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Warning over ‘unexplained’ school moves

There are warnings that some of the 55,000 “unexplained” moves by pupils between schools in England over five years could be driven by schools trying to remove difficult children. The Education Policy Institute has looked at cases where pupils have changed school without moving home. Almost a quarter of these moves have taken place in 330 secondary schools. David Laws, ...

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Departures: A photographic exhibition of the Muslim world

Ansar Ahmed Ullah: Drawing upon a unique collection of historical photographs and postcards, an exhibition titled ‘Departures’ reveals the great diversity of the Islamic world’s social and cultural life. The exhibition at Asia House, near Oxford Street, London explores a geographical area from Morocco in the West to China in the East, and from the Balkans in the North to Sudan ...

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Mums share how they are reducing their children’s sugar intake

The recent Change4Life campaign highlighted that children in England are consuming too much sugar – an extra 2,800 sugar cubes per year. That’s equivalent to 312 cans of sugary cola,469 higher-sugar yoghurts or 562 chocolate bars! Too much sugar is bad for children’s health and has contributed to increased obesity levels. It can also lead to the build-up of harmful ...

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East End raises £23000 for orphans

A packed-out performance by two up-and-coming social media stars at Queen Mary University has raised £23000 in donations and pledges from locals as part of a wider tour which will make almost £100,000 available for some of the world’s most vulnerable children. Performers, social media influencers and comedians AliOfficial (Ali Shahalom) and BrownGirlProblems (Rucksar Naaz) have taken their acclaimed, candid ...

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Paranormal or scriptural context, – is there any connection to seismology?

Fatema Miah: This is about inquisitive question about paranormal imaginary for thirst minds in quest for connection of evidence and unseen to ponder on, might be  to take on board to challenge, to if like to discuss or debate or to further question, to set on discovery and to have interfaith dialogue or to just to have a thrilling read ...

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Strict monitoring to control commodity prices in Ramadan: Minister

Photo: Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi speaks to reporters at the secretariat after a meeting with rice mill owners and businessmen on Thursday, Apr 18, 2019. Dhaka, Apr 18 : Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi on Thursday said the government will strictly monitor markets across the country to control prices of commodities during Ramadan. “There is sufficient stock of essentials, so there ...

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Actor Ahmed Sharif gets Prime minister’s assistance

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday handed over a cheque of Tk 35 lakh to film actor Ahmed Sharif as financial assistance. The prime minister provided the financial assistance to the renowned film actress at the Prime Minister’s Office in Dhaka. He received this financial assistance for the treatments of him and his wife.

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People not safe anywhere: Fakhrul

BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir visits Bogura Sadar Upazila unit BNP general secretary Mahbub Alam Shaheen’s family. Photo: Courtesy Bogura, Apr 18 : BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Thursday said people are no longer safe anywhere in the country as the-law-and order situation has seriously deteriorated. “There’s now no rule of law, justice and human ...

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2nd Bangladesh Fashionology Summit in city May 2

Bangladesh eyes its share in global smart clothing market Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, April 18 : The second Bangladesh Fashionology Summit will be held here on May 2, aiming to firm the footings of Bangladesh to fetch its share in the $130bn global market. Bangladesh Apparel Exchange (BAE), the organizer of the summit, unveiled this at a press conference at a ...

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5 to die in C’nawabganj for killing girl after rape

Photo: Two of the sentenced in Chapainawabganj. Chapainawabganj, Apr 18 : A court here on Thursday sentenced five people to death for killing a girl after violating her in Sadar upazila in 2015. The condemned convicts are-Nayan Karmakar Robidas, a resident of Malbaghdanga village, Proshanto Robidas, a resident of Sonapotti village, Nitaichandra  Robidas, Subash Dash and Proshanto Robidas, residents of ...

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