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  • Bill Gates hails Bangladesh’s mobile banking service

    Calling it a “wild adoption of technology” in his keynote, Mr. Gates said 13 million customers are “getting financial services, transferring money, paying in shops,” The Wall Street Journal reports.

    He reasoned, “bKash exploited the ubiquity of cellphones to deliver a needed service.”

  • DCC to clean animal waste within 48 hours

    The bifurcated Dhaka City Corporation has decided to deploy around 13 thousand staffs to clean the wastes of sacrificial animals from the capital within a 48-hour long drive.

    The cleaning staffs of Dhaka City Corporations both North and South will start the drive at 10 am on Monday and will work round the clock for the next 48 hours, reports BSS.

  • 362 Eid congregations in Dhaka

    The capital’s main Eid congregation would be held at the National Eidgah at 8.30 amTwo city corporations of Dhaka South and Dhaka North will arrange 362 congregations for Eid-ul-Azha in the capital on Monday. 

    Of the congregations, Dhaka South City Corporation will hold 228 congregations and Dhaka North others, report BSS. 

    The capital's main Eid congregation would be held at the National Eidgah at 8.30 am. In case of rough weather, the main congregations will be shifted to the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque, officials said. 

  • Eid-ul-Azha Monday

    The holy Eid-ul-Azha, the second biggest religious festival of the Muslims, will be celebrated across the country on Monday with due solemnity and religious fervour.

    On the occasion, the Muslims across the country will offer prayers in congregations and sacrifice animals in the name of Almighty Allah. They will offer munajat seeking divine blessings for peace, progress and prosperity of the country as well as welfare of the Muslim Ummah.

  • President, PM greet people on Eid-ul-Azha

    President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have greeted the countrymen and the Muslim Ummah on the occasion of the holy Eid-ul-Azha.

    They issued separate messages to greet the countrymen on Sunday evening, reports BSS. The people of the country will be observing Eid-ul-Azha on Monday.

    In a message, the president urged all to be inspired with the spirit of sacrifice, taking lessons from the sacrifice made by Hazrat Ibrahim (AS).

  • Coming soon ‘sign-up’ online

    The release of the drama serial online is new in Bangladesh, but the trend is just awaiting to come into being.

    Just a matter of moment the online in Bangladesh is going to see the release of a drama serial, Sign-up, online, one starring in it, told Dhaka Tribune.

  • Evening Brief

    13 suspected robbers killed in Khulna ‘gunfight’

    Thirteen suspected forest bandits have been killed in separate "gunfights" between the law enforcers and them during raids in Sundarbans' Khulna range.

    The deceased are the members of Kashem gang.

    Tofail: Bhola to be turned into economic zone

    Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed has said Bhola will soon be turned into a special economic zone.

  • Tofail: Bhola to be turned into economic zone

    Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed has said Bhola will soon be turned into a special economic zone.

    Tofail, also the MP of Bhola 1, said: “Bhelumia and Bheduria will be turned into economic zones and a lot of investors will invest here.”

    The minister made this statement while inaugurating the rural electricity line in Bhelumia on Sunday afternoon.

    He said: “Gas and electricity is present in Bhola. Many industries will be set up here.

    “The work of setting up a 225MW power plant in Bhola is almost complete,” he added.

  • ‘Hajj selfie fever’ criticised by Islamic clerics

    ‘Hajj selfie fever’ criticised by Islamic clerics

    The phenomenon has been strongly criticised by some Islamic scholarsMillions of Muslims travelling to Mecca have caught “selfie fever,” angering some Muslim clerics for snapping pictures of themselves at holy sites during the annual hajj pilgrimage.

    Many young Muslims believe that posting selfies on social media is the best way to communicate with their families and document of such precious moments.

    The phenomenon has been strongly criticised by some scholars.

  • 4 cattle traders fall victim to dope gang in city

    They are now undergoing treatment at Dhaka Medical College HospitalFour cattle traders of Tangail fell victims to dope gang members and were robbed of Tk6 lakh from a Gulistan-bound bus coming from Narayanganj, BSS reported.

    The victims are Shahjahan Mia, 45, Arif Hossain, 25, Md Babu, 30 and Ananda, 30. They are now undergoing treatment at Dhaka Medical College Hospital.

    Dope gang members made them unconscious with sedatives and looted Tk6 lakh while they were going to Gulistan by the bus after selling their cattle, police and their colleagues said.

  • Midday Brief

    6 killed in Mymensingh road mishap

    Six persons have been killed and four others injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a tempo in Bagherkanda Bypass intersection of the district town.

    Of the deceased, three have been identified as Nasir Uddin, 40, Parvin Akter, 22, and Sharmin Akter,19.

    2 suspected robbers killed in Khulna ‘gunfight’

  • 4 held with arms and ammo in Satkhira

    Preparations for lodging case under arms act is going on, added the OCThe Detective Branch (DB) of police have detained four people with arms and ammunition from Kalyanpur village under Ashashuni upazila in Satkhira.

    The detainees are Abdul Jalil, 50, son of Sohel Uddin; Azizul Haq, 49, son of late Idris Ali; Sirajul Islam, 30, son of Akbar Ali; and Abdus Samad, 38, son of Jinnat Ali. All of the detainees hailed from Satkhira.

    Meanwhile, a pistol, a shutter gun, two magazines, two rounds of bullets and one round of bullet of rifle were recovered from their possessions.

  • 6 killed in Mymensingh road mishap

    Of the deceased, three have been identified as Nasir Uddin, 40, Parvin Akter, 22, and Sharmin Akter,19Six persons have been killed and four others injured as a bus rammed into a tempo in Bagherkanda Bypass intersection of the district town.

    Of the deceased, three have been identified as Nasir Uddin, 40, Parvin Akter, 22, and Sharmin Akter,19.

    Kotwali model police station Officer-in-Charge Fazlul Karim said a Mymensingh-bound bus rammed into a tempo around 12pm, leaving one dead and eight injured on the spot.

    The injured were rushed to Mymensingh Medical College Hospital where on duty doctor declared five others dead.

  • 1 killed, 20 injured in Munshiganj clash

    Tension is prevailing in the area in apprehension of further clash over the deathA person was killed and 20 others were injured as the plaintiff and defence groups of a murder case locked in a clash over establishing supremacy at Tetultola under Gazaria upazila of the district on Saturday night.

    The deceased is Monsur Prodhan, 66. The body was sent to Munshiganj General hospital morgue on Sunday morning for autopsy.

    Tension was prevailing in the area in apprehension of further clash over the death.

  • Pakistan Taliban vow support for IS

    IS has taken over large parts of Syria and IraqThe Pakistani Taliban have expressed their support for Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria and Iraq.

    In a statement marking the Muslim festival of Eid, the group appealed to Islamists there to unite against the "enemy" – the US-led alliance.

    IS has taken over large parts of Syria and Iraq, but has also been battling al-Qaeda-linked rival militant groups.

    The Pakistani Taliban has been waging its own insurgency against the Islamabad government since 1997.

  • Obama greets Muslims on Eid

    Eid-ul-Azha will be celebrated on Monday in Bangladesh US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle on Wednesday greeted Muslims across the globe on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha.

    Obama also conveyed his greetings to those performing the Hajj pilgrimage this year, Press Trust of India (PTI) reported.

    "As our Muslim neighbours and friends gather for Eid celebrations, Muslim Americans are among the millions of pilgrims joining one of the world's largest and most diverse gatherings," said Obama.

  • Bangladeshi man’s mission to sell Britishness abroad

    Mamun Chowdhury makes classic coats for export and is spearheading a manufacturing revival in London’s East EndWhen George Osborne told the Institute of Directors that small companies felt “too daunted” to export to countries outside Europe, he could have cited the story of Mamun Chowdhury’s duffel coats as an inspiration to Britain’s manufacturers.

    Chowdhury has made it by, as he puts it, “selling Britishness” – competing in the international rag trade from a small factory in the East End of London.

  • 13 suspected robbers killed in Khulna ‘gunfight’

    The deceased are the members of Kashem gangThirteen suspected forest bandits have been killed in separate "gunfights" between the law enforcers and them during raids in Sundarbans' Khulna range.

    The deceased are the members of Kashem gang.

    Paikgacha police station Officer-in-Charge Akkas Ali said: &ldquot: "Eleven bandits were detained in the morning during a gunfight, which left two members of the gang killed. On the basis of their information, police went to recover arms in Hadda area of Sundarban in the afternoon.”

  • 3 held with firearm in Khulna

    One foreign pistol, three rounds of bullets and a magazine have been seized from their possessionsRapid Action Battalion (RAB) members have detained three terrorists with firearm and bullets at Fultala railway station area early Sunday.

    The detainees are Bayezid, 26, son of Wazed Sheikh of Bejerdanga area; Roni, 25, son of Abdur Rashid; and Al-Amin, 20, son of Nazrul Sardar.

    Rab 6 Assistant Superintendent of Police Ruhul Kuddus said the detainees might have been involved in arms peddling.

    One foreign pistol, three rounds of bullets and a magazine were seized from their possessions, said the RAB official.

  • Two workers burnt in Gazipur factory fire

    Of them, Shahjahan has been sent to Dhaka Medical College Hospital in critical conditionTwo workers have sustained burn injuries after a spinning mill caught fire at Madhkhola area in Sreepur of Gazipur.

    The injured are Shahjahan Miah, 30, son of Kuddus Miah, of Mymensingh and Al-Amin, 19, son of Nizam Uddin of Netrokona. 

    Another worker Bipul, 23, got injured as he jumped from the third floor of the factory building. They work in the utility department.

    Of them, Shahjahan has been sent to Dhaka Medical College Hospital in critical condition.

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