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HRF Team Ghana complete charity tour

Muhammad Ismael: After having travelled back from Tamale the night before, HRF Team Ghana took a two hour drive to visit the Gilead International School in Agona Asafo and met with the headmistress, staff and pupils. The Gilead International School is situated in a remote area located about 90km outside of Accra, the capital city of Ghana. There are one ...

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Bangladesh High Commission honours high achieving students

Ansar Ahmed Ullah: Once again, the Bangladesh High Commission in London conferred Outstanding Achievement Awards to 103 students of Bengali origin who had secured ten A/A* at the GCSE and three A/A* at the ‘A’-level examinations in 2017. The event took place on Saturday 17 February 2018 at the Kensington Town Hall in Central London. The Bangladesh High Commission has been offering these awards for a ...

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Young Lansbury Lawrence Artists brighten up the East End

Emdad Rahman: Young artists from Lansbury Lawrence Primary School in Poplar have added a touch of vibrancy and colour to the locality as their architectural designs to build a new school art room were put up for display at the historical Whitechapel Art Gallery, nested in London’s vibrant East End. Lansbury Lawrence Primary School was built as part of the ...

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Khaleda’s lawyers finally get certified copy of verdict

The lawyers of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia on Monday afternoon finally received the certified copy of the verdict sentencing the BNP chief to five years’ imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case. Khaleda’s lawyer Advocate Sanaullah Mia received the 1174-page copy of the verdict around 4:30 pm. On February 8 last, the court read out a 632-page summarised version ...

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UK brings visa services at much closer to home

People wishing to apply for a UK visa will now be able to use the On Demand Mobile Visa (ODMV) service which allows applicants who are resident in Dhaka to submit their UK visa application much closer to home. The Dhaka ODMV is part of UK Visas and Immigration’s proactive approach to constant improvement in customer service. On Demand Mobile ...

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Popular singer Saba Tani dies at 49

Bangladeshi popular singer Saba Tani died on Monday morning at her residence in capital’s Uttara. She was 49. Family members informed that the body of the popular singer from the 80s and 90s found lying on the floor of her bathroom on Monday morning. Renowned music director Fuad Naser Babu confirmed her death. Fuad could not inform the details in ...

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UK lifts direct cargo ban unconditionally

The UK government has withdrawn the ban on direct cargo flight from Dhaka to London unconditionally which was imposed two years back on security grounds. The announcement was made by the British High Commissioner in Dhaka Alison Blake yesterday at a press conference at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) in the capital. Civil Aviation Minister AKM Shahjahan Kamal also spoke ...

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Russia: 5 dead in church shooting; police kill suspect

A gunman opened fire with a hunting rifle on churchgoers leaving a service in Russia’s Dagestan region, killing five people and wounding four others, then was shot and killed by police, authorities say. The shootings took place Sunday evening in Kizlyar, a town of about 50,000 people on the border with Chechnya. Four people died at the scene and a ...

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2 killed in pvt car-tractor collision in Habiganj 

Two people were killed following a collision between a tractor and a private car on Dhaka-Sylhet highway in Suraboi area of Sayestaganj upazila on Monday morning. The deceased could not be identified immediately. Jasim Uddin, officer-in-charge of Sayestaganj Highway Police, said that the accident took place when the Sylhet-bound private car collided with the tractor around 9:45am, leaving the duo ...

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‘Three Billboards’ wins, women make waves at UK film awards

Ferocious female-led tragicomedy “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” was the big winner Sunday at the British Academy Film Awards in London, where women demanding an end to harassment, abuse and inequality dominated the ceremony. Martin McDonagh’s film about a bereaved mother seeking justice won five trophies including best film, outstanding British film and best actress, for Frances McDormand. Producer Graham ...

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