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Mayor Biggs welcomes increased funding for the Places of Worship Fund

The Mayor of Tower Hamlets John Biggs has welcomed the announcement from the Home Office that the Places of Worship Protective Security Fund will receive additional funding to help protect places of worship. The Mayor wrote to the Home Secretary to call for the Fund to be reopened in the aftermath of the terror attack in New Zealand. The Fund ...

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Bangladesh Youth Football team play 1-1 with Al Arabi Club of Qatar

Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, Mar 20 : Bangladesh U-23 National Football team, in a 10-day intensive training camp in Qatar, maintained their unbeaten record after playing a 1-1 draw with local Al Arabi Club in their 2nd practice match in Doha Tuesday night. Rocky scored lone goal for Bangladesh in the 61st minute while Hasan Dad scored for the Al Arabi ...

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Biggest-ever nationwide prog to celebrate Bangabandhu’s birth centenary

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addresses a joint meeting of the National Committee for Celebration of the Birth Centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the National Implementation Committee for Celebration of the Birth Centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Photo: PID Dhaka, Mar 20 : The government is chalking out the country’s ...

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Quader goes through successful bypass surgery

Road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader has gone through a successful bypass surgery at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Professor Dr Abu Nasar Rizvi, who is accompanying the ailing minister in Singapore, confirmed the news to media this noon. Dr Rizvi also said that the minister’s family members sought blessings and wishes from the ...

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HC orders Suprobhat Paribahan to give Abrar’s family Tk 10 lakh

Commuter bus service Suprobhat Paribahan that killed Abrar Ahmed Chowdhury has been ordered to give his family Tk 10 lakh as compensation. Ordering the transport group to pay up within a week, the HC also issued a rule asking the government and Suprobhat Paribahan to explain why they should not be directed to compensate Tk 5 crore to the family ...

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Abrar’s death: Cops get 7 days to grill Suprobhat bus driver

A Dhaka court has granted police seven days to interrogate the bus driver of Suprobhat Paribahan who run over Abrar Ahmed Chowdhury with his bus killing him on the spot. Aminul Islam, Inspector of Gulshan Police Station, produced bus driver Sirajul Islam before the court with a 10-day remand prayer. After hearing the plea, Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Debdas Chandra Adhikari ...

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Brexit: Cabinet row over Theresa May delay request to EU

Theresa May is writing to the EU to ask for Brexit to be postponed until 30 June with the option of a longer delay, cabinet sources say. One minister told the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg there was “no agreement” around the cabinet table. EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said the EU would not grant a delay without a “concrete plan” from ...

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Perception and prejudice

Fatema Mia: In this month of blessing Rajab, as well as miraculous night of journey and negotiation and  forgiving month. I love this month always fills my heart with joy, joy that (countless blessings to my eldest Prophet loving son, Jazakallahu khairaan wa kathiraan) we shared in his toddlerhood, his heartfelt love for prophet always glared up from his face ...

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