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Bangladesh a global model for poverty reduction: WB

It’ll help Bangladesh sustain high economic growth Photo: PID Reiterating its commitment to help the country sustain its high economic growth, World Bank Vice President for South Asia Hartwig Schafer on Wednesday termed Bangladesh a ‘model for poverty reduction globally’. “Bangladesh has proved that with commitment and determination of the government and the people, a country can come out of ...

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Wearing headscarves not banned at Motijheel Ideal School & College: PM

Govt determined to uphold religious values, she says PM Photo: PID Mentioning that wearing headscarves by girl students at Motijheel Ideal School and College not banned, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said her government is always aware about taking legal steps against any activity that hurts the religious sentiment. “The Education Ministry in its investigation didn’t find the authenticity of ...

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Coronavirus: How worried should we be?

A virus – previously unknown to science – is causing severe lung disease in China and has also been detected in other countries. More than 100 people are known to have died from the virus, which appeared in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December. There are already more than 4,500 confirmed cases, and experts expect the number will keep ...

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BPL Football begins on February 13

The 13-team Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football 2019-20, organised by Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) will begin on February 13. The decision was taken in a meeting of the BFF Professional Football League Committee (PFLC) at their Board Room on Wednesday with committee chairman Abdus Salam Murshedy, MP in the chair. Earlier, the 13th version of the country’s top league was ...

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Purnima to act as Bangamata

Actress Purnima will be seen in the role of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s wife Bangamata Fazilatunnesa Mujib. Director Jewel Mahmud is making a movie on Bangabandhu titling ‘Chironjib Mujib’. Speaking of the movie Purnima said, “Bangamata is a historic character. Hence my appearance in the movie is very short.  But it’s an important character. Audience will see me at the ...

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Mayor Biggs reassures EU residents ahead of Brexit day

Ahead of ‘exit day’ on 31st January – the day when the UK leaves the European Union – the Mayor of Tower Hamlets John Biggs has sought to reassure the 41,000 citizens from the remaining 27 EU countries who live in Tower Hamlets. During this period of great uncertainty the Mayor has reiterated his message that “this is their home too”. ...

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London Lions pay tribute to basketball hero Kobe Bryant on TV

As condolences flooded in from around the world following the tragic death of basketball legend Kobe Bryant in a helicopter crash, players from London Lions basketball team paid their own tributes to their hero on TV news on Monday. TV crews from Sky TV, Channel 5 and ITV London descended on the University of East London’s SportsDock to record the ...

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Grand Union Orchestra to celebrate Mujib Borsho

Ansar Ahmed Ullah:   The London based Grand Union Orchestra(GUO)  plans to celebrate Mujib Year, 100th anniversary of the birth of the Father of the Nation, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, by working closely with its musical collaborators in East London’s Bengali community and from Bangladesh itself, to present a programme of its own. This begins in Spring 2020 with two very ...

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Contribute more to tackle climate change: PM to developed nations

Photo: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina speaks at the two-day Bangladesh Development Forum 2020 at Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC) on Wednesday, Jan 29, 2020. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday asked the developed countries and development partners to come forward further to help the climate change vulnerable countries in a proper way, not to utter the volleys of pledges only. ...

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