Joy Bangla Youth AwardA total of 30 organisations of young entrepreneurs received the Joy Bangla Youth Award 2017 by Young Bangla under the categories of social development, cultural activities and sports development. Photo: tanvir ahammedThe winners of Joy Bangla Youth Award 2017 pose for a photo after receiving the award at Sheikh Hasina National Youth Centre in Savar on Friday. Photo: tanvir ahammedState Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak speaks at the awards ceremony of Joy Bangla Youth Award 2017 at Sheikh Hasina National Youth Centre in Savar on Friday. Photo: tanvir ahammedState Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak speaks at the awards ceremony of Joy Bangla Youth Award 2017 at Sheikh Hasina National Youth Centre in Savar on Friday. Photo: tanvir ahammedThe winners of Joy Bangla Youth Award 2017 pose for a photo after receiving the award at Sheikh Hasina National Youth Centre in Savar on Friday.
October 20, 2017 16:30 UTC
The expelled assistant secretary of BCL, Mohiuddin Rana, is a student of physics department of the university. The proctorial team of the university arrested Rana, a resident of Shahidullah Hall, and one of his accomplices on Thursday night, hours before the 'Gha' unit admission test on Friday morning. Acting Proctor Amzad Ali said Rana and Mamun are 'masterminds' behind the admission test cheating. Rafi said he struck a Tk 200,000 deal with Rana for helping him cheat to pass the admission test. CID Additional Superintendent of Police Md Minhazul Islam told bdnews24.com that Rana, Mamun and Rafi would be charged under the cyber crimes act.
October 20, 2017 16:07 UTC
A suicide bomber killed at least 30 people inside a Shi’ite mosque in the capital of Afghanistan, Kabul, on Friday night, a security official said, and a separate bombing killed at least another 20 at a mosque in the middle of the country. The Kabul bombing is the latest in a string of violent attacks on the country’s Shi’ite minority. The attack occurred at Imam Zaman mosque in the western Dasht-e-Barchi part of Kabul as Shi’ite worshippers gathered for prayers. A senior security official said the exact number of casualties was unknown but that security forces at the scene had removed at least 30 bodies. A separate attack on a mosque in the central province of Ghor was also reported on Friday.
October 20, 2017 15:56 UTC
The queen of Jordan, Rania Al Abdullah, is scheduled to visit Rohingya refugees at the Kutupalong Refugee Camp and its surrounding areas in Cox’s Bazar Cox’s Bazar on Monday. The Jordanian Queen’s visit is also aimed at underscoring the urgent need for a dramatic increase in humanitarian assistance for this vulnerable population, said a media advisory of the UN refugee agency. She is expected to meet Rohingya women and children, who recently crossed the border from Myanmar, and see some of the emergency services offered by the IRC, UNHCR, UNICEF, and other humanitarian agencies to the Rohingya. Ending the visit, the queen will make a press statement, the advisory added. Since late August, more than 580,000 Rohingya refugees, mostly women and children, have arrived in Cox’s Bazar, marking the largest mass refugee influx in the region in decades and a major humanitarian crisis.
October 20, 2017 15:22 UTC
An 11-member committee has been formed to help the state prepare the filing of a review petition against the scrapping of the 16th amendment to the Constitution by the Supreme Court, which nullified the parliament’s power to remove sitting judges. Attorney General Mahbubey Alam confirmed the matter to Bangla Tribune on Friday. “Right now the committee members are compiling and analysing various legal data related to the 16th amendment verdict,” the attorney general said. Asked when the committee was formed, he said: “The committee was formed quite a few days ago. The minister said they were giving a close reading and that the review petition would be filed after proper scrutiny of the text.
October 20, 2017 15:22 UTC
The Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said the people of the majority Arab city and surrounding province would decide their own future “within the framework of a decentralized, federal, democratic Syria”. The US-backed SDF, which is led by Kurdish militia fighters and also includes Arabs, captured the Syrian de-facto capital of Islamic State’s self-proclaimed caliphate this week in a decisive defeat for the group that had ruled over millions of people from central Syria to northern Iraq. Turkey views the rise of Kurdish power in Syria as a threat to its national security, viewing Kurdish groups in northern Syria as an extension of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which is fighting a three-decade insurgency in Turkey. The SDF, dominated by the Kurdish YPG militia, has established control over swathes of northern Syria in operations backed by the US-led coalition against Islamic State, mostly avoiding conflict with Russian-backed pro-government forces. With Islamic State’s self-declared “caliphate” crumbling in its last remaining Syrian strongholds, Assad’s Russian allies said on Thursday the fight with the jihadist group would soon be over.
October 20, 2017 15:00 UTC
Tension has soared on the peninsula following a series of weapons tests by North Korea and a string of increasingly bellicose exchanges between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Trump, in a speech last month at the United Nations, threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea if necessary to defend itself and allies and called the North’s leader a “rocket man” on a suicide mission. Choe Son-hui, director-general of the North American department of North Korea’s foreign ministry, told a non-proliferation conference in Moscow Washington would “have to put up” with North Korea’s nuclear status, RIA reported. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, addressing the same conference earlier on Friday, urged world powers to get behind a joint Russian-Chinese roadmap for settling the crisis over North Korea’s weapons program. The plan proposes a moratorium on North Korea’s missile and nuclear weapons tests, while South Korea and the United States suspend holding military exercises.
October 20, 2017 14:37 UTC
One bomber walked into a Shia Muslim mosque in the capital Kabul as people were praying on Friday night and detonated an explosive, one of the worshippers there, Mahmood Shah Husaini, said. At least 39 people died in the blast at the Imam Zaman mosque in the city's western Dasht-e-Barchi district, interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish said. More than 40 Maghrib Prayers been martyred and several injured in Sucide attack on Imam Zaman masjid Hazara papulated Area.#KabulBlast pic.twitter.com/Yaz3HiRDXQ — Rauf Merzayi (@Merzayi) October 20, 2017No group claimed responsibility. Separately, a suicide bombing killed at least 33 people at a mosque in central Ghor province, a police spokesman said. Again, no one immediately claimed responsibility.
October 20, 2017 14:26 UTC
According to a new survey conducted by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, Dhaka is the world’s seventh most dangerous megacity for women. Cairo, Egypt, topped the list as the most dangerous for women, while Karachi in Pakistan tied with Congo’s Kinshasa for second place. The results of the survey were based on responses from 20 women’s rights experts in each of the 19 cities tested. All 19 cities are among 31 megacities listed by the UN, and each of the cities was the largest megacity in their respective country. The respondents were asked to rate four aspects of the cities in the questionnaire: Risk of sexual violence against women, access to healthcare, economic opportunities on offer for women and cultural practices regarding women.
October 20, 2017 13:52 UTC
Two people were killed in a head-on collision between two buses on Dhaka-Chittagong highway in Chittagong on early Friday morning. The accident took place near Mogpukur Par area in Sitakunda upazila, sources told the Dhaka Tribune. One of the victims, Kamrul Islam, 37, died at Chittagong Medical College Hospital (CMCH). Kumira highway police station OC Jahangir Alam said when the accident took place, Kamrul and another passenger tried to escape by jumping out of their bus through one of the windows. Kamrul was grievously injured, but the other victim, who had yet to be identified when this report was filed, died on the spot, the OC added.
October 20, 2017 13:41 UTC