A 15-year-old boy was arrested on Friday night for allegedly raping a five-year-old girl in Sherpur’s Jhenaigait upazila.The suspect is a resident of the upazila’s Dupuria village.”He went to the victim’s house around 10:00am on Thursday when her mother was out. He lured the girl with promises of giving her dates and raped her,” said Biplob Kumar Biswas, officer-in-charge of Jhenaigati police station.When her mother returned, the child told her what had happened. When words about the incident spread, the teenager fled his home.Locals detained him on Friday night when he came home and handed him over to police.He has been shown arrested in a case filed by the victim’s mother.
A T M Azharul Islam, a top leader of fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami party, was sentenced to death on Tuesday by a Bangladeshi special court for committing warcrimes during the country’s independence war against Pakistan.The International Crimes Tribunal sentenced Islam to death after finding him guilty of charges likes genocides, murders, tortures and rapes.“He shall be hanged by neck until he is dead,” pronounced chairman of the three-member panel of judges Justice Enayetur Rahim while delivering a 158-page verdict after Islam appeared on the dock. Also Read – Pro-Govt supporters rally as Hong Kong’s divisions deepenHe said the convict deserved no punishment other than death penalty as five of the six charges against Islam were proved beyond doubt while in subsequent years after the independence he never showed any gesture of remorse for his acts in 1971.Under the law, Islam, however, could challenge the verdict in the Supreme Court while he is the last of the top Jamaat leaders who were exposed to justice for committing crimes against humanity siding with the Pakistani troops in 1971. Also Read – Pak Army ‘fully prepared’ to face any challenge: Army spokesmanIslam, 61, was charged on six counts of atrocities and in one of the major proven charges he was accused of is leading the massacre of 1,225 people in Rangpur. He was also found guilty of abducting and murdering a Carmichael College professor and his wife.Tight security vigil was enforced as a microbus carried Islam, attired in a cream colour coat, to the tribunal at the Supreme Court complex in the central part of the capital from Dhaka Central Jail. Senior police officials including Dhaka’s police commissioner visited the court complex to oversee the security arrangements with witnesses saying extra numbers of CCTV cameras were installed in different parts of the compound to enforce a close vigil on activities of the visitors.Islam was arrested in August 2012 and was indicted on November 12 last year while the prosecution lawyers said they were satisfied with the judgment as they successfully proved the charges with adequate evidence.“But we are not at all satisfied with the verdict. It was based on fictitious testimonies of witnesses, we will challenge the verdict in the Supreme Court,” defence counsel Tazul Islam told reporters.
Travelweek Group Share Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >> TravCorp, ME to WE mark World Tourism Day with new Kenya, Amazon, India trips Tuesday, September 27, 2016 Tags: The Travel Corporation TORONTO — Seven brands under The Travel Corporation’s umbrella – Trafalgar, Contiki Holidays, Insight Vacations, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection, Lion World Travel, African Travel, Adventure World – along with TravCorp’s TreadRight Foundation have a new partnership with ME to WE that includes immersive volunteer trips to India, the Ecuadorian Amazon and Kenya.Guests can book ME to WE Immersive Volunteer Trip extensions on upcoming set departure dates or as a requested custom trip.As part of the culturally immersive experience, travellers will stay among local communities in comfortable lodges, fully owned and operated by ME to WE. All meals, ground transfers, transportation and local sightseeing excursions hosted by an expert facilitator are included.“Through our not-for-profit TreadRight Foundation, we have been working to create a positive impact to promote sustainable tourism worldwide, with carefully selected partners and projects and some of the numerous local communities we visit,” said The Travel Corporation’s CEO, Brett Tollman. “Many of our travellers are open to experiencing meaningful travel with unforgettable, moving experiences. We are therefore very excited to be supporting ME to WE’s outstanding immersive volunteer trips, which we will help promote with our 10,000 team members across the globe and with the involvement of our loyal travel partners globally.”More news: Direct Travel names Smith as Senior VP, Leisure Marketing, North AmericaEach ME to WE Trip takes place in a community where ME to WE’s charitable partner puts its 20-year history of holistic, sustainable development to work through its WE Villages program. Half of ME to WE’s net profits are donated to its charitable partner. The other half is reinvested to grow the enterprise and its social mission.On a journey to Ecuador, travellers will have the chance to help local women collect water for their families, learn to make chapatti bread or build a classroom for future generations. In Kenya, guests will stay at Bogani Cottages and Tented Camp in the Maasai Mara. They will join the women of the Maasai and Kispigis communities to learn the craft of beading, a tradition passed down through generations that empowers local women to earn a sustainable income to provide for their families.For more details about these Travel Corporation trips see:trafalgar.com/metowecontiki.com/contikicares/me-to-we.htmlmetowe.com/insightvacationsmetowe.com/uniworldlionworldtravel.com/safari/me-to-we-kenyaafricantravelinc.com/safari/me-to-we-kenyaadventureworld.com/metowe