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Landslides in Bandarban kill one, four missing

Landslides triggered by heavy rains have left a woman dead in Bandarban with four others still missing. The deceased has been identified as Singmehnla Marma, 18. Those missing are the Upazila’s postmaster Rabiul, 50, health worker Munni Barua, 30, Krishi Bank’s Second Officer Gautam Nandi and Mesing Marma, 15. Four others, who were trapped in mud after the landslide, have ...

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HC denies bail to Ragib Ali

The High Court today refused to grant bail to convicted industrialist Ragib Ali and his son Abdul Hye in a case filed for forging legal documents to grab the endowed property of Tarapur Tea Estate in Sylhet. A Sylhet court on February 2 this year sentenced Ragib and Hye to 14 years in prison in the case. The HC bench ...

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Grenfell: faith groups step in to mediate between officials and community

Faith organisations are acting as mediators between authorities and people affected by the Grenfell Tower fire, as well as providing practical help and emotional support. Churches and mosques have stepped in to the widening gulf between the community and officials, and some have seen their congregations grow. The al-Manaar mosque and cultural heritage centre is offering assistance to the bereaved, survivors ...

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BCA installation ceremony 2017 held.

Bangladesh Caterers Association installation ceremony 2017 held, on 11 July in the Royal Regency hall  east london BCA is the flagship organisation representing approximately 12,000 British-Bangladeshi restaurants and Takeaways across the UK. Established in 1960,BCA is a voluntary non-profit organisation run by the ethnic Bangladeshis. Presently, the industry employs over 100,000 people, with an estimated yearly turnover of over £4.2 ...

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MPF Round Table Discussion on Growing Knife Crimes in the Capital

The Muslim Professionals Forum (MPF)’s round table discussion on growing knife crimes in London was held last on 18th July 2017 at a Committee Room in the House of Lords. It was noted that after hearing about the death of a 20 year old student Syed Jamanoor Islam, brutally stabbed to death yards away from his home in Mile End ...

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Mayor welcomes new powers to crack down on anti-social behaviour on Brick Lane

The Mayor of Tower Hamlets has welcomed new powers to tackle anti-social behaviour on Brick Lane. The decision came after more than 400 residents and businesses responded by post and online to a consultation on whether a new Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) should be introduced in a bid to stamp out anti-social behaviour (ASB) and improve the quality of ...

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State pension age to increase seven years earlier than planned

Britons born between 1970 and 1978 will have to wait an extra year, until they are 68, to claim their state pension, the government has announced. David Gauke, the work and pensions secretary, announced the controversial rise for about 7 million people in their late 30s and early 40s just before the House of Commons breaks up for its summer ...

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Indian film kicks off New York awards extravaganza

NEW YORK: The International Indian Film Academy fired the opening salvo in a weekend of glitz, glamor and music for its annual awards, sending fans wild with excitement by hosting Bollywood stars in Times Square.   Hundreds of people — overwhelmingly South Asians joined by bemused onlookers, confused tourists and a smattering of Western converts to Bollywood — cheered a ...

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Sharmila underlines production of joint-venture films

Indian acting diva Sharmila Tagore on Saturday underlined the need for production of joint-venture films between Bangladesh and India.   The iconic actress came up with this view while addressing a programme tilled SharmilaTagore and Jeet Gannguli Live in Dhaka at the International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB) in Dhaka.    Sharmila said, “The main issue in the exchange of culture ...

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Gigi Hadid is infatuated by Zayn Malik’s tattoos

Supermodel Gigi Hadid said she is in love with the tattoos of her singer boyfriend Zayn Malik.   The 22-year-old model, who has been dating the former One Direction star for almost two years, said even though she loves the singer’s inkings, she does not have a favourite, reported Vogue magazine.   “I feel like I have a new, kind ...

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