A 16-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by a young man at a village in Shamli district of Uttar Pradesh, police said on Thursday. The victim was going to collect water from a public handpump in Kaniyan village on Wednesday when the assault took place, SHO of Kandhla police station Rozan Tyagi said. A case was registered against the accused, identified only as Shamim, based on a complaint from the mother of the girl, he said. The complainant has also alleged that her daughte
Police have filed a case under the Digital Security Act against the man who threatened to kill ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan during a Facebook live video on November 15. Sub-inspector Mahbub Morshed filed the case with Jalalabad Police Station in Sylhet late last night, Okil Uddin, officer-in-charge of the police station said. The accused is Mohsin Talukdar (25) of Talukdarpara area in Shahpur under Sylhet Sadar upazila. The accused is on the run since the video went viral on Monday
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has congratulated US president-elect Joe Biden and vice-president-elect Kamala Harris, reports UNB. Biden, 77, beat Donald Trump in a heated election held last week to become the 46th president of the United States. His running mate Kamala Harris made history as the first Black woman to become vice president. Biden positioned himself to be a leader who “seeks not to divide, but to unify” a nation gripped by a historic pandemic and a confluence of economic
About 10,000 Bangladeshis from an Islamist group marched through the nation's capital on Tuesday to denounce the display of caricatures of Islam's Prophet Muhammad in France while the group's leader urged Muslims around the world to boycott French products. The protesters from Islami Andolon Bangladesh, a group that advocates for the introduction of Islamic law in the Muslim-majority country, carried banners and placards reading “All Muslims of the world, unite” and “Boycott France."
Facebook Inc FB.O will start banning ads that explicitly discourage people from getting vaccinated, the world's largest social media company said on Tuesday, as it also announced a new flu vaccine information campaign. Ads advocating for or against legislation or government policies around vaccines, including a COVID-19 vaccine, will still be allowed, the company said in a blog post. It will begin to enforce the new global policy in the next few days. Facebook, with 2.7 billion monthly ac
Six accused including Ayesha Siddique Minni were sentenced to death in Rifat Sharif murder case. Barguna District and Sessions Judge Asaduzzman pronounced the verdict around 1:50pm. Rifat was killed in front of Barguna Government College on June 26 last year. On September 1 that year, 24 people were charged, of whom 10 were adults and 14 juveniles.
Saudi Arabia said today that it would start allowing pilgrims to perform Umrah gradually, taking necessary precautions. The Ministry of Interior said the decision was made after assessing the developments of the coronavirus and in response to the desire of Muslims around the world to perform the ritual, according to Arab News. The first phase of the gradual return will include allowing citizens and expatriates from within the kingdom to perform Umrah at a capacity of 30 percent from Octob
Bangladesh and India have made tremendous development in connectivity between the two countries but it has not been publicised to the extent it should have been, Salman F Rahman, private industry and investment adviser to the prime minister, has said. In an online meeting with top Indian business executives in Bangladesh hosted by the High Commission of India on Monday, he said, "If connectivity takes place, economic activity grows. It is not the question of competing with each other; it is
Nestled between hills on one side and the sea on the other, Marishbunia village in Teknaf's Baharchhara union is pure beauty. Babbling brooks, mossy arched bridges and hibiscus shrubs in full bloom -- this was the last location where Maj (retd) Sinha Rashed Md Khan was filming before he was killed in police firing on July 31. But for such an idyllic location, the atmosphere in Marishbunia is unnerving. All the witnesses named in the case, filed against the slain ex-army major by police, are
In some good news for the country, a scientist, who also discovered jute polymer and is behind the invention of "Sonali Bag", has come up with a method of making biodegradable protective gear in a promising solution to the additional environmental pollution during the coronavirus pandemic. Dr Mubarak Ahmad Khan, scientific adviser to Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation, came up with the material, now at the conceptual stage, to prepare personal protective equipment (PPE) which is biodegradable