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Jilu Miah initiates electricity supply in three villages of Nabiganj

Bangla Mirror Desk : An expatriate philanthropist named Jilu Miah has come forward to arrange the supply of electricity in three villages of Nabiganj under Habiganj district in Bangladesh. Those three villages are Gumgumia, Halimpur and Korgaon. Members of the 475 families of these villages are very happy to get the long-awaited connection of electricity supply line.Local school, madrasas and ...

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Shelim Hussain MBE Wins London & South Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Bangla Mirror Desk : Shelim Hussain MBE, owner of the Euro Foods Group and Founder of Kukd.com won the EY London & South Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2015 last night at a ceremony at the Tate Modern. Shelim Hussain MBE is a Bangladeshi-born British entrepreneur. He has worked in restaurants since the age of 11 and started the Euro ...

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Detained asylum seekers to be able to apply for bail

Bangla Mirror Desk : Hundreds of failed asylum seekers in immigration detention centres will be able to apply to be freed on bail, the Home Office is expected to confirm shortly. A ruling by appeal court judges on Friday that a “structurally unfair” fast-track asylum appeals system must be suspended is expected to lead to 300 to 400 asylum seekers, ...

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Iqra International fund raising event held

Bangla Mirror Desk : Many disabled people in Bangladesh are housebound because they cannot use their legs for whatever reason. These people are often a burden on their families who are already suffering due to extreme poverty. Iqra International has been donating wheelchairs over the past couple of years. The charity organisation has witnessed how the lives of these unfortunate ...

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It’s cocaine worth Tk 1,100cr- Police : Seized oil drums at Ctg port

Existence of cocaine was traced at last in one of the drums of edible oil, seized from a container at Chittagong Port, after retests yesterday. “Samples collected from the drums were tested in laboratories of Bangladesh Drug Testing Laboratory and Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research. The tests found the existence of cocaine in one of the drums seized ...

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Eid Shopping spree yet to begin

On the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, the biggest festival of the country, fashion outlets in the capital are displaying arrays of stylish dresses of the latest design at their shops in different shopping centres of the capital. Although stores are waiting for customers, the Eid shopping spree has not begun yet, after eighth Ramzan. But entrepreneurs are hopeful that the momentum ...

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Bangladesh’s gas reserves to last 16 years: Minister

The country’s current gas reserve as of June 2015 is 14.16 TCF, State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid informed parliament on Sunday. As of May, 2015, he said, some 815.98 BCF gas was extracted in the current fiscal year and if this rate of extraction remains unchanged, it would be possible to use the gas for ...

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Attempts on to perpetuate AL power: Khaleda

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia alleged that there are various attempts to keep the ruling Awami League in power for a very long time. “The Awami League government was installed through conspiracy in a planned way in a bid to destroy the nation, and attempts are now underway to perpetuate its power,” she said. The BNP chief made the remarks at ...

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Fire Service gets rescue equipment

Chinese government has given fire and rescue equipment to Bangladesh Fire Service and Civil Defence (BFSCD) to strengthen its capability and efficiency for providing service, reports BSS. Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Ma Mingqiang handed over the equipment to the BFSCD at a ceremony at BFSCD Training Complex at Mirpur -10 in the capital yesterday morning. The equipment, including 100 towing ...

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HC asks govt if Brazil wheat suitable for consumption

The High Court on Tuesday directed the food ministry secretary and the director-general of the directorate of food to explain to the court in 72 hours as to whether the wheat imported and released by the ministry is suitable for human consumption, as newspapers ran conflicting reports over it. A bench of Justice Quazi Reza-Ul-Hoque and Justice Abu Taher Md. ...

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