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Day: December 11, 2015

Priyanka tops list of Sexiest Asian Women again
Asia, ENGLISH

Priyanka tops list of Sexiest Asian Women again

    Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, who has achieved global visibility in the recent past, has topped a list of 50 'Sexiest Asian Women on the Planet' compiled by a British magazine. This is the third time in the past four years that the "Quantico" actress has topped the list. Priyanka emerged as the top name after people voted from across the globe for the 2015 edition of the popular annual poll conducted by the Britain-based Eastern Eye newspaper. The 'desi girl' of tinsel town is happy. "Now that's a title I'm happy to hold on to. I'm bringing sexy back! A big thank you to everyone who's voted for me. Thank you also to Eastern Eye for making me feel 'sexy'; well, at least for another year. A piece of advice to the ladies - it's all in the mind. Remember, sexy is as sexy ...
Gobinda Haldar: the 1971 war lyrist who was kept in shadow
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Gobinda Haldar: the 1971 war lyrist who was kept in shadow

Ananta Yusuf: Those who had experienced the trauma of the war and the exhilaration of freedom in 1971 know exactly how the broadcasts of Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra, the radio station of the Bangladesh Government in exile, and the songs it played over the air, inspired millions of souls. For some of the memorable songs we will forever be in-debted to Gobinda Haldar, the lyricist of Mora Ekti Phul Ke Bachabo Bole Juddho Kori, Purbo Digonte Shurjo Utheche and Ek Shagor Rokter Binomoye. On March 25, 1971 - the war broke out in every corner of the country. With limited resources and abilities, people from all walks of life joined the struggle for freedom. By the end of May, Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra, a clandestine radio station of the resistance, started its second phrase, as it aired revolu...
Bus driver gives a homeless man a £5 note – has his generosity rewarded by good samaritan
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Bus driver gives a homeless man a £5 note – has his generosity rewarded by good samaritan

    Stephen Humphris, from Liverpool, spotted the elderly homeless man struggling in the rain, before he stopped his number 86 bus and gave him a £5 note. Mr Humphris then asked his passenger Faris Khalifa to hand over the donation to the man. Mr Khalifa told the Liverpool Echo: “The driver’s actions impacted upon me greatly. "It was a Friday night - windy and cold with horizontal rain. "He called me over, handed me a £5 note and asked me to give it to an elderly homeless man across the street. It was the most amazing thing." Later that week, My Khalifa got in touch with several businesses in Liverpool to see if he could somehow repay Mr Humphris for his kindness. He told the Liverpool Echo: "Everyone I spoke to, without hesitation, donated the coolest things ever." He managed...
Stop media parade: HC
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Stop media parade: HC

    The High Court (HC) yesterday directed the inspector general of police (IGP) not to present crime ac-cused before the media until they are produced in court. The HC bench comprising Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Amir Hossain came up with the ob-servation while delivering a verdict in a case relating to a bomb blast case. The bomb was blasted by a member of Jamaa'tul Mujaheedin Bangladesh (JMB) at a press conference in Gazipur six years ago. In its order, the HC bench observed that the IGP should take initiatives so that an accused is not pro-duced before the media prior to producing them before the court. This is the second directive from a High Court bench to the police for not bringing any crime accused before the media until they are produced in court. Earlier, o...
Man Shot Dead In London Police Operation
ENGLISH, London

Man Shot Dead In London Police Operation

    A man has been shot dead in an "intelligence led" operation in north London, the Met Police have said. The shooting took place in Bracknell Close in Wood Green at about 9am on Friday. Scotland Yard said the operation was not related to terrorism. Police have set up a tent to cover the scene. The Met is currently cracking down on gun and knife crime in the capital. A series of raids staged this morning - codenamed Operation Kestrel - involved hundreds of specialist officers, including firearms teams. There have also been more than 350 firearms-related incidents in the capital so far this year, up 15% on the 2014 figure.