Former Bangladesh PM Khaleda Zia was sentenced on February 8 in connection with the embezzlement of 21 million taka (about $250,000) in foreign donations meant for the Zia Orphanage Trust.
Captain Salahuddin M Rahmatullah, the chief of Aircraft Accident Investigation Group (AAIG) of Bangladesh- a high-level probe committee instituted to look into the incident – refuted the allegation that the plane was old.
The Bangladeshi airline and airport authorities in Kathmandu have blamed each other for the tragedy, after it emerged that there was confusion over landing instructions.
Basanta Bohora, a passenger in the flight recalled that the take-off was normal from Dhaka but when the plane approached the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) for landing in Kathmandu, the aircraft began to behave strangely.
Nepal plane crash: More than 20 people were rescued from the plane and were sent to Kathmandu Medical College for treatment. While seven of these were declared dead at the hospital, the remaining are undergoing treatment for serious burn injuries.
The High Court in Dhaka today granted her a four-month interim bail. “The bench granted her bail for four months and simultaneously ordered authorities to prepare arguments on her appeal against the conviction and imprisonment,” a court official said.
Nepal plane crash highlights: The aircraft that was coming from Dhaka caught fire immediately after it hit the ground off the runway at Nepal’s Kathmandu airport, the source added. The cause of accident is not yet known.
Some students, requesting anonymity, said that the authorities seized and burnt two sacks full of around 400 seized handsets on Sunday, the report added.
Bangladesh on Monday announced their squad for the Nidahas Trophy and Shakib Al Hasan will captain the team in the Tri-Series.
The company is expecting a revenue of Rs 900 crore every year for supplying 300 MW under a tender floated by Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB).
Khaleda Zia was convicted of embezzling some $250,000 in donations meant for an orphanage trust, established in her late husband Ziaur Rahman’s memory, when she was prime minister from 2001-2006.
Khaleda’s imprisonment is likely to inflame the infamous rivalry with her longtime opponent and prime minister Sheikh Hasina.
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The idea of a human body buried in soil in a box and placed on a barge on water has multiple connotations. “It is a preliminary attempt to possess breathing earth and turn soil into a living object,” says Bangladeshi artist Kabir Ahmed Masum Chisty.
Dhaka’s Bengal Classical Music Festival is not touted as merely a festival. As the country’s culture minister believes, violence against minority communities can be tackled through the strength of music and that’s the purpose of the all-night, five-day music festival that’s free for all.