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Day: February 13, 2017

Most valuable coins: Loose change in your pocket which could be worth thousands
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Most valuable coins: Loose change in your pocket which could be worth thousands

    You might want to rummage through your pockets as your change could be worth a small fortune. The London Olympic 50p coin changes hands for £3,000 now while a 1983 ‘New Pence’ 2p coin would get you £650 (enough for 32,500 standard 2p pieces). They are among a host of coins, of which hundreds of thousands are in circulation, which have a value that belies the price on it. Elsewhere, a special 50p piece featuring Kew Gardens is now changing hands for more than £50. Experts estimated one in 300 people currently have a Kew Gardens 50p. However, they are expected to disappear quickly into private collections now the Royal Mint has declared the coin as the rarest in general circulation. Here’s a run down of the loose change which could bolster your pocket... Dateless 20p piece -...
People welcome spring celebrating Pahela Falgun
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

People welcome spring celebrating Pahela Falgun

    Pahela Falgun, the first day of Spring in the Bengali month of Falgun, is being celebrated across the country on Monday in a colourful way with young girls and boys joining various functions wearing dazzling dresses. Falgun is the eleventh month in the Bengali calendar and the first month of the season, Spring, the king of all the six seasons that brings back warm sunshine, budding flowers and dancing of birds. The first of Falgun is known as Pahela Falgun and usually falls on 13 February of the Gregorian calendar. After the dryness of winter, new leaves start to come out again and the nature adorns the branches with new colourful flowers such as Shimul, Polash and Marigold. Falgun brings joys and colours both in nature and life. Everything in nature gives an impression of...
Bangladesh’s several world records in Guinness
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Bangladesh’s several world records in Guinness

    Guinness World Records, known from its inception in 1955 until 1998 as The Guinness Book of Records is a reference book published annually, listing world records and national records, both of human achievements and the extremes of the natural world. Like other countries, Bangladesh has enlisted its name in the world record book in several category stands. Most people singing a national/regional anthem simultaneously In 2014, Guinness World Records, the global authority on record breaking achievement, provided The Bangladesh Ministry of Cultural Affairs, with remote adjudications service for the official record ‘Most people singing a national/regional anthem simultaneously’. Thinnest nation The country with the lowest Body Mass Index (BMI) is Bangladesh, with a national ave...
Conmen netted £1.3 million by pretending to be businesses and ordering alcohol, food and soft drinks
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Conmen netted £1.3 million by pretending to be businesses and ordering alcohol, food and soft drinks

    Two fraudsters netted £1.3 million after ordering huge quantities of wholesale goods using false identities. Malik, 31, and Ahmed, 24, were both jailed at Manchester Crown Court on Friday after admitting the crimes. Safi Ullah Malik and Mirzar Israr Ahmed hijacked the identities of businesses and ordered alcohol, food, soft drinks and other items from suppliers across the UK. Taking advantage of the credit system used by businesses, the pair charged the goods to the company accounts of legitimate businesses. They then arranged for hauliers to collect the goods and deliver them to various locations across Greater Manchester. The items were then sold on to pre-arranged buyers. Malik, of Pytha Fold Road, Withington, pleaded guilty to two counts of fraud by false representatio...
Hate crimes could soar once Article 50 is triggered: police and community groups warn
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Hate crimes could soar once Article 50 is triggered: police and community groups warn

    Police forces across the UK are ramping up intelligence gathering and putting protection in place for vulnerable communities ahead of a projected spike in hate crime when Theresa May triggers Article 50 next month. The move follows a dramatic rise in the number of racially and religiously-motivated crimes reported to police following the June referendum result in favour of Brexit, including assaults and arson. Community groups representing EU nationals in the UK have warned about the potential for an undercurrent of xenophobia to spread after the talks with Brussels get underway. The head of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, Rebecca Hilsenrath, has also said he is hugely concerned about a backlash against European citizens once the Government’s EU withdrawal negoti...