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Community activist  and journalist, Shahab Uddin Ahmed Belal passed away today.

  Ansar Ahmed Ullah: Community activist, journalist, popular face in the UK Shahab Uddin Ahmed Belal passed away today, in Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, where he was undergoing treatment, Inna Lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un. Shahab Uddin Ahmed Belal, was popularly known as Belal bhai to his colleagues or S U Ahmed Belal as he preferred to call himself, was an ...

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Fakhrul slams Home Minister’s remarks over Khaleda trial verdict

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Friday criticised the Home Minister for what he said issuing warning to their party saying it was not his justified action before the announcement of the verdict on the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case. “We still didn’t get the verdict. So, we can’t legally and morally give reaction to a verdict before ...

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SI, Constable, Ansar arrested over youth’s death

Three members of law enforcers were arrested on Friday night following a death in a clash between villagers and lawmen over the arrest of an accused at Bhatiari in Sitakundo upazila on Wednesday night. The arrestees are Najmul Huda, an ASI, Abul Kashem, a constable of Sitakundo Police Station and Ismail Hossain, an Ansar man. Chittagong district Police Superintendent Nur-e-Alam ...

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Siddikur maintains lead in Dhaka Open after 3rd round

  Bangladesh’s celebrity golfer Siddikur Rahman maintained the leadership in the City Bank American Express Dhaka Open after the 3rd round at Kurmitola Golf Club course on Friday. Siddikur aggregated 12-under-par 204, closely followed by an Indian golfer Shankar Das who is two shots behind with 10-under-par 206, while another Indian Shamim Khan secured the 3rd place, carding five-under-par 211. ...

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ICC U-19 cricket World Cup: India beat Bangladesh, to face Pakistan in semi-final

India’s U-19 team, coached by Rahul Dravid, continued their glorious run in the U-19 Cricket World Cup as they stormed into the semi-final with a 131-run thrashing of Bangladesh in the quarterfinal at the Queenstown Events Centre venue on Friday. With this win, India have set-up a mouth-watering semi-final clash against Pakistan at Hagley Oval, Christchurch on January 30 while ...

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Deal with France ‘could bring hundreds more child refugees to UK’

  Charities hope agreements at last week’s summit will mean many more children are transferred Charities working to bring unaccompanied refugee children to safety are optimistic that agreements signed by Theresa May and Emmanuel Macron could lead to hundreds more receiving permission to travel legally to the UK. Details emerging from last week’s summit show that officials agreed to extend ...

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Excerpt from History Book Unspoken Chapter 5

Fatema Miah: Terrorists and Pakistani deception to Western world As it is mentioned in proverbial term, to enhance our logic and for moral teaching, “what goes up comes back down”. As it is evident, what seeds you sew the crops you harvest! Although this is very sarcastic! Ironically, collaboration with Pakistan backfired on America. In today’s world of terror, Al-Qaeda, ...

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British Empire and the Partition of Bengal

Fatema Miah: A chapter of book Unspoken. A subsection of Eastern Region of Bengal, in the South East of Asia, this is roughly the perimeter of current Bangladesh, was taken into Pakistan during the partition of India in 1947, and later named East Pakistan. Verily, early in the 19th century, British Imperialist, Governor and Viceroy Lord Curzon separated this same ...

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Here we go again… UK Prime Minister urges nerds to come up with magic crypto backdoors

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has reiterated calls for a special magic version of encryption to be developed by technologists so law enforcement can access everyone’s communications on demand – and somehow engineer it so that no one else can abuse this backdoor. Speaking at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, May today talked extensively about the benefits ...

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Activists demand UK cancel Mohammed Bin Salman visit

  Activists in the UK are calling on British Prime Minister Theresa May to withdraw an invitation to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, who is expected to visit within a few weeks. Groups including the Stop the War coalition, the Campaign Against Arms Trade, and the Arab Human Rights Organisation, published an open letter on Friday accusing the heir ...

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