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Day: October 6, 2014

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How should a government minister behave?

Ashfaqur Rahman: Mr. Latif Siddique we are told is a habitual abuser of his authority. He is also foul-mouthed and quite abusive in his behaviour towards his officers and colleagues. In spite of numerous press reports about his conduct, the government of the day must have found some reason to retain him in his cabinet post. In fact, he was quite a senior minister and in cabinet meetings we noticed him sitting close to the prime minister. It must have surprised many government insiders as to how he acquired this position of confidence in spite of his known misdemeanours. The prime minister herself may have been surprised to hear what the minister said in a Tangail Samity meeting in New York. He had accompanied the prime minister to New York as part of her delegation to this year's UN Gene...
Muslims celebrate Eid across country
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Muslims celebrate Eid across country

News Desk: The holy Eid-ul-Azha, the second biggest religious festival of the Muslims, is being celebrated across the country with due solemnity and religious fervour. On the occasion, the Muslims across the country are offering prayers in congregations and sacrificing animals in the name of Almighty Allah. They are offering munajat seeking divine blessings for peace, progress and prosperity of the country as well as welfare of the Muslim Ummah. The Eid-ul-Azha is celebrated on the 10th of Zilhajj month of the Hizri calendar as Hazrat Ibrahim (AS), on this day some 4,000 years ago, offered to sacrifice his beloved son Hazrat Ismail (AS) who willingly submitted to the will of his father to please Allah. But the Almighty in His benign mercy spared Hazrat Ismail (AS) and instead sent a ram ...
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Dewani Pleads Not Guilty As Trial Opens

Dewani Pleads Not Guilty As Trial Opens Shrien Dewani has formally pleaded not guilty to the murder of his wife Anni at the start of his trial in Cape Town.The 34-year-old care home owner denies orchestrating his wife's death by hiring three men to kill the 28-year-old as they drove through Cape Town's Gugulethu township during their honeymoon on 13 November, 2010. Anni's family, including her father Vinod Hindocha and mother Nilam, were among those taking their seats in the packed courtroom on Monday. Mr Hindocha, 65, had described the four-year wait for justice into her murder as "torture". He said: "Since that terrible day it has been a period of torture and we have missed her each and every minute of each and every day." A German rent boy Leopold Leisser is expect...