Brilliant performance by Mustafizur Rahman in his first county match has earned him man of the match award. The 4-wicket haul by the cutter master brought 24-run victory for Sussex midnight last night. Invited to bat first against Essex they piled up 200 runs for the loss of six wickets. Later, Essex were all out for 176 following a devastating spell by Mustafiz. He took 4 wickets giving away only 23 runs.
Adviser to BNP Chairperson Advocate Khondokar Mahbub Hossain has said, party Senior Vice Chairman Tareq Rahman has been given punishment entirely on political motive. At a news conference at BNP central office at Nayapaltan he said he thinks fair justice would be obtained in higher court in future. Khondokar Mahbub claimed that Tareq Rahman did not launder any money abroad in spite of that he has been given seven years imprisonment. BNP has called demonstration rallies in the cities including Dhaka and district towns across the country tomorrow in protest.
Awami League Presidium member Sheikh Fazlul Karin Selim has alleged that Tareq Rahman was acquitted by giving three crore taka bribe to the judge of the lower court. Speaking at the biennial conference of Mohanagar Sarbojonin Puja Committee at Dhakeshwari Temple in the capital he said attempts are underway to uproot evil forces like militancy in the country as in other countries. Speaking on the occasion Awami League Joint General Secretary Mahbub Ul Alam Hanif said relations of Bangladesh with the world could not be spoiled by carrying out secret killings.
Food Minister Kamrul Islam has said the sermons being given at all the mosques of the country are being monitored and legal action will be taken if wrong interpretation of the holy religion of Islam is made. Speaking at a discussion organised by United Islami Party at the National Press Club he said the Jamaat-e-Islami in the country is implementing the Zionist agenda to malign Islam. Speaking on the occasion Awami League Publicity Secretary Hasan Mahmud urged BNP to oust Jamaat from their alliance. Speakers at the seminar called upon the people to see that no one can set up Madrasa without permission. They also urged to stand against the conspiracy to destroy Islam.
An Indian military plane with at least 29 passengers on board has gone missing over the Bay of Bengal. The Antonov-32 transporter aircraft carrying air force personnel took off from Chennai bound for Port Blair in the eastern archipelago of Andaman and Nicobar. The authorities said the plane lost contact with the control room fifteen minutes after taking off. A search operation has been launched.
Donald Trump has vowed to tackle multiple threats facing the US, in his speech in Cleveland, Ohio accepting the Republican presidential nomination. He told the party convention that his presidency would usher in a new era putting America and ordinary people first. Trump’s nomination has been clouded by the refusal of major party figures like Senator Ted Cruz to endorse him.
Five suspects have appeared in court in France charged with terror offences in relation to the Nice truck attack. The four men and one woman are accused of helping driver Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel prepare the terror attack. One of the suspects returned to the scene of the attack the following day to film the aftermath. Lahouaiej-Bouhlel killed 84 people when he drove into a crowd on Bastille Day.