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Long-maligned Mary Magdalene now seen as stalwart disciple

If there’s a feminist figure from the Bible for the #MeToo era, it could very well be Mary Magdalene. The major character in the life of Jesus was long maligned in the West and portrayed as a reformed former prostitute. But scholars have adopted a different approach more recently, viewing her as a strong, independent woman who supported Jesus financially ...

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Medical team examines Khaleda’s health condition 

File Photo: collected Mirror Desk : A four-member medical team visited BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia in Nazimuddin Road Old Central Jail on Sunday and examined her health condition. Earlier in the day, the government formed the medical team comprising four professors of Dhaka Medical College Hospital, a senior officer at the Department of Prison told that. He said the four ...

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Beauty murder after rape: Prime accused Babul remanded

Photo: Collected Habiganj  Correspondent : A court here on Sunday put Babul Miah, the prime accused in a case over the killing of a teenage girl after rape in Sayestaganj upazila of the district, on a five-day remand. Habiganj Chief Judicial Magistrate Asma Begum passed the order after investigation officer of the case Maniqul Islam, in-charge of Sayestaganj Detective Branch, produced ...

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Special needs cash shortfall ‘leaves thousands of pupils unplaced’

A shortage of special needs funding means growing numbers of children are being left without suitable school places, a teachers’ leader has warned. National Education Union leader Kevin Courtney said official statistics showed 4,050 special needs pupils were without a place in 2017 in England. He said it was a disgrace that such pupils were at home because councils were ...

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Queen attends Easter service at Windsor without Prince Philip

The Queen has attended the Easter service at Windsor Castle, along with other members of the Royal Family. The Duke of Edinburgh was absent from the service at St George’s Chapel – as were Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who will marry there in May. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were the last to arrive – entering the church ...

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Muslim Giving launches donation platform

Emdad Rahman: A new umbrella organisation for UK based charities will help secure vital funds by providing a bespoke online donation platform for organisations, fundraisers and donors. Muslim Giving was launched at The Crystal in Royal Victoria Docks. The event was hosted by TV presenter and keynote speaker Rahim Jung. Muslim Giving is dedicated to allowing users to find charities ...

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Bangladesh U15 girls clinch Jockey CG Int’l Youth Football title

Tohura makes hat-trick for 6-0 win against hosts Hong Kong   Photo: Bangladesh Under-15 Women’s Football team. Sports Desk : Bangladesh Under-15 Women’s Football team clinched the title of the four-team Jockey Club Girls International Youth Invitational Football Tournament with all-win record after 6-0 win against hosts Hong Kong at Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground in Hong Kong on Sunday. ...

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Want no recurrence of BNP-Jamaat’s terrorist acts: PM

  The Prime Minister speaking at a public rally at Chandpur Stadium on Sunday. Photo: PID Bangladesh Desk : Describing the arson attacks by BNP-Jamaat clique in recent past as terrorist acts, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said she does not want the recurrence of such evil deeds in the country anymore. “We don’t want such terrorist acts to ...

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Tk 5.70cr insurance money handed over for US-Bangla 

Bangladesh Desk : Sadharan Bima Corporation on Sunday handed over US$ 0.7 million, equivalent to Tk 5.70 crore, to Sena Kalyan Insurance Company Ltd as part of the insurance money claimed by US-Bangla Airlines. Chairman of Sadharan Bima Corporation Prof Shibli Rubayat-Ul-Islam handed over the insurance cheque to Chief Executive Officer of Sena Kalyan Insurance Company Brig Gen (retd) Md ...

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27 Sundarbans robbers surrender

Mirror Desk : Twenty seven members of three forest robber gangs surrendered to Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal along with their arms and ammunition at Swadhinata Uddyan in the district town on Sunday. The members of Dan Bahini, Sumon Bahini and Jahangir Bahini surrendered to the Home Minister in the afternoon. The gang members deposited 28 firearms and 81 rounds ...

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