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Plea seeks Khaleda’s arrest
jamunanews: The prosecutors of Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case on Thursday submitted a petition before a Dhaka Thursdayeking an arrest warrant against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia for going to London without its permission.
Public Prosecutor Mosharraf Hossain Kajol submitted the petition to the makeshift court of Special Judge-5 at Bakshibazar.
defenceopposed it saying that the BNP chief had earlier gone abroad on several times without permission from the court for her treatment so they did not submit any application in this regard.
Judge Md Akhtaruzzaman did not pass any order on the petition today.
He however fixed July 24 for holding the further hearing on the petition.
Khaleda Zia reaches London
jamuna news: BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia who left Dhaka for treatment reached London on Sunday afternoon.
Khaleda Zia’s elder son Tarique Rahman, also BNP senior vice-chairman and other local leaders received her at the airport around 1:00 pm, Syrul Kabir Khan, a staff of the BNP chief’s press wing told.
Yesterday, she left the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on a flight of Emirates Airline.
During her one-and-half-month trip, the BNP chief will meet her son Tarique, who has been staying in London after the one-eleven changeover in 2008,
The BNP chief may meet some senior leaders of her party’s expatriate wing to discuss the country’s prevailing political situation ahead of the upcoming general election, party insiders said.
She is expected to return home after observing Eid with her family members there.
Five to die for killing
jamuna news: A Gazipur court has sentenced five people to death for killing a trader in Kaliganj upazila of the district in 2008.
The condemned convicts are Saddam, Babu, Shamim, Nurul Islam and Majnu. The court also fined them Tk 10,000 each.
Of them, Saddam and Babu were present on the dock when the verdict was pronounced while Shamim, Nurul and Majnu are on the run.
According to the prosecution, the five accused, residents of Brahmangaon village in Kaliganj upazila, beat Mahiuddin, a trader, to death as a sequel to a clash over purchasing a mobile phone set in 2008.
Later, a case was filed with Kaliganj Police Station in this connection.
After examining all witnesses and documents, Judge of Additional District and Sessions Court-1 Fazle Elahi Bhuiyan handed down the verdict on Wednesday.
Google to add 'news feed' to
jamuna news desk: Google is adding a personalised Facebook-style news feed to its homepage Google.com -to show users content they may be interested in before they search.
It will display news stories, features, videos and music chosen on the basis of previous searches by the same user.
Users will also be able to click a "follow" button on search results to add topics of interest to their feed.
One analyst said the move would help Google compete with rivals.
"Google has a strong incentive to make search as useful as possible," said Mattia Littunen, a senior research analyst at Enders Analysis.
"Facebook's news feed is one of its main rivals. It is competing with other ways of accessing content."
Google has been trialling a simpler version of its news feed in its smartphone app since December, and its full news feed will be added to its smartphone apps in the US first.
But the company has now confirmed it intends to add the feature to Google.com too.
Google is known for its sparse homepage, which, though mostly white space, has, according to analytics firm Alexa Internet, become the world's most-visited website.
The feed will include news stories from a variety of publishers, to avoid the so-called filter bubble effect, where people follow only content aligned with their pre-existing point of view.
"To provide information from diverse perspectives, news stories may have multiple viewpoints from a variety of sources. and, when available, you'll be able to fact check," the company said in a blog post.
Fashion is a reflection of
jamuna lifestyle desk: Ace designer Manav Gangwani says fashion is a "reflection of beauty and details" and Indian couture is not restricted to one pattern as there are various elements within the country from where one can take inspiration.
"The basic definition of couture is high-end fashion, wherein intricate details and designs are sewn to perfection. However, trends and fashion are ever changing, they evolve every season," the designer said when asked about the evolution of couture in India.
"I believe it is important that a designer puts all his inspiration and thoughts to design a garment that reflects his personality keeping in mind the latest trends," Gangwani said.
"Indian couture is very diverse. Designers have a huge array of elements to take inspiration from, be it monuments, nature, cultural diversity or geographical differences. Indian couture has come a long way and is extremely popular globally as well," he added.
Gangwani is one of the few names who are to showcase their couture line at India Couture Week (ICW), starting here from July 24.
The seven-day event will witness the grand designs displayed on
runwayby names like Manish Malhotra, Anita Dongre, Rina Dhaka, Gaurav Gaupta, Tarun Tahiliani, Anamika Khanna, Rohit Bal, Anju Modi, Monisha Jaising and many others.
Talking about his collection for the fashion week, Gangwani said that his range is called "'India @ 70' which is an amalgamation of the rich heritage of India along with modern edgy elements that are incorporated in each garment".
"The inspiration for this collection from the atelier of Manav Gangwani (the brand) has been taken from various regions in India. I have incorporated elements of design from different regions like Kashmir reflecting
jamwars, bandhanisof Rajasthan and brocades of Varanasi," he told IANS.
"I believe that through this collection I have showcased the best of what India has to offer," he added.
The designer, who has styled the likes of Kangana Ranaut and others, says the blend of western style and Indian ethnicity is taking over steadily.
"It's all about breaking the norms and moving towards a classic combination of style and tradition."
"Every season the fashion industry tries to change the stereotypical dressing, moving towards trends that are bold and glamorous. With each passing season, the fashion fraternity sees trends change. It is important to feel comfortable in what you wear, do not get carried away with every passing trend," he added.
He also feels that "fashion is art and when two different cultures fuse together, they result in something brilliant" and that's why he insists on
fusionof Indian and western silhouettes.
"Fashion is a reflection of beauty and
details,when western elements are fused with Indian elegance or vice-versa, it results in a magnificent attire."
Gangwani said, "It is important to add western elements to traditional garments, this makes them more wearable. Western elements incorporated can be in the form of silhouettes, textures, motifs,
and design. A balanced amalgamation of Indian and western creates an outfit that is extremely visually appealing." colour
Other than ICW, the designer is constantly incorporating new designs and silhouettes to his existing collections as he feels that the modern Indian woman has become bold in her dressing and has slowly moved away from stereotypical fashion trends.
5 members of ‘rapist
jamuna news: Police arrested five members of a reported rapist gang from the city's Kadamtoli area early Thursday.
Tipped off, a police team conducted a drive in the area and arrested the five members of the gang, said Deputy Commissioner (Media) of DMP Masudur Rahman.
Further details will be disclosed in a press briefing later in the day.
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