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Gonojagoron Mancha UK observes its 3rd anniversary

Inspired by the slogan “Fearless souls, continuing the fight for freedom”, Gonohjagoron Mancha UK organised a candlelight vigil to mark its 3rd anniversary at Altab Ali Park in East London on 6th January evening.  The candlelight vigil was dedicated in memory of those who lost their lives during the Gonojagoron (public awakening) movement in Banglaesh. The participants lit the candles ...

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Jubeda Khatun Foundation Trust distributes winter clothes to poor people in Kamalganj

Pintu Debnath, Kamalganj: Jubeda Khatun Foundation Trust has distributed wither clothes to the poor and winter-destitute people in Kamalganj in Mowlvibazar in Sylhet. The winter cloth distribution was held in Sidheshwarpur Shahi Eidgah in Rahimpur Union on Monday 8th February. Chief Whip of Bangladesh Parliament Alhaj Vice-Chancellor Md Abdus Shahin MP was present as the Chief Guest and distributed clothes. ...

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Third of Britain’s curry houses at risk of closure

As much as third of Britain’s curry Houses can face closure as a result of tough immigration laws  and shortage of workers. A combination of tough new immigration laws – exacerbating an existing shortage of skilled chefs – and the reluctance of a new generation to work in the sector is threatening to undermine an industry that provides jobs for ...

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This verdict is sad and frustrating: BCA

Bangladesh Caterers Association has expressed their deep sadness and frustration after losing the tribunal on ownership of the building.  However, they said they will be respectful towards the verdict. Press and Publications Secretary of BCA Anis Ul Haque Chowdhury read out the press release in a press conference held at Regent Lake Banqueting Hall on 2nd February.  BCA President Pasha ...

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HC upholds death penalty in ex-UK envoy Anwar attack case

The High Court has reinstated a lower court’s verdict that convicted five Huji militants for the assassination attempt on former British High Commissioner Anwar Choudhury which killed three people and left more than 70 others injured at the shrine of Hazrat Shahjalal in Sylhet. The bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Amir Hossain gave the verdict in the ...

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House of expatriate living in Spain robbed in Sylhet; one ‘robber’ held

Locals caught one suspect and handed him over to police after the robbery at Khadimparha Syedpur in Shahartali on Wednesday early morning. The apartments that were robbed are of expatriate Shahed Ahmed and one Jahed Ahmed. Shahparan Police Station OC Nizam Uddin said a group of 15 to 20 robbers broke into the house and first robbed Shahed’s flat on ...

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Huge expansion in central body likely

RAFIQUL ISLAM AZAD :: The BNP plans to form its national executive and other committees and sub-committees by accommodating over 700 members, thereby doubling the size of the previous committees, said party sources. The party will amend its constitution to accommodate a larger number of party leaders in its committees, including standing committee, national executive committee, advisory councils and sub-committees ...

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Code of conduct for both sitting, retd judges: CJ

Chief Justice SK Sinha on Wednesday said that sitting and retired judges, who enjoy state facilities, would abide by their code of conduct. The Chief Justice  made the comment when Justice Nozrul Islam Chowdhury, who recently retired as a High Court judge, appeared before the Supreme Court on behalf of Jamaat-e-Islami leader Mir Quasem Ali, who had been convicted of ...

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Ershad says he is ashamed!

The Jatiya Party chairman, Hussain Mohammad Ershad, has said that he has to hang his head in shame, as the JP could manage to win just one mayoral post, out of the 400 municipalities. People are making fun of the party. “They say that since you are part of the government, why should we vote for you. It’s better we ...

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BTRC orders GP not to hinder audit process

The Bangladesh Tele-communication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) on Tuesday ordered the country’s leading mobile phone operator Grameenphone (GP) not to hinder the ongoing audit of the company. This move came following complains from auditing firm Toha Khan Zaman & Co that GP has not been helping the audit to run smoothly, although the work started three months earlier. The auditors will ...

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