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We want a culture of transparency: John Biggs

Bangla Mirror Desk In a press conference on monday 20thJuly, the Mayor of Tower Hamlets, John Biggs- who has just completed his first month in office- spoke about some of the changes he has made in the first few weeks of his time in power. The Mayor was formally elected in the early hours of 11th June, but officially started ...

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1370-year-old ‘Quran script’ found in Birmingham

Bangla Mirror Desk What may be the world’s oldest fragments of the Koran have been found by the University of Birmingham. Radiocarbon dating found the manuscript to be at least 1,370 years old, making it among the earliest in existence. The pages of the Muslim holy text had remained unrecognised in the university library for almost a century. The British ...

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East London Mosque appeal for 1.1 million pounds to pay off Karje Hasana

Bangla Mirror Desk The synagogue building stood between East London Mosque and London is now the property of the East London Mosque.  Up to now the Jewish people used to pray here, from now on only Muslim people will pray.   East London Mosque purchased this Synagogue building on 15th of July with a cost amounting 15 million pounds. Mosque Committee ...

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Awards Celebrations marks first year successes at London Enterprise Academy

On Monday 13 July, London Enterprise Academy celebrated excellence pupil performance in their first year at the new Free school in Whitechapel.  Principal Ashid Ali said “you have made this day possible, through persistence and hard work, through external or internal motivation, and through your love of learning, and we commend you for it”. He then thanked the parents for ...

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Two students drown in Sylhet

Two students drowned after they got down taking bath in Zero Point area of Piain River of Jaflong in the district on Wednesday. The deceased were identified as Abdullah Antor, 18, son of M Sana Ullah, student of Kabi Nazrul College, and Shohag Ghosh, son of Saker Ghosh, hailed from Wari Bangram area of the Dhaka district. Goainghat Upazila Nirbahi ...

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Suspect Muhit ‘confesses‘ to killing Sylhet boy Rajan in a statement before court

He was the sixth of 11 people arrested over the murder to have given confessional statement in court. Sylhet Metropolitan Magistrate Anwarul Haque recorded the statement on Wednesday afternoon, Assistant Commissioner of Sylhet Metropolitan Police Abdul Ahad said. The magistrate ordered him into jail after the recording of the statement ended at 5pm. Locals caught and handed Muhit over to ...

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Interpol notice for Bangladeshi migrant accused of murder

The International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) has issued a red alert notice in Saudi Arabia against Bangladeshi expatriate Kamrul Islam, one of the main accused in killing of 13-year-old Alam Rajon in Sylhet city. “Bangladesh requested Interpol for issuing red alert against Kamrul Islam, who is now under custody of Saudi Arabian police, to bring him back,” Assistant Inspector General ...

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Raise price of Bangladesh’s RMG products: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday urged the foreign buyers to increase the price of Bangladeshi garment products, saying that this money would be spent for further welfare of the country’s four million RMG workers. The Prime Minister came up with the request when Dutch Ambassador to Bangladesh Gerben de Jong paid a farewell call on her at her office ...

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Doubts over BCSIR tests : Section of scientists allegedly involved in issuing exaggerated reports

There are questions being raised over the authenticity of certain reports prepared by a few institutions functioning under the aegis of the Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (BCSIR). These doubts have been raised on reports prepared by these institutions and primarily deal with food items and frozen food. The criticism of the findings in these reports has stemmed ...

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155 BD nationals return home

Immigration Division of Myanmar handed over 155 Bangladeshis, who were rescued from Myanmar, to Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) personnel at Ghundhum Zero Point on Wednesday. Deputy Commissioner of Cox’s Bazar M Ali Hossain said that Myanmar Border Guard Police (BGP) handed over the 155 Bangladeshi migrants to Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) delegation through a flag meeting at the border around ...

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