Daily Archives: June 8, 2017

Banani univ girls rape: Police press charges against 5 accused

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MNA National Desk: Police on Thursday pressed charges against five people including Ahmed Shafat and his friend Nayeem Ashraf in the Banani double rape case. The three other accused are Ahmed Shafat’s driver Billal Hossain, bodyguard Rahmat alias Azad and associate Shadman Sakif. Ismat Ara Ame, inspector of women support and investigation centre of Dhaka metropolitan police, submitted the chargesheet to the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court in the afternoon. The two university girls were allegedly raped at Raintree Hotel in Banani of the capital on March 28 last. One of the rape victims filed a case with Banani Police Station ...

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Moudud files writ with HC against RAJUK eviction drive

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MNA National Desk: A writ petition was filed with the High Court on Thursday challenging the legality of the eviction of BNP senior leader Moudud Ahmed from his Gulshan residence. Layer Mahbub Uddin Khokon filed the writ petition on behalf of Moudud Ahmed. Earlier, on Wednesday, Rajdhahi Unnayan Kartripakkha (RAJUK) took over BNP senior leader Moudud Ahmed’s Gulshan house following a court order. The Gulshan house originally belonged to Md Ehsan, a Pakistani national, who got the rights of the house from the then Dacca Improvement Trust or DIT in 1960. The owners had left Bangladesh in 1971 after the ...

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Fitra fixed at Tk 65 minimum per head

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MNA National Desk: Fitra has been fixed at a minimum of Tk 65 again this year. The amount of the money, or the equivalent foodstuff, is distributed among the poor during Sadkatul Fitr or Fitra before the Eid-ul-Fitr congregation. The decision was taken at a meeting of the National Fitr Fixing Committee of Islamic Foundation held at conference room of the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque on Thursday morning. Senior Pesh Imam of Baitul Mukarram National Mosque, Moulana Mohammad Mizanur Rahman presided over the meeting. Per person Fitr has been fixed at minimum Tk 65 and maximum Tk 1,980 this year ...

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Mirza Fakhrul visits Allama Shafi at hospital

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MNA National Desk: BNP’s secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Thursday visited ailing Hefajat-e Islam Ameer Shah Ahmed Shafi at a city hospital. Fakhrul along with party leader Mir Mohammad Nasir went to Asgar Ali Hospital in old Dhaka around 1:30pm. On Tuesday, the 95-year-old Hefajat ameer was airlifted to the hospital at Gendaria in the capital by a helicopter as he has been suffering from various old-age complications, including high-blood pressure, diabetes and respiratory problem. Earlier, yesterday Jatiya Party chairman Hussain Muhammad Ershad went to the hospital to know about the physical condition of Ahmed Shafi. He entered ...

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Polls open in Britain’s general election

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MNA International Desk: Polls opened in Britain on Thursday in general election Prime Minister Theresa May had expected to win easily but one that has proved increasingly hard to predict after a campaign shadowed by terrorism. Polling stations across the country opened at 7.00am (0600GMT) and will close at 10.00pm, with voters set to choose between May and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who has seen his huge polling deficit close dramatically in recent weeks. A total of 650 Westminster MPs will be elected, with about 46.9 million people registered to vote. Some votes have already been cast, through postal voting. ...

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Champions Trophy: Pakistan beat South Africa by 19 runs

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MNA Sports Desk: Pakistan beat South Africa by 19 runs on the DLS method to cause a Champions Trophy upset in the Edgbaston rain. Pakistan, hammered by India on Sunday, reduced the world number ones to 90-4 and 118-6 before David Miller’s 75 not out helped them to 219-8. Although Morne Morkel took 3-18, Pakistan were 119-3 when the forecast bad weather arrived after 27 overs. The win reignites Pakistan’s semi-final hopes, while South Africa may have to beat India to stay in the tournament. Earlier, winning the toss, South African skipper AB de Villiers opted to bat first. Champions ...

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