Last Week: BanglaNews24
25 February 2012- Minister of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Barrister Shafique Ahmed has said that there is none to keep detained without due process of law in relation of trial of war crimes in the country. He replied the same in a letter sent from UN working group on 23 November 2011 to the government of Bangladesh in this behalf. banglanews24.com
26 February 2012- The department of public works has demolished the structures surrounding to the central Shaheed Minar (Martyr Monument) following the ruling delivered from the High Court. banglanews24.com
27 February 2012- The High Court has ordered not to continue any activities in coal based power station at Anowara of Chittagong. The court has issued status quo until further hearing of the writ filed by a human rights organization. banglanews24.com
28 February 2912- The high court has issued rule upon the government to expose the motive of killing of Journalist Couple and bring the perpetrators to justice. The rule has been issued by the bench comprising of Justice AHM Shamsuddin Chowdhury and Justice Jahangir Hossain. banglanews24.com
29 February 2012- Two separate bills were passed to bring the salary and income of the Speaker, Deputy Speaker and MPs of the parliament under the scope of income tax. banglanews24.com
01 March 2012- Two separate bills were passed to bring the salary and income of the Prime Minister, Ministers and State Ministers under the scope of income tax. banglanews24.com
02 March 2012- The panel for election of Supreme Court Bar Association has been declared both by the government and opposition backed lawyers of the Supreme Court. The election is scheduled to be held on 21 and 22 March for this year.
17 March 2012- Opposition BNP leader Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury detained for his alleged involvement with the crimes against humanity has been kept under observation in National Heart Institute and Hospital in the city for on Saturday morning. The family members of the BNP leader said he felt seriously sick in Kshimpur central jail after he suffered from heart decease on Wednesday night. Later, he was admitted to Coronary Care Unit (CCU) of the Hospital on Thursday night. banglanews24.com
18 March 2012- The High Court directed the government to remove all billboards, leaf-late, posters and banners of probable candidates of Dhaka City Corporations within 10 days. The Court also issued a rule upon the administrators to explain why hanging banners and posters and building structures for election campaigns before announcement of schedules ‘should not be declared illegal’. banglanews24.com
19 March 2012- The International Crimes Tribunal Monday fixed March 25 for next indictment hearing against former Jamaat Ameer Prof Ghulam Azam for his alleged crimes against humanity during the country’s Liberation War in 1971. The tribunal fixed the new date for hearing due to absence of one justice among three of the tribunal. The tribunal said in verbal order, “We do not want to continue hearing of the charge in absence of one justice.” banglanews24.com Later, it fixed March 25 for hearing of the charge framing against the Jamaat leader. banglanews24.com
20 March 2012- The 12th session of ninth parliament was adjourned on Tuesday till March 29. Speaker Advocate Abdul Hamid adjourned the session Tuesday. On January 25, the 12th session of the ninth parliament began, in the wake of some major developments in the country’s political arena and was scheduled to continue till March 8. Ending all the speculations, the BNP-led opposition lawmakers finally joined the parliament on March 18 after a one-year absence. The ongoing session of the parliament may extend till 1st week of April, Sangsad secretariat sources said. banglanews24.com
21 March 2012- The High Court asked the government to shut down some pages of Facebook (FB) and websites, which are spreading propaganda against Islam. The court also directed the government to take punitive actions against persons involved. An HC bench comprising Justice Mirza Hossain Haider and Justice Mohammad Khurshid Alam Sarker passed the interim suo-moto order Wednesday following a writ petition filed by Dhaka University teacher Batul Sarwar and a law college Principal M Nurul Islam. banglanews24.com
22 March 2012- The government has formed the second tribunal in a bid to accelerate the trial of crimes against humanity during liberation war in 1971. The law, justice and parliamentary affairs ministry issued a gazette notification on forming the second International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) at 6:10pm Thursday. banglanews24.com
23 March 2012- The pro-AL panel won in eight posts, including general secretary while pro-BNP panel got victory in six posts with president in the annual election of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) held on March 21 and 22. According to the results announced early Friday, Zainul Abedin of JAOP was elected as president by securing 1,494 votes while his close contester Munsurul Haque Chowdhury of SASP got 1,475 votes. On the other hand, Momtaz Uddin Ahmed Mehedi of SASP won the post of secretary by securing 1,516 votes while his contester Helaluddin Mollah of JAOP got 1446 votes.