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Sakib to be picked by Jamaica for CPL

All-rounder Sakib al Hasan is only Bangladeshi to be picked by Jamaica for the upcoming Caribbean Premier League. The Player Draft for the CPL 2016 was unveiled at a gala ceremony in Barbados on Thursday. Seven Bangladeshi players ¬- Sakib al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mustafizur Rahman and Soumya Sarkar – were included in the preliminary ...

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Real Madrid coach Zidane insists Ronaldo is better than Messi

The general perception is that Lionel Messi is the best player in the world. With countless trophies, five Ballon d’Or awards and more, it’s hard to argue against him. But don’t tell that to Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane. According to Mexican magazine Record, Zidane was asked if Messi was the best player in the world. “Cristiano Ronaldo is the ...

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Japanese shares plunge amid global economic worries

Japan’s markets were trading sharply lower on Friday amid concerns over the global economy and following steep falls in Europe and the US. The benchmark Nikkei 225 opened down more than 3.5% at 15,122.06 points. It continued to fall in early trade to below the psychologically important level of 15,000 points, marking its lowest level since late 2014. Shares then ...

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Saraswati Puja being celebrated

The Saraswati Puja is being celebrating today  with traditional gaiety and religious fervour. Puja began at 8am with prayers at the pandals and at homes across the country. Saraswati, a mythological companion of Lord Brahma, is the personification of knowledge, arts, science and crafts. On the occasion, students alongside Hindu communities at different institutions arranged the puja and various other ...

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US eyes better relations with Bangladesh

The United States Under-Secretary for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon has underscored the necessity of strengthening the bilateral relations to a new height with Bangladesh, saying his government considers Bangladesh as an important partner. He made the remark when State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam met with him, according to a message received here from Washington on Saturday. Shahriar ...

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Celebrating Pohela Falgun

Thousands are celebrating the Pohela Falgun, kicking off the first quarter of festivities in 2016, on the Dhaka University premises on Saturday. Clad in yellow, orange and other bright colours that symbolise the Spring, the people are in line for welcoming Falgun with a myriad of flowers, poems, songs and dances. The day is the first day of the Bengali ...

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London City Jubo Dol observes second death anniversary of Arafat Rahman

Bangladesh Jatiotabadi Jubo Dal London City branch recently organised a Duwa and discussion meeting to observe the second death anniversary of Martyr Arafat Rahman. Vice-President of London City Jubo Dol Suhedul Hasan presided over the meeting and Co-organising Secretary Md Musharaf Hussain conducted it. Former student leader of Dhaka University Barrister Obaydur Rahman Tipu was present as the chief guest ...

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North Wales Bangladesh Association organises seminar on importance of Bengali language

North Wales Bangladesh Community Association organised a seminar on Saturday 30th January to raise the importance of Bengali language and its culture to the new generations of Bangladeshi youth living in the UK. The seminar took place in a local Islamic Cultural Centre in Brill in North Wales.  President of North Wales Bangladeshi Community Association Abdus Salam presided over the ...

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Residents organises emergency meeting to continue Ocean Street Warden Service

Ocean Estate Tenants and Lease Holders Association has organised an emergence meeting not to cut the emergency warden budget which is used to safeguard the old and vulnerable residents. The meeting was held in Enson House in Stepney Green on 27th January with the co-operation from Cllr Mahbub Alam and Chief of Stepney Salvation Army Ian Watkins. Guests who addressed ...

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Shoto Nagorik UK formed

To safeguard and uphold the independence, sovereignty and human rights in Bangladesh, a group of community activists has recently formed an organisation in the UK naming Shoto Nagorik  Committee. The formation of the organisation was declared in meeting in East London.  A 27 members committee was declared in the meeting where Maolana Rashid Ahmed was stated as the Convenor  and ...

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