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Sylhet Festival on 4 March

The Sylhet Festival Organising Committee announced the first ever Sylhet Festival to be held in the UK on 4 March 2018 at a press conference chaired by the Organising Committee’s Chair Ansar Ahmed Ullah. Co-Chair Jamal Khan conducted the conference with Ahad Chowdhury Babu reading out a written statement highlighting the purpose of the festival. Others from the Committee in attendance were ...

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Sylhet Festival on 4 March

The Sylhet Festival Organising Committee announced the first ever Sylhet Festival to be held in the UK on 4 March 2018 at a press conference chaired by the Organising Committee’s Chair Ansar Ahmed Ullah. Co-Chair Jamal Khan conducted the conference with Ahad Chowdhury Babu reading out a written statement highlighting the purpose of the festival. Others from the Committee in attendance were ...

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Project money getting washed away by floods?

Zyma Islam: I am writing this story sitting in Haluaghat in the district of Mymensingh. It is pretty much on the same latitude as say, Tahirpur in Sunamganj. With the rolling hills of Meghalaya being just a stone’s throw away, there are many similarities between the two. It would take six hours by car to reach one from the other. ...

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Lebanon says foiled Daesh holiday attacks using informant

  Lebanon thwarted militant plans to attack places of worship and government buildings over the holidays after gaining rare access to a Daesh operative, the interior minister said Friday. Nohad Machnouk said at a press conference that an elite unit in Lebanon’s Internal Security Forces (ISF) had arrested an Iraqi Daesh commander in Beirut last June. The commander, known as ...

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Agenda 2030 and international aviation

Dr. Fang Liu, Secretary-General of the International , explores how international aviation contributes to Agenda 2030 by empowering local sustainable development through global connections Every 24 hours, some 10 million global travellers are being carried around the world on just over 100,000 flights. Commercial aircraft also carry over half of the world’s 1.4 billion tourists to their destinations annually and ...

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‘No specific plans’ for Boris Johnson’s Channel bridge

Downing Street has said there are “no specific plans” for a bridge between the UK and France after Boris Johnson floated the idea of a “fixed link”. The UK foreign secretary reportedly ran the idea past French President Emmanuel Macron at a summit on Thursday. But Downing Street said he had been referring to a panel looking at Anglo-French major ...

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Government to carry out major environmental assessment of UK seas

  Defra prioritises post-Brexit fisheries plan and protection of UK’s coldwater reefs, promising data will be made publicly available online An assessment of the seas around the UK will carried out by the government and made available online, the (Defra) has promised, with a view to cleaning up and improving the inshore environment. Thérèse Coffey, a Defra minister, said that by ...

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Emdad completes 300 mile Cycle Down Dementia challenge

  Muhammad Talha: Emdad Rahman has completed a 300 mile cycle challenge to raise awareness of Dementia and Alzheimer’s Research UK. Dementia is one of our greatest medical challenges with one million people in the UK set to be affected by 2025. With the help of the public Alzheimer’s Research are leading the fight back. Emdad signed up for the ...

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Stepney beat Tigers to kick off ILFL winter league

  Muhammad Ismael:   The game of the day saw summer league runners up Stepney FC face champions London Tigers in a mouthwatering opening day fixture in the first round of games of the Inner London Football League Premier Division.  Tigers started the game as favourites but the early exchanges saw the champions pegged back into their own half.  The ...

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Welfare state & Bangladesh: New book by Shahed Rahman

Ansar Ahmed Ullah: ‘Kalyanmulok Rhastro o Bangladesher Rashtropotigon’ and in English titled ‘Welfare State and Presidents of Bangladesh’ is a fairly new non-fiction book by Mohammad Shahed Rahman. The book is essentially a compilation of all the presidents of Bangladesh to date. As the title suggests this book is about welfare state, a system whereby the state undertakes to protect the health ...

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