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Muslim student says she was ordered to remove headscarf at McDonald’s

Fast food chain apologises to 19-year-old stopped from entering and repeatedly told her to take off hijab McDonald’s has apologised after a Muslim woman complained she was told to remove her headscarf or leave one of the fast-food chain’s restaurants, saying she was told it was a security threat. The 19-year-old student, who asked not to be named, said she ...

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Missing Christian priest from Natore rescued in Sylhet

Police have rescued Walter William Rosario from a bus counter in Sylhet five days after the Christian priest went missing in Natore. Soheli Ferdous, an assistant inspector general at the Police Headquarters, told that their personnel from the headquarters and local station rescued the priest around 3:30pm on Friday. An official of Sylhet Metropolitan Police said William was found at ...

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PM mourns death of Annisul Huq

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed deep shock at the death of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Annisul Huq. In a condolence message, the premier recalled the contributions of Annisul to the development of DNCC. “He will be ever remembered for his extraordinary work,” she said. The nation has lost a dedicated and popular public representative in his death, she ...

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Pope joins mass prayer at Suhrawardy

Visiting Vatican Catholic Church Pope Francis joined a mass prayer and rally at Suhrawardy Udyan in Dhaka Friday (December 1). Thousands of Catholics from Bangladesh Christian community attended the program which commenced at 10:00am. In the afternoon, Pope Francis will visit the Vatican Embassy (Apostolic Nunciature) in Dhaka’s Baridhara. Later in the day, the Pope will hold a meeting with ...

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Minister for Asia Mark Field spoke about Rohingya people

Ansar Ahmed Ullah : ‘Having visited Burma last week for the second time inside, I welcome this opportunity to update the House on the heartbreakingly appalling situation facing the Rohingya people of Rakhine State and the active work of the UK government in both Burma and Bangladesh to help address it’ said Minister Mark Field who was speaking in debate ...

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