Police have recovered the body of a Dhaka University (DU) student from Boralu area of Shitalakkhya River in Rupganj upazila, Narayanganj. Rupganj police station Inspector Sazzad Roman said locals had informed police after spotting Parvez’s floating body in the river on Monday morning. Later, the body was recovered around 9:30am and then sent to Narayanganj Sadar Hospital morgue for autopsy, said Rupganj police OC Ismail Hossain. Police suspect Parvez could have been strangulated on Sunday night and later his body was dumped in the river. Parvez used to work with a local NGO named ‘Meghna Workers Cooperative Samity’, a micro-credit financial organisation.
January 22, 2018 16:18 UTC
Anisul told reporters that he learnt about the schedule of the presidential polls from the Election Commission. Also Read- Presidential polls within a monthEC preparing for the pollsMeanwhile, the Election Commission has started taking preparations to hold the 21st presidential election next month. Yesterday evening, acting Election Commission secretary Helaluddin Ahmed told reporters that the commission would hold a meeting in this connection on Thursday. According to sources, the Election Commission Secretariat was directed to make preparations for the election in an urgent meeting of the election commissioners yesterday. Election Commissioner Kabita Khanam told reporters: “Organizing the presidential election is a constitutional obligation and the commission will take all necessary measures to hold it properly.”An Election Commission official, requesting anonymity, said: “Today’s [yesterday’s] meeting has discussed the overall preparation for the presidential election.
January 22, 2018 16:18 UTC
A meeting of the election commissioners have been convened for Thursday over the matter, said the commission’s Acting Secretary Helaluddin Ahmed. Later, Minister Anisul told bdnews24.com, “I came to know from the Election Commission that the voting will be held on Feb 19.”On Apr 24, 2013, Abdul Hamid was sworn in as the 20th president. In that case, the polls will have been held during the ongoing parliament session. The commission will announce the polls schedule following a meeting between the speaker and the chief election commissioner. In case of multiple candidates, the Election Commission will conduct the voting in parliament.
January 22, 2018 16:18 UTC
Rakip, who moved to Benfica from Malmo earlier this month after making 30 appearances for the Swedish champions last season, has 11 caps for his country's under-21 team. "I believe this is a league that suits me and my way of playing," the 21-year-old told Palace's website (www.cpfc.co.uk). "It's fast-paced and physically intense, and I'm a... box-to-box player who runs up and down the field." Former England manager Hodgson managed at Malmo in the 1980s, leading the club to five consecutive league championships. "It feels amazing arriving to the best league in the world and to be part of a great team."
January 22, 2018 16:07 UTC
The settlement is one the largest payments made by a brand to remedy workplace dangers in Bangladesh, the unions said in a statement. “The settlement makes real resources available to over 150 factories so they can finally make the necessary repairs that were needed years ago,” Christy Hoffman of UNI Global Union said in a statement. The settlement was reached through an arbitration process under the legally-binding Bangladesh Accord for Fire and Building Safety. The brand will also contribute $300,000 to a fund created by UNI Global Union and IndustriAll Global Union to improve pay and conditions for workers in global supply chains. “This is a good example because brands need to contribute to the improvement of workers’ conditions,” he told the Thomson Reuters Foundation by phone from Dhaka.
January 22, 2018 15:22 UTC
Pope Francis, in an extremely rare act of self-criticism, apologised to victims of clerical sex abuse on Sunday, acknowledging he had “wounded many” in comments defending a Chilean bishop who is under scrutiny. “I have to apologise,” an unusually contrite pope told reporters aboard the plane returning to Rome from a week-long trip to Chile and Peru, saying he realised he had “wounded many people who were abused”. A Chilean, Juan Carlos Cruz, said Barros saw Karadima abuse him. In his comments on the plane, the pope disclosed that Barros had offered to resign twice in recent years but Francis rejected the offers. “I can’t condemn him because I don’t have evidence and because I am convinced he is innocent,” Francis said.
January 22, 2018 15:11 UTC
Also, almost 80 percent of the people have confidence in power system development plan undertaken by the government, finds the survey conducted with the support by the Bangladesh Energy and Power Research Council. In the survey, only 5.6 percent respondents said they were not satisfied with development measures taken by the government while 14.7 percent said they were 'not sure.' According to the findings, a total of 11.2 percent respondents said they were 'very satisfied', 48.8 percent 'satisfied' and 29.9 percent 'somewhat satisfied'. "The purpose of the survey was to understand the people's perception about the government’s initiative on the development of power sector," he said. Since 2009, a total of 9,254 MW electricity has been added to the national grid with additional 87 new plants raising the power generation to over 16,000 MW.
January 22, 2018 15:11 UTC
US Vice President Mike Pence pledged to move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem by the end of 2019 on Monday in a speech to Israel’s parliament that saw Arab lawmakers expelled after they shouted in protest. As Pence spoke, Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas arrived to meet European Union foreign ministers in Brussels, urging them to “swiftly” recognise the state of Palestine. “In the weeks ahead, our administration will advance its plan to open the US embassy in Jerusalem,” Pence said. Arab outrage over Trump’s Jerusalem decision on December 6 had prompted the cancellation of several planned meetings ahead of Pence’s tour. In Jerusalem, Pence repeated Trump’s view that the United States will support a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict “if both sides agree.”
January 22, 2018 15:00 UTC
Indian right-wing, Hindu nationalist, paramilitary volunteer organisation Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Sunday said “Hindutva” is the fuel that sustains India, a country whose strength is in diversity, the Hindustan Times reported. “Bharat (India) will exist as long as Hindutva, the country’s essence, exists,” the RSS chief said at a Hindu conference in Guwahati, the largest city of Northeastern Indian state of Assam. Hindutva, a term popularised by Vinayak Damodar Savarkar in 1923, is the predominant form of Hindu nationalism in India. Bhagwat also urged parents in the North Eastern states to send their children to RSS camps. Former Assam Chief Minister and Congress leader Tarun Gogoi said the RSS program was aimed at spreading the “communal politics” of the BJP.
January 22, 2018 14:26 UTC
It found that bad debts grew faster than credit in the last five years. “Our banking sector is growing fast. “The issue they face is non-performing loans; this is a major problem (for the banking sector) in this country,” added Muhith. The finance minister told the Norfund representatives the government is focused on creating skilled manpower, generating power and energy, and developing physical infrastructure. Bangladesh targets to eradicate poverty by the next six years, Muhith told the meeting attended by Norwegian Ambassador Sidsel Bleken.
January 22, 2018 14:15 UTC
Firefighters have rescued a kitten which was stuck in a tree for three days in Muradnagar upazila, Comilla. Chased by a dog, the orange-and-white kitten climbed up to the top branches of a 120-feet-high silk tree at the Upazila Health Complex on Friday. The officials informed the matter to Muradnagar Fire Service and a team of firefighters went for the rescue on Monday. The firefighters had finally decided to take the risk and rescued the kitten, he added. Upazila Livestock Officer Abdur Rahim told the Dhaka Tribune that apart from some weakness for three days of starvation, the condition of the kitten was quite well.
January 22, 2018 14:03 UTC
If you want to know how high school students see the world, the current exhibit at the Columbia Art Center gives a sense of their creative insights. The student photographers all have written statements next to their photos, which explain their general thoughts about this medium. Other photographers do not have human subjects, but instead offer photographic studies that amount to being contemplative still-life studies. Photographers have so many different potential subjects, styles and approaches that this sort of group exhibit provides examples of some of the technical challenges they face. There are a good number of photographers who are interested in assembling photographic collages, for instance.
January 22, 2018 13:52 UTC
The weather was pleasant Wednesday afternoon until the Canadian express blew in. At 4:30 p.m., when the masters tennis clinic was scheduled at Tierra Del Sol Recreation Center, a cold wind whipped through the palms. But it did not deter the players who had signed up for the clinic. Tierra Del Sol recreation supervisor Quenton Jones is the driving force behind the introduction of masters tennis in The Villages. Read this story and many others in Monday's edition of the Daily Sun.
January 22, 2018 12:56 UTC
Fencing might be the coolest, most elegant sport you don’t pay attention to during the Summer Olympics. For a lesson in fencing, all you have to do is attend today’s By the Sword fencing exhibition hosted by The Villages Fencing Club and the Recreation and Parks Department at Rohan Recreation Center. Members will explain the three types of swords — the foil, the sabre and the epee — as well as how points are scored during the match, how each weapon works, parts of the uniform and the history behind the sport. It is, after all, one of five sports that has been featured in every modern Olympic Games, joining athletics, cycling, swimming and gymnastics. Then you’ll get to see exactly how the competitors fight with each sword, such as foil fencing as demonstrated by Larry Bailer, above left, of the Village of Chatham, and Hap Holden, of the Village Santiago.
January 22, 2018 12:56 UTC