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Bradford young woman proud to win Young Volunteer of the Year Award

  Khadeeja Bashir (21) from Bradford, who volunteers with Barnardo’s Bradford SENDIASS (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Service), has won the nationwide Marsh Trust Young Volunteer of the Year Award. She was given the award by Barnardo’s Chief Executive Javed Khan at a special celebratory event at the HQ of Sainsbury’s in London for demonstrating an ...

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 Bangladesh Marine Academy receives recognition from MNTB

  The Merchant Navy Training Board (MNTB) has awarded the Bangladesh Marine Academy Centre Recognition as its bid to raise global maritime training standards takes hold. The Centre and Course Recognition accolades were developed last year by the MNTB to provide an independent assessment of maritime training around the world. Kathryn Neilson, Director of the MNTB, spoke of her pride ...

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Loneliness as Dangerous as Smoking or Obesity, Says Study

Loneliness rivals smoking and obesity in its impact on shortening longevity and has become a public health concern, especially for the older adults, say researchers. With older adults increasingly moving into senior living or retirement communities, researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine sought to identify the common characteristics of residents who feel lonely in these ...

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Bangladesh wants UAE opens all sectors for recruitments of its nationals

UAE admires overall socio-economic development of Bangladesh Photo: Courtesy Bangladesh has urged the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to make an official declaration on opening of recruitment for Bangladesh nationals in all sectors in the UAE. Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen met Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the UAE during the ...

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Man jailed for molesting Bollywood actress

A 41-year-old Indian businessman has been sentenced to three years in prison for molesting former Bollywood actress Zaira Wasim on a flight in 2017. Vikas Sachdev was accused of repeatedly moving his foot up and down her neck and back while she was “half-asleep” in her seat. He was convicted on Wednesday under child protection laws since Wasim was 17 ...

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Stokes wins ICC’s player of the year award

Photo : England bowler Ben stokes in action during day two of the second cricket test between South Africa and England at the Newlands Cricket Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa, Saturday Jan. 4, 2020. England all-rounder Ben Stokes has been voted as ICC player of the year and won the Sir Garfield Trophy for his superb 12 months in ...

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Pakistan: 21 more bodies recovered in avalanche-hit in Kashmir

Search teams aided by Pakistani troops pulled out 21 more bodies from homes destroyed by this week’s avalanches in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, raising the overall death toll due to severe winter weather to 160 for Pakistan and Afghanistan, officials said Wednesday. Rescuers were racing against time to reach scores of people believed still to be trapped inside ...

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Australia, Bangladesh are great friends: High Commissioner Niblett

Outgoing Australian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Julia Niblett & her spouse Dr Peter Shannon. Photo: Courtesy Outgoing Australian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Julia Niblett has said Australia and Bangladesh will continue to work together on various fronts, including the humanitarian response to the Rohingya crisis. “Australia and Bangladesh are great friends,” Niblett and her spouse Dr Peter Shannon said in ...

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ACC grills Sunamganj AL leader Imon on graft charges

Sunamganj Correspondent : The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has begun grilling National Power Grid former director and Sunamganj District Awami League General Secretary Enamul Kabir Imon on charges of amassing illegal wealth beyond known sources of income. Earlier on Monday, the anti-graft body in a letter signed by ACC Deputy Director Nurul Huda, also the inquiry officer of the allegation, asked ...

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European powers accuse Iran of breaking nuclear deal

European powers have triggered a formal dispute mechanism over Iran’s breaches of key parts of the 2015 nuclear deal – a move that could spell its end. Iran has gradually lifted all limits on its production of enriched uranium, which can be used to make reactor fuel but also nuclear weapons.It has said it is entitled to do so in ...

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