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14 April 2012- Indian Border Security Force (BSF) allegedly shot dead a Bangladeshi national in Shibganj Upazila. The victim was identified as Faruk, 25, son of Jasim Uddin, of Parchouka village of the upazila.  Victim’s father told banglanews, “Some people along with Faruk went to India to bring cattle at 12 am on Friday. banglanews24.com

15 April 2012- A Dhaka court Sunday issued arrest warrant against nine fugitive accused of JU student Jubayer killing case. The court also ordered to confiscate the wealth of the accused. Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Wasim Sheikh passed the order after receiving the charge sheet against the accused. The court fixed May 7 for submitting report in this regard. banglanews24.com

16 April 2012- The High Court Monday stayed the polls of bifurcated Dhaka City Corporation for three months.  A HC bench comprising Justice AHM Shamsuddin Chowdhury and Justice Jahangir Hossain passed the order after hearing a writ petition filed by Human Rights and Peace for Bangladesh (HRPB).  Earlier on Sunday, Lawyer of the Supreme Court Advocate Monjil Morshed filed the writ on behalf of Asaduzzaman Siddiqui, general secretary of Human Rights and Peace for Bangladesh (HRPB) seeking stay on the DCC polls. banglanews24.com

17 April 2012- Mayoral candidate for Dhaka City Corporation (South) polls Dr. Tuhin Malik Tuesday petitioned challenging the High Court’s stay order on the polls. Chamber Judge Syed Mahmud Hossain, after preliminary hearing on the plea, set April 19 for hearing the petition in the full bench of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court. Dr. Tuhin Malik filed the petition with the Chamber Judge court against the HC stay order on bifurcated DCC polls. On Monday, the High Court stayed the polls of bifurcated Dhaka City Corporation for three months. A HC bench comprising Justice AHM Shamsuddin Chowdhury and Justice Jahangir Hossain passed the order after hearing a writ petition filed by Human Rights and Peace for Bangladesh (HRPB). banglanews24.com

18 April 2012- Police could not find any trace of M Elias Ali, BNP Sylhet division organizing secretary, who went missing on early Wednesday. Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police Gulshan Division Lutful Kabir informed it to reporters at Gulshan DC office at noon. He said, “Copy of GD, filed with Banani Thana following Elias Ali missing, has been sent to each thana of the country.” banglanews24.com

19 April 2012- Chairman of National Human Rights Commission Dr. Mizanur Rahman said the state will be accountable to international organizations over citizen missing incidents. He said, “Especially, Bangladesh has to appear before the Universal Pre-Audit Review of United Nations Human Rights council on January next year and place all reports regarding such incidents.” banglanews24.com

20 April 2012- Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Barrister Shafique Ahmed said any separate law would not be formulated for ensuring security of politicians. He came up with the declaration while talking to reporters after joining the inaugural session of the 17th annual district convention of ‘Lions Club International Multiple District-315 A1’ at a city hotel on Friday. banglanews24.com

23 Apr 2012   03:03:23 PM   Monday
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