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Inaugural Asian Restaurant & Takeaway Awards (ARTA) To pay homage to the UK’s finest Curry Houses

The inaugural Asian Restaurant and Takeaway Awards (ARTA), the most prestigious celebration of South Asian cuisine in the UK, will be taking place on 30th September 2018 at InterContinental London – The O2. ARTA 2018 will welcome a guest list of the nation’s most respected curry restaurateurs alongside MP’s, dignitaries and celebrities as they collectively honour the achievements of the industry. The ceremony will behosted by television ...

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Leading the way in tackling hate

Tower Hamlets Council’s ‘No Place for Hate’ campaign has scooped a prestigious award at the National No2H8 Crime Awards 2018 for its work in tackling hatred, intolerance and prejudice. TV presenter and social commentator, June Sarpong (MBE) gave the council the Upstanding Organisation Award 2018 for making “a significant impact on countering intolerance, hate and bigotry” in the borough. The ...

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Dhaka Clean-up Campaign hits Guinness World Record

Photo: Dhaka Clean-up Campaign, organised by Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) in the capital on April 13 last, has hit the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest clean-up campaign. Dhaka, Sept 24 : Dhaka Clean-up Campaign, organised by Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) in the capital on April 13 last, has hit the Guinness Book of World Records ...

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London Bangla Press Club enjoys annual picnic party

Bangla Mirror Desk: Members of London Bangla Press club enjoyed their annual picnic party at Fairlop Water Country Park.  Event though there were occasional rain and shower, but it could not stop the members to enjoy the day.   Members of the organisation joined the party with their family and friends. There were marriage anniversary, farewell, gossips, photo sessions and raffle draw among ...

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Human resources (HR): Philosophy

By Taslim Ahammad: Many companies view HR as merely administrative process, with little or no strategic impact based on HR philosophy. While in a few organisations, it has shaped up reasonably followed by the philosophy. Most of them do not understand the HR philosophy and those few who do are unable to push the matter as they are caught up ...

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Microsoft, Amazon, Google join fight to prevent famine

Tech giants Microsoft, Amazon and Google are joining forces with international organisations to help identify and head off famines in developing nations using data analysis and artificial intelligence, a new initiative unveiled.   Rather than waiting to respond to a famine after many lives already have been lost, the tech firms “will use the predictive power of data to trigger ...

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Mystery around disappearance of Chinese star

X-Men star Fan Bingbing’s Beijing management office is dark and abandoned. Her birthday passed almost unremarked in China’s hyper-adrenalized social media environment.   For one of China’s best known stars and a rising Hollywood actress, Fan’s vanishing is stunning, coming amid vague allegations of tax fraud and possibly other infractions that could have put her at odds with Chinese authorities.  ...

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Regular bedtime improves sleep quality

Not only does a regular bedtime improve sleep quality, it is just as important for heart and metabolic health among older adults, finds a study.   In a study of 1,978 older adults, researchers at Duke Health and the Duke Clinical Research Institute found people with irregular sleep patterns weighed more, had higher blood sugar, higher blood pressure, and a ...

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Researchers discover gene that protects against dementia

A previously unknown genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia has been uncovered, providing insights into how these conditions, and other diseases of aging, might one day be treated and prevented.   The research from the Cohen Lab at the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology sheds new light on the protective role of a naturally occurring mitochondrial peptide, ...

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Female Awami League leader killed in Sylhet as scarf gets tangled with wheel

Sylhet Office : A female leader of Awami League was killed on Sunday night as her scurf got tangled with the wheel of a motorcycle near Koitak Bridge area in Chatak upazila.   The deceased was identified as Ratna Begum, 40, vice president of Awami League Sylhet city unit.  Sabina Sultana, general secretary of Awami League Sylhet city unit, said ...

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