9 Bdeshis get death sentence for attacking PM Hasina 25 years ago

first_imgDhaka: A Bangladeshi court on Wednesday sentenced nine activists of a BNP-led alliance to death and 25 others to life imprisonment for attacking a train carrying Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina 25 years ago when she was the Opposition leader. Thirteen other people were sentenced to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment by the Pabna court, according to media reports. On September 23, 1994, Hasina was leading a nationwide election campaign by rail and holding rallies at different stations. As her train reached Pakshey railway Station in Pabna’s Ishwardi, it was attacked with crude bombs and gunshots. The attack continued till Ishwardi railway station. Also Read – Turkey preparations for Syria offensive ‘completed’Hasina survived the assault carried out during Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s first term as prime minister. Pronouncing the verdict in a crowded courtroom, additional sessions judge Rostom Ali sentenced nine people to death, 25 others to life imprisonment and 13 to 10-year jail term for attacking the train. Expressing satisfaction over the verdict, public prosecutor Akteruzzaman Mukata said, “After a long legal battle, the court punished all 47-charge sheeted accused according to proper witness and evidence.” Meanwhile, lawyers of the convicts rejected the verdict and said they will appeal to a higher court.last_img read more

Regulators ban shortterm binary options to protect Canadians from fraud

CALGARY — Canadian securities regulators have banned short-term binary options, in which investors bet on whether the value of an asset will increase or decrease in timeframes as short as hours or even minutes.The implementation of Multilateral Instrument 91-102 Prohibition of Binary Options makes it illegal to advertise, offer, sell or otherwise trade binary options shorter than 30 days with any individual.The Canadian Securities Administrators said the ban supports its efforts, which include working with credit-card companies, tech companies and advertisers that binary options fraudsters rely on to carry out their schemes.Binary options take the form of a wager in which investors bet on the performance of an underlying asset, often a currency, commodity, stock index or share — after which they either receive a predetermined payout or lose the entire amount.But in many instances no actual trading occurs and the transaction takes place for the sole purpose of stealing money. In addition, those who have provided credit or personal information to binary options sites frequently fall victim to identity theft.The firms and individuals involved in the operation of binary options trading platforms are often located overseas.“Binary options are the leading type of investment fraud facing Canadians today, and the impact of this kind of scam on individuals is staggering,” said Louis Morisset, chair of the CSA and CEO of Quebec’s Autorite des marches financiers.“This ban positions the CSA among the world leaders in fighting back against binary options fraud and represents an important step in protecting Canadians. It conveys a clear message that these products are unsuitable for individuals because of their risky characteristics and that their trading is illegal.”Before making a decision to invest in any product, the CSA encourages all investors to visit aretheyregistered.ca to check the registration of a person or company offering the investment. read more