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PM off to London to attend Girl Summit

PM off to London to attend Girl Summit

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left Dhaka for London this morning on a three-day official tour to attend the first-ever Girl Summit to be held on July 22 and hold talks with her British counterpart David William Donald Cameroon. A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the prime minister and her entourage departed from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 9:45am. Cabinet members and civil and military high officials saw her off at the airport. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is leading a 57-member Bangladesh delegation to the summit being hosted jointly by...

British family turned away from flight MH17 say 'someone was watching over us'

British family turned away from flight MH17 say 'someone was watching over us'

A British family have said they believed someone was “watching over them” when a twist of fate stopped them boarding the doomed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. Barry and Izzy Sim tried to board the plane from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur on Thursday with their baby son but they were turned away because only one...

Ring of Tipu Sultan auctioned in London

Ring of Tipu Sultan auctioned in London

A ring belonging to an 18th Century Indian ruler has been sold at an auction in London amid criticism from heritage groups. The jewelled golden ring was sold for £145,000 by Christie's auction house. It belonged to Tipu Sultan, a Muslim king, and is notable because it was inscribed with the name of a Hindu God. Tipu Sultan is best known for fighting against British rule in India. The ring is thought to have been taken from him by a British general as he lay dead. The 41.2g ring was sold to an undisclosed bidder for almost 10 times its estimated price at the auction in central London, according to Christie's website. It is...

UK minister for int'l dev arrives

UK minister for int'l dev arrives

British State Minister for International Development Alan Duncan arrived in Dhaka this afternoon to check progress on health and safety standards in the garment industry and how the industry is supporting its workers, including the many women it employs. He will also press for political dialogue to strengthen democratic accountability, according to British High...

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