Barrister Nazmul Huda passes away
Bangladesh Former Minister Barrister Nazmul Huda passes away in a hospital in the capital Dhaka on Sunday evening (19 February) Barrister Nazmul Huda died at the age of 80, at about 10:45 pm at Square Hospital, his wife Sigma Huda said.
Nazmul Huda, born on January 6, 1943, served as the information minister between 1991 and 1996 and the communications minister between 2001 and 2006. He was elected lawmaker four times representing the Dhaka-1 constituency. He was a member of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party from its inception until 2012 when he left the BNP as its vice chairman.
Nazmul Huda started his political career with JaGoDal, a party founded by late president Ziaur Rahman in 1977. He became the founding member of the BNP. After leaving the BNP in June 2012, he formed his own party Bangladesh Nationalist Front.
He was ousted by one of the party senior leaders after a few months and then he formed Bangladesh National Alliance in May 2014 and Bangladesh Manabadhikar Party in November the same year. In November 2015, Nazmul Huda formed his fifth political party named Trinamool BNP.
Islamic Foundation set Fitra for all Muslims
This year, the Islamic Foundation has set the Fitra minimum at Tk 115 with a maximum of Tk 2, 640.
The National Committee on Fitra set the donation rate at a meeting on Sunday (2n April) led by committee President Hafez Mufti Mohammad Ruhul Amin, also the khatib of the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque.
The amount of Fitra for all Muslim people has been determined based on the market prices of flour, dates, raisin, cheese, and some other essential items.
Fitra, also known as Zakat al-fitr, is the compulsory charity that Muslims have to give to the poor before the Eid day prayer congregation or Jamaat. Without giving these alms, their Eid is considered incomplete.
AQI: Dhaka on top 10th list among unhealthy air quality
Dhaka’s air quality is ‘unhealthy’ on Sunday morning (2nd April).
With an air quality index (AQI) score of 125 at 9 am, Dhaka ranked 10th in the list of cities worldwide with the worst air quality.
Thailand’s Chiang Mai, China’s Beijing and India’s Delhi occupied the first three spots in the list, with AQI scores of 254, 166 and 160, respectively.
An AQI between 101 and 150 is considered ‘unhealthy’, AQI between 201 and 300 is said to be ‘very unhealthy’, while a reading of 301+ is considered ‘hazardous’, posing serious health risks to residents.
Air pollution consistently ranks among the top risk factors for death and disability worldwide.
As per the World Health Organization (WHO), air pollution kills an estimated seven million people worldwide every year, largely as a result of increased mortality from stroke, heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer and acute respiratory infections.
Price of Gold nearly Tk 1 lakh per Bhori
The price of gold in the bangladesh national market has been set at yet another all-time high, just below Tk 1 lakh per bhori.
Bangladesh Jeweller’s Association (BAJUS) announced a hike of Tk 1,516 for 22-carat gold, setting the new price at Tk99,144 per bhori, effective from Sunday (2nd April).
BAJUS in a press release on Saturday said the price of 22-carat gold with hallmark would be sold at Tk 99,144. Apart from this, the price of hallmarked 21-carat gold bars will be Tk 94,653, 18 carats will be Tk 81,123 and traditional gold bars will be Tk 67,593.
However, the price of another precious metal, silver, was left unchanged.
On Saturday, a bhori of 22-carat gold ornaments was sold at Tk 97,628, 21-carat at Tk 93,195, 18-carat at Tk 79,898 and traditional style gold ornaments are being sold at Tk 66,543.
In other words, from tomorrow, 22-carat gold bars will be increased by Tk 1,516, 21-carat by Tk 1,458, 18-carat by Tk 1,225, and traditional gold bars by Tk 1,500.
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