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Bangabandhu-1 set for Apr 24 launch, reaches Kennedy Space Center 

A portion of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, from where Bangabandhu-1 will be launched by SpaceX. (Image: Space X) Bangladesh’s first satellite to be launched into outer space, Bangabandhu-1, has been safely transported to its launch site, according to the manufacturers. Thales Alenia Space, the French firm that built the 3.5-metric ton communications satellite, tweeted to this ...

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Khaleda suffering from chronic diseases: Home Minister

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal on Saturday said that BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia was physically fit now but she was suffering from some chronic diseases. After inaugurating a new building of police station at Debhata upazila of Shatkhira the Home Minister said “Khaleda is physically sound now but she has been suffering from some chronic diseases. She is getting all ...

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Court: government can’t block immigrant teens from abortion

A federal court in Washington told the Trump administration Friday that the government can’t interfere with the ability of pregnant immigrant teens being held in federal custody to obtain abortions. A judge issued an order Friday evening barring the government from “interfering with or obstructing” pregnant minors’ access to abortion counseling or abortions, among other things, while a lawsuit proceeds. ...

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Bangladesh Regeneration Trust launches Rohingya mountain trek

Emdad Rahman: A team of 14 Londoners will climb Mount Snowdon next week as part of a mountain challenge to raise awareness of the plight of the Rohingya people of Myanmar. The team are fundraising for the Bangladesh Regeneration Trust UK and are providing dignity packs for Rohingya women, each containing essentials like sanitary pads, towels, combs, oil, toothbrushes, underwear, ...

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Stepney FC reach TVL Cup Final

Talha Rahman: Two assured performances from Stepney FC saw the Reds power through to the final of the Inner London Football League TVL Cup.  Stepney began the knockout stages with a quarter final clash with joint League pacesetters SYA. A cagey performance from both teams saw Stepney edge the tie with a neat finish from the returning Jamal Rahman from ...

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Poor representation by Tower Hamlets Speaker on human rights issues

Afzal Sayed Munna: I would like to say a big thank you to Bangladesh Prime Minister for her recent invite to the Speaker of UK Tower Hamlets Council Sabina Akhtar. There is no doubt about your leadership and wise policy delivery for the good of the country. You have certainly delivered all you promised since you came to power. You ...

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Reception organised by Bangladesh High Commission in London on the observance of Independence and National Day

  Ansar Ahmed Ullah: Bangladesh High Commission in London organised a reception on 29 March 18 for British Ministers, MPs, UK-based diplomats, government officials, and esteemed members of the UK Bangladesh community. UK FCO Minister of State for the Commonwealth and the UN and UK Prime Minister’s Special Envoy Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon was present on the occasion as the Chief Guest.   The Chair of International Development Select ...

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Theresa May refuses to back Boris Johnson’s ‘Brexit dividend’ claim

Prime minister, touring UK, says ‘vast amounts of money’ will not go to Brussels so there will be more cash for NHS Theresa May has refused to back Boris Johnson’s claim that there would be a “Brexit dividend” for the UK, as she toured the country to mark one year until Britain leaves the European Union. The prime minister said ...

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Lucy Helen finally gets Bangladesh citizenship

Mirror Desk : The long wait of British woman Lucy Helen Frances Holt ended on Saturday as the government honoured her with Bangladesh citizenship for her lifelong love and services to the people of Bangladesh by living here for the last 57 years. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina handed over the citizenship certificate to 87-year-old Lucy Helen at a function at ...

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Poverty rate cut to 23 percent: Speaker

Habiganj Correspondent : Jatiya Sangsad (JS) Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury on Saturday said that the present government has been able to reduce the poverty rate from 43 percent to 23 percent in the country. Speaking as chief guest at the annual function of Shayestaganj High School in Habiganj, Shirin Sharmin said “We have achieved the gender equality by attaining ...

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