** People rescuing an injured passenger from inside a passenger bus hit by a truck on Dhaka-Mawa Expressway in Shologhar area of Shreenagar upazila in Munshiganj on Thursday. ** Motorcycles allowed on Padma Bridge after 10 months ** Commuters charge extra fare, passengers disappointed ** 78 people killed in Yemen stampede ** Moon sighting committee meets today to ascertain Eid day ** 9 killed in road accidents in 3 districts ** US announces new $325 m military aid package for Ukraine ** Eid-ul-Fitr in Saudi Arabia today ** Eid exodus begins ** LPG price cut illusive ** 15 hurt as bus overturns in capital ** New interbank cheque clearing timings set for Eid holidays ** Four women hit by a train die in Tangail ** 12.28 lakh SIM users left Dhaka on Tuesday ** Sylhet engineer threatened over power outage ** People rush to village homes to spend Eid holidays with their near and dear ones. This photo was taken from Sadarghat Launch Terminal on Tuesday. NN photo ** Surge in cases of dehydration, diarrhoea amid summer heat wave ** Padma Bridge construction cost increases by Tk 2,412cr ** PM gives Tk 90m to Bangabazar fire victims ** Textile workers block highway demanding wage, Eid bonus ** Attack on PM's motorcade Ex-BNP MP, 3 others get life term ** Load-shedding increases for demand of electricity during heat wave ** Motorbikes to be allowed on Padma bridge from Thursday ** 5-day Eid vacation begins from today ** Take Nangalkot train accident as a warning about negligence of govt functionaries **

Zakat fair kicks off in city

28 June 2014

BSS, Dhaka :
Second Zakat Fair-2014 kicked off in the city's Shooting Club Friday with an aim to encourage Muslims, especially those affluent in the society, to pay their Zakat institutionally.
Inaugurating the two-fair as the chief guest, state minister for finance and planning MA Mannan said institutional Zakat ensure greater impact on the distressed and the needy rather than individual Zakat and urged the wealthy Muslims of the country to pay their Zakat institutionally.
He said the government has accelerated poverty alleviation and social safety-net programs under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the benefits are already reflected in the economic development.
"Zakat can play a very important role in such poverty alleviation and social safety-net programs," the minister added.

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