Ruling party shuffled its cabinet amid serious corruption charges against ministers. Sohel Taj himself, exceptionally, declined to continue in the cabinet. New ministers appointed. Tofail Ahmed and Rashed Khan Menon turned down the request.
The BNP-led opposition lawmakers
set a new record in the country's
House boycott culture.
National politics was haunted by the disappearance of Ilyas Ali on April 17, 2012. There is speculation that government secret agents were responsible. Still he remains missing.
ICT-1 Chairman Justice Md Nizamul Huq resigned amid controversy over the leak of his Skype conversation with an expatriate Bangladeshi legal expert.
Funding of the Padma Bridge remains a mirage.
Youths brandish firearms on Rajshahi University campus during a clash between Chhatra League and Islami Chhatra Shibir men. At least two Shibir men and a Chhatra League man received bullet injuries.
Jamaat activists on a rampage in the streets of cities across the country.


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