A class-III student was reportedly raped by a youth at Boro Mandartola village in Sharsha upazila of Jessore on Tuesday night, reports news agency UNB.Mosiur Rahman, officer-in-charge, Sharsha Police Station, said Shukur Ali forcibly took the 10-year-old schoolgirl beside the resident when she was returning home from her neighbour’s house at 9:00pm and raped her.Hearing her screams, neighbours rescued the victim and admitted her to Jessore Medical College Hospital.Due to excessive bleeding, her condition is very critical, the police officer added.Police, later, arrested alleged rapist Sukur Ali, 20, son of Ebrahim Ali of the village in Sharsha upazila.
President hosts doa mahfil on Eid-e-Miladunnabi. Photo: PIDPresident M Abdul Hamid on Saturday hosted a Milad mahfil at the Darbar Hall of Bangabhaban after Zuhr prayers on the occasion of Holy Eid-e-Miladunnabi, the anniversary of the birth of prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SWM).Acting chief justice Md Abdul Wahhab Miah, finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, chief election commissioner KM Nurul Huda, diplomats of different Muslim countries, MPs, political leaders and high civil and military officials also attended the programme.Pesh Imam of Bangabhaban Jame Mosque Maulana Saiful Kabir conducted munajat after the milad mahfil.Special munajat was offered seeking divine blessings for peace and prosperity of the country, welfare of the people and greater unity of the Muslim Ummah across the world.
Share X 00:00 /10:13 Listen A downtown Houston hotel is getting a face lift and a new name. And while that might not necessarily be that interesting in and of itself, the theme the hotel’s taking – and who inspired it – is.A former DoubleTree hotel on the west end of downtown is being remodeled and rebranded as the C. Baldwin Hotel.So, who’s it named after? Charlotte Baldwin Allen, the woman who’s often credited as “the mother of Houston.”Michael Hagerty/Houston Public MediaA photo of Charlotte Baldwin Allen, often referred to as “the mother of Houston,” sits on a desk inside the C. Baldwin Hotel, which is named after her.In 1831, Charlotte Baldwin married Augustus Chapman Allen, and the prevailing wisdom for a long time has been that her husband – along with his brother John Kirby Allen – used her inheritance to finance the real estate venture that became our city (which the brothers famously promoted as an idyllic village cooled by the sea breeze — not a mosquito infested swamp).However, in recent years, the story regarding Charlotte’s inheritance has been more or less debunked. Regardless, history actually shows that she did a lot more impressive things for a woman of her time.For example, she was a pioneering businesswoman, managing much of the family’s affairs after her brother-in-law died and her husband left Houston. And, having lived to the age of 90, she had much more of a life and history in Houston than either of the brothers whose likenesses are forged in bronze outside City Hall.Michael Hagerty/Houston Public MediaA guest checks in at downtown Houston’s C. Baldwin Hotel, which is being remodeled and renamed after the city’s founding mother, Charlotte Baldwin Allen.The hotel, which is open now as the renovation nears completion, will feature some elements telling who Charlotte was and also paying tribute to some other notable Texas women. For example, all the meeting rooms and premium suites will be named for prominent women in the state’s history.Michael Hagerty/Houston Public MediaMaggie Rosa, general manager of Houston’s C. Baldwin Hotel, talks with local historian Betty Chapman inside one of the hotel’s newly remodeled rooms.In the audio above, Houston Matters producer Michael Hagerty talks with Maggie Rosa, the hotel’s general manager, about why the Hilton corporation wanted to create a hotel like this.Then, local historian Betty Chapman and Jim Parsons of Preservation Houston talk more about who Charlotte Baldwin Allen was and her contributions to Houston.– / 18 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: