One phase of Ijtema holds Akheri MunajatFor the first time the two sections of Tabligh Jamaat are attending Ijtema in separate phases. Photo: Asif Mahmud OveMany take risks travelling home from the Biswa Ijtema Akheri Munajat on Saturday. Photo: Asif Mahmud OveMany take risks travelling home from the Biswa Ijtema Akheri Munajat on Saturday. Photo: Asif Mahmud OveMany take risks travelling home from the Biswa Ijtema Akheri Munajat on Saturday. Photo: Asif Mahmud OveMany take risks travelling home from the Biswa Ijtema Akheri Munajat on Saturday.
February 16, 2019 09:33 UTC
The defrocking was announced ahead of next week's meeting at the Vatican between the heads of national Catholic churches to discuss the global sexual abuse crisis. McCarrick had appealed the decision but it was upheld and Pope Francis said no further appeal would be allowed. The allegations against McCarrick date back to decades ago when he was still rising to the top of the US church hierarchy. McCarrick, who became a power-broker as Archbishop of Washington, DC from 2001 to 2006, is living in seclusion in a remote friary in Kansas. He has responded publicly to only one of the allegations, saying he has "absolutely no recollection" of an alleged case of sexual abuse of a 16-year-old boy more than 50 years ago.
February 16, 2019 09:22 UTC
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February 16, 2019 09:22 UTC
Following a welcoming call from Patwary, the traffickers submitted 30kg of yaba tablets and 30 weapons as a symbol of the surrender in exchange for flowers. “Tougher action will be taken against those who are still operating,” Patwary warned, urging the active traffickers to surrender. We will try to complete their cases within a short time,” Patwary said, hoping to inspire the surrendered traffickers. “Chattogram District Police organised the programme under the supervision of high officials soon after the yaba traders sought a return to regular life through surrender. Many yaba traders agreed to turn themselves in to police custody in response to the event,” he said.
February 16, 2019 09:11 UTC
Razzaq, an assistant secretary general of the Jamaat-e-Islami, resigned from the post from the UK on Friday. The move comes amid pressure on the party through the war crimes trials and its loss of official registration. Reporters asked Quader, the general secretary of the ruling Awami League, several questions regarding the news and Jamaat at the Awami League president’s offices in Dhaka’s Dhanmondi on Saturday. Asked whether the Awami League would applaud an apology from Jamaat regarding its role in 1971, he said:“This is a matter of discussion, but it [their apology] is still limited to rumours. Why should we make any comments before then?”Asked whether this could be a plan to restore the registration of the party, the Awami League general secretary said:“It may be a plan.
February 16, 2019 09:00 UTC
Map of Pabna districtPolice said the man most likely died while trying to fix his geyserA Russian national has died in Pabna, preliminary examination revealing the cause of death to be an electric accident. His body was recovered around 10am on Saturday. Police said the death occurred on Saturday as Vatzim was trying to fix the geyser in his apartment. Ishwardi police station Officer-in-Charge Bahauddin Faruqi said: “The Russian national used to live on the 14th floor of Green City, the living quarters adjacent to the under-construction power plant. The police and fire service personnel recovered his body around 10am.
February 16, 2019 08:48 UTC
The Daily Star Editor Mahfuz Anam registered his ‘protest’ of the bdnews24.com report on the meeting. It was unclear from Rahman’s statement which portion of the bdnews24.com report he objected to. Much of the bdnews24.com report matches the one published by Prothom Alo under the headline ‘প্রধানমন্ত্রীর উপদেষ্টার সঙ্গে নোয়াব নেতাদেরশুভেচ্ছা বিনিময়’. The bdnews24.com report also included another section based on a source present at the meeting, which led to the Anam submitting a ‘protest note’. In response to this statement, bdnews24.com said that its report was released after the information contained in it was confirmed.
February 16, 2019 08:26 UTC
Mir Abdus Shukur Al Mahmud, is a Bangladeshi poet, novelist and short-story writer CollectedThe second namaz-e-janaza is expected to be held at Baitul Mukarram National mosqueThe first namaz-e-janaza of prominent poet Al Mahmud has been held at the National Press Club in Dhaka. The second namaz-e-janaza of Al Mahmud is expected to be held at Baitul Mukarram National mosque after Zohr prayers. Poet Al Mahmud passed away at a city hospital on Friday night. Also Read- Poet Al Mahmud dies at 82Al Mahmud’s close friend and assistant Abid Azim told reporters that the poet had been suffering from multiple old-age complications for a long time. Mir Abdus Shukur Al Mahmud, best known as Al Mahmud, was a poet, novelist, and short-story writer.
February 16, 2019 08:15 UTC
File photo of Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport Minister Obaidul Quader Dhaka TribuneThe minister said the government is yet to make a decisionAwami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader has said that all news regarding a possible raising of the age limit for government jobs to 35 within March is only a rumor. He made the disclosure at a press briefing at Awami League's president's political office in Dhaka's Dhanmondi area on Saturday. "I did not say anything about raising the age limit to 35 for government jobs. Some newspapers are spreading rumours by falsely quoting me," he said. Quader, who is also the road transport and bridges minister, said the government is yet to take a decision regarding the matter.
February 16, 2019 08:15 UTC
Representational photoThe incident occurred in the early hours of SaturdayA garment worker has been shot to death by some unidentified assailants in Ashulia area of Savar. Rasel used to work in a local garment factory, and was living in a rented house in Bhuiyanpara area. Bullet-riddled Rasel had been taken to a local hospital at first and then was transferred to Enam Medical College and Hospital in Savar. Confirming the matter, Ashulia police station Inspector Zabed Masud said: "Upon receiving information, police inspected the crime scene. The victim’s body will be sent to Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College and Hospital in Dhaka for autopsy."
February 16, 2019 07:18 UTC
Ambassador Masud made the remarks at the General Debate of the 57th Commission for Social Development (CSocD), held at the UN Headquarters, recently, according to a press release on Saturday. Women in Bangladesh are now working side by side their male counterparts in almost every sphere of life," he said. Theme of the 57th CSocD is "addressing inequalities and challenges to social inclusion through fiscal, wage and social protection policies". Bangladesh is a member of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD). The 57th CSocD commenced on February 11 and will end on February 21.
February 16, 2019 07:18 UTC
Thousands of devotees attend the Akheri Munajat to end the first phase of Ijtema on Saturday; February 16, 2019 Dhaka TribuneThe second phase of the Bishwa Ijtema will commence on February 17 at the same venueThe first phase of the 54th Bishwa Ijtema has ended with the Akheri Munajat (final prayers), with thousands of devotees seeking blessings for the Muslim Ummah. The Munajat started around 10:42am on Saturday. Gazipur Metropolitan Police Commissioner YM Belalur Rahman said: “Extensive security measures were taken in and around the Ijtema ground to maintain law and order centring the Munajat. The second phase of the Ijtema will commence on February 17, at the same venue, and it is scheduled to end with Akheri Munajat on February 18. However, since 2011, Tabligh Jamaat had been organizing the Ijtema in two phases to ease accommodation problems.
February 16, 2019 07:07 UTC
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February 16, 2019 06:42 UTC
The Titas Gas Transmission and Supply Company announced the outage would start on Saturday morning. A resident of the Mohammadpur area told bdnews24.com that the gas pressure was low on Saturday morning and soon died out. File PhotoTitas media wing official Golam Mostofa told bdnews24.com that Titas gas supply from the Ashulia and Aminbazar CGS plants will be turned off for 24 hours from 8 am on Saturday to conduct emergency maintenance. The decrease in gas pressure is likely to affect industrial, commercial and residential areas.”According to a mobile SMS from Titas, parts of Ashulia, Savar, Aminbazar, Gabtali, Mirpur, Paikpara, Kalyanpur, Shyamoli, Ring Road, Mansurabad, Kadirabad, Mohammadpur, Lalmatia, Dhanmondi, Azimpur and Hazaribag may experience a gas outage or low gas pressure. Titas supplies gas to nearly 2.8 million residences in Dhaka.
February 16, 2019 06:33 UTC
File photo of a gas stove CollectedThe gas shortage is due to maintenance work, authorities saidParts of Dhaka will be facing disruption in gas supply due to maintenance work at a city gas station (CGS) in Ashulia. GTCL west zone’s General Manager (operation) Abu Sayed Mahmud said they detected a leakage on a 20-inch diameter pipeline at the GTCL gas station on Friday. Upon receiving information, a GTCL maintenance team onstarted working at the site from 8am Saturday. "We are hopeful the problem will be fixed within 24 hours, restoring the gas supply to normal," he said. The GTCL is the only government entity responsible for gas transmission in the areas covered by six state-run gas distribution companies.
February 16, 2019 06:22 UTC