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26 May 2012- Bangladesh got membership in United Nations’ special ‘Education Initiatives’. Earlier, UN secretary general Ban ki-Moon formed an Education Initiatives consisting of 10 head of the governments from developing and developed countries. In recent, Ban proposed Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as member of the country as Bangladesh achieved huge success in education sector.

27 May 2012- The High Court on Sunday granted bail for six months to five BNP lawmakers in a vehicle torching case in front of PM’s office during hartal. They are—MK Anwar, barrister Mahbub Uddin Khokon, Col. (Rtd.) Oli Ahmed, barrister Andalib Rahman Partha and Shahid Uddin Chowdhury Anne. An HC bench comprising of Justice Salma Masud Chowdhury and Justice FRM Nazmul Ahsan issued the bail in response to separate bail petitions filed by the detained 33 leaders of 18-party alliance.

28 May 2012- At least eight journalists of, an online news agency, were injured following an attack of criminals in front of its Amtoli office in the city`s Mohakhali on Monday night. The incident took place on the fifth floor of the Building-99 near the Government Bon Bhaban (Forest Building) around 9pm. Sub-Editor Newaz Mohammed Rifat and Correspondent Salahuddin Wahid Pritom received serious injuries in their legs. They were rushed to the United Hospital in the city. bdnews` chief editor Taufiq Imroj Khaledi told banglanews that a group of terrorist attacked on his colleagues and stabbed them. "At least 8 of our colleagues received injury, 2 of them in critical condition," he said.

29 May 2012- The International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers is observed in the country as elsewhere across the world Tuesday to salute the 120,000 peacekeepers serving in 17 missions in some of the world’s most volatile and dangerous environments. This day is also a time to mourn fallen peacekeepers. During its history, nearly 3,000 “Blue Helmets” have died devoting their lives to peace, including 112 men and women in 2011. This marks the fourth year in a row the United Nations will honour 112 blue helmets who lost their lives the previous year while serving the cause of peace.

30 May 2012- In spite of having taken place different occurrence by police in the country, home minister Advoate Sahara Khatun claimed that the police force is far better than what it was earlier. The home minister came up with the claim in a meeting on discipline and coordination of transport sector held at the conference room of the secretariat in the city.

31 May 2012- Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics Chief Shahjahan Ali Molla and additional housing secretary Jillar Rahman were made new administrators of Dhaka south and north city corporations respectively.

01 June 2012- Local administration imposed section 144 in Dhunat upazila of the district as two fractions of opposition BNP have convened meeting at same place. On behalf of upazila administration, executive magistrate and UNO Ataul Gani imposed section 144 there on Friday. Officer-in-Charge of Dhunat Thana Shamsul Haq told banglanews, “Apprehending disturbance of law-and-order, the local administration imposed section 144 in the venue and surrounding areas to be in force from Saturday morning to dusk.”

03 Jun 2012   10:24:20 AM   Sunday
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