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April 20, 2019 12:00 UTC
Joann Leonard of the Bazette Community passed away Thursday, April 18, 2019 in Corsicana at the Twilight Home. She was born in Macon, Georgia on Feb. 13, 1928 to Woodrow Sims and Frances Sims. Joann worked for the Federal Government and a comptroller and late for Walmart in Corsicana for 28 …
April 20, 2019 12:00 UTC
Chief justice Ranjan Gogoi said the accusations made by a 35-year-old junior court assistant were an attempt to stop him hearing important cases. The woman wrote to 22 Supreme Court judges on Friday, alleging Gogoi twice made unwanted sexual advances against her in the office inside his official residence in October last year. She has called on the Supreme Court to set up a "special inquiry committee" to look into her affadavit. The Supreme Court has 25 judges appointed by the president, including the chief justice. One of the country's most respected institutions, the Supreme Court often rules on key policy matters and orders measures citing the public interest.
April 20, 2019 11:48 UTC
Representational photo BigstockThe girl's father complained to village leaders but did not get justice and so, he filed a case with the police stationPolice on Saturday arrested a man in a case filed over raping a differently-abled girl in Ullapara upazila in Sirajganj. Khairul Islam, 20, was detained from the upazila’s Ulipur area and sent him to the district jail following a court hearing. Locals rescued the girl after hearing her scream and escorted her to her house. The girl's father complained to village leaders but did not get justice and so, he filed a case with the police station. Police are looking for the other accused in the case, the SI added.
April 20, 2019 11:26 UTC
Kalapara Mayor Bipul Halder organised an event titled 'Mayor Night' at the Shaheed Minar on Thursday. A probe committee was formed after allegations of 'inappropriate dances’ were raised, Upazila Nirbahi Officer Tanvir Rahman said. "A girl performed a dance to a Hindi song at the event which sparked widespread outrage on social media." A three-member panel was subsequently formed under the instructions of the district administration. bdnews24.com could not reach Mayor Halder for comment.
April 20, 2019 11:26 UTC
Chloe Grace Moretz doesn't believe there should be an age limit for LGBTQ education. The 22-year-old actress - who has two gay brothers - thinks it's important that children learn about LGBTQ issues from a young age. "I had two gay brothers in my family, and our little cousins have known my brothers as gay from the time they were little bitty babies. So I feel like there shouldn't be an age limit to that - I think it's unfair to the child. "It's not just the poster child - 'oh we have a female lead' - it's about what's actually happening in the inner workings and what the product is gonna be.
April 20, 2019 11:15 UTC
Speaking at an event in Chattogram on Saturday, Nowfel said, "The questions raised about the quality of education are wide of the mark. It maybe that people have higher expectations.”The deputy minister pointed to the country's GDP growth to support his view that the education standards are up to par. “If the quality wasn't good, human resources wouldn't be created as well as they have been in the country. On the contrary, the quality of education is largely dependent on teachers and school authorities, he explained. Speaking about the government's investment in the education sector, he said, "The prime minister has allocated adequate investment in the sector.
Addressing a campaign rally for the Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal on Saturday, Modi berated ‘speed-breaker didi’ Mamata and said, “It is shameful that people from the neighbouring country (Bangladesh) are campaigning for the TMC.”“This was done by the party to appease the minority community.”Actor Ferdous was the subject of fierce criticism for taking part in a campaign of a Trinamool Congress candidate while in Kolkata for a film shoot. The Indian government subsequently ordered the actor to leave the country after cancelling his visa following a report from the Bureau of Immigration on the matter. The actor later apologised for his 'inadvertent mistake' and said he had been 'driven by emotion from the love of the people of West Bengal' when he had joined the campaign along with his Indian co-actors. West Bengal is going to the polls in all the seven phases in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections.
"This is unbelievable," Gogoi, India's most powerful judge, told a special hearing of the court he called on Saturday so that the allegations could be addressed. Gogoi said the events showed that India's judiciary was under "serious threat" and was being destabilised by a larger conspiracy, without elaborating. The 35-year-old woman, whose identity has not been publicly disclosed, wrote a letter to all 22 of the Supreme Court judges along with an affidavit detailing her allegations on Friday. She also says another brother of her husband's had his Supreme Court job terminated and she also faced a "false and frivolous" bribery complaint, leading to her arrest and subsequent bail. Justice Arun Mishra, who joined Gogoi on the bench for the special hearing, said the allegations were "wild and baseless".
The area around the building was sealed off by police as at least three attackers battled security forces, Interior Ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said. By early afternoon, he said at least two of the attackers had been killed and gunfire could no longer be heard. A loud explosion and gunfire was heard in central Kabul on Saturday, in a blast Afghan officials said occurred near the communication ministry. But as US officials have held a series of meetings with representatives from the Taliban, Kabul has been relatively calm. The attack, just days after a planned meeting between Taliban officials and Afghan politicians and civil society representatives in Qatar was cancelled, underlined the hurdles facing efforts to reach a peace settlement.
File photo of fireworks BigstockThe ban will come into effect from 6pm on Sunday to 6am on MondayDhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has banned the use of fireworks and carrying of all types of explosives and crackers in Dhaka, on the occasion of Shab-e-Barat to be observed Sunday night. The ban will come into effect from 6pm on Sunday to 6am on Monday to ensure the sanctity and peaceful observation of the holy night, said a statement signed by the DMP Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia on Saturday. The city police imposed the ban under Section 28 of DMP Police Ordinance 1976, read the statement.
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said Pakistan had evidence the "terrorist outfits" that carried out the attack have "training and logistic camps inside Iranian areas bordering Pakistan." "We have shared this actionable evidence with Iran after due authentication and identified the location of the camps," Qureshi said. Pakistan has created a new southern Frontier Corps with its headquarters in the south-western city of Turbat to more effectively control its 950-kilometre long border with Iran, he said. "Pakistan hopes they will take a swift action against the Baloch terrorist outfits," Qureshi said, referring to his telephone conversation with Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif. "We also hope that our Afghan brethren will take necessary action because these Baloch terrorist outfits also have links in Afghanistan," he added.
Representational photo BigstockThe arrested and the girl are cousins and lived in the same housePolice have arrested a teenager in a case filed over raping his three-year-old cousin at Fakirhat upazila in Bagerhat. Arman Sheikh, 16, was detained from Bahirdia area in Fakirhat upazila, on Friday night. Fakirhat police station OC Md Abu Zahid Sheikh confirmed and said: “The girl's mother filed a case with the Fakirhat police station following the incident. “We sent the child to Bagerhat Sadar Hospital for medical test Saturday morning, and the accused has been sent to court.”The arrested and the girl are cousins and lived in the same house, the OC added. After the incident, the child fell sick and her mother took her to Fakirhat Upazila Health Complex, where the doctors provided primary treatment and referred her to Khulna Medical College Hospital.
April 20, 2019 10:30 UTC
Farmers are forced to pay high wages to agricultural field labour - ranging from Tk500 to Tk700 per day. So in total, 5,611,000 labourers are required to complete the job, which is double the whole population of the district. Deputy Director of Local Government Division, Emran Hossain, said: “All local leaders have been ordered to support farmers. Due to higher wages, labourers move to stone and sand mines. “Sunamganj contributes to the national Gross Domestic Product (GDP) with its rice production, but 84,440 hectares of land is still left for harvesting,” he added.
April 20, 2019 10:18 UTC
Dame Joan Collins thinks she's "lucky to be alive" following a recent fire at her London flat. The 85-year-old actress and her husband Percy Gibson were forced to flee a fire in their Belgravia flat last week, and Joan thinks she's fortunate to have survived the dramatic incident. Joan also admitted she had to plead with her husband to flee the scene of the fire. "I went back to the flat and the smoke was so thick in the hallway I couldn't take a step in. "And then, of course, the firefighters came and they go into the worst of the worst situations and are so selfless.
April 20, 2019 10:07 UTC