Tuesday, February 27

Day: December 23, 2014

Building Africa’s tallest tower
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Building Africa’s tallest tower

    Reaching new heights  Laying claim to being the tallest in a particular category has always had a certain allure for architects, whether they're building skyscraper-style hotels such as Dubai's Burj Khalifa or landmarks like Seattle's Space Needle. The Al Noor Tower, designed by French firm Valode & Pistre, will be the tallest building in Africa once it's been completed — these artistic renderings from the Paris-based Iceberg design studio give you an idea of how it's going to look when it's finished at some point in 2018. The development companies involved have announced that ground will be broken on the project in June 2015, with the structure costing around $1 billion (£640 million) to build.
Central jail to be shifted to Keraniganj by June
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Central jail to be shifted to Keraniganj by June

Dhaka Central Jail will be shifted to Keraniganj from Lalbagh by June next while nine acres land of the existing prison will be utilized for construction of a park with opening of two museums in central jail for public. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said this while inaugurating 'Kara Saptaha-2014' (prison week-2014) at Kashimpur Prison Campus Parade Field here today. Sheikh Hasina said her government is running the jail administration with the principle - 'Hate the Sin not the Sinner'. So the government is implementing massive programmes for improvement of jail atmosphere. In the ancient age, she said, the concept of prison came to award punishment to the offenders. But, in the civilized world the prisons are used as centres of correction and rehabilitation. Congratulating the prison ...
Death penalty for ex-minister Qaisar
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Death penalty for ex-minister Qaisar

  Former state minister Syed Mohammad Qaisar was sentenced to death on seven charges of killing and rape during the country’s Liberation War in 1971. 14 out of 16 charges proved Death penalty on 7 charges Jail until death on 4 charges 10, 7 and 5 years’ imprisonment for three other charges The 73-year-old has also been awarded jail until death on four charges while different terms of imprisonment on three other charges. However, he was acquitted of two charges. While reading out the summery of the 484-page verdict, Chairman of International Crimes Tribunal-2 Justice Obaidul Hassan said, “Wrongdoers deserve appropriate punishment.” An alleged local leader of anti-liberation forces Razakar and Peace Committee, Qaisar was founder of Qaisar Bahini, which had 400-500 collabora...