Daily Archives: June 19, 2017

Banani rape case: Charges to be framed on 9 July

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MNA National Desk: A Dhaka court on Monday set 9 July as the date to frame charges after taking it into cognizance against five accused, including Shafat and Shadman, in the Banani rape case. The Judge of Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal‐2 Shafiul Azam set the date this morning after rejecting the bail pleas of the five accused. Shafat Ahmed and Nayem Ashraf were charged for rape and Shadman Sakif, Shafat’s driver Billal Hossain and bodyguard Rahmat Ali for assisting in the offence. On June 8, police pressed charges against all the accused in the case. The two university ...

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Tough action against Fakhrul’s motorcade attackers: Quader

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MNA National Desk: Obaidul Quader, the road transport and bridges minister, on Sunday said tough action would be taken against those who were involved in attacking the motorcade of BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam at Chittagong. “It’s not sure who were involved in the attack… but it’s an offence…We are looking into the matter and tough actions would be taken against the attackers,” he told the reporters after visiting BRTA Mobile Court activities on the city’s Airport road. A motorcade of BNP delegation led by its secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir came under attack in Ichhakhali of Rangunia ...

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One dead, 10 injured as van rams people at London mosque

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MNA International Desk: One person was killed and 10 others injured on Monday when a van collided with pedestrians near a North London mosque in an incident which is being investigated by counter terrorism officers, police said. Police said eight people had been taken to three separate hospitals and two people were treated at the scene for minor injuries. A 48-year old van driver, who was detained by members of public at the scene and then arrested by police, has been taken to hospital and will be subject to a mental health assessment. The Muslim Council of Britain said the ...

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Pakistan stun India to win maiden Champions Trophy

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MNA Sports Desk: An inspired Pakistan hammered a blundering India by 180 runs to lift the maiden Champions Trophy, riding on a scintillating hundred from rookie opener Fakhar Zaman and a sensational bowling spell from Mohammad Amir. This is Pakistan’s first ICC title triumph since their 2009 World Twenty20 win but more importantly it broke the jinx of not performing against India in big ticket matches. Pakistan had come into the tournament as the lowest-ranked team and lost heavily to India in their opening group match but they beat South Africa and Sri Lanka to make the semi-finals where they ...

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‘Winner takes Kashmir’

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MNA Editorial Desk: Kashmiris in Indian Occupied Kashmir celebrated Pakistan’s victory over arch-rivals India in the Champions Trophy final with defiant pro-Pakistan chants and fireworks as shocked silence reverberated across Delhi following the historic upset. One spectator at the Oval in London was spotted wearing a T-shirt saying: “Winner takes Kashmir”. Joy was palpable in both old and uptown areas of Srinagar as youths came out of their homes to celebrate the victory of Pakistan. Kashmiris, who traditionally support Pakistan in cricket, especially against India, took to the streets after the win waving Pakistani flags and chanting “Jive Jive Pakistan ...

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Rules and significance of Zakat for the Muslims

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MNA Feature Desk: Zakat is one of the five pillars of Islam and holds huge importance for the Muslims during Ramadan. One of the most important principles of Islam is that all things belong to Allah, and that wealth is therefore held by human beings in trust. Therefore, our possessions are purified by setting aside a proportion for those in need. Zakat – also known as zakah – is one of the Five Pillars of Islam, and serves principally as the welfare contribution to poor and deprived individuals. This mandatory payment is obligatory for every sane and mature Muslim whenever ...

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