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Risk management in a dynamic society

By Taslim Ahammad: Risk is the probability of an unforeseen circumstance and its drawback. Risk management utilises the right tools, methods and processes to manage risk. For a business, exposure to risk could lead to disaster. It is important to make a determined effort into assessing as many conceivable risks and derive action plans to deal with those. Risk management ...

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Ensure safe transport focusing during the Eid

Rayhan Ahmed Topader: Every year thousands of people leave the capital for their village homes to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr, one of the biggest religious festivals of the Muslims, with their near and dear ones. This year around 213 launches will transport passengers to at least 43 destinations during the festival. Millions, who would soon start departing for home on the occasion ...

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Muslim pilgrims gather at Mount Arafat for hajj’s pinnacle

Muslim pilgrims have gathered in the valley of Mount Arafat in Saudi Arabia for a day of prayer that marks the pinnacle of the annual hajj. Some 2 million pilgrims packed shoulder to shoulder early Monday for an emotional day of repentance and supplication. It was on this day some 1,400 years ago that Islam’s Prophet Muhammad is said to ...

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Muslims flock to Makkah as hajj begins

Over 2 million Muslims from across the world have gathered at Saudi Arab’s Makkah for the official start of the Hajj pilgrimage on Sunday. The Standing (wuqoof), the climax of the pilgrimage, is to be held at the Arafat Maidan on Monday. Hajj will officially end on Tuesday, when Saudi Arabia celebrates Eid-ul-Azha, with the Korbani sacrifices. According to Saudi ...

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Government admits role in Birmingham prison failure

Prisons minister takes share of blame for poor state of G4S-run jail being taken over by MoJ The government bears a share of the blame for the state of HMP Birmingham, the prisons minister Rory Stewart has said, after the Ministry of Justice was forced to undertake an emergency takeover of the G4S-run jail. A report by the chief inspector ...

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Bangladesh High Commission in London observed National Mourning Day

Bangladesh High Commission in London observed 15 August as “National Mourning Day” – the 43rd death anniversary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, with due reverence and solemnity. In the morning, the programme started with hoisting of the national flag at half-mast.  At 11.00 am a discussion meeting took place focusing on the importance of the day.  The High Commissioner ...

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ARTA cook-off competition ended  Grand Finale on 30th September, Talented chefs are bringing diversity  in cooking.

The final cook-off competition of the Asian Restaurant and Takeaway Awards (ARTA) were held at Hackney City College in London on Monday. Chefs shortlisted from greater London and neighbouring areas participated in the event that was graced by the restaurant directors, celebrities, executive chefs and culinary teachers from colleges and universities. Speaking on the occasion, the guests said many of the ...

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UK has not ‘woken up’ to far-right threat, says ex-counter-terror chief

Mark Rowley urges politicians and media not to underestimate threat of domestic extreme rightwing groups The UK has not “woken up” to the threat posed by the far right, the former head of the Metropolitan police’s counter-terrorism unit has said. Mark Rowley urged politicians, the media and communities not to underestimate the threat of far-right groups, citing how National Action, ...

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Muslim women call for more equality in running UK mosques

Activists challenge lack of prayer spaces and exclusion from management roles Muslim women in Scotland are campaigning to be given more equal facilities for praying and to be involved in running mosques. Scottish Mosques For All was set up to highlight the importance of including women in decision-making. More than a quarter of mosques in the UK have no facilities ...

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