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Germanwings crash: Co-pilot Lubitz ‘hid illness’

Alps crash co-pilot Andreas Lubitz hid the details of an existing illness from his employers, German prosecutors say. They said they had found torn-up sick notes in his homes, including one covering the day of the crash. In their report, prosecutors in the city of Duesseldorf did not disclose the nature of Mr Lubitz’s illness. German media have said internal ...

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Shakila Saki wants to survive with music

During her childhood she had fascination to music. For this reason, her family members thought that she could become a singer. Later she started learning music from two music teachers. One music teacher was Ustad Akbar while other was Ustad Shyamal Kumar Sarkar. Therefore, Saki received training on music from several institutions. By this way promising singer Shakila Saki started ...

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Nazrul theatre fest at Shilpakala in progress

The first-ever Nazrul theatre festival was launched at the Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy in the city on Sunday evening. A large number of theatre buffs from across the city flocked in droves to the festival on its opening day. Styled ‘Prothom Nazrul Natyautsab 2015’, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy has organised the three-day carnival to be concluded on Tuesday. ...

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New song for Bangladesh

To mark Bangladesh Independence, popukar singers Raja and Rubayyat have released a patriotic Bengali song called ‘Tomake Balobashi – O Amar Desh.’ Following Rubayyat’s previous release,’ Donno Ami Dhonno Mago’  featuring a number of UK Bangladesh singers that went on to become a big hit, the singers hope their new song will also be received well making it a hit ...

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Raja and Rubayyat, creating music-breaking barriers!

By A Shahid UK Asian music and entertainment scene continues to produce versatile and memorable singers that go on to enjoy success across the globe on many levels.  It is an exciting and multi faceted industry helped by the advance of social media, Asian satellite TV channels and radio. In addition, the growing number of festivals and shows across the ...

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CEC rejects call to extend nomination filing time

The chief election commissioner has rejected a suggestion of pro-BNP professionals to extend nomination submission deadline for the Dhaka and Chittagong city corporation elections. Citing several issues including Pakistan cricket team’s tour to Bangladesh in April, CEC Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad said it is not possible to extend the March 29 deadline. He came up with the remarks following a meeting ...

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HSC examinatios on schedule:Nahid

The Ministry of Education has decided to hold the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and equivalent exams at all centres across the country amid the blockade and hartal. Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid said the exams would begin on April 1 as scheduled, despite the political turmoil. “We have published the HSC routine. The exams will be held according to it. ...

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UK MPs want pressure on Bangladesh to end disappearance

Ten British lawmakers have initiated a move so that the British government put pressure on the Bangladesh government to stop disappearances and extra-judicial killings. The move, known as Early Day Motion (EDM), was made on Monday. The signatories of the motion are: Peter Bottomley and Bob Blackman of Conservative Party, Julian Huppert and Bob Russell of Liberal Democrats, John McDonnell ...

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Bangladesh enters 45th year of independence

Bangla Mirror Desk: Bangladeshis living in the UK and elsewhere in the world celebrated the 45th Independence and National Day on Thursday to mark the declaration of independence. The country has made remarkable progress in a number of areas over the years after independence although there is a long way to go to attain advanced stage of development. Bangladesh’s independence ...

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Bangladesh Wins the WIP Award for reducing gender gaps

 World Economic Forum study reveals that Bangladesh is one of the top 10 countries in the world in reducing gender gaps and this leads the country to win the prestigious Women in Parliaments (WIP) Global Forum Award for “regional leadership in closing the gender gap in politics”.   Based on the rankings of the World Economic Forum’s “Global Gender Gap Report”, WIP Awards were ...

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