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  • Fifa: Sepp Blatter faces criminal investigation

    Swiss prosecutors have opened a criminal investigation into Sepp Blatter, the head of the world football body Fifa.

    The attorney general's office said he was being investigated "on suspicion of criminal mismanagement as well as – alternatively – on suspicion of misappropriation".

    Mr Blatter was being questioned, and his office was searched, it added.

    Fifa said it was co-operating with the Swiss attorney general.

  • Evening Brief

    Nation celebrating Eid-ul-Azha

    Eid-ul-Azha, the second biggest religious festival of the Muslims, is being celebrated across the country on Friday amid religious fervour and much enthusiasm. Thousands of Muslims offered prayers seeking divine blessings in the morning. The main Eid congregation in the capital was held at the National Eidgah at 8am.

    Four Bangladeshis among Mina Hajj stampede victims

  • Ganguly to take charge of CAB

    The decks have been cleared for Sourav Ganguly to take charge of the Cricket Association of Bengal, with the state's chief minister, Mamata Banerjee, announcing on Thursday that the association's senior officials had taken the decision. He will replace Jagmohan Dalmiya, who died on Sunday, and whose son Avishek will succeed Ganguly as secretary.

  • PM: Bangladesh will implement SDGs

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has expressed her firm determination to implement the sustainable development goals (SDGs).

    She said: “Bangladesh will change its fortune by making optimum use of its own resources. As a victorious nation, the nation has the confidence in accomplishing any difficult task and achieving any goal.”

    Sheikh Hasina made the call while addressing a reception at LaGuardia Marriot Mission Hotel in New York on Thursday, BSS reports.

  • 3 held with arms-ammo in Dhaka

    Members of Rapid Action Battalion have arrested three persons with arms and ammunition from Muradpur in Kodomtoili area in Dhaka.

    The arrestees are Shakil, Shumon and Bappi. They are the residents of Jatrabari.

    RAB 10 Assistant Superintendent of Police Raselur Rahman said: “They were arrested from the area around 1am Friday.”

    He said two foreign made pistols, nine bullets, and three magazines were recovered from their possession.

  • ‘Be alert so that none can make evil gain using religion’

    Extending his heartiest Eid greetings to the countrymen and the Muslim Ummah, President Abdul Hamid has urged all to remain alert so that none can make any evil gains using religion.

    "We all have to be imbued with patience and sacrifice for building a peaceful, geniality and tolerant society through realizing the inner teaching of Eid-ul-Azha," he added.

  • Midday Brief

    Nation celebrating Eid-ul-Azha

    Eid-ul-Azha, the second biggest religious festival of the Muslims, is being celebrated across the country on Friday amid religious fervour and much enthusiasm. Thousands of Muslims offered prayers seeking divine blessings in the morning. The main Eid congregation in the capital was held at the National Eidgah at 8am.

  • Biggest Eid Jamaat held at Sholakia

    The biggest Jamaat of Eid-ul-Azha of the country has been held at Sholakia Eidgha Maidan.

    Tens of thousands of devotees joined the largest jamaat on the historic Sholakia Eidgha Maidan.

    The 188th Jamaat of this year was held at 9am Friday.

  • In pictures: Eid-ul-Azha 2015

    In pictures: Eid-ul-Azha 2015

    The nation is celebrating Eid-ul-Azha, the second biggest religious festival of the Muslims. Thousands of Muslims offered prayers seeking divine blessings in the morning. After Eid prayers, people started sacrificing animals. City streets became almost empty with very low traffic movement.

  • Five Bangladeshis among Mina Hajj stampede victims

    Five Bangladeshi nationals are among the Hajj pilgrims killed in Mina in a stampede during Hajj, family members of the victims claimed.

    The deceased are Firoza Khanam of Jamalpur, Julia Begum, 45, of Sunamganj, Tahera Begum, 63, her brother Noor Nabi, of Feni, and Abdul Latif, 70, of Comilla. 

    Bangladeshi Hajj official in Saudi Arabia Md Asaduzzaman said Khandakar Mazharul Islam of Jamalpur informed them that his mother Firoza Khaman died in the tragic incident.

  • Texas mortuary owner jailed for letting bodies rot

    The owner of a Fort Worth mortuary where corpses were left to rot for months will spend two years in prison for taking payments from clients and failing to provide funeral services, a jury decided on Thursday.

    The Fort Worth jury that convicted Dondre Johnson, 41, on Wednesday of two counts of felony theft sentenced him to two years' imprisonment plus a $10,000 fine for each count. He will serve his prison terms concurrently and will not be eligible for parole, authorities said.

  • PM, Modi for regular interactions on Saarc issues

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi today observed that frequent interactions among the Saarc leaders beyond common practice of summit-level talks are necessary for strengthening cooperation of the countries.

  • Mutton biryani

    • Food
    • September 25, 2015

    What is Eid without a feast of dishes that are rich with masala, ghee and calories? After a month of abstinence, a mutton biryani is one staple that you can surely forgive yourself for. This biryani recipe is a guilty pleasure that must be tasted to be believed.

    Ingredients

  • In pictures: Aftermath of Hajj stampede in Mina

    In pictures: Aftermath of Hajj stampede in Mina

    At least 719 pilgrims were killed on Thursday in a crush at Mina, outside the Muslim holy city of Mecca, where some two million people are performing the annual Haj pilgrimage. At least 805 others were injured in the stampede, which took place on Street 204 of the camp city at Mina, a few kilometers east of Mecca, where pilgrims stay for several days during the climax of the Haj.

  • Saudi king orders Hajj safety review

    Saudi Arabia's King Salman has ordered a safety review for the Hajj pilgrimage after at least 717 people died in a stampede near the holy city of Mecca.

    Another 863 people were injured in the incident at Mina, which occurred as two million pilgrims were taking part in the Hajj's last major rite.

    It is the deadliest incident to occur during the pilgrimage in 25 years.

    The king said there was a need "to improve the level of organisation and management of movement" of pilgrims.

  • Traffic Update

    07:55pm

    Heavy traffic reported in Badda.

    07:06pm

    Heavy traffic reported in Malibag.

    06:15pm

    Heavy traffic reported in Mogbazar and Malibag.

    05:15pm

    Moderate traffic reported in Mohakhali, Gulshan and Dhanmondi.

  • Today’s Prices

    Check out the prices of essentials in city kitchen markets till September 25 (Morning)

    Rice

    Price

    Yesterday's price

    Price before 7 days

    Miniket (average quality)

    Tk38 to Tk46

    Tk38 to Tk46

  • Nation celebrating Eid-ul-Azha

    Eid-ul-Azha, the second biggest religious festival of the Muslims, is being celebrated across the country on Friday amid religious fervour and much enthusiasm.

    Thousands of Muslims offered prayers seeking divine blessings in the morning.

    The main Eid congregation in the capital was held at the National Eidgah at 8am.

  • Morning Brief

    Death toll rises to 717 in Hajj stampede in Mina
    Reuters

    At least 717 pilgrims were killed on Thursday in a crush at Mina, outside the Muslim holy city of Mecca, where some two million people are performing the annual Haj pilgrimage, Saudi authorities said.

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