Weekly Bangla Mirror | http://banglamirrornews.com Bangla Mirror, Bangladeshi news in UK, bangla mirror news Tue, 29 Sep 2020 18:18:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.1 http://banglamirrornews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/cropped-logo-32x32.png Weekly Bangla Mirror | http://banglamirrornews.com 32 32 Black History Month through the lens http://banglamirrornews.com/2020/09/29/black-history-month-through-the-lens/ Tue, 29 Sep 2020 18:17:05 +0000 http://banglamirrornews.com/?p=95264   Tower Hamlets Council is celebrating Black History Month by delivering Photo – Open, a vivid virtual photography exhibition from 1 October. The exhibition will feature more than 50 images covering diverse subjects including portraits, demonstrations, women at work, carnivals, musicians, dancers and more. Over the summer, the council asked budding photographers to send in ...

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Tower Hamlets Council is celebrating Black History Month by delivering Photo – Open, a vivid virtual photography exhibition from 1 October. The exhibition will feature more than 50 images covering diverse subjects including portraits, demonstrations, women at work, carnivals, musicians, dancers and more.

Over the summer, the council asked budding photographers to send in images that they thought best represented Black History Month. Over 100 images were shared. A panel of six selected a variety of images to feature in the exhibition.

John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets, said: “We are proud of the cultural and ethnic diversity of Tower Hamlets and Black History Month is an opportunity to celebrate the lives and contributions of all those with African and Caribbean descent to British society.”

Images displayed include a series of Sarah Ainslie’s black and white photos of local women at work, Ade Okelarin’s stunning portraits and David Hoffman’s examples of past local demonstrations against racism. There are also images by young photographers of the Black Lives Matter marches, Frederic Aranda’s photo of World Champion sprinter Dina Asher-Smith as free as a bird and Robert Timothy’s pictures of women in their equality tee-shirts. The current pandemic is covered by Tom Ferrie and Esther Sealy.

Throughout the month, the council’s Idea Stores and Local History Library and Archives are also hosting several talks and presentations. The council is also supporting a variety of virtual or socially distanced events organised by arts and voluntary groups in the borough. These include cinema, performances, cookery discussions and workshops.

Councillor Sabina Akhtar, Cabinet Member for Culture and Arts, said: “Despite the many challenges of Covid-19, we are delighted to be able to run an interesting programme this year, which includes supporting arts and cultural organisations to deliver events that residents of all ages and backgrounds can enjoy both online and offline.”

Key events of 2020 will be explored by Somali arts and culture organisation KAYD. There will be a poignant panel discussion on the impact of Covid-19 on the Somali community in the UK, with emphasis on London and Tower Hamlets. Artists will look at the experiences of vulnerable people, including those have been affected and those working on the frontline.

Arts and community centre Poplar Union is embarking on an ambitious and varied programme of online activity including a work-in-progress sharing of a new play exploring contemporary sexuality and gender roles from a Black perspective.

Genesis Cinema in Mile End will be showing ‘Through Her Eyes’ – four films that explore different aspects of the black female existence on screen – with introductions, question and answers, discussions, poetry and workshops.

Purple Moon Drama is creating films of performances that capture young people’s personal responses to Black History Month, using art to reference different feelings.

 

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UK Covid cases rise by 7,143 – highest figure since outbreak began http://banglamirrornews.com/2020/09/29/uk-covid-cases-rise-by-7143-highest-figure-since-outbreak-began/ Tue, 29 Sep 2020 17:58:22 +0000 http://banglamirrornews.com/?p=95261 The UK has recorded a further 7,143 coronavirus cases – the highest daily figure since the outbreak began. It takes the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the UK to 446,156. Experts have warned the daily record figure could be misleading as it is unclear how many people were infected during the first wave ...

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The UK has recorded a further 7,143 coronavirus cases – the highest daily figure since the outbreak began.

It takes the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the UK to 446,156.

Experts have warned the daily record figure could be misleading as it is unclear how many people were infected during the first wave due to a lack of testing capacity in the community at the time.

The government also confirmed a further 71 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for the disease as of 9am on Tuesday.

This brings the total number of deaths in the UK to 42,072.

Government figures show the UK’s current testing capacity to be 287,690 – but only 198,402 tests were processed in the same 24 hour period.

Boris Johnson has promised to increase testing capacity to 500,000 by the end of October in a bid to suppress the spread of coronavirus.

The prime minister had also pledged to turn around coronavirus tests in 24 hours so that people were made aware of their results faster, so that swifter action could be taken when it came to tracking people who had been in contact with the virus.

Data also shows there is currently 2,049 patients in hospital with coronavirus in the UK.

At the peak of the virus, there was 17,172 people admitted in hospital with Covid-19 on April 12.

Breakdown of Covid figures from across the nations

England

A further 44 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in hospital in England, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths reported in hospitals to 29,962, NHS England said on Tuesday.

Patients were aged between 47 and 99 and all had known underlying health conditions.

The deaths were between September 23 and September 28.

Three other deaths were reported with no positive Covid-19 test result.

Wales

There have been a further 366 cases of Covid-19 in Wales, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 23,597.

Public Health Wales said three further deaths had been reported, with the total number of deaths since the beginning of the pandemic increasing to 1,615.

Scotland

First minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed there were 806 new cases in Scotland – the highest number ever.

There were no new deaths recorded. The number of deaths of patients who tested positive remains at 2,512.

Northern Ireland

A further 320 cases of coronavirus were identified in Northern Ireland, the highest daily total.

No deaths linked to the virus have been reported, with the figure still at 578.

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The underused weight loss option: bariatric surgery http://banglamirrornews.com/2020/09/29/the-underused-weight-loss-option-bariatric-surgery/ Tue, 29 Sep 2020 16:50:04 +0000 http://banglamirrornews.com/?p=95258 Growing rates of obesity among Americans are clear evidence that even the best intentions and strongest motivations are often not enough to help seriously overweight people lose a significant amount of weight and, more important, keep it off. But for those who can overcome fears of surgery and perhaps do battle with recalcitrant insurers, there ...

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Growing rates of obesity among Americans are clear evidence that even the best intentions and strongest motivations are often not enough to help seriously overweight people lose a significant amount of weight and, more important, keep it off.

But for those who can overcome fears of surgery and perhaps do battle with recalcitrant insurers, there remains another very successful option that experts say is currently vastly underused. That option is bariatric surgery, an approach that is now simpler, safer and more effective than in its early days in the 1990s.

“Only one-half of 1 percent of people eligible for bariatric surgery currently undergo it,” Dr Anne P Ehlers, a bariatric surgeon at the University of Michigan, told me.

Bariatric surgery is generally considered a treatment option for people with a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more who did not lose weight with diet and exercise. It is also recommended for those with lesser degrees of obesity — a BMI of 30 to 35 — who have obesity-related medical conditions.

Weight loss surgery’s underuse has been largely attributed to “the reluctance of the medical community and patients to accept surgery as a safe, effective and durable” obesity treatment, other experts at the University of Michigan wrote in JAMA in 2018.

They said patients “may be reluctant to pursue surgical treatment because they may be judged by others for taking the easy way out and not having the willpower to diet and exercise.” Willpower is clearly not enough for millions struggling with obesity, but “many may feel like failures if they opt for surgery,” Ehlers said in an interview.

This stigma, real or imagined, may keep many people from a treatment that can result in long-term weight loss and can significantly improve physical and emotional health and even longevity.

Disorders that can be lowered or reversed by bariatric surgery include Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), obstructive sleep apnea, breast cancer, colorectal cancer, urinary incontinence, infertility and fractures. Death rates may decline by nearly 50%, especially among people 55 and older.

Although guidelines set in 1991 limit recommendations for bariatric surgery to those most severely affected by obesity, current evidence indicates that young people who are not yet morbidly obese may be especially likely to benefit from weight loss surgery. Most adolescents who are obese remain obese as adults and have worse medical outcomes than people who became obese as adults. The surgical route is now sometimes offered to adolescents and young adults with obesity-related health problems like Type 2 diabetes that have failed to yield to diet and exercise.

In a study reported by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health that followed 2,221 patients, within three years of bariatric surgery, most experienced less pain and improved ability to walk. But as with any weight loss programme, such benefits as well as lasting weight management depend on whether patients stick to a healthful diet and exercise regimen after the surgery.

The original bariatric technique, called Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, reduces the stomach to the size of an egg and bypasses a major portion of the small intestine to limit caloric absorption. A now-retired friend who underwent this operation 15 years ago lost 160 pounds and has kept all but 10 pounds off despite travelling widely on vacations, a time when people often gain weight.

In recent years, gastric bypass has yielded to a newer, less involved operation, sleeve gastrectomy, that has fewer complications yet excellent long-lasting results.

The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery reports that only 1.5% of sleeve gastrectomy patients require a reoperation because of complications, as against 7.7% undergoing gastric bypass and 15.3% who have a less effective procedure called lap band surgery, in which a band placed around the stomach divides it into two pouches.

In a sleeve gastrectomy, about 85% of the stomach is removed, resulting in a banana-shaped pouch that limits the amount of food that can be consumed. In addition to restricting how much a person can eat, the surgery reduces hunger and the desire to overeat by eliminating the portion of the stomach that produces ghrelin, the hormone that stimulates appetite.

Both sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass, as well as other, less effective bariatric approaches, can be done laparoscopically, with patients spending only a day or two in the hospital.

In a major report involving 33,560 patients treated at 10 national medical centres and followed for five or more years, sleeve gastrectomy resulted in significantly fewer postoperative interventions than Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. The study was published in January in JAMA Surgery.

At most centres today, Ehlers said, “sleeve gastrectomy accounts for at least 80 percent of the procedures done.”

Even with these seemingly drastic treatments, weight loss occurs gradually, with patients beginning to notice weight loss by the end of a month. Most people can lose up to half their excess weight within a year of surgery and up to 60% by 18 months.

However, Ehlers cautioned: “This operation is not a magic pill. It’s a tool to be used in combination with a proper diet and physical activity. Before surgery, patients should be taught how to eat, and after surgery they need to learn how much they can eat before feeling sick. Most people can tolerate any food in small amounts, but they may never be able to eat a full Thanksgiving dinner again.”

Bariatric surgeons recommend that patients skip all sugary and carbonated drinks and not drink water when they eat solid food. Although it is possible to overeat and stretch one’s stomach, even back to its original size, this can be avoided if patients learn to stop eating when they feel full.

Patients may have to supplement their diets with certain nutrients, like calcium, iron, vitamin B12 and vitamin D, to compensate for the reduced ability to absorb them after surgery.

As with any operation, bariatric surgery has potential complications, which tend to be lower when performed by experienced surgeons at medical centres that do many of these operations. Rates of both complications and deaths related to the surgery have fallen drastically since 1998 from a peak of 11.7% and 1%, respectively, to 1.4% and 0.04% by 2016.

About a quarter of a million bariatric surgeries were performed in 2018, yet approximately 18 million adults ages 20 or older had BMIs higher than 40, according to the latest available data from the American Society for Bariatric Surgery. The average cost of weight loss surgery ranges from $17,000 to $30,000 and is often covered by insurance. However, untreated obesity costs the nation $1.72 trillion, or 9.3% of the gross domestic product, in health care expenses alone, the society reported.

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Rape at MC College: Rapist Tareq arrested http://banglamirrornews.com/2020/09/29/rape-at-mc-college-rapist-tareq-arrested/ Tue, 29 Sep 2020 16:43:40 +0000 http://banglamirrornews.com/?p=95255 RAB arrested another accused Tarekuzzaman Tareq in a case filed over gang-rape of a young woman at MC College dormitory in Sylhet. He was arrested from Dirai municipal area of ​​Sunamganj on Tuesday evening. The arrested Tarekuzzaman Tarek identified as the son of Rafiqul Islam of Umed Nagar village in Sunamganj Sadar upazila. Confirming the ...

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RAB arrested another accused Tarekuzzaman Tareq in a case filed over gang-rape of a young woman at MC College dormitory in Sylhet. He was arrested from Dirai municipal area of ​​Sunamganj on Tuesday evening.

The arrested Tarekuzzaman Tarek identified as the son of Rafiqul Islam of Umed Nagar village in Sunamganj Sadar upazila.

Confirming the arrest RAB-9 CPC-3 Lieutenant Commander Faisal said, after gang rape incident Tareq fled from Sylhet and cut his hair and beard and hid in Dirai municipal area of ​​Sunamganj.

He added that Tarique was arrested on Tuesday evening on the basis of secret information. Now he is in the custody of RAB. He will be handed over to the police later.

The accused in the case are M Saifur Rahman, Mahbubur Rahman Rony, Tareq, Arjun Lankar, Rabiul Islam, and Mahfuzur Rahman. Four of them are students of MC college.

Earlier on Friday evening, the couple from Shibbari area of ​​South Surma visited the MC College campus. At that time, Saifur and his associates took the woman and her husband to the nearby college hostel, where they tied up the husband and raped the woman. On information, police rescued the rape victim and her husband.

The husband of the victim housewife filed a case against 9 people with Shahparan police station on Saturday morning.

After that, the police launched an operation to arrest the rapists. During the drive, a pipe gun, four Ramdas, a knife, and other domestic and foreign weapons were recovered from Saifur Rahman’s room at MC College Hostel at around 2 pm. Police have filed another case under the Arms Act with Saifur Rahman as the main accused in the incident.

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Tk 338-cr project planned for digital land zoning http://banglamirrornews.com/2020/09/29/tk-338-cr-project-planned-for-digital-land-zoning/ Tue, 29 Sep 2020 16:33:03 +0000 http://banglamirrornews.com/?p=95251 Ecnec clears four projects The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Tuesday approved four projects involving Tk 796 crore, including a Tk 338-crore scheme, to make mouza and plot-based national digital land zoning. The approval came from the 10th Ecnec meeting of the current fiscal year, held virtually with Ecnec Chairperson and ...

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Ecnec clears four projects

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Tuesday approved four projects involving Tk 796 crore, including a Tk 338-crore scheme, to make mouza and plot-based national digital land zoning.

The approval came from the 10th Ecnec meeting of the current fiscal year, held virtually with Ecnec Chairperson and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.

The Prime Minister and Planning Minister MA Mannan joined the meeting from Ganobhaban through a videoconference, while other Ecnec members were connected from NEC Bhaban.

“Today, we placed four projects from three ministries. Of them, three are completely fresh projects and one is for revision. The estimated cost of the projects is Tk 796.45 crore (only additional cost of the revised project was counted here),” said MA Mannan at a press briefing.

Of the total cost, Tk 623.65 crore will be borne from the state coffer, while the rest Tk 172.80 crore will come as loan from the World Bank, he said.

About the Mouza and Plot-Based National Digital Land Zone Project, the Planning Minister said the Land Ministry will implement the project at a cost of Tk 337.60 crore by June 2024.

According to the project factsheet, its major objectives are to make mouza and plot-based digital land zoning maps identifying the lands into different categories like agriculture, housing, commercial, tourism and industrial plots considering the quality of lands as well as to design a plan over the usage of land; to prepare mouza and plot-based land data for ensuring proper field-level land management across the country, training over the usage of zone-based lands; to enhance public awareness in this regard; and formation of a separate unit under the Land Ministry to keep the land zoning activities operational.

The project will be implemented at 56,348 mouzas of 4,562 unions in 493 upazilas under 64 districts of the country.

The main operations of the project include collection, scanning, digitisation, creation database of 138,412 mouza map sheets, making the mouza map sheets with geo-referencing, procurement of 4 high resolution scanners, meeting the cost of Tk 30 crore against land use surveys and the cost of 65 crore against satellite images.

Two other new projects are Bhairab River Re-excavation (2nd Phase) Project involving Tk 237.56 crore and Canal Re-excavation to address Water-logging in Begumganj, Chatkhil, Senbag and Sonaimuri upazilas of Noakhali Project with Tk 71.87 crore.

The Ecnec meeting okayed the first revision of Bangladesh Regional Waterway Transport Project-1 (Improvement of Chattogram-Dhaka-Ashuganj and connecting river routes and installation of terminals and others) raising both the cost and time.

The project cost was raised by 149.42 crore as it has increased to Tk 3,349.42 crore in the revision from the original cost of Tk 3,200 crore.

The project deadline was extended to December 2025 from the original deadline of June 2024.

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Emir of Kuwait dies aged 91 http://banglamirrornews.com/2020/09/29/emir-of-kuwait-dies-aged-91/ Tue, 29 Sep 2020 16:27:11 +0000 http://banglamirrornews.com/?p=95248 Kuwait’s Emir, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah, has died on Tuesday. He was 91. He was expected to be succeeded by his 83-year-old half-brother and crown prince, Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmed, reports BBC quoting the state media. In July, Sheikh Sabah was flown to the United States for medical treatment following surgery for an unspecified condition in ...

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Kuwait’s Emir, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah, has died on Tuesday. He was 91.

He was expected to be succeeded by his 83-year-old half-brother and crown prince, Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmed, reports BBC quoting the state media.

In July, Sheikh Sabah was flown to the United States for medical treatment following surgery for an unspecified condition in Kuwait.

He had ruled the oil-rich Gulf Arab state since 2006 after Emir Sheikh Saad al-Abdullah stepped down just nine days into his rule as parliament moved to depose him on health grounds.

The emir often acted as a mediator in regional disputes, including the ongoing diplomatic stand-off between Saudi Arabia, its allies and Qatar.

Kuwait also refrained from intervening in Syria’s civil war, instead hosting several donor conferences for humanitarian aid.

He had been prime minister under the previous Emir, Sheikh Jaber al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah, and for several years had been seen as the de facto ruler.

Before then, he served as foreign minister from 1963 to 1991 and from 1992 to 2003.

Kuwait – which has a population of 4.8 million, including 3.4 million foreigners – has the world’s sixth-largest known oil reserves and is a major US ally.

It has been ruled by the Sabah family for the past 260 years.

Sheikh Sabah had pushed for diplomacy to solve regional issues, such as the continuing boycott of Qatar by four Arab nations, and he hosted major donor conferences for war-torn nations such as Iraq and Syria, reported Al Jazeera.

Kuwait television earlier interrupted regular programming to cut to Quaranic verses on Tuesday, a move that often signifies the death of a senior member of the Gulf Arab state’s ruling family.

His death comes as the nation continues to fight the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 103,981 people and caused 605 related deaths in the country of 4.1 million. Its health ministry said more than 95,500 people have recovered from COVID-19.

 

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Outsiders barred from entering college campuses, police patrol intensified http://banglamirrornews.com/2020/09/29/outsiders-barred-from-entering-college-campuses-police-patrol-intensified/ Tue, 29 Sep 2020 16:15:23 +0000 http://banglamirrornews.com/?p=95245 The government has prohibited entry of outsiders to campuses of all public and private colleges to avoid any untoward incident. It also directed the authorities concerned to close dormitories and intensify police patrolling on the campuses. Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education (DSHE) came up with the directives on Tuesday, three days into gang-rape in ...

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The government has prohibited entry of outsiders to campuses of all public and private colleges to avoid any untoward incident.

It also directed the authorities concerned to close dormitories and intensify police patrolling on the campuses.
Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education (DSHE) came up with the directives on Tuesday, three days into gang-rape in a hall of Sylhet MC College.

A letter titled ‘Government directives for government and non-government colleges closed due to Covid-19 pandemic to ensure securities’ issued by the DSHE’s Deputy Director (College-1) Professor Dr Shah Md Amir Ali was sent to the principals of all colleges across the country on Tuesday.

The educational institutions across the country are likely to remain shut for more days as a favourable environment is yet to be created, said an official of the Education Ministry on Monday.

The government announced general holidays on March 18 following coronavirus outbreak and closure of all educational institutions.

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HC forms probe body on Sylhet college rape http://banglamirrornews.com/2020/09/29/hc-forms-probe-body-on-sylhet-college-rape/ Tue, 29 Sep 2020 14:18:36 +0000 http://banglamirrornews.com/?p=95241 The High Court has formed a three-member committee to probe into gang-rape of a woman at Murari Chand College in Sylhet on September 25. Judge of Nari O Shishu Nirjatan Tribunal of Sylhet is head of the committee while Additional Deputy Commissioner (General) and Chief Judicial Magistrate of Sylhet are members. Justice Md Mojibur Rahman ...

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The High Court has formed a three-member committee to probe into gang-rape of a woman at Murari Chand College in Sylhet on September 25.

Judge of Nari O Shishu Nirjatan Tribunal of Sylhet is head of the committee while Additional Deputy Commissioner (General) and Chief Judicial Magistrate of Sylhet are members.
Justice Md Mojibur Rahman Mia and Justice Md Mohiuddin Shamim came up with the committee on Tuesday.

The HC directed the committee to record statements of all concerned and submit report within 15 days.

The court also issued a rule requiring reply as to why principal and hostel superintendent of the college shall not be punished for not taking preventive measure to stop entry of outsiders resulting in incident like the rape.

The apex court also ordered the deputy commissioner and superintendent of police of Sylhet to provide committee with administrative support and security.

A case has been filed against nine people in connection with gang-rape of a woman at a hostel of Murari Chand (MC) College in Sylhet on September 25 night. Victim’s husband filed the case with Shah Paran Police Station next morning.

Six of the accused are identified as M Saifur Rahman, Shah Mahbubur Rahman Rony, Tareq Ahmad, Arjun Laskar, Robiul Islam and Mahfujur Rahman, all of them are allegedly involved in Banglades Chhatra League politics.
Several persons including principal accused have been arrested.

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Bangladesh, India agree to resolve water-sharing issues http://banglamirrornews.com/2020/09/29/bangladesh-india-agree-to-resolve-water-sharing-issues/ Tue, 29 Sep 2020 12:32:56 +0000 http://banglamirrornews.com/?p=95238 Bangladesh and India on Tuesday agreed to resolve water-sharing issues of common rivers, including Teesta River, and bring down border killings to a zero level, says Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen. He came up with the remarks while briefing reporters at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs after the 6th Bangladesh-India Joint Consultative Commission (JCC) ...

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Bangladesh and India on Tuesday agreed to resolve water-sharing issues of common rivers, including Teesta River, and bring down border killings to a zero level, says Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen.

He came up with the remarks while briefing reporters at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs after the 6th Bangladesh-India Joint Consultative Commission (JCC) meeting.
Bangladesh laid emphasis on early resolution of the Teesta water-sharing issue apart from resolving water sharing of other common rivers, he said.

Bangladesh conveyed deep concern over deaths along the Bangladesh and India international border, said the minister, adding that both sides discussed sustainable repatriation of Rohingyas to their place of origin in Rakhine State.

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen led the Bangladesh side while Indian External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar the Indian team at the virtual meeting.

This was the first JRC meeting in 10 years as the fifth one was held in New Delhi on February 8, 2019.

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BTS to become multi-millionaires after label goes public http://banglamirrornews.com/2020/09/29/bts-to-become-multi-millionaires-after-label-goes-public/ Tue, 29 Sep 2020 12:31:10 +0000 http://banglamirrornews.com/?p=95235 All seven members of South Korean K-pop group BTS are set to become multi-millionaires, when their label Big Hit Entertainment goes public in October. Soaring demand for shares in Big Hit has given it a market valuation of £3.2bn ($4.1bn), with shares priced at the top of the expected price range. Big Hit boss Bang ...

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All seven members of South Korean K-pop group BTS are set to become multi-millionaires, when their label Big Hit Entertainment goes public in October.
Soaring demand for shares in Big Hit has given it a market valuation of £3.2bn ($4.1bn), with shares priced at the top of the expected price range.

Big Hit boss Bang Si-hyuk, who owns 43% of the management label, will become a billionaire.

In August, he gave each BTS member 68,385 shares, worth £6.2m in total, BBC reported.

Currently priced at between 105,000-135,000 won (£70.03-£88.70) per share, Big Hit expects to raise about £638.3m with the sale of 7.13 million new shares when it is listed on Korea’s Stock Exchange, the KOSPI, on 15 October.

BTS set a new record on Monday when it took just hours for underwriters to find investors to take a stake in the firm when order books opened, with demand 1,000 times higher than the available stock.

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