely observed recent developments in the neighbouring Rakhine state of Myanmar and expressed grief over the huge loss of lives and properties caused by the ongoing incidents of violence, says a press release issued by the foreign ministry of Bangladesh.  Bangladesh also hoped that Myanmar would be able to deal the situation in the best possible manner and restore normalcy in the region in the shortest possible time. Dhaka appreciated the steps taken by Naypyidaw in containing the unrest and reaffirms its commitment to stand by the Government and People of Myanmar in their efforts to restore peace and stability in the state of Rakhine.  banglanews24.com

13 June 2012- The International Crimes (Tribunals) (Amendment) Bill-2012 was passed in the parliament Wednesday keeping the provision of transferring case.  Earlier, the bill, placed by Law Minister Barrister Shafique Ahmed, was passed through voice-vote taking a correction made by lawmaker Fazlul Azim. The International Crimes Tribunals (Amendment) Bill-2012, were placed in the parliament on June 3. The ICT (Amendment) Bill was introduced in the House seeking necessary amendments to ensure smooth coordination among activities of the two tribunals. banglanews24.com

14 June 2012- A few numbers of benches of the High Court, including Justice AHM Shamsuddin Chowdhury, were reconstructed on Thursday morning. In the latest development, newly appointed ABM Altaf Hossain will sit with Justice AHM Shamsuddin Chowdhury as junior justice.  The information was disclosed in a list of High Court division of the Supreme Court in the morning. The bench will hear regarding criminal motion, criminal appeal grant and related bail pleas, case and granted appeal and jail appeal under sections 426, 443, 491, 498 and 561 of criminal proceedings. Besides, Justice AHM Shamsuddin Chowdhury has dissolved civil cases in single bench as another justice of the bench was ill. banglanews24.com 

15 June 2012- Indian Border Security Force (BSF) allegedly shot to death a Bangladeshi cattle trader on Beurjhari border under Baliadangi Upazila Thursday night. The victim was identified as Faruk, 22, son of Alabul of Charuigati village under Baliadangi Upazila. Confirming the matter, Baliadangi Thana OC Shamim Hossain Sarder told banglanews, “BSF members opened fire on Faruk near the main pillar-369/6s on the border at about 7:35 pm, while he was returning home with cattle bought from India, leaving him critically injured.” banglanews24.com  

17 Jun 2012   10:42:37 AM   Sunday
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