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Celebrating the best of the British Bangladeshi community

Bangla Mirror Desk :: The Bangla Mirror Group, publishers of the British Bangladeshi Who’s Who publication, held a press conference on Thursday 22nd October 2015 at the London Muslim Centre, to announce the launch of the much anticipated 2015 publication. The official launch of the British Bangladeshi Who’s Who 2015 publication and award is being held in the prestigious Meridian ...

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GDP growth slows to 0.5%

Bangla Mirror Desk :: The prospects of an interest rate rise from the Bank of England this year is disappearing after a recession in manufacturing and the biggest slump in construction output in three years slowed the UK economy by more than expected in the third quarter of 2015. City analysts said news that the economy’s rate of expansion eased ...

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Work for promotion of tourism based on Buddhist culture: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday inaugurated an international conference on Buddhist circuit, the first of its kind in the world, calling upon all to work together for the promotion of tourism based on Buddhist culture and traditions, reports BSS. The Prime Minister also hoped that respected delegates of the conference would be able to draw a roadmap for the ...

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Not IS, offshoots of Jamaat-Shibir: Home minister

There is no organisational structure of terrorist outfit Islamic State (IS) in Bangladesh, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan reiterated today, hours after SITE reiterated its reports on IS claim of two foreigners’ murder and Shia headquarters bomb attack. “Those who claim to be Islamic State here are offshoots of militant outfits Huji, al-Qaeda and JMB [Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh]. They all have ...

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Business climate ranking: Bangladesh slips 2 notches

Bangladesh went down two positions to 174 in the international ranking of World Bank’s (WB) Ease of Doing Business 2016 report released on Wednesday. The report titled “Doing Business 2016: Measuring Regulatory Quality and Efficiency”, ranked Bangladesh above Afghanistan (177th) in the South Asia region which comprises of eight nations. Bhutan topped the ranking (71st) among the South Asian economies. ...

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Nazia, Shahrina become 1st ever female pilots in army

For the first time ever in the history of Bangladesh Army, two female probationer pilots successfully managed their single and dual flight in the army aviation group in the capital’s Tejgaon Wednesday. Captain Nazia Nusrat Hossain and Captain Shahrina Bintea Anwar completed their single and dual flight by Cessna 152 aropic training biman, said a statement issued by the Inter ...

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‘BNP won’t take liability if anyone personally involved’

BNP senior leader Nazrul Islam Khan on Wednesday said the party would not take responsibility if “any of its members” is found personally involved in two foreigners’ killing. “However, if any leader or activist is implicated falsely to tarnish the image of BNP, the party will resist that,” he added. The BNP standing committee member was speaking at a doa ...

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Rampal chosen to ensure balance in power production: Bipu

The state minister for power, energy and mineral resources, Nasrul Hamid Bipu, said on Monday that the government has chosen Rampal for setting up the coal-based power plant to ensure balance in electricity production of the country. Replying to the query, “why Rampal instead of others places”, asked by journalists during a press meet on the Rampal power plant at ...

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Stone trader beaten robbed of Tk3 lakh in Sylhet

Muggers took away Tk3 lakh from a stone trader after beating him at Alipur in Osmaninagar upazila on Tuesday night. The victim was identified as Shutatar Miah,30, son of late Mobarak Hossain of the village. Witnesses said a gang of muggers swooped on Shutatar when he was returning to his house from his workplace carrying the money at about 10:00 ...

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Four Jamaat-Shibir men held in Moulvibazar

Police arrested four Jamaat-Shibir men from Saha Mustafa Academy in the district town this morning. Police said the arrestees are Sadikur Rahman, 50, former president of Moulvibazar Poura Jamaat and Shibir activists Tuhin Ahmed, 22, Tanvir Ahmed, 25, and Siddiqur Rahman, 29. On a tip off, a team of police from Moulvibazar Model Thana conducted a raid at the academy ...

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